Saturday, December 28, 2013

almost there

How do you really prepare for the biggest day of your life?!!! Trying not to stress :-) Less than two months to go!!! :-)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Holidays!!!

I love the spirit of Christmas :-)

Listening to the sounds of the season, beautiful carols, next to the lit up tree at home, soon to go around the city and see all the holiday joy of New York City :-)

Best time of year, especially in this amazing city. 

My last Christmas being engaged - soon to be a married woman!!!! WOOHOOO!!! :-)


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

snow happiness dance!

Good morning New York!!!! :-)

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Obama: Mandela 'took history in his hands' and wrought justice
President Barack Obama paid somber tribute to Nelson Mandela Thursday, celebrating the late South African leader’s “fierce dignity and unbending will” and unquenchable thirst for justice.
“For now, let us pause and give thanks for the fact that Nelson Mandela lived — a man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice,” Obama said in the White House briefing room.
“He achieved more than could be expected of any man. Today he's gone home, and we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth,” Obama said. “He no longer belongs to us; he belongs to the ages.”
Mandela, who was 95, died from complications of a recurring lung infection.
"His journey from a prisoner to a president embodied the promise that human beings — and countries — can change for the better," Obama said.
The president also recalled the personal connection he felt to Mandela, and the antiapartheid campaign that fueled the young American's political passions.
"I am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela's life. My very first political action — the first thing I ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics — was a protest against apartheid. I would study his words and his writings," Obama said. "The day he was released from prison it gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they're guided by their hopes and not by their fears. And like so many around the globe, I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that Nelson Mandela set. And so long as I live, I will do what I can to learn from him."
In his 1995 autobiographical “Dreams From My Father,” Obama had described Mandela as something of an idealized father-figure — inspiring him and filling the void of his absent Kenya-born parent.
"It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa, that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela," he wrote. The two men met in 2005, when Mandela visited Washington, and Obama was a junior senator.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

NYC train crash

This is our train and route to work every morning. I know exactly which turn it derailed on. I am so glad we were not on the train on this day. #countyourblessings #thankfultobealive

Monday, December 2, 2013

Happy December!

Happy December! Warms my heart and soul My favorite time of the year ~ our holiday spirited home!