Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Monday, August 30, 2021

Backwards and Forwards


The Japanese Tea Gardens San Antonio Texas


 "Life can only be understood

backwards; but it must be lived forward." -Kierkegaard

Sunday, August 29, 2021

What Counts


"I've learned...

that it's not

what I have

in my life, 

but who I

have in my 'life that 


Saturday, August 28, 2021

A Sweet Card From Aunt Carol

 This is the sweetest card that we just received  from Mikes Aunt Carol who lives in Ohio. We had called her one night and she said “Did you get my card?” She thought she had mailed it two weeks ago. We were afraid it got lost. Thank you Aunt Carole. That was so sweet of you.


Friday, August 27, 2021

August Not Just About A Book Club Yappy Hours

 August 12

Jo brought delicious brownies and Judy shared limes from her tree. (aperitivo incentive for gin and tonics)

August 19

Marine Park Concerts 

August 26 Municipal Band last concert of this summer

Thursday, August 26, 2021

40th Anniversary Gifts and Cards

 So many thoughtful remembrances from family and friends for our 40th Anniversary.




Flowers and card from Jocelyn and Vicente



Champagne and chocolate from Tracy and Rick

Card from Sandi

Card from Pati and Stuart

Wednesday, August 25, 2021


 "Elegance is the only beauty that

never fades." -Audrey Hepburn

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Celebrating our 40th Anniversary part 2


The thing we are reminded of as we celebrate our 40th anniversary is that Mike and I did not come this far in marriage by ourselves. The story of our lives together encompass all the friendships that have supported our adventures through life. Each and every friendship continue to touch our lives and make everything meaningful. I share my heart here. Probably annoyingly too much but it's just a way I feel I can be in contact with people that mean so much to me. So thank you all for the impact you have had on our life. The kids arranged for a small family run (brother and sister) company out of Orange county to cater our dinner. (champagne, charcuterie assortment, sushi and a chocolate fondue fountain with mixed fruit.) They set up a table for two in our backyard. Prior to going outside for the big reveal we zoomed with our daughters Aria and Athena their husbands Daniele and  Mat and the grand kids Sofia, Rocco and Jude. The kids said the second present was sent via email so we should take the ipad with us to dinner. That gift overwhelmed us to tears. As we ate we watched a video with a compilation of messages from friends and family. It even included messages from the staff at the Huntington Sheraton Hotel in Pasadena (now the Langham) where we were married! Needless to say it's hard to eat sushi and drink champagne when tears were flooding our eyes. Messages from family and friends as far as Canada, England, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark and Australia. Friends from my childhood and college. I attach the youtube link to this video if anyone would like to view. Thank you again to all of you for your friendships and loving wishes. It is all of you that make our lives so full and joyful. Ps I also attach the card Mike made me. His home made card has a photo of Corona del Mar on the front. Through the years Mike has always made me cards for every special occasion. He continues to make cards that touch my heart, make me laugh and cry at the same time.
Here is the link to the video:


This is a photograph of my childhood family beach Corona Del Mar
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