Fall and other pictures I’ve been withholding

October 17, 2008 3:31 pm by Pooja

Hi Friends and Family!

It’s finally Fall, yay! To us this means the beginnings of school, crisp air, changing leaves, so many birthdays… and that I have been too “busy” to post or send any pictures.  Recently, Glenn and I took a trip to NC and Momma K (his mom) gave us a hard time about our picture-withholding, so this post is dedicated to her.

In her honor, I will ignore any chronological order and first post a picture of the first legitimate piece of furniture that Glenn and I have bought, a couch:

Here’s what our set up looked like right after my birthday when we had friends over:

We usually don’t use our random extra twin as an oversized ottoman like this, but for having friends over to watch TV, it workes pretty well. And don’t worry, we moved the painting to the left a bit after this picture was taken.

So, as I mentioned, it is indeed full blow Fall here in Madison, and many of the trees are already naked. But my walk to the bus stop is gorgeous:

But of course, my favorite part of Fall is almost always my birthday, which was September 30th, and my parents sent me this great bouquet:

And Glenn’s mom sent flowers and candy. Here are all three together:

I don’t have any pictures of us with our new friends to post, since I’m pretty bad about carrying around my camera, but Glenn and I have met a bunch of folks, mostly though the Psychology grad students and their spouses. School is going really well, as is Glenn’s work. I had my first exam of graduate school this Tuesday, immediately following my return from NC and it went a lot better than expected. Hopefully my first grade will reflect that!

Back to the topic of withholding photographs, I do have a few more up my sleeve, mostly more pics from Swati’s wedding. I’ll only post a subset here, but I’ll probably post the rest on Facebook.

this is my dad bribing meena with cherries...
this is my dad bribing meena with cherries…

Also, here’s a random picture of Glenn having dinner before we got our new couch, if only to prove that I’m feeding him balanced meals. Unfortunately we do still eat in front of the TV, since still don’t have chairs for our dining table.

Finally, to show that we are indeed meeting new people, here are the pictures from the neighborhood ice cream social we went to in August. There’s a small park in the neighborhood, where this was held, and in it is a big beautiful tree that Glenn could not resist climbing:

That’s all for now! Lots of love from the Sidneys!

Pooja (and Glenn, I suppose)

2 Responses to “Fall and other pictures I’ve been withholding”

momma k wrote a comment on October 17, 2008

I LOVE all the photos! Thank you so much (finally)… for all the great photos. And I love your sofa; it looks comfy! I’ll have to come check it out. Glenn climbing the tree, not surprised.

Glad you two are loving it there. The fall colors are gorgeous. Ours should look like that in a week.

Love you both and miss you terribly!

Papa Glenn wrote a comment on October 18, 2008

I check your web site each day. Thanks for the great pics. Glad you got a chance to visit back in NC.

I’m so pleased the two of you like Madison. It is a great city. Looks like you are getting settled in quickly.

We are enjoying our winter home in Arizona. Temperatures are still in the 90’s during the day but it cools off at night. It will be some time before fall/winter arrive here.

Love,
Papa Glenn & Grandma Sande

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