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Surviving New Years – Recipes from GMA

Good Morning America has some great recipes and tips to help put together and survive the Holiday seasons.  With Thanksgiving and Christmas over with for another year – we are now left with New Years!

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Both New Years Eve and New Years Day will be held at my home – and boy do I love searching for new recipes!

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December 27, 2009 Posted by | Good Morning America, New Years Eve, Recipes, Uncategorized | , , , , | 2 Comments

My Life as a Realtor – Day 158

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 158:

It’s Saturday and Christmas is over – now time to get ready for New Years!  Both New Years Eve and New Years Day will be at our home – a tradition for the past 23 years since Joe and I got married.  Still not sure of the exact number of guests, but it will be a full house! 

Yesterday, we came home in ice rain, which caused me to slip and slide a bit.  This morning, we woke up to a slushy driveway.  Joe had fun cleaning it though – he never complains about using the plow.

I caught up on work since I hadn’t some much in the past 2 days – and got the house back in order.  All the new clothes got washed, gifts put away and boxes and wrapping paper thrown out.

Remi spent the day enjoying his new green toy…

and Tisha loved posing in her new pink sweater…

Now, time to start making my menu for New Years.

December 27, 2009 Posted by | My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 157

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 157:


The kids woke us up and made us a wonderful breakfast.  Then it was time to head into the livingroom where our tree is…

and open our gifts…

even Remi had a few treats…


 After opening gifts, we went into the Den, Joe made a fire and we looked in a stockings.  Afterwards, he spotted a buck far in the woods…


Then, we got ourselves ready and made our way to my brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Manny & Gina’s house in Mt. Vernon, NY.  While Joe drove, I text and e-mailed clients – past and present – to wish them a Very Merry Christmas!

From Left to Right… My nephews ~ Michael & Andrew, Sons ~ Jonathan and David, Daughters ~ Sara, Amanda & Melissa, Niece ~ Daniella and Nephews ~ Daniel & Pedro

We ate, and ate… and ate.  Then it was time to go upstairs by the Christmas Tree

and Baby Jesus…

We opened more gifts and then took a few more family photos.  Here is my hubby’s sister and brother…

Joe’s brother Manny, sister Isabel and Joe

And our kids…

From oldest to youngest ~ Melissa, David, Amanda, Sara and Jonathan

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

December 27, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Life as a Realtor – Day 156

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 156:

Happy Christmas Eve!!!

We were all invited to go to my brother’s house in Brookfield, CT for our Christmas Eve dinner, opening some gifts and most especially, some family time together.  My mom has been with my brother and his family for a few days now to help them get ready. 

Work was quiet and that was alright since there was much to do.  The girls and I baked cookies, Melissa made a French Apple Tart and Amanda and I made a quick stop at Shaw’s and the liquor store.  We were finally ready to leave by 5:30 and arrived to wonderful Christmas Eve appetizers and a beautifully set table awaiting its guests.

Here are some moments of our Christmas Eve…

A Cozy Fire

A Beautiful Tree

Eating, eating… and more eating!

 Fun Opening Gifts

Watching the Little Ones Playing with New Toys

and a special Thanks to our Hosts…

My Brother Louie & Sister-in-Law Leia

Then it was back home, where we left our lights on while we slept and waited for Santa…

Ho! Ho! Ho!

December 27, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

All I Want for Christmas is You…

Here is another favorite Christmas song of mine – enjoy!

“All I Want for Christmas is You” ~ Mariah Carey~

December 27, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Favorite Music & Songs, Music, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment