Tag Archives: papa

… 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!!!

men of the house

18 Jun

hope everyone had an amazing “papa’s” day!

here are some pictures of our fun day.

all the grand kids with nonno



beef stew

… all the papa’s with their kids …

my brother mimmo with nico

my brother-in-law frank with gino and gianna

where it all began

my doggy daddy
giuseppe with rocky and bruno


… papa …

17 Jun


there are many names for this man






 my personal favorite, and the only one he answers to


now this didn’t just become my favorite name over night, it was instilled in me from birth.

you see, when you are raised in a tradition italian house hold, no other name is acceptable,

and if you did use any of the other names, you just got a confused look like,

“are you talking to me?”

i always wanted to create “father’s day ” cards so i wouldn’t have to cross the father part out, to put in papa.

made for a shabby looking card. non the less, it was “personalized”


 how lucky am i to grow up with such a strong, hard-working, loving, supportive “papa”

who would do anything to give me the world and more.

and in his own way, though he may not realize it,


i am so thankful to have him in my life and should dedicate more days to honoring his existence.

happy father’s papa’s day everyone!

hope you all have a great day with your families.


… i love you papa …

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