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My Life as a Realtor – Day 167

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 167:

It’s Monday!  Younger 3 are back to school.  Although we did have a 2 hour delay due to all the snow we had yesterday – and the kids and I were very grateful for the extra time.

I played catch-up with work and did a few things around the house.  Even though Melissa and David were home, they were up in their rooms and that made it feel as though I had the house to myself… and Remi… and Tisha… and Moe…. and the rest of our pets.  Who am I kidding?  I am never alone!

Although Tisha just sleeps all day!

I keep looking at our tree, and little by little the ornaments have been moved to the top of the tree since Remi has taken and destroyed about 10 of them.  So, I plan on leaving it up until Sunday…

January 9, 2010 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

My Life as a Realtor – Day 149

My Life as a Realtor ~

Day 149:

Our Christmas tree was put up today – now I will wait a day or two until it’s branches have relaxed – then time to decorate our Christmas 2009 Tree!

Then it was back to work – back to wrapping – and a trip out for some more Christmas shopping.

December 20, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, My Life as a Realtor, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Betty Crocker – Christmas Tree Cake

Betty Crocker ~ Christmas Tree Cake…

                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~  CLICK Here for the Recipe  ~~~~~~~~~~~~

                                           Pink Sherbet Photography – Flickr.com

December 18, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Recipes | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

One of my favorite songs to listen to during the Holidays

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee

December 11, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Music, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trim Your Christmas Tree with HGTV

Trim Your Christmas Tree with HGTV –

                                                           krisdecurtis – Flickr.com

                                    ~~~~~~~~~~ CLICK Here to View~~~~~~~~~~

                                                                   sociotard – Flickr.com

December 3, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holiday Cooking, Baking & Drinks!

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Oh the Holidays is always associated with FOOD!!  Here are some delicious recipes from some of my favorite sites:

Please keep in mind that once you visit these different sites – go exploring on them for more Holiday Recipes and Entertaining Ideas!


Whether you and your family celebrate one or more of these Holidays – ENJOY!!

christmas-tree-dreidel-somethingmarissa1somethingmarissa – Flickr.com

December 15, 2008 Posted by | Christmas, Fun Post, Hanukkah, Uncategorized, Winter | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment