The Ghasemiyehs {family}

Way back, way way back on Christmas Eve, I took some time away from my family to spend time with another one.  My dear friend Nazzie had family in and out visiting all December.  I got to meet her Irish Uncle Mike [whose I accent I still had trouble working through even though he’s been stateside for years].  And a few days later, I got to meet her older sister, Soraya.  I had met the youngest sister, Nikue, while we were still in college (and she was still in high school), so I was kind of excited to meet the third [and final] sister.  And I wasn’t disappointed.  We shared an Irish coffee and she shared some lovely stories of them growing up together.

Soraya and her family visit during the holidays but this was the first time I had the pleasure to meet her, her husband Hamid, her daughter Naseem and her son Eemon.  Throw in Nazzie and I can honestly say I had never felt more confused by light conversation in my life.  A little bit of English here, a little bit of Farsi there – I seriously couldn’t tell what was what.  But it didn’t matter.  Seeing them all together was a treat – a sweet treat covered in hilariousness.  But knowing that not long after Christmas Eve everything would go back to the way it was – Soraya and Company back in California and Nazzie chasing after little girls – I felt special to be there with them.

These are the Ghasemiyehs.
The Ghasemiyehs {family}

The Ghasemiyehs {family}

Brother and sister.  I couldn’t help but laugh at their reactions when I tried to convince them to act like they liked one another.

The Ghasemiyehs {family}

Soraya and Hasim.  She’s beautiful.  He’s quite dapper.  And very fond of his wife.

The Ghasemiyehs {family}

The Ghasemiyehs {family}

Nazzie got her love on with big sis.

Their mother is Irish and their father is Persian.  We took a vote and decided Soraya “looks” the “most” Irish of the sisters.

The Ghasemiyehs {family}

And of course Aunt Nazzie had to love on her niece and nephew.

The Ghasemiyehs {family}

Naseem has gorgeous hair.  I don’t know why these ladies love to pull it back so much.  Naseem’s mane is such a warm chocolate color with thick curls.  It’s luscious.

I might be jealous.  Maybe.

The Ghasemiyehs {family}

Soraya.  Seriously.  I love you.  And your gentle smile.

The Ghasemiyehs {family}

The Ghasemiyehs {family}

Thank you to the Ghasemiyeh and Casebier families for hosting me on Christmas Eve.  I had so much fun with you all.  And I hope everyone made it safe and sound back to California.  I cannot wait for your return!

Just have your people call my people.  Or just tell Nazzie.

 

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