Saturday, December 19, 2009


From Luca & Sabrina, this lovely award.It's Christmas, I'd like to share with all of you. And also with: Bonnie Rita Tammy Jenny Sarah Sofia Antonietta Luiza From Rita, I'd also like to share this with all of you.Wishing you all the best this Christmas and in the new year.


Bar Louie in Ann Arbor.On Tuesdays they have a special on hamburgers that's hard to resist, a great deal and a nice atmosphere too. Don't I look like a happy guy ? Why shouldn't I with my family and this scrumptious burger. I got mine with red onion, cheese, jalapeno and bacon. My mom and I very happy being with each other. It's been a year that we last got together and enjoyed each other's company.You can tell by our smiles. The top Christmas stocking says Brad on it, it's another Brad, not me in case you were wondering. This statue outside Cabela's is the largest bronze wildlife statue in the world. Ann Arbor is a college town with many foreign exchange students and full of life and vitality.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Here I am with my Mom and Dad. Here we are,Dad,Mom me and my sister Paula. I haven't seen my family since last Thanksgiving.Here I am with Max and Ashley.They grow so fast.I am a proud uncle. My mom's Thanksgiving display.Isn't isn't cute and festive ? Below are photos of Max's 9th birthday party. My dad made this pineapple with raspberries. This appetizer is rolled ham with chives. This is a pineapple drink made by Paula and her husband Greg. Delicious! Mom gets the appetizers ready. Dad and Paula with dessert from Max's birthday party. A sour cream doughnut with ice cream, topped with chocolate fudge. Out of this world ! Max and Ashley playing. Paula and sister in law,Beth are all smiles.Enjoying the pineapple appetizer. My brother in law Greg carving the turkey. This is our turkey weighing in at about 17 lbs., moist, tender and juicy with an orange tucked inside.And I hope all of you enjoyed the good company and good foods of Thanksgiving.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


When I arrived home yesterday, I was greeted by a very special surprise, a package from Jenny and her cute son, Valance. I was so happy to find a card from Valance, a photo and letter and a Christmas card from Jenny, so neatly arranged in the packet. Today I read it is Jenny's birthday and I want to wish here the best. Check out her delightful Birthday Post ! Valance is my nephew and like I always say one can never have too much family ! I want to thank both my nephew Valance and my wonderful friend, Jenny. Thank you, you added sparkle to my home coming. Ann Arbor is about a 750 mile drive. I split it by staying in a motel and driving six hours, sleep, then six more hours in the morning. A total of 1,500 miles to and fro and very exhausted as in the motel I only slept a few hours, so you can imagine my joy in receiving this surprise from Jenny and Valance. Happy Birthday Jenny ! Happy Birthday Sarah Sofia.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Almost Home

I am in Clear Water,Pennsylvania. Halfway home. I had a great time with my family. So tires, I'm going to go to bed early as I have along drive ahead of me tomorrow. I'll post of my holiday and family photos very soon, for now I'm preparing for a good night's sleep. Good Night to all :)