Sunday, July 13, 2008

Our home

master bedroom
dining room



family room

Our new yard!

This past spring we pretty much overhauled our yard! We extended our backyard by 20 feet. Believe it or not, trees and brush used to come right up to our deck! It has been a long process but it looks fantastic! Now we just need to add the finishing landscaping touches.
front yard

back yard

it's coming along!

we love to entertain on our deck

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Ben and Ritu's engagement ceremony

Bob's brother recently got engaged.  Ben and Ritu went to Purdue together but didn't meet until they started their jobs in CT.  They are planning a wedding in Muscat, Oman (where Ritu's family lives) for November 7, 2008.  I am super excited to travel to the middle east for this adventure!  We recently got a chance to meet Ritu's parents in Pittsburgh at Bob's parents house. 

   these are the traditional Indian clothes we will wear to the wedding

Ben and Ritu
Shana and Chris
out for dinner

view of Pittsburgh from the restaurant on Mt. Washington

Paris 2008

Bob took me to Paris for Valentines Day!  We had a wonderful trip.  We were only there for  4 days so we packed in everything in a short amount of time.  Needless to say, when we        returned home we were tired!  But it was a trip to remember, thats for sure!

on the second deck of the Eiffel Tower-I was freaked out!
view from Eiffel Tower
the little elevator/train car thingys you take to the top

the evening boat ride was spectacular!
    we love our coffee, especially in Paris!
         but stopping at the cafe was also a great place to get out of the freezing cold weather!
                                                 at the bottom of Sacre-Coer!

Eiffel Tower

Les Invalides
Arc d'Triomphe
The Thinker
Paris at night