Monday, December 26, 2011

It's Been Awhile!

Monday, December 26, 2011

It's been a while since I've posted and I hope everyone had a great Christmas!  Ours was busy insane but in a good way.  Christmas is my favorite time of year.  It brings people together and reminds us of how lucky we are to have each other.  It's a time of reflection and what has brought us to this point in our lives.  Good times and bad but we've lived our lives.  Someone once said that if we never experience sorrow how will we know joy.  I believe that with all my heart.  Appreciate the people around you and keep them close to you.  Treasure every moment...

Some pics I want to share with you and I hope you enjoy:

My Beloved Sam

Hubby and Sam

My Little Girl

The Boy and Natalie

My Darling Granddaughter

All of the above are reasons why I am grateful to have what I do.

Merry Christmas!!!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Insane Weekend

Sunday, December 18, 2011

This has been an insane weekend.  From the minute I left work on Friday it's been non-stop.

Friday was hubby's 2nd part of his birthday celebration and took some great pics which I will share here:

At the Keg

Having a great time!

Hubby and his Sis

the Kid

Okay so that was Friday night.  Had great food, great company and well you know.....just great all around!

Then Saturday it was time to visit Natalie my beautiful granddaughter.  Here are some pics:

God, I love this kid....

Hi Grandma!
Well I'm sipping some wine and going to relax a bit waiting for dinner.  We've been out all day grocery shopping and Christmas shopping.  I need to put my feet up!!!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Busy Week

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

This week is a busy week.

Hubby's birthday is Thursday so we're going out where he can eat free...hehe but it will be a 2-part B'day just like the kid had because then on Friday the celebration continues.  We're taking him to one of his favorite restaurants for a great meal, wine and of course lots of pics that I'll post on the weekend.  He deserves it.  He's my best friend, my lover, my protector and confidante.  I love him dearly.

Now with that said, there's also Christmas celebrations going on at work this week as well as gift shopping and wrapping.  Not to mention visits in between to see my beautiful granddaughter.

Family will be coming here for Christmas and I can't wait.  The people I love and care about here to share food, laughter and everything that's good in the world.  Of course not everyone we love and care about will be here physically but they'll be in our thoughts and in our hearts.

I feel so fortunate for the life I've had so far.  Two beautiful children who I've watched grow into beautiful adults and of course my first grandchild.  I have a wonderful husband and great friends.  What more could somone ask for?  I don't need anymore than that.  I feel sad for people that do.

Enjoy the pics I've posted:

My Grey & White Outfit

I'm So Tired

Please No More Cameras!

My girl, the kid

Me & Hubby at the kid's


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Great Pics Taken Yesterday!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Well I'm back.  It was a busy day yesterday, slept in and today we are going down to my Mom's.

As promised here are the great pics we took yesterday:

Now you know why I'm in love.

More to come...

Ciao for now

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Saturday, December 10, 2011

What a morning!!! We took Natalie to see Santa and I will be posting the pic later.  What a doll she is, slept most of the time.  She's a "day" sleeper.

Going to the kid's for dinner but I'll continue this later with some new pics of my beautiful granddaughter.


Monday, December 5, 2011

Okay I'm Back!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Wow I just came off a site displaying my beloved Venetian masks and costumes.  Reminds me of Venice where I spent my birthday.  Unforgettable..............

For someone like myself who collects Venetian masks I was like a kid in a candy store.  When I entered the shops along the canal I was transported back into time.  A time I can well imagine...

Anyway had to share these awsome pictures with you and hope you enjoy.

In another life...

Hope you enjoyed!!!!


Saturday, December 3, 2011

More pics and videos

Saturday, December 3, 2011

So the kid is here for a bit.  Expecting the boy as well sometime today.....

Sipping my wine and looking forward to gluten-free lasagna for dinner. mmmmm...

Anyway, back to reality.  I have some awesome pics I'm going to post and hopefully I will be successful in posting a couple of videos as well.  Still have a lot to learn but I'm just going to tak my time.  I love a challenge.


Another pic of Natalie

Okay I'll be back with another post....


Friday, December 2, 2011

Last Night...

Friday, December 2, 2011

Last night we took the kid out for Part 1 of her birthday celebration.  I can't believe it's been 28 years since she arrived in this world.  Wow how time flys.  When I look at my new granddaughter it makes me think of when the kid was born.  Best Christmas present ever!!!!

Tonight is Part 2 of the the kid's birthday celebration and we will take her to her favorite restaurant.

Here's a few pics from last night:

Me and the kid

The kid - December 1/11

Me & Hubby

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Okay I promised more pics!!!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Well I've been kind of busy the last couple of days.  Hubby and I have a couple days off so  I'll have more time to blog, etc.  Hopefully, between the two of us, we'll get all the projects around the house completed before Christmas.  Anyway, that's the plan........

