Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Day Gone to the Birds
Originally uploaded by mRio.

...it confuses people!

Photo by mRio

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Beauty Of The Day

Beauty Of The Day, originally uploaded by BlueEyes5.

To find the universal elements enough
to find the air and the water exhilarating
to be refreshed by a morning walk
or an evening saunter
to be thrilled by the stars at night
to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
~John Burro

Wonderful words that hit home and a wonderful photo by Shirley.

I love my Flickr friends!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I Want-pt 2

A Piece...

...more cake!
...photos to be ready from this past weekend...my brother's friend took over #500 photos but thanks to Mario for his photos. It helps to have a backup photographer.
...to dance again with my dad and hear him whisper, "thank you" while tears are streaming down his face.
...I want to hug my brother again and cry on his shoulder as we begin to walk down the aisle arm in arm in front of my parents as we enter the church.
...I want another ride in the stretch limo, offering a toast to our parents.
...I want to hear the Bishop tell his story about the "alcahuete" /gossipmonger.
...I want and need to go to sleep now.

Wide Awake...

Boredom #2

...@ 12:49 a.m,-Wednesday morn! Cold & freezing outside but thankfully nice & warm inside. Still trying to unwind from this past weekend--but still smiling! I was like this last week--pulling my hair out planning out all the details.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

For Us!?

Golden Doves

Golden Doves,
originally uploaded by
photo courtesy of Mario
Yes, Mom for you and for Dad and for honoring our family with such a momentous occasion and a wonderful milestone. This is just a peek into the past weekend's events and the doves were a central theme in the celebration. We had arrived on Friday and the ballroom had just beed decorated for the reception on Saturday and when mom & dad walked in and saw the transformation of the ballroom which had been decorated with golden trim on chairs & tables and special linen's and mom made the comment....this is not for us! There must be another event happening tonight. She & dad both started crying when my brother told her, "yes mom & dad-it's for you and dad. That would be the first of many surprises in this past weekend's events. I'm still trying to process all the magic the happened. I am blessed to have such a wonderful family and thanks to friend's and loved ones who came to share such a momentous occasion. I am still smiling and probably will be for a long time to come.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

RIP-Yvonne DeCarlo

She indeed was such a beauty,
something we had forgotten about
after seeing her as Lily on the Munsters,
which will always be one of my favorite shows.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

I Want!

Something for the New Year!
I hadn't realized that I hadn't posted for the new year yet. Time has flown! I think today is already the 9th day. I've been so consumed with planning the 50th Anniversary Celebration for my parents that I've been loosing track of time. This has been in the making for the past 2 years...see here and here. So much to do but it's starting to all fall in place--I think! I hope! I want! I want it to be such a special day--afterall how many families/couples get to celebrate such a milestone in this day and age. One of my dear friends mother passed away two years ago and his family did not get to celebrate such an event for their parents. He told me to go all out and do the special things I wanted to do because you only get one chance--if even that. Anyways, I digressed. I will post pics and a post-party celebration of events. I wish you all could come! Let me know if you can and I will have the limo pick you up! ;-) Just one of the few special surprises that my parents don't know about!