Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas Eve and Merry Christmas

We visited my aunt in Highs town New Jersey. My brother has not seen my aunt in 26 years and we took him to see her and her husband. My sister , little Princess and husband also came in the car to visit my aunt.I remember the way from PA to her home in Highs Town. My aunt said " God gave us this beautiful day to see each other again". We had a great time. My little Princess complimented my aunt my mom younger sister. She said "I love your house" My husband said " I can see why you love to decorate you take after your Titi". Her house is Gorgeous, Clean and decorated with Christmas decorations outside and inside the house. She has a beautiful Christmas village that I will post in this post. Her kitchen was renovated and the man who did the work did a great job. Marvel countertops, beautiful granite floors. We ate Spanish rice. She made her homemade sofrito to put inside the rice. She bought roasted chicken and ribs from a restaurant in Highs town New Jersey. She told me that is the best place to buy chicken and ribs. We love it! My little Princess felt sleep in the car coming back from New Jersey to our home in PA. On Christmas Eve we went to our friend house. They prepare a feast for us. She made Arroz con Gandules, Roasted Chicken, Pork Chop Stew, Pasteles, Potatoes Salad, Salad: Lettuce, Tomatoes, Cilantro, Avocado. They have a daughter who is 9 and is in the same grade and school as my little Princess. We ate the food and then her daughter brought out the saxophone and play the Pink Panther theme song while my daughter conducted her and dance in the living room, We were delighted by both performance and cheer them on and smile for the great job they did. We were there from 6 P.M until 10P.M. When we came out to our car the window had frost and a bit of ice on it. He scrape it and we were on our way home. At night time on Christmas Eve my little Princess set out a chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting. She place green and white decoration on it. I said to my little Princess why don't you put gingerbread cookies on the plate too". She said" Mami I want to give him this cupcake I made this year".Santa told me it was delicious! Santa place all the Christmas presents under the tree ate his cupcake and white milk and left my house to visit other boys and girls. One of the things I love to do every night is sit down on my sofa and look at our shiny tree: Our house looks beautiful decorated outside and inside. Christmas morning my little Princess woke up and I video tape her as She came down the steps. When She saw the presents She was surprise and happy. She receive 8 Monster High dolls from Santa. A Scaris Café, Monster High DVD, A DSi Monster house game.$25.00 from my aunt. The big surprise and the biggest gift under the tree a Yamaha Piano from Mami and Daddy.She thought it was a Monster High doll house. I said "It is better than that" She said " You are the Best parents in the world" She had a smile on her face and hug us both. She receive 2 dolls from her uncle my brother. We stay home playing with all her toys. I receive Santa Claus socks to keep my feet warm in the house. The Ninja System that I am able to cook in the stovetop, oven, buffet, oven. The color is cinnamon. I love to cook and bake so I am very happy they bought me this gift. My husband receive a red rocker/recliner from my little Princess and me. He also receive clothes from us. A 4.2 FL OZ Polo Black from Ralph Lauren from my aunt. Love the smell of this cologne. We are Happy with everything we receive. For dessert we had a Yule Log filled with hazelnut cream and custard. The symbol of the Yule Log for Christians the symbolism of the yule log was that it represented the need to keep the stable warm for the infant Jesus. On December 26 we went to the YMCA to take Zumba. Then we went to our friends house to take the present to their daughter. She love her Monster High doll. My daughter receive another doll from her BFF and a home made crotchet hat from a coworker of her mom. I also took 3 cupcakes for them to eat.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Andy Warhold

About the Art: Warhol's Campbell's Soup Can paintings are key works of the 1960s Pop Art movement, a time when many artists made work derived from popular culture. Warhol's soup cans raise the simply popular or everyday to the status of art. Campbell's and its red and white label date from the late nineteenth century, and became more and more familiar in the twentieth, particularly with the increase in mass production and advertising after World War II. Warhol himself said, "Pop art is about liking things," and claimed that he ate Campbell's soup every day for 20 years. For him, it was the quintessential American product: he marveled that the soup always tasted the same, like Coca-Cola, whether consumed by prince or pauper. My little Princess and I were researching 3 artist and She likes the works of Andy Warhol and Van Gogh.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Happy 17th Anniversary to Me and My Sweetheart

Happy 17th Anniversary Sweetheart. Thankful to my HS friend Lillian who kept saying during my college days "I have someone who is a hard worker and a very nice man that I want you to meet" Finally her boyfriend Mario brought you down from NYC, and we met at a New Years Eve party December 31 1996. It was Love at first sight. Thankful to God for being the main core of our union and our family.

Christmas Celebration 12/20/2013

On Friday we took our little Princess to school then we went to Jcpenney. My sister send me some Christmas money and I went to buy clothes for me. My husband is always patient when it come to going shopping with me. He sat on the chair by the dressing room and help me unzip and zip out of my dresses :)I chose a pretty gold and white sparkly top for New Years and pretty dress I am going to wear in January for our family professional photos. New Year new family photos to keep motivating us to continue on our healthy eating and weight loss. I went and grab another dress with a prize tag on it and told the cashier that the dress that I brought her the dress with the tag because my did not have it on. The other cashier said : You must have taken the cashier training" I smile I said "no I just did not want to give you more work and I did not want to wait. I have a lot of things to do today". She said for been so helpful She gave me a 25% off. I also had a coupon for $10.00 off if I spend $25.00. Save a lot on this 2 items felt Happy. Then I went to Party City and bought the supplies for our New Years Eve celebration at home. I bought Korbel Champagne and the decorations we are going to Party! Then we went to our community office to help set up for our community Christmas party. We set up the tables and chairs. I help cut a ham to be serve at the party. I work from 1 to 3P.M. Then my husband pick me up on his way off picking our little Princess at school. Her Christmas vacation started Yippy! We home to get ready and at 5:30P.M we were at the party. I got complements right away on how I look all dress up:) I sat in the greeters table to welcome the guest and have everyone sign in. I gave the children a bag of gift and the family a gift bag too with a Christmas CD. We had a live Christmas band playing for us during the celebration. A pastor who live where I live showed a movie about the birth of our savior Jesus Christ. There were also 3 gift cards from Target worth $25.00 each. I won for the Best decorated house. The other 2 were raffles to a lady and a boy.Everything look beautiful and everyone had a joyous time.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Chocolate Cupcake with Vanilla Frosting Yum

Today my little Princess had the day off due to snow. We got 3 inches today December 17, 2013. I decided to make wheel pasta with ground meat and marinara sauce it was delicious. For dessert we made chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting. My daughter and husband said "Those cupcake are delicious". Then we went outside to play with the snow and take some photos posing with our little Princess. The snow some was soft and some was hard due to the ice that felt on top of it on Saturday night. I remember to take a photo of the Yummy cupcake.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Snowy Day and Time To Make Gingerbread Cookies With My Litte Princess

On Saturday from 9:30P.M until 11:00P.M snow was falling. We had a total accumulation of 6.8 inches of snow. At 5:00P.M I took my little Princess outside and I took my camera and my phone with me. I carried a umbrella to block the snow from falling on my camera and phone while I took photos of my house all decorated for Christmas. My sister wanted me to send her photos from my phone to Puerto Rico. After I took my photos and safely put my camera and phone inside the house, I played with my little Princess in the snow. We had a great time. Then we watch "Christmas On The Bayou" and A Snow Globe Christmas" on Lifetime. We went to sleep at 12 midnight. Then the weather turn from snow to ice. On Sunday my husband woke up at 8A.M to clean the snow on our steps. I receive a call from our church that it was cancel due to the snow and ice. Today we made gingerbread cookies and rested. We ate a delicious Spanish meal. Pork Chop Spanish rice and Pasteles. The Pasteles were made by my husband everything was delicious.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Happy Birthday To My Guardian Angel My Dad

Happy Birthday To My Wonderful Guardian Angel My Dad. Thank You Mami and Papi For The Love And Values You Gave Me And Show Me. Thank You God For The Maravilloso Parents You Chose For Me and My Brothers And Sisters. And Also For Letting Me See Them In MY Dreams. Mami Y Papi Los Amo Con Todo Mi Corazon. Bendicion! Your Spirit © Tram-Tiara T. Von Reichenbach - A Tribute to My Father - I know that no matter what You will always be with me. When life separates us I'll know it is only your soul Saying goodbye to your body But your spirit will be with me always. When I see a bird chirping on a nearby branch I will know it is you singing to me. When a butterfly brushes gently by me so care freely I will know it is you assuring me you are free from pain. When the gentle fragrance of a flower catches my attention I will know it is you reminding me To appreciate the simple things in life. When the sun shining through my window awakens me I will feel the warmth of your love. When I hear the rain pitter patter against my window sill I will hear your words of wisdom And will remember what you taught me so well' That without rain trees cannot grow Without rain flowers cannot bloom Without life's challenges I cannot grow strong. When I look out to the sea I will think of your endless love for your family. When I think of mountains, their majesty and magnificence I will think of your courage for your country. No matter where I am Your spirit will be beside me For I know that no matter what You will always be with me.