School, Videos

Congratulations Jesse!

After 4 years of hard work, perseverance, and dedication, Jesse has graduated from college with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Southern Connecticut State University. We could not be more proud of him! We know he will go far in life and with all of his passion and dedication to his craft we foresee a successful and fulfilling career (and hopefully an Oscar one day). Directing, acting, editing, writing, he does it all and this is just the beginning. The world is yours Jesse! Congratulations! We love you!

“Our lives are made
In these small hours
These little wonders
These twists and turns of fate
Time falls away
But these small hours
These small hours still remain”

~ Rob Thomas

 

Holiday, Videos

Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day means so many different things to just as many different people. Some celebrate being a mother, some celebrate their own mothers, some celebrate both and there are those that celebrate the mother figures in our lives that represent what it truly means to be a mother. I’m very lucky in that I can celebrate all of these things on this special day. I have wonderful children, a great mother and those who have mentored me in ‘motherly’ ways.

I wanted to share some of those moments and give proper thanks to the person who made me a mother in the first place, my son, Jesse. He is the one who taught me how to be a mother and he has also showed me how I have failed as a mother as well. It is through these failures that I have become better as a mother, a parent and a mentor. For me, being a mother is one of my greatest joys in life, and I thank you Jesse for allowing me to become one in the first place.

I am fortunate enough to be able to stay at home with my wonderful twin girls and because of my experience with Jesse and unfortunately not being able to stay home with him when he was younger, it is now that I savor every moment I have with my girls. Even though there are occasional tears and tantrums, I get to see so much more of the love and dependence that they have for me and I adore all the hugs, kisses and “Maman, I love you!” that I get every day.  So thank you, all of my children, because being a mom and especially being your mom makes me so very happy I don’t think I can ever express words that actually make that feeling come to life. I love you all!

 

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Maman and Aria in Mexico
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Cooking with the twins!
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Getting a rare kiss from Alexa
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Jesse and I showing off our strong genes!
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Happy kids
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All my children and me
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Pure joy!
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Mother’s Day at preschool!

“Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” ~ William Makepeace Thackeray

 

Travel

Québec City, Canada

The second half or our trip to Canada proved to be very cloudy, windy and rainy but that didn’t stop us! We walked the old city, did some shopping and ate at a delightful old pub in one of the oldest buildings in the city. Papa and Tata Nadia ventured to the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency and experienced a dazzling sight.  Québec City will always be a favorite in spite of the weather we had this visit.

Travel, Wedding

The Proposal

While on our Jamaican vacation our Papa decided to propose to our Maman in the most romantic way. There was a lovely seaside dinner complete with Champagne and then the ring at dessert! Of course she said yes! We are all so happy and can’t wait for the wedding (date to be determined).

 

“In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” —Maya Angelou