The Odyssey

Alyssa and Sohail since 2002...

Milestones

Alyssa & Sohail scoop the gelato of love at Dolce Spazio

07/2002

Alyssa and Sohail meet working at Dolce Spazio Dessert Café in Los Gatos, CA.

Sohail becomes comfortable farting near Alyssa

09/2002

Sohail woos Alyssa with a serenade for the first time

09/2002

First Valentine's day and first "I love you."

02/2003

Alyssa is the only fan at Sohail's band's first concert

06/2009

Sohail mans up and proposes to Alyssa on a junk boat in Vietnam

08/08/2011

After a decade, Alyssa & Sohail tie the knot

07/28/2012

Locations

Long walks across the Golden Gate Bridge from Sohail's pad in SF

04/2003 - 02/2005

San Francisco raccoons eat Sohail's housewarming chicken

04/2003

Monthly expeditions to Yuki Sushi from Alyssa's Santa Clara pad

09/2003 - 05/2005

Phone bills go through the roof while Sohail lives in Jersey City with a bucket

02/2005 - 05/2005

Keeping it real in our pre-war apartment in Hells Kitchen, NYC

05/2005 - 05/2007

Sohail moves to Washington DC, phone bills go up again

11/2006

Biking, tennis, cherry blossoms, and Teasim in the district

05/2007 - 07/2012

Alyssa joins Sohail in Nation's Capital

05/2007

Sohail & Alyssa spot President Obama at Ben's Chili bowl

01/2009

Family

Sunday dinners with the Al-Jamea/Haddad clan

08/2002 - 02/2005

Sohail learns about Alyssa's family history from Nani

08/2002 - 02/2005

Trout fishing with the Haddads on a houseboat in Shasta

02/2005

Zimmermann family spends X-mas with Alyssa and Sohail in the Big Apple

12/2005

Alyssa and Sohail hang with the Al-Jameas in Oahu

10/2009

Alyssa & Sohail relish fondue at Grossmutti's house in Switzerland

08/2010

Cheese and wine on Uncle Pierre's rooftop terrace in Paris

08/2010

Marc introduces Sohail to Aventinus beer in Baltimore

05/2011

Alyssa and Sohail cover the Beatles at Cynthia's 60th birthday bash

07/2011

Vacations

Swimming, Settlers of Catan, and the infamous "Joebalaya" in Lake Tahoe

07/2003

Alyssa & Sohail milk a cow in Switzerland

12/2003

Alyssa & Sohail spend a winter weekend in a canvas tent in Yosemite

02/2004

Jetboat through category 5 rapids at the base of Niagara Falls

07/2005

Alyssa spots shark while snorkeling in Ft. Lauderdale, spooks Sohail

08/2006

Alyssa & Sohail chill with friends and "The Helio Sequence" in Philly

05/2008

Alyssa endures Sohail's plague at Disney World

05/2009

Alyssa & Sohail surf and eat loco mocos in Hawaii

10/2009

Alyssa & Sohail have a blast in Paris sans our suitcases

08/2010

Alyssa and Sohail explore Southeast Asia from Hanoi to Hoi Chi Minh City

08/04/2011

Education and Work

Alyssa stars in Sohail's student film "Addiction"

11/2003

Sohail surprises Alyssa by cleaning her bedroom while she is at De Anza College

06/2004

Sohail makes parental units happy with BFA from Academy of Art University

12/2004

Sohail sleeps in while Alyssa crams for exams at NYU

09/2005 - 05/2007

Sohail begins career in broadcast TV at ABC News

11/2006 - 10/2007

Empire State Building lights up purple for Alyssa's NYU graduation

05/2007

Alyssa begins career in special ed at Kingsbury Day School

08/2007 - 06/2011

Alyssa sleeps in while Sohail wakes up at 4am every Sunday for "Meet The Press"

10/2007 - 02/2011

Alyssa studies hard at UVA while Sohail plays video games

01/2009 - 05/2012

Sohail starts at The Washington Post so he can be closer to the burrito cart

02/2011

Alyssa puts her skills to use at Arlington Traditional School

08/2011