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Full Time Mom, Wife, Work, Life - Mom to three children (adults), two are college graduates and now own their own homes, and the youngest is in college in NC; wife to Thomas; Work - one full time and multiple part time jobs; Life - whatever you can throw at me....

Friday, June 26, 2015


My daughter turned 21 last week, so her weekend choice was to visit a winery (something I had never done before) and to go to the casino.  

We loved the wineries.  We first went to Salt Water Farms in Stonington, CT.  It was an airplane hangar transformed into steel vats of wine.  The place was beautiful, the grounds were gorgeous.  We got there at 1:00 and stayed until 3:00.  Ricky and Jenn met us there.  The tasting was fun, but we only liked one of the wines.  We bought a bottle and sat outside the vineyard.  There are tables and chairs or Adirondack chairs to just enjoy the scenery.  We brought crackers and cheese and salsa and chips and carrots and hummus, so it was a nice spread!   They closed at 3:00 this day because there was  wedding scheduled for the evening.  We got to see the preparation for the wedding which was a lot of fun.  

 These photos are actually from the third winery we visited - Mangle Sierra, also in Stonington.  Although the wine was not as good here, the views and ambiance was spectacular.  We really enjoyed this place.
 Our next stop was the casino.  We had a great time - She wanted to go to the Mohegan Sun.  There were 13 of us.  Thomas, Me and Hope, Rick and Jenn, my sister and my two nieces, my other sister, Carla and my son Dominic and finance Samantha.  Then Samantha's mom, grandma, brother and a friend met us.  And one of Elizabeth's friends from work came also.  I think that is more than 13!!! (actually 16)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Great Wolf Lodge

We took our second annual mini-vacation to Great Wolf Lodge in Fitchburg, MA this past week.  The trips had a wonderful time.  This year they were able to successfully complete the MagiQuest and all three became Master Magi.  They (we) spent hours at the water parks and had a wonderful time again.

 Brody in a photo spot!!!
 Here They are being Knighted as Master Magi!

 Watching the Bed time program!
 The MagiQuest guide book that takes you all around the resort.  I put on a few miles of walking!!

Some photos of the waterpark, although my photos do not do the place justice at all!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


I know I have already been once this year, but I am heading to my home in Florida for a few days.  It is my sister-in-law's 30th Wedding Anniversary!!  How awesome!   So my hubby's entire (entire!!!) family is going to go down to celebrate!!  I will post pictures when I get back!!    

Sunday, June 14, 2015


 My niece graduated from the school that I work at!  She is headed to High School and I am very proud of her!!

 Some family photos!!
 The trips with my sister and niece!
 Richard  bowing to Cristina.  I am not sure why!  
 Richard, Thomas and my sister (who Richard calls his God mother)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Memorial Day Parade

 Although you can't see him...that is my hubby in the first car leading the parade!  Very exciting!

 Our school float - I know it isn't a good picture.
 the end of our school float and our duck for the duck race.....which will have it's own post soon.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Day trip to the Cape

We went to Cape Cod last weekend for a Christening.  I got to see all my cousins and relatives that I had not seen in ages.  It took me back to some good times and some bad times!!   

But we had the perfect day....the trips went into the pool (May 31st and it was warm!!).  

Thursday, June 11, 2015

It is prom time

My Goddaughter Gianna went to prom this past weekend.  She looked beautiful!!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

New Job

I was offered a full time position at the school that I have been working at temporarily.  I took it!

I love the place.  It is crazy, hectic, fast paced, chaotic and I feel like I never get anything done.....but I love it!  And I will get to see my trips everyday!!!!  So excited!!!