Thursday, July 25, 2013

Gabriel celebrated his High School graduation as well as his 18th birthday on July 6th 2013.
Zoraida prepared an elaborate and quite successful party for him.
We all had a great time, enjoyed and danced to spicy latin music as well as to music best suited for younger and more flexible bodies.
The food and the Pina Coladas were delicious, too.  Tastefully decorated, the well appointed venue was the perfect place for family and friends to make memorable hours to warm the heart for years to come.
It is difficult to belief that Gabriel has grown so fast, I am sure Zoraida and Rudy are looking forward to continue celebrating Gabriel's future endeavors.


Krista and I spend a beautiful day at Lambertville's flea market.
It was quite hot that day. The 2 hour trip started with a short stop at a Michael's near by our destination.
It was quite a large flea market, with great finds of milk glass.
We run out of energy, just as we browse through the last few tables. I am planning a trip back at the beginning of Fall.
The place was full of people. Most people do their shopping early in the morning and by 12pm most of the dealers start collecting their wears. Next time we will stop at Michael's on our way back!
Lunch at New Hope and a little window shopping concluded a wonderful day trip!
Lunch with Krista

Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Artiste

The light among the shadows
Alex and one of his friend visited The Museum Of Art in NYC last week. This is one of the pictures that Alex took at the museum. I think that it is a beautiful as well as an artistic photograph. He took many pictures of the museum, some of the pieces on display at the museum and of course pictures of his friend. But I like this one in particular, and specially the way in which he was able to feature the light as the subject of his composition.

Scrapbooking with Kelly!

Yesterday I spent most of my day with my sister in law Kelly. We went over to her friend and neighbor Michelle who frequently organizes crops at her home. I've attended a few of the crops that Michelle runs at a church local to them, but most certainly not to me!
Now that I've joined the FB group 50 projects, I am very committed to complete as many pages and cards as possible. I am a very slow scrapbooker; however I enjoy the process better than the quantity of layouts.

This was the first page I did. I have to add some journaling to this page.
My second page came together a little faster as I had a sketch and I knew what I wanted to do with it. I had wanted to use my Thickets since I had (before joining 50 projects) bought so many at TJMaxx.
I have to finish my 3rd and last project of the day, later today. I did take a short class and made a make and take, but it will need pictures and extra embellishments.
The day was a success, not only because I made a few pages but also because I spent a day with Kelly, Michelle and a few other lovely ladies. Michelle's family is very friendly and her children were quite helpful and gracious. I also visited with my niece Julia who is  quite a gifted story writer. She read for me 2 chapters of her new soon to be "published" book, and of course it was great to spend time with my "little" brother Julio. It was a great day!!!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


I have joined a group on Facebook called 50 projects. Basically the members commit to completing 50 projects before adding to our arsenal of supplies. Most of us myself included, have at least 2 of most existing crafting supplies.
Running out of room and over flooded by our "stash" we have forgotten that the purpose for those supplies is to create. I had already cut down on my trips to Michael's and other craft stores but what I really enjoy about the group is the support and encouragement among the members. Projects are posted and seen by every one. Inspiration is abundant in this group. I am very motivated and have completed 2/50 so far, hoping to make a dent on my number of projects with a crop that I will attend with my sister in law this Saturday.

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Tony and I went out for what seems to be our new Saturday morning walk, to the flea market at the Meadowland. This time we headed out earlier than last Saturday. It was warm, but not as hot and humid as on our last trip. Tony wants to go there for a nice walk, I have my own agenda. I am in search for milk glass to set up a candy station in my scrap room. A few weeks ago we had gone to the antique emporium in Sommerville where I found some pieces. They are a bit pricier there, although I was lucky to find some good bargains.
The silver crest pieces are from the trip to Sommerville, the other 2 pieces are from the flea market. I did spot a couple of other pieces, but Tony was getting upset and began to doubt my commitment to go there for the walk. What ever gave him that idea?

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Parque de la 80
Midday on June's first Sunday, a hot affair indeed, Tony and myself set out for a stroll around the lake. Not quite 80 degrees  the rising thermometer is a reminder that Spring, short lived, has conceited to an early summer.  Only our desire to circle the lake twice, can overshadows the heated demands of the sun to seek refuge under the trees.
Home bound to the cooling power of central air, we finally give in.


Sunday morning! It is great to sleep in late, even if the phone camera keeps snapping pictures of me with every move I make.  Obviously some one enjoys his Z's as much as I do!!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Oh Yeah, Brunch

Since the weather had decided to cooperate, I thought it would be a good idea for a little brunch  with the family. Yesterday was Memorial Day, the usual hot dog, hamburger fair type of day. However we decided to be different and ob ted for the less usual, quiche, strawberries and champagne affair.
It was a wonderful brunch followed by a lazy and long well enjoyed siesta.

Monday, May 27, 2013


Well I guess Xena and Loki will have to wait yet another day to go home since their lovely mother Krista seems to be relaxing with a great view, sorry Loki you'll have to eat steak again !!!