Thursday, October 27, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
|One of my favorite shots I've ever taken - EVER|
|This Italian girls loves her some Pasta and shrimp!|
|Front row for Mark McGrath and Sugar Ray|
|Another favorite shot playing with the Vibrant Color setting on my camera|
|Delicious chocolate and coconut Cake from Australia|
Monday, October 17, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
I kicked off Fall festivities with a quick trip to New York and New Jersey. The reason for the trip was so I could be Godmother to my dear friends Bob and Shannon's new bundle of joy Raiden. While I was traveling up North I spent a couple of days with my cousin and best friend Denise. Being with Denise reminded me how much I love the City and city life. Walking to the store and getting our hair done, and going to parks that did not have rides and lines and gift shops but instead had trees and leaves and walking paths. One day we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and it was dreary and rainy and I was wet but happy! And Denise made me feel so welcome that I'm already trying to figure out when I can get up there again!
|Denise on the Brooklyn Bridge|
|It was windy and wet and fabulous|
|Aahh yes real and delicious NY pizza!|
|Me and Denise in the park|
In Jersey I got to spend time with Bob and Shannon and all their children - how fun! I wanted to smuggle the kids home with me. The Christening was beautiful and Shannon and Bob really went above and beyond making me feel welcome and comfortable in their home.
|Me and the adorable Piper!|
|My Godson Raiden|
|Willow and Amelia|
|So glad I got to spend time with Diana and meet Amelia FINALLY!|
Now that Fall is underway and the weather is cooling off here in Florida we are going to be out and about much more and I will be blogging much more. I apologize for my absence but I will ask you my readers to hold me accountable and see that I don't disappear again! More soon...
Sunday, August 28, 2011
First up - Found this recipe for Nutella Banana Bread on Pinterest! You can find it here. How can you go wrong with Nutella and anything really? But this bread is so yummy and moist!! Hopefully my co-workers will feel the same as some of this is coming to work with me!
Then for dinner I tried a new Rachael Ray recipe - Pasta Carbonara with Corn and Chiles - however you may note that there is no corn in this photo and you may ask why? Ummm I forgot to buy corn!! I don't know what I was thinking I made a list and everything and then got home and oops no corn but let me tell you what this dish was still super delicious SUPER delicious! Mike and I both enjoyed it. I used fresh fettuccine, you can find the recipe here.
|Cocktails and sequins what Vegas is all about right?|
|My beloved Bellagio|
While in Vegas, we ate, drank, spent time with family, shopped and something that I've never done in Vegas before - WON MONEY! Not a lot of money you don't get rich playing penny slots but it was awfully nice to fund a couple of shopping trips and to come home with some spending money!
|boy we ate a lot in Vegas!|
|Me and my dad in Vegas|
|Loved getting time with my mom|
|Mom and Kevin!! Love this picture of the two of them|
|The newlyweds and their super cool cake!|
|Me and Mike at the wedding|
|Pages from my Smash book!|
|Started the book in Vegas added photos when I got home|
|Quality time with mom and my sister. A rare picture of us together!|
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Before heading to Vegas mom and I talked about doing some crafting while on vacation together. So we agreed to bring our Smash Books and yesterday while lounging by the pool we added fun memorabilia and journaling to my pages. I will add some photos when I get home but I love that I have a jump start on documenting our trip!!
Monday, August 15, 2011
A lot of big moments have happened here in Vegas; got engaged, got married, celebrated family milestones like my dad's 70th birthday. My family vacationed in Vegas all my life so it is no real surprise that when I step off that plane and out into the warm desert air I feel at home.
This trip we are also celebrating a milestone, my cousin Kevin is getting married. We stayed up talking to Kevin and his very soon to be wife late last night just enjoying the excitement of this city and the week ahead!
I will try to most a few blogs this week so stay tuned!
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Woke up way too early after a late night - this will become a theme later on in the day!
|Walking Hooper at 7AM|
|The best part of early morning walks - Hot Air Balloons|
|Heading out for the day!|
|This place was delicious! (Good choice Tanya)|
|Mini Golf with Tanya and the boys - man was it hot|
|The little sleep, the hangover and the heat did not agree with me I was couch bound the rest of the day|
|This was our very bad but yummy dinner!|
|With my guilty pleasure on TV|
I felt a lot better after waking up Sunday morning - maybe because I slept most of Saturday!
|Starting the day off right|
|Cuddling with Hooper is a great way to start the day!|
|Holden's new favorite spot|
|Heading out on a little solo shopping spree|
|Letting Ms. Amy mingle with the other kids|
|So far Banky likes her the best|
And there we have it one week in my life! Now I just have to put together the album and get all the stories and photos the way I want them. Hope to start posting that this week! Wish me luck!!
Hope you enjoyed the journey as much as I enjoyed sharing it!!
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