Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pullman Bound!

Naseem, my sister Brenda & I are off to visit Pullman and Washington State Univerity for the next few days. We cannot wait! Watch out Pullman - here we come!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Netflix This!!

We received this movie over a month ago from Netflix & it just sat on the coffee table. Last night, Omid and I finally watched it. It was excellent! I felt so sad that we neglected to watch it sooner. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Look what we received in yesterday's mail: corrected graduation programs!

This is the program from the ceremony on June 10th.
Not only was Naseem's name missing, but two other graduates as well.
Corrected program!!
We also received this very nice letter from the principal & vice principal. I must say, these two were so apologetic in person as well. Naseem recevied a personal shout out on graduation night (which was so nice!!) and last week; I was at the HS & the principal gave me another heartfelt apology. It was so genuine, I left in tears.

Thank you Mr. Marshall & Mrs. Anderson for 'righting this wrong.' You both are class acts!☺

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Grad Party (part 2)

Lia & Gina
Check out the background: Hammish & Remy begging for ribs!

Jenny & Kate

I am so happy!!☺

Rachel & Naseem -Leah off to the right
Leah - you look sad!!
Show me your muscles!

Bald is beautiful!

Lin & Ward came prepared (they knew ribs were on the menu!).

Grad Party (part 1)

Nas' grad party was a lot of fun! Unfortunately, we didn't get to spend a lot of time with all the great people who came to help her celebrate. So sorry about that! I also didn't get enough photos. Oh well. Here are a few. Enjoy!

Proud Aunt!

Go Cougs!!

Jovanna & Naseem
Annette: Why didn't we get a photo!?!
 Cynce: Always ready for a party!

Happy Grad!

I don't know if Brenda is singing to Remy
or lamenting with Cayden (but I love this photo!!)
Click on the photo to see B's expression!
AND just to show I am not mean spirited by posting that photo, check below!

See B: I posted a bad photo of me too!

Amigos three!

Remy looking for another handout.

Des amis....Jenny & Laurent

Camas colors: red & black. The black flower really surprised me.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Sad Goodbye

My parent's little Poodle, Julius, passed away late Friday night. It was such a sad ending to a very fun night.
RIP Jules! You were a good boy & will be missed!!!

When I'm gone, release me, let me go….
You must not tie yourself to me with tears.
You can only guess how much you gave me in happiness….
Grieve for me a while, if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust…
And then when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a lick and bark "Welcome home."

                                                -Anonymous õ

Graduation 2011

Look who graduated Friday night!

She did it!!!
Proud family!!!
Congratulations Naseemjoon! We love you!!!

It was an exciting night with plenty of drama & technical difficulties. The sound system had it's fair share of problems until halfway through the ceremony, it was finally fixed. Also, several kids names - including Naseem's - were left off the program. I thought I was going to have a stroke! Thankfully we got to the stadium two hours before the ceremony began. I marched my way over to the principal & vice principal and showed them the program. They had no idea. I asked them how they were going to fix it. Their solution: a lovely shout out (by name) to the three seniors who were left off the program. We also will receive new programs with everyone's names in it sometime this week.
A good ending for a stressed student & her family!

What's next for Naseem? She is Pullman bound! Go Cougs!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Make This!

Peanut Sauce
I love it!! Peanut sauce on noodles, on salad & for dipping. I found this recipe on Look I Made This. This recipe is DELICIOUS!!!!  I made the sauce today to pour over noodles. The chopped salad it goes with is definitely on my list to make soon. YUM!

Peanut Dressing:

1/3 cup peanut oil
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
3 TBSP soy sauce
1/3 cup peanut butter
2 TBSP brown sugar
2 TBSP grated peeled ginger
3 garlic cloves
1 finely minced jalapeno

- Mix all of the liquids in a bowl and set aside. In another bowl, mix together the peanut butter, brown sugar, ginger, garlic cloves and jalapeno. Slowly drizzle in the liquids, whisking constantly to emulsify into a smooth sauce. If your sauce doesn’t look so good, a few hits of an immersion blender should sort it out.

Thursday, June 2, 2011



What does it mean to you? When you see it on an invitation, do you respond whether or not you are attending an event? Do you just ignore it?  The next time you see RSVP (especially with the word please before it), respond to your host and tell them if you will or will not make it. It's especially helpful when planning for food!