Saturday, June 26, 2010

Inspire yourself. Jump into the breach.


"You are committed to doing the right thing, but you may not know if you have the spiritual strength to see it through right now. You do, of course, but you may need to take a leap of faith. Having courage doesn't mean being unafraid, but it does mean acknowledging the fear and doing what needs to be done anyway, simply because you know it has to be done. Take a deep breath and jump into the breach."

Hell ya! Thanks for the words pisces.

Love and Hugs

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Friday, June 25, 2010

It might just save your life!

Happy Friday Everybody! Scroll through the video to the 2min mark to start the song. P.S How cool is that guy in the back with the dark shades and smoke hangin'out of his mouth! Rock on brother! Am I the only one who thinks it's time for a Huey Lewis and The News reunion comeback tour or wha?
Love and Hugs

I keep waiting.....

........to find my funny Mommy and Dad hiding behind every tree around my apartment. I can't pass one without taking a second look! HA! I miss them like crazy nutso! I talk to them everyday and I feel them with me but what I can't do is look into their eyes and kiss their cheeks. Why are we so attached to the physical world? URGH! Well anyways I'm working on it!
Happy Friday my funny parents! Have a great time at the ball tourney in Arkona!
Love and Hugs

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Come back Delphine!

Hi guys, I just wanted to share a picture of the three of us last Saturday night at Vince's party. It was so much hanging out with her and we had so much time just the two of us. I feel so much closer to her and so lucky to have another great sister in law. God is smiling down on me that I am surrounded by such strong and beautiful smart women! Lucky Me!
Love and hugs

Vince and Delph are Divers

Here they are all dressed and ready to go
Next they got into the water to put on their flippers
And we're off!
Swimming out to a good spot
And here they are decending....DIVE!DIVE!DIVE!

Good afternoon everybody! Aren't these pictures cool?! Vince and his sister Delphine went diving in Gozo last Saturday with a company called Moby Dives. It was just the two of them and their instructor. They even saw a few octopuses! So crazy! I was so proud of them!
Love and Hugs

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Captain Vinsanity!

Good Morning Everybody! Today is Vincent's birthday! He was born 29 years ago in Epinal France, the middle child inbetween his two sisters. His mom says that he was a big blonde smiley baby and then grew up to be a completely fearless badass toddler and young man. He gave his parents a hard time during his teenage years even getting a contract drawn up between them regarding his curfew. He finally smarted up and went to university in Metz France to become a mechanical Engineer and then moved to Canada for his first job....and the rest is history!
He loves:
fast motorcycles
being a captain
tea instead of coffee
snowboarding
negotiaing for a cheaper price (i.e. see the above curfew contract)
being the boss
Lacoste polos
playing board games with his family after dinner
the french liqueur Richard
weird music I have never heard of
being an Uncle
scary/strange t.v. shows and movies like Requiem for a Dream
Jamiaca
and Me! Thankfully!

Please help me in celebrating his last year before 30! (Just between you and me Vince is pretty freaked out by the whole 30 year old thing, pffff) So I guess this will be the last birthday we will be celebrating! ;-) Love you babe!
Love and Hugs

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Must Have this Hat!

Good Morning everybody! This hat is divine don't you agree? I am always on a hat misson. It seems like I can never find the perfect combination of brim width and texture to satisfy me. Until now. I saw this beauty in a UK bride magazine and then again on the blog greylikesweddings. After a little research I found out it's by french designer Agnes B and goes for only 30.00GBP. I scowred her website only to be dissapointed, I can't find it anywhere! AHHHH! I am hoping it's just so new it's not up yet? We'll see. But it must be mine! Reminds me of Mom's neighbour and my friend Simone's gourgeous hat on her Skinny Dip blog and her obsession with one truly cute pink bikini.
What are you obsessed with right now?
Love and Hugs

Thankful Tuesdays

Dear Sicily,

Thank you for making the most delicious peaches I have ever tasted. They are flat with juicy white flesh and I can get enough. I don't know how you do it but you are on to something good!

Love and Hugs,

Sam

Monday, June 21, 2010

Todays the Day


Good Morning Guys! Guess what?! I joined Weight Watchers Online today! Whohooooooo!
I have been overweight my whole life, yo-yoĆ­ng up and down. But for the last year and a bit I have been steadly losing weight on my own through mostly exercise and eating lighter foods. The first picture is of me at my heaviest in Barcelona June 2008. I was at around 250 pounds. The second picture is me at my skinnest in Paris December 2009, 2 days after we got engaged. I was at around 214 pounds.
While I was pregnant I was ridiculously hungry for everything and I mean everything! At the same time I tried working out and joined an aerobics class only for the instructor to ask me to stop after 10mins when I felt dizzy. (even light yoga made me what to pass out.) After 10 weeks and the miscarraige I had gained back 13 pounds. And that's where I am today.
I know I can slowly lose weight on my own. But I have a sneaking suspicion that there is an easier way. I want ideas for recipes and motivation from others people going through the same experience and online support. So all this has brought to Weight Watchers. My goal weight is 160 and then to mantain it for the rest of my life. So that's 67 pounds to go. I am so excited to see where it takes me! Does anyone want to join me?
Love and Hugs

Friday, June 18, 2010

Trying to make my future Father in Law proud

Hi guys, As you know Vince's little sister is here. She's a pescetarian. We love her. So I decided to try and recreate one of our favourite dishes that her dad, Jose always makes when she is home. It's called Bouchees aux fruits de mer. They are basically puff pastry shells filled with a creamy seafood sauce. Very delish! So what do you think Jose? Did I do you proud??? ;-)

Also just a friendly reminder that it's Father's Day this sunday! I know I will be calling my dad as soon as he wakes up! How about you?

Love and Hugs

Heading to Gozo

Good Morning everybody and happy Friday! Vince's little sister Delphine is here and we have decided to take a trip to Gozo today and stay for the night. Vince and Delphine want to try out diving and aparently Gozo is the best place. I promise to take lots of pics for you! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!
Love and Hugs

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Love in my life

Good Morning everybody! I am still feeling pretty empty from the space my parents left after they went home on Monday. But I am also so lucky to be surrounded by such a great amount of love. Vincent is the sweetest most lovely person I could ever dream to meet. He overwhelms me with so much love everyday that I am never too far from a hug or a smile!
With this I am working at getting better and will be on the blog with regular posts in no time.
Love and Hugs

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Why must all good things come to an end?

Goodmorning Everybody!

Mom and Dad left on Monday morning and I was so sad I couldn't write until now. It was blissful to wander around the streets of Rome and then show them our haunts in Malta. Very emotional and joyful and......well lets just say there is nothing as strong as feeling love from your parents.
I have so many experiences to share but I wanted to start here with a picture of our last dinner in Rome. We are standing on a small street behind the Pantheon near the restaurant. We used our self timer so this is just one of many! I can't wait to share the rest soon!
Love and Hugs

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

We are going here!

Good Morning Everybody! Vince and I are meeting Mom and Dad in Rome on Friday morning! Yahooo! I am trying to contain my excitment but it's not quite working out. I was up all night long last night thinking about all the beautiful places in Rome to see and watching my parents face lightup when they see them. Gