Archive | July, 2012

… through the lens …

30 Jul

my friend from NY surprised me at work with her new little one



a little look through the eyes of my iphone


happy friday!

20 Jul


hooray, it’s friday! hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend!!!


florence, italy. giuseppe’s mom’s house

… keep it simple …

16 Jul

... relaxed ...

… getaway …

13 Jul


there’s nothing quite as nice as a weekend getaway to the beautiful west coast, and that’s exactly what the husby and i did this past weekend. we decided last minute to get out of the vegas heat, and into the crisp cool california air.  i will say though, the husby probably had an ulterior motive,  he wanted to visit a couple of motorcycle and scooter shops in and around LA, and i’ll use any excuse to getaway for a few days. we stayed with one of my oldest and dearest friends, julia and her husband.  they are always so kind to open up their home for me when ever i’m there and for that i am grateful. thanks friend :)

we spent a day in los angeles, enjoying the local farmers market, checking out motorcycles and visiting a museum. giuseppe made dinner one night while i taught my friend how to make my moms famous chicken cutlets. we also had some delicious meals out at some of my favorite california restaurants. we spent our last day hanging at the beach, bathing in the sun, sooooo nice.  we couldn’t have asked for better weather or for more fun, in the 3 days we spent there.

here are some pics of our little adventure…..

my friend julia

check out her pretty braid

husby’s dream bike

outside the MOMA

that’s julia’s dog “greta bear”

it took me forever to get him in this water. he’s use to warm water and no waves.

happy friday!!!!


… through the lens …

12 Jul

…..a look through the eyes of my iphone…..

from my mom’s garden

audio got some new rocks in his bowl

the M.O.C.A.


… the 4th …

5 Jul

we had ourselves a nice little 4th of july at my parents house yesterday, which also happened to be my dad’s birthday and my mom’s return from her 2 week trip to italy (so happy to have her back).  just some close friends and family with good food and fun. we barbecued some chicken, burgers, lamb chops and steak sandwiches. i made all the desserts, which were italian cream puffs and an angel food cake trifle, 4th of july themed, of course. after all the yummy food, we got a good laugh with everyone playing the Wii, just dance 3. we ended the night with our little baby fireworks for the kids. only thing missing from the night for me…. sparklers…. not one single sparkler in the pack, so sad. overall the day was great and i am so thankful that i got to spend the holiday with such amazing people.


yummy steak sandwiches on a pretzel roll

brother playing grill master

red, white and blue cream puffs

nico liked the happy birthday song so much that we had to sing it like 5 times so he could blowout the candle

mom and sister dancing

brother and cousin dancing

the husby resting his scorpion leg

our little baby fireworks. yay!!!

p.s. so happy to have pictures back!!!

… the 4th day in july …

4 Jul

i kind of like this whole holiday in the middle of the week, makes for a nice long weekend!

happy 4th of july !!!

unfortunately, the husby got bit by a scorpion last night, which made for a pretty painful night for him, and a pretty sleepless night for the both of us. so aside from the sleep deprivation, we are looking forward to having a much happy, more festive day, which should be, cuz it’s the 4th, yeah!!!! today is my dad’s birthday, so we are having a bbq at their house, so stay tuned for the holiday post.  i’m hoping to have the whole computer situation taken care of by monday, so sad to say, no pictures again today  :(…

we really hope everyone has a safe and spark-tacular day with your friends and family!!!!


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