Sunday, July 7, 2013

Back after a long break!

I never planned for this long of a break. We all know how difficult it is to being back to anything after months of absence. I have been away for a month or so before but, over three months is just way too long! So much has happened in last few months but my studio is still as clean as last time I stepped in it. Everything is on the shelf and the way I arranged it a few months back.

So what have I been up to? You must wonder! The first month went by just thinking I had nothing to report. Then suddenly life got busy with all kinds of celebrations!

I must warn you, this is a picture heavy post!

My daughter, Kavita went to her senior prom!


I know, you would like to see the dress :0

No, I did not make it!

Soon after I took these pictures, we flew out west to San Francisco to celebrate our Son, Shail's graduation. Added bonus was our older son, Gautam who flew down from Seattle to join us.
 

Seems to me, Shail is still growing. Every time I see him, he looks another inch taller!


We did some site seeing of their old favorite places in the Bay Area, visited some good old friends and revisited the town where our kids started their lives. While we were there, Shail got an offer and accepted a job at Toyota, Ann Arbor. We are so proud!





 

It was nice to be walking amongst the tall trees again!

Nilesh and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary in June.


And, soon after that we attended Kavita's High school graduation. As one of the presidents of student council, she got to introduce the graduates during the ceremony. it was such a proud moment! She is looking forward to starting her communications honors program in Boston this fall.


This is certainly a new phase in our lives. With one son in Seattle, one is Ann Arbor and youngest in Boston, our family is now all over the states!

After Kavita's graduation, fun continued with a wedding of our niece in California.


I even took part in a traditional ceremony offerings of goodies to the family members of  the bride and groom.  You can tell, I took advantage of wearing my saris every chance I got.


Now we await for Shail to come home this week before he starts his new job. Next few weeks is going to be nothing but time well spent with my kids and other family members.

I  hope all of you are having a wonderful summer so far. Thanks to those friends who have asked about my where about. I have been around...Just not sewing as much. I have been a  bad blogger friend, have hardly  done any blog-reading in past 3 months. But I hope to get back to it as soon as possible.

This fall is going to be different. I am looking forward to the bittersweet times of being an empty nester. Hopefully, life will be interesting with all the layers and textures of events that are yet to be revealed.

Have a wonderful week!
Sujata 
 

28 comments:

  1. Wonderful pictures of your family Sujata! Shail is very tall! I know you will enjoy the short time you have with him.
    I have to say, you have a great smile!

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  2. So lovely to see your beautiful family!! I am loving the empty nester time in my life but there are times I long for the early days when they were all home.

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  3. Now we know what a great time you have had being absent and I can't blame you! I have two grown children and I know that look of a proud MaMa on your face! They won't be gone long, it will go fast....and they will be back often in your midst again. I congratulate you on such a beautiful family!!

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  4. So many wonderful events. My goodness, they are growing up so beautifully and leaving home! You've done your job well, Mom. Congratulations times three!

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  5. You have a beautiful and talented family Sujata!!

    They must make your heart so full....

    x C

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  6. Congratulations to your children, and to their parents!
    You've been missed!
    I culled several blogs from my rss feed when google reader quit on us, but yours is one I kept, looking forward to your return. I'm glad you're back, and I hope you have a pleasant re-entry to your sewing studio!

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    1. Thanks, Linda!
      It is good to be 'talking' to my friends again. I am humbled to know that I am still on the list. Hopefully, I will be back with lot more to share from my studio soon.

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  7. beautiful family. glad you've had such fabulous experiences.

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  8. What a richly wonderful post you've shared . . . here's to the joys of family!

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  10. How time flies. The last one is heading out and a new chapter begins.

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  11. Lovely to hear all is well with you and your family. So many happy events within your family circle, no wonder you have not been posting on your blog.

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  12. Hello Sujata! It's wonderful to see you having such special family times. Great smiles run in the family!!

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  13. Hello,Sujata.
    You have a beautiful family. All of your photos are so lovely!!
    Tomoko

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  14. Welcome back, Sujata!! I can't tell you how thrilled I feel to read your lovely post after a long time. Thank you for sharing these precious Kodak moments!! I love your pictures in beautiful sarees and gorgeous smiles! Kavita is so charming and sweet!

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  15. Congratulations all around, my friend! Graduations for daughter and son, job for son, another year for your and husband! Love seeing all the smiling faces of your beautiful family - thanks for sharing! Life is a journey, isn't it?

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  16. Lovely photos. Thank you for sharing Sujata.
    I feel for you at the moment, children spreading their wings.
    Ann Abor is that close to you? on the Great lakes?
    good to read your blog again.

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    1. Thanks! It is nine hours drive. Lot closer than the west coast! It will be much better visiting now than before.

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  17. wow-things have been very eventful in your household!
    you must be so proud! congrats!
    You look beautiful in your saris!

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  19. congratulations on all of your celebrations!
    I love the photo of you and Nelish and oh my is Kavita a beauty in that gorgeous white dress.
    bless you all

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  20. Beautiful family....beautiful photos.....congratulations on a very exciting & eventful few months!
    I am so happy for you & happy to see you back!

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  21. Wow, you have a beautiful family, Congratulations! I love you saris!

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  22. Obviously I am way behind too. I adore your photos of you and your family. It has been a whirlwind of activity for you these past months. We are all looking forward to more beautiful quilt creations from you.

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  23. Congratulations and plus plus to all the good things that happened to your family these last few months woo hoo! It must have been great for your oldest son to get offered a job. I know you are the proudest mama right now! I feel like I'm cruising along with your happiness. Thanks to Facebook - Hugs Nat

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  24. Congratulations on all counts!!! You are all simply gorgeous...

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  25. Wow, Sujata! That was a busy summer and what a beautiful family. Hope we'll see some of your beautiful quilting soon once the school year gets under way.
    best, nadia

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  26. I love your saris, they as so beautiful and elegant - and so are you!

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