“A space should support you. Everything you choose to surround yourself with, carries a vibration that affects you daily. Balance and harmony in your home will mirror itself in an abundant life.” -Andrew Galuppi
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."-Roald Dahl
Learn all your life. Learn from your failure. Learn from your successes. When you hit a spell of trouble ask, "What is it trying to teach me?" The lessons aren't always happy ones, but they keep coming. We learn from our jobs, from our friends and families. We learn by accepting the commitments of life, by playing the roles that life hands us (not necessarily the roles we would have chosen). We learn by growing older, by suffering, by loving, by taking risks, by bearing with the things we can't change."-John Gardner
Aria's graduation , Smith College Northampton MassachusettsMay 2006:Mike, Grandma Lucy, Aria, Grandpa Nate, Barb
This photograph captures such a happy moment for three generations. Mike's parents were able to join us in Massachusetts for Aria's college graduation in 2006. This past week Aria flew to the States from Italy for her five year reunion.
I'm so excited that we will be together with Aria and Mike's parents to have some family time together once again.
"Morning is the best of times in the garden. The sun is not yet hot. Sweet vapors rise from the earth. Night dew clings to the soil and makes plants glisten. Birds call to one another. Bees are already at work."Unknown
I believe in love and kindness, family first, deep meaningful friendships, counting one's blessings and giving to others what you yourself need. I strive to see life as a glass half full. I am very grateful for the life I have and all the wonderful people that make this grand adventure so worthwhile.