Tuesday, May 24, 2011


As a child the days seemed so long didn't they? Especially around the holidays, time felt as if it stood still. Today time seems to fly by and mostly i can keep up but sometimes life gets so busy that i simply can't. Somewhere between the every days of life and the speed in which they pass by my babies of yesterday have grown into amazing young adults of today.

My family and i are in one of life's transitional periods and are looking forward to new adventures and possibilities that this time brings us. Our Bug recently left the nest to live closer to his work. He has a great opportunity in front of him and I know he will do really great. I miss him but am also very happy for him. I'm thankful that we are close and that he loves his mamma's Pasta Sundays because i will see him often. Everyone needs a good home cooked meal and the comfort of family even while spreading their wings and marching right into independence~ville.

Monkey's had her senior prom this weekend and soon to follow her high school graduation. She has already made plans to continue her education this fall and study child development which is so perfect for her. She's great with kids and i know she will do very well in her studies.

Oh my gosh it is so amazing to see my kids grow, become independent and successful human beings. As parents that's what we spend our time working towards and praying for. I will also say that its hard not to be just a little sad knowing that I'm not needed as much these days. Although the joy in knowing my kids are happy, balanced and becoming responsible adults is incredible.

I finally finished my series of spinal injections this week, and am D O N E whoohoo!
new growth
as if we don't have enough changes going on these days we are also moving! I am so excited to share with you that we are going to live where the grape vines grow. We have dreamt of this day for so long i can hardly believe it's here. Excited, incredibly excited and so blessed to be able to live where there are beautiful hillside views, some much desired elbow room and an area for a good sized garden, all nestled amongst the grape vines. I will be away from this space for a couple of weeks while my family and i close a few chapters in our life and open new ones.
our new drive way
our new drive way

In the meantime here's wishing that the rest of this month brings you a few slower minutes on the clock and some extra happiness.



  1. Congrats to all of the new great things to come to all of you. How exciting! What an awesome driveway.

  2. Congrats!
    On your lovely daughter's prom and graduation.
    And I am practically beside myself to see photos of the new place!!!
    The drive certainly looks smashing!

  3. Monkey is darling. Congrats to your family on all the wonderful stuff. Awesome driveway!!

  4. Looks like a great driveway...can't wait to see what's at the top? Sounds like everything's falling into place. We have A LOT to catch up on....see you soon