Today marks the official one year mark of this blog. If you look at the very first entry, it was started on November 25th with the “Hello World” post. I am so glad I started this as it’s really becoming a hobby. So, for the one-year mark, I have decided to change the banner from the “sunflower in the sky” to a new banner which represents the city which our family lives in, Atlanta! I took this picture of the Midtown skyline during a stroll in Piedmont Park.
This was our original banner with the sunflower.
It’s been over two years Ashley and I moved out of Boston.Â I still remember the morning that Ashley and I left in July of 2005.Â We had a great breakfast at my parent’s house and then set out on the long drive to California.Â Since then, I’ve seen my parents only a handful of times in person and have been keeping in touch with them mostly on Web Cam.Â Here’s a screenshot of them on the web cam with me today.
Ashley and I celebrated our first Thanksgiving here in Atlanta with a feast my mom would be proud of. The spread was a 19 lb turkey with Mrs. Peng’s classic stuffing and gravy, onion and garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, candied yams, biscuits, corn and a dessert of apple and strawberry rhubarb pie.
We invited a few of Ashley’s master’s program classmates over, Marienella, Abby and Abhi. We had a great time and everyone enjoyed the food. Here’s some pictures of our feast.
By the way, Thanksgiving also happens to be Cappy’s birthday, he turns 4 this year and this is his third thanksgiving with us. He got some turkey too!
Ashley and I have been going out for 8 years and we are still going out now.
Here’s a picture of us with our friend Valeria over 8 years ago at Rockefeller Center in NYC! Look how young and innocent we were. At that point, Ashley and I had just started hanging out together.
Ray and I had a great time in NYC skating. It was our first trip together. I can’t believe this picture was taken over 8 years ago. It is somewhat surreal that we’re celebrating our 8th year anniversary today. Time has flown by so quickly and next thing we know, we have 8 years of wonderful memories ingrained in our minds.