A Blue-Water Weekend in Galveston

This past weekend we hit the jackpot in finding beautiful waters and “cool” weather in Galveston in late July. Special thanks to Earle and Asha for inviting us and special birthday weekend wishes to Jobbins and Teena. We should have melted into pools of soggy skin or burned our feet on the concrete, but neither…

We visited the ocean

On Saturday my mom invited us to her church picnic, so we all headed to Quintana Beach. If you can overlook the very brown water, it was a fun experience. The feeling and sound of waves rushing over you is beautiful and relaxing.

I just lost my mind

…with excitement. I learned about the Google Lens app today. (Thank you, Tracy Thomas.) Yesterday we walked through a trail, and I compulsively took photos of everything. Now I can open the photos in the Google app, and IT WILL TELL ME THE TYPES OF FLOWERS, BIRDS, & FUNGI WE SAW. Mind. Blown.

A Journal Idea for People Who Hate Journaling

My typical “journaling” consists of to-do lists, plans, and random thoughts, not so much a chronicling of the day. But recently, something changed. My friend Brenda got me listening to the Dream Big podcast by Bill Goff. If you look at his website, he has a free downloadable pdf with questions for guided journaling. I…

The Secret Wetlands Park

With the long summer days, we all like to go out and walk. Sajan had the bright idea to drive to a new walking trail. I was blown away by just how majestic this plot of nature was. We were enthralled and engaged. If we weren’t so thirsty, we would have stayed longer. I can’t…

Adventures in San Antonio Day 1: Sea World & Hotel Valencia

This week we spent three days in San Antonio. It felt like a Disney World-level trip with the amount of activities and excitement that took place. And the amount of planning. I have never put so much research and planning into a trip. Why San Antonio? Sajan and I had visited San Antonio for our…

My Recent Rendezvous with Rosetta Stone Hindi

I love languages. I have this intense desire to improve my Malayalam. Lately in my workplace, more recent immigrants from Kerala have been coming in. I really want to speak to them in Malayalam, but I get a pit in my stomach and start sweating and forget whatever I know. Spanish words instinctively come to…