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 !!!


Today is Memorial Day.  Xena and Loki have been visiting since last Thursday when their mother Krista brought them over.
They have enjoyed the company of Agatha and Alex as well as the comforts of grand mama's and grand papa's room and board.  Sadly they will  soon be leaving for home.
Memorial Day is almost over, Home Sweet Home!!!
Xena waiting!

Dreams of Spring

Some where in North Bergen
What a beautiful day! I love spring, beautiful sunny days, filled with life and carefree delights, a beginning of sorts.
There  is a gentle breeze that awakens my senses and yet the warmth of the sun offers a refuge to a tired mind lingering in the joy of a dream.
I shall dream of an eternal spring where fantasy and reality are but one.  And when I wake, if I should, I want to see the leaves dancing in the wind!

Friday, May 24, 2013


I just booked our cruise.  Can't wait to relax with a drink in the hand and a dream in the heart, as the ocean waves rocks me in a slumber. It is exciting to see ocean and heaven mingled together in the horizon. Oh yeah, can't wait!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


The prom flowers
These are brief blooming spring flowers most beautiful in the month of May.  Soon they will fall apart leaving a brief but beautiful memory engraved in the  digital image recorded on my phone , and a post in Facebook.  We refer to them as "the prom flowers" since Krista, and Jean-Karl have posed by this very bush all dressed up in their best, prior to leaving for the prom.
Recently Alex went to his junior prom; however it took place in April, and my beautiful flowers were still in a slumber.
I wanted to start using my cricut cartridges to make more cards
Disney's Mickey Cartridge is not the easiest to piece together
specially when cutting smaller sizes. Minnie was cut at 4 inches which is the largest size for a 4x5.5 card. When it comes to gluing the smaller pieces like the eyes, and tongue it is quite difficult due to the size. I think that the next time I cut a new character I will cut it larger six inches or more so I can use it as a reference when putting a smaller one together.
I ended up giving Alex the card. Apparently he was going out with a "friend" for a croissant and chocolate. I offered to give him the card to give to his "friend". She loved the card and was quick to thank Alex for the lovely detail!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Krista is back

This is a late posting of picking Krista at the airport from her trip to San Antonio, Texas
As seen on


Celebrating Kristas
Since Krista and Jean-Karl were away for Krista's birthday,
we went out last Sunday for a celebratory dinner to
P.F. Chang's China bistro in West New York, NJ.
I had never been there, and I enjoyed the food as well as the company of the family.  Our children grow too fast, but for ever in our hearts.  Have I told you Krista that I love you every day more and more?


Today I enjoyed a nice lunch with all my children, and Loki my grand dog.  It was a beautiful spring day.  We ate outside in the patio where we were able to appreciate the warmth of the sun and the gentle caress of a cool breeze.  I have beautiful flowers, some scrappy goodness and a coupon to spend girls only time with Krista.  I had a great day!!!
Mother's Day 2013