Periodic updates from Matthew (aka Appoose) and his little sister Emily (aka Amu)for their Appachen in Kerala.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Mea culpa

Hi there-

Sorry it's been so long since our last update. I've been busy with kindergarden and all the learning that goes along with it. I read a book out loud for my parent's each night. Emily is 20 months old now and she talks. She's bossy and mom says I'm the world's greatest big brother because I put up with it. She's not so bad and I love when she gives me a hug every night and says "good night Mad-chew". Appachen has been in India since November but he's coming home in a few weeks. Ammechi is doing well. We try and visit her every weekend and on special days my parent's let me sleep. I told my parents that Emily is too young for sleepovers but that's only because I want to have Ammechi all to myself. This weekend we're going to sleep over at grandma Mary's house in Wisconsin. I bet she's already busy making all our favorite foods.

Here are some recent pictures.

This is our dog Chutney. He is bigger than Emily and I put together but he's really friendly. Luckily Jeni Aunty is a vet and she makes house calls if we need her.



They refuse to smile at the same time.


My brown eyed girl

Mom and dad also got around to organizing the 989 pictures we took on our trip to Kerala for Christmas. The house that Appachen and Ammechi built is beautiful. My parents were amazed how well we did considering it took 22 hours from Chicago to Cochin, India. Emily and I had so much fun and we're already planning our next trip back.

South Park Hotel- Trivandrum

Mom started a set called India-2005. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Summer Pics


Dave and Em at airport
Waiting for Appachen

Ammachi at the airport
Waiting for Appachen

Greeting Appachen at the airport

Matt and Eno in the pool
Summer fun

swimming Em

Bored at the farmer's market


Family and friends know where to look for more...

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Our weekend in NY

Hi Appachan-

I'm sorry we missed your calls this weekend. We packed a lot of activity over 3 days. First of all, my new best friends are Kevin chachen and Anita chechi in New Jersey. They, along with Somol Aunty and Raju Uncle took really good care of us. By now, you've talked to everyone and have all the details. Everyone asked about you and we all missed you. Here are a few pictures we took with you in mind.

Matthew dressed up

Raji Aunty

Swapna Uncle (R)

Emily and Kevin

Matt Em Anita

Swapna 1

Matt and Salju

Salju Swapna Tony

Mom took a lot of pictures plus there were at least 15 different photographers there. I hope you're feeling better. L.Y.!

Friday, May 27, 2005

Still missing you...

Hi Appachan-

Guess who went to the Cub's game today?

Cubs's fans 2

Cubs fans

Cubs fans


The Cubs won! Hope you are doing well. L.Y.!

Monday, May 23, 2005

Missing you

Hi Appachen-
I miss you!

Here's some recent pictures to show everyone back home.

Mom, Dad and Dr Jeni

Ammachi and Matt

Out for lunch

Ali and Emi

Ryan and Jeni

Smile for Ammachi


We downloaded a lot just for our family and friends. Have Aju chachen e-mail me so I can give everyone access to our account.

Hope you are doing well. I will see you soon. L.Y.!!