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giving thanks…..

2 Dec

there’s always so much to be thankful for,

but i’m going to keep this simple.

…..family…..

those that are blood

and those that are not,

those who are near or far,

that we see everyday or once a year.

for the one that we have started

 that has given me the gift of becoming a mother.

….family…..

i hope that you all enjoyed a day of thanks

with the ones you love

and with whom you call family.

festive

us

^^^ the baby slept all the way up till the husby had to work

so unfortunately we never got a family pic^^^

…so sad, i know…

the bird

the spread

inseparable

check out last years thanksgiving here

two thanksgivings are better than one……

24 Nov

while most of you are preparing for that one day a year where you eat turkey with all the fixin’s,

bake pies and while setting that endlessly long dinner table, i was preparing for that day twice!

ahhhhh, thanksgiving! who doesn’t love it?! and even better christmas follows!!!

so this year the husby and i celebrated the holiday, tuesday night with some of giuseppe’s family, and thursday with mine.

my contribution to both celebrations was of coarse dessert!!

i made, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake and chocolate chip cookies….yum!

i have so much to be thankful for this year, and i’m so happy that we get this holiday every year to remind us of how fortunate we are.

here’s so pictures of both of our thankful days!

hope everyone had a memorable thanksgiving with your family and friends!

   

thankful…..

15 Nov

so i’m sure you all have seen this november thankful a day thing.

well i love the idea but as life would have, i’m a little behind on starting it.

so i thought, with thanksgiving being only  a week away,(whaaaaatttt???)

what the heck, why not start today, and sum up the month with just a few of the things i am most thankful for.

so here it goes:

  1. my husband aka. husby, who i love to the moon and back, without him my life would be dull, lonesome, and so incomplete
  2. my family, for their love and support and who provide just the right amount of chaos in my life that i couldn’t be without
  3. my friends, (you know who you are) to laugh with, shop with, cry with, drink with, relax with, dance with, dine with and be myself with
  4. my pups, who have turned me into a dog person (never thought that would happen) and are the best when you need a little snuggle time
  5. italy and all my in-laws there, first to italy for delivering me my husby, and to the family for excepting me and taking me into their’s like i was one of their own, even with these thousands of miles between us.
  6. my life, i feel so fortunate to have the life i have and the people who are in it. i wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world
  7. my career, not many people get to go to a job that they love every day and that’s exactly what i get to do
  8. and last but not least…… you…… i love that i get to share our life’s little adventures, and that you guys care enough to read it. this blogging experience has been such an awesome outlet for me and with out you guys, it wouldn’t exist, sooooo i think it’s here to stay! thank you my blog loving friends!

xoxo, gina

the count down…..

20 Aug
get me out of this funky…..
august has seemed to put me in a strange mood.
maybe this heat has finally gotten to me.
i’ve been feeling uninspired and unmotivated.
thus leaving my blog a little uninspired and unmotivated.
but september is right around the corner and i couldn’t be happier.
so, to try to pump myself up,
i have decided to make some goals for the month ahead
…..
september’s bucket list
  • walk the dogs at least 3 times a week
  • wash my makeup off every night
  • finish one of the many books i have started
  • try 3 new recipes
  • put the majority for my pictures in albums
  • organize the pantry
  • watch less television
  • clean out the closet for fall
  • save money for a big trip

…..

i also thought it would be a good idea to write down some of the things that i am grateful for this month

  • my husband, who is 31 days smoke-free and going strong. he inspires me everyday to be better
  • my parents who have been away for the summer. so glad to have you home. sunday’s feel right again
  • my pups who love me unconditionally
  • all my family for the good times we have when we get together
  • my niece and nephews for always putting a smile on my face
  • my friends that are always there for me and allow me to be my self

i’m starting the count down

11 days to september!!!

my 25th birthday

… papa …

17 Jun

…..

there are many names for this man

father

dad

daddy

pop

dada

 my personal favorite, and the only one he answers to

papa…

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,

did.

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 …

…soiree…

12 Jun

…..

sunday afternoon we celebrated my birthday with family and close friends.

we had what one friend called, “adult kid food”

pizza, coonies (pork and veal hot dogs), fruit cups, and of course birthday cake!

(there was much more, we’re italian, so we always over do it)

it was really nice just relaxing outside on what turned out to be the most perfect day.

the kiddos played on a mini water slide, while the adults chit chatted on cozy patio furniture.

we finished the evening with card games and scrabble.

(genevieve kicked our butts)

i am so thankful for having such an amazing family and friends, and i could not imagine sharing my special day with anybody else.

… just wish my mom could have been there…

so thank you to all who came to celebrate with me.

i love you guys!!

…..

bacon wrapped dated made by genevieve

panzanella salad

ombre birthday cake made my me and genevieve

not just a birthday….

11 Jun

i woke up this morning to my husband saying, happy birthday, i love you, will you marry me again?

no three phrases have ever sounded sweeter.

this day is of course my birth-day, and this is the day that my husband proposed two years earlier.

so what could make this day even more special, you may ask?

a parisian breakfast with fresh squeezed juice,

prepared by my amazing and wonderful husband.

i truly am spoiled!

I am so giddy by all the warm birthday wishes i’ve received from my family and friends.

and i feel so blessed that all our family in italy has called me individually to say,

happy birthday!

the day has only begun and i can’t imagine it getting much better then this!

…here’s a birthday many years ago…

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