Sunday, December 21, 2014

We decorated!

This year we made this...


... for our "crazy" tree, which is a crazy mix of stuff animals, ornaments, lights and garlands.

Here are a couple pics!




We had fun!!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Pic of the day!

Just love hanging with these two guys!!

Special shout to my first born, who turn 17 year old yesterday!!! Happy birthday, Adrian!!


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Appreciating Life

I will always take time to appreciate the simplest things in life! I am most thankful for all that is my life... love of two great boys, family, friends and all that the universe sends my way... including this morning's sunrise!

Beauty!!


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sorrel!!!

I had to get a jump on making the holiday drinks! I went old school and made sorrel... Jamaican style. Just bummed I couldn't get the Wray and Nephew white rum.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Winter can be such a tease!

Anyone who knows me know that I love all seasons with the exception of Summer... Its just too hot! And I just can't get behind that!

Now here I am enjoying Fall... Autumn, the changing leaves, the mild weather and just that hint of melancholy in the air ( Fall always seem to have that effect on me). Then came that half day of flurried snow and the kids and I got so excited! Here come Winter! No! That was it. Nothing else. The temperature even warmed up too.

Old man... Or for the feminist in me, old woman Winter, where are you?
Here is me saying: 

Bye bye, Fall...

.... And welcome, Winter!


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Raw Sauerkraut

To kick off the Fall, I thought I would just use all that cabbage I have and make some raw sauerkraut.

Cabbage
Carrots
Garlic cloves
Roasted Jalapenos

Ferment for 2 weeks and enjoy!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Summerlicious!!

Yesterday...

Organic mango, strawberries and wild blueberries.


And for the adults... I tossed in some white rum! Delicious!!

Today...

Organic mango, pineapple, papaya and strawberries.


Once again, I tossed some white rum in for the adult in me!

Yum!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Three layered smoothie

As a family of smoothie lovers, I am always looking for a fun way for us to enjoy this awesome treat. Today, I created a three layered smoothie that had us gulping greedily... and I must admit, using my finger to lick the glass clean.

Three simple ingredient and nothing else!

Organic mango chunks, which took a little extra blending... it was that thick.
Organic blueberries
Organic pineapple (I used an entire pineapple)

I guess it was more of a frozen treat than a smoothie, but it was devoured either way! Ha!


From top to bottom: pineapple layer, blueberry layer and the piece de resistance, the mango layer!

Heaven... nirvana, personified! Yum!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Snapshots of Aiden's Day of Celebration!

Here are a some pics of Aiden's "Day of Celebration" also called "Stepping-Up Ceremony!

Photographic credit goes to Rudy Diaz. Thanks for the pics Rudy!

Walking down the aisle towards the stage.

... a bit of a lecture?

Congratulations!! The MATH Award!



And... the Aiden/Aydens


It was a great day! The kids all enjoys it and I am sure adults did too!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Food!

Homemade organic sweet potato chips served with pasture-raised jerk pork chop! OMG!! Delicious!


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Spending the day with the Dinosaurs!

A little family time together! This was Little Aiden's trip... he acted as our tour guide and lecturer... and he was GOOD.

With a little humor and silliness tossed in... it was the perfect way to spend day.











How could you ask for anything else?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Play or Dye!

More fun with colored dyes! Let's get DIRTY!!!!









... and of course these little cuties had to get even dirtier... with sand!


We all had a wonderfully, dirty, fun day!!!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Aiden's 4th birthday celebration!

A big thank you to all that made Aiden's special day of celebration... his 4th birthday... one of great fun!

Even without the many dye packs ordered (they actually went to Plantation, Florida, so I hope wherever they are they are been enjoyed.) The children and the adults had some fun!

Here is Aiden's day of celebration in frames!

The goodies!



The birthday boy!!


... coloring... stuff!

The play...

... the dance off...

... and all the friends!

Big brother after running errands!

Some fun at Toys R Us!


Ferris Wheel ride!

What a great week this was!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Mother's Day

This was my day on Mother's Day!

First, breakfast in bed and homemade Mother's Day cards

 My card read:  Happy Mother's Day, Mom! I often ask myself what do you get the woman who has given you everything? You are the whole world to me an Aiden... Our mentor and our love. You have taught us more than we could've learn on our own or anywhere else. YOU are a true SUPERHERO! Love you, Mom! Adrian!

Grassfed beef bacon and chestnut bread crisp... chocolate cappuccino on the side! Delicious!

Then we were off to the piers for a fun day in the sun!









And the icing on the cake... art on canvas by Aiden