January 29, 2013

Family Goes to New York City 2012...with the kids

This wasn't our first trip to New York City...but it was just as exciting and fun as the first time.  We brought the kids, friends, sister, niece in-laws.  Did I miss anyone?

Worst part of the trip: 

Toys R Us....(ironically the kids favorite part.)
Letting the kids pick out a candy in Candy Land...and it took 2 hours for them to decide.
Eating fake Ray's pizza with the dirtiest hands in world...and not caring because I was so starving.
The subway door closing on Nick while carrying a sleeping Golden
(really. truly. worst. part)
Having to find a half way decent bathroom for Ryder every hour ALL DAY LONG
Washing all the socks and underpants by hand when we decided to go to Chicago instead of going home.

Best part of the trip:  

The hip hop pole dancing boys on the subway in Brooklyn.
Seeing the September 11th memorial.
The fake Ray's Pizza on Broadway
The Christmas tree in Rockafeller Square
Sleeping in the Hilton beds in Chicago that night
Walking Battery park
Time Square

Thanks for all the Memories Ruth, David, Mia, Mei, Ty and Mi Familia!

I heart NEW YORK....

January 6, 2013

Tina Moleni get's married!

Tina is a "girls" girl....and she happens to be a "guys" girl too.  In fact she's just the best friend any person girl or guy could have.  Everyone who meets her falls in love!  I happen to be one of those persons lucky enough to have her as one of my best friends.

It would be impossible for me to list all of the wonderful things she has done for me (and my family)over the decades.  She is always aware of the needs of those around her and never fails to act on what she sees.  Graduating with her Doctorate this last year and working full time, she still managed to be there whenever I needed her...and for a million other people too, I might add.  I often worried about her finding someone who would really appreciate how truly incredible she is....because she IS freaking amazing.  She's smart, kind, generous, beautiful, driven, motivated, selfless, forgiving, motivating...it would take a pretty incredible guy to deserve her.

I can truly say that she has found someone who appreciates her for all that she is and compliments her life in a wonderful way.  We love you Mone.

I was sick and working on the week of their wedding events and I think the stress of not making it to her reception pushed me over the edge and I didn't get out of bed for the rest of the week entirely.  Hey...but like I said she's forgiving right!?   I'll spend the next decades making it up to her!

I love you Tina and Mone!  I'm so happy that you found each other.