More pics:

The boy awaiting the birth of Natalie

Hubby waiting......

Hubby and Natalie

The sun hid her face..........

Beautiful Italy Aug. 2011

Ciao for now.............

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Last Night...

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Last night we went to visit our beautiful granddaughter, Natalie.  I couldn't wait to see her and cradle her in my arms.  She was even more beautiful than I remembered (if that's possible).

Also, hubby and I got to spend some quality time with Natalie, the boy and mom which was nice.  We brought them Swiss Chalet for a well-deserved treat which the boy really appreciated.  He looked exhausted and starving.  This has been quite the roller coaster ride for him but I know he wouldn't have it any other way.  Sleep will be a luxury.

Hubby is going to make them a big tray of lasagna and once they are settled back in at home we'll take it over to them.  Mom should be leaving the hospital today (hopefully).

They are coming over for Christmas dinner (unless the weather is really bad)and I'm so excited.  Baby's first Christmas..... She'll get to meet my mom (her great-grandmother), hubby's dad and hubby's sister and whoever else may drop by.

Hubby has to construct the crib and we need to get the spare room ready so Natalie has somewhere cozy to sleep while they're here.

I must remember to buy a "Baby's First Christmas|" tree ornament for them.

Again, I do have some more pics but need to download still.

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend.

Until later....


Thursday, November 24, 2011

I have a correction to make!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Natalie Anne Harris weighed in at 8 lbs. 13 oz. not 17!!! oops!!!

Anyway, we are going to the kid's tonite for dinner and tomorrow after work we are off to visit our granddaughter.

Here are some more pics:

The boy and his girl

Beautiful Natalie

The kid and Natalie

Until later..................

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I fell in love today...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

This has been quite a day.  My granddaughter Natalie Anne  made her appearance into the world at 3:15 pm today weighing in at 8 lbs. 17 ozs.  What a beauty, with beautiful black hair and blue eyes.  She took my breath away.  When I held her, time stood still.  I couldn't tell you what was going on around me at that moment because I was mesmerized.  I fell in love today....

I told the boy that no day will match today. He has his little girl.  To watch the boy's face when he looked at her well I could see that he too fell in love today.....

With all the crazy stuff that's going on in the world it's days like today and being present for the birth of my first grandchild that makes all the other "stuff" seem so insignificant and irrelevent at least for the moment.

I wouldn't trade places with anyone right now. 

Here's a couple of pics but there will be lots more to come.

Presenting - Natalie

Take care and hug the ones you love.......

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tomorrow is a big day!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I can not put into words how excited I am.  Tomorrow is a big day.  My granddaughter is arriving by C-section @ 1:45 pm.

The boy finally put one in the net. 

I am working 1/2 day and then off to the hospital with gifts, balloons and my trusty camera.  I will be posting pics but for now some other pics I adore:

Until we meet again...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I'm waiting!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

So I'm posting while waiting for the kid to pick me up.  Going for our mother & daughter breakfast to our favorite place - Cora's.  They all know us now.  Oops gotta go will post later....

Friday, November 18, 2011

Oh the Injustice!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Okay I have a beef.  I know a lot of people will be bugged by what I say but I have to get it off my chest.

I love to smoke.  That is my personal choice.  Having said that I want to say to all the non-smokers out there - leave us alone!!!  Stop treating us like we're some kind of disease.  Now not all of you do that or even think like that (thankfully my friends) but too many of you do.  Get off your pedestal and stop acting all sanctimonious (I have no idea if I spelt that right).  You're not special. You've just made a conscious choice not to smoke and that's fine.  That's your business but leave us who enjoy it ALONE!

It's bad enough we have to go out and freeze to death because God forbid you inhale some dreaded smoke.  Oh boo hoo.

We won't die of lung cancer because pneumonia will get us first.

I'm sorry but I'm so sick and tired of whiners.  What has our world come to when you can't let your child take a peanut butter and jam sandwich to school, drink tap water or ride a bike without a helmet.  We've created a generation of pansies.

When I was a kid there were no seatbelts, helmets, laws against smoking, water in plastic bottles or any of that other silly stuff and I'm still here!  Mind you most of my friends are dead but that's beside the point.....hehe

We had fun and that's what childhood should be all about.

Oh the injustice of it all...

Now to take the edge off, a few beautiful pics:

Take care....

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

So the kid is down for the count!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

So the kid is down for the count!  She got hurt at work trying to get food out of the microwave and badly burned her hand.  Her friend took her to the walk-in clinic and she found out she had 2nd degree burns.  They cleaned and wrapped her wound and prescribed Tylenol 3 for the pain.  She's resting now on the sofa and will spend the night.  A nice hot plate of pasta will fix her up......and of course a nice glass of red wine....

Anyway, not a terribly eventful day.  Still waiting to hear from the boy.

Another pic from my collection:

Take care...