Diwali Weekend 2009

Posted by sailaja on Oct 21, 2009 in Uncategorized

This weekend was a big weekend for us Joshis. Our first Diwali as a married couple and we celebrated the year anniversary of Neel proposing to me! For the festivities, Neel and I traveled up to the Bay to spend some quality time with family.

In addition to eating large amounts of food, The Joshis also decided to decorate the Sunnyvale house in a proper manner for Diwali. We gathered up some sidewalk chalk and 108 tea lights and decorated the courtyard and walk way. Here are just a few pictures of our wonderful art!

This is the main Rangoli in the Courtyard done by Neel.

A look at the outside steps from the courtyard.

The stairs close up. This Rangoli was done by Gautam!

A view from the Outside into the Courtyard. This Rangoli was done by me!

In addition to Diwali and our one year anni of being engaged, Gautam and I celebrate a very special day. Our First Bhai Dhoj as Bhai and Vaheni! I made Gautam some lovely Brussel Sprouts Subji along with Mushroom Masala. I like to think he enjoyed them. Here are some pictures from our Aarti!

Givin’ G a lil’ Blessing!

My present from Gautam! I named him White Button Mushroom!

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Diwali Mubarak Ho!

Posted by sailaja on Oct 14, 2009 in Uncategorized


What’s Your Rashee?

Posted by sailaja on Oct 5, 2009 in Uncategorized

As the leaves begin to change colors in lovely New England, the weather here in San Diego remains remarkably summer like. It feels a bit like I’m cheating on New England, but I’m sure it understands that I’m in SD for a good reasons.

This weekend was visiting both sides of our family, with Saturday at my family’s place in Apple Valley and Sunday and the wonderful A-Maus. Saturday we spent showering our cousin Vij with blessing as she’s expecting a lil’ baby girl in January. It was great to see family and some new faces! Here are some pictures of festivities!

Joshis and Puris

Joshis and Peddamas

Neel being Silly with Dhattu Babbu

Sunday, the Joshi clan gathered at the local movie theater to view a private screening (ha!) of What’s Your Rashee, staring some Indian Actor that looks like Gautam, Priyanka Chopra AND Milind Kaka. I’m not going to give it away, but the movie is awesome, and Milind Kaka is the best. I’m not going to give away his big scene, but here is the link to my favorite song from the movie: What’s Your Rashee?

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The WCR: How the Joshis Rock the West Side

Posted by sailaja on Sep 16, 2009 in Uncategorized

We Joshis (I can now say as my license now reads Joshi) like to do things in pairs. A East Coast engagement party is promptly followed by a West Coast Engagement party. So what would an East Coast Wedding be like without a West Coast Reception?

We were lucky enough to have a wonderful West Coast Reception where I could finally meet some of the awesome people who were part of Neel’s life as a child.  The venue was the lovely Michael’s on Main in the Santa Cruz. Here are a few snaps of the wonderful night!

Joshis + Asthana + Goels

Lilensteins + Joshis

Brothers + New Sister In Laws

arn’t they cute!!!


I left my heart in San Francisco

Posted by sailaja on Aug 26, 2009 in Uncategorized

Well people, its happened. Neelaja has started their move to the wonderful state of California. Last week was spent traveling and camping as we finished up our time in New England for the year. Packing, was ove’ course a nightmare and we managed to only sell a couch and our mattress.

Now, here we are in lovely San Fran, showing my sister a good time as we take in the site of this wonderful city of sin, gold and something else. We’ll be heading to Chinatown today, and the doing a foodie tour tomorrow with my wonderful brother-in-law. Friday, we’ll start our road trip down to San Diego as Neel and I get settled down in the city by Mexico.


Where is Neelaja?

Posted by sailaja on Aug 9, 2009 in Uncategorized

My friends, I’m sure you’ve been wondering, where is Neelaja? Well, we’ve been busy and sadly not blogging. The summer has been wonderful, filled with the weddings of good friends and the celebrations of new engagements.

As August closes, we’ve started to pack up our belongings and head to that lovely place out west better known as SoCal. For the next few months, we’ll be lodging out there for the next four months as Neel works at Scripps. Come January, we’ll be back in Boston-just in time for Winter.

So, thinking of planning a trip out west? Make sure to stop by and say hi to us in San Diego.


Say Neelaja ‘09!

Posted by sailaja on May 27, 2009 in Uncategorized

So the lovely people at Boston Photobooth Rental posted the pictures from the Photobooth onto secure website. The site is pretty sweet and you can order additional prints, or even get your pictures on a mug. I mean, who wouldn’t want a travel mug with their Neelaja Photobooth picture on it right?

Here is the link and password information:

password: neelaja09

Take a look at your pictures and hey, maybe make a mug!


Buy me some Peanuts and Cracker Jacks

Posted by sailaja on May 22, 2009 in Uncategorized

Tis the season my friends. While I’d actually prefer if you refrained from buying me some Peanuts and Cracker Jacks seeing as I’m allergic tis the season for Baseball at America’s Favorite Park, Fenway. 

Last night Neelaja broke in their new custom Neelaja ‘09 Red Sox Jerseys (Courtesy of BujiReks) at the Red Sox-Toronto Blue Jays game. The weather was a lovely 70 something degrees and the beer overpriced at $15.50 for two solo cups of Sam Summer. 

After a rocking win, Neelaja cruised the Fenway area and hit up our old stomping ground back from the days when we were first dating. A cone at Emack & Bolio’s along with a Pint at Audobahn and we were on our way home. 

If you haven’t made me a friend on Twitter or Facebook then you probably did not see my multiple Twitpics on the game. So for those of you who missed out, here is a snap of us at the game. 


The Joshis in the Dominican Republic

Posted by sailaja on May 15, 2009 in Uncategorized

Ah, the Dominican Republic. Home to Big Pappi, Bean and Rice, Coffee and Oh, RUM! Lots of Rum. Here are a few pictures from our trip-enjoy!

One of the many beautiful views on DR.

Getting ready to Zip Line through the Yasika Region of DR.

Neel investigating Coco Beans in a local house


Sitting Pretty in a Basket

Posted by sailaja on May 14, 2009 in Uncategorized

Me and My Basket. In case you’re in the market-I’m renting it out for $100 an event.

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