Hi all & happy first Wednesday of 2015!
I’m back from my vacation and feeling refreshed to start the new year. January for me is the transition month especially since in Chicago it is one of the coldest it makes me want to stay indoors, cuddle up in a fuzzy blanket, and then February is truly when the year begins! However, staying in is not a option since my classes for the new quarter started this week and my husband is back at work.
We went on a seven day eastern Caribbean cruise which disembarked from a Florida port so it worked out in our favor to also visit family for a few days. This was the first time the husband and I vacationed on a cruise. It was a great experience that we would highly recommend to those who love having prepared food always available, not having to plan an itinerary for vacation and disconnecting from the world wide web since internet service is not readily available. I will share more about our seven day cruise in upcoming posts where I will try talk in detail about each port we visited, excursions we did, and what we liked/disliked about each island.
On New Year’s eve we decided to do a small bbq with my Miami family. We cooked up some yummy hot dog’s (Chicago style, of course), beef burgers, delicious chicken tikka and bihari kabab– which didn’t turn out as great as we wanted but of course we still ate it all up. After the bbq we did our own firework show where we created fun words/shapes with sparklers. Here are a few snaps from the night.
Thank you for visiting and being part of this blogging journey with us. I truly do appreciate each and every visitor to the site, and read every comment left after each post–those totally make my day! Umair and I wish you all a healthy and blessed 2015.
Thanks to my sister for taking some of these awesome snaps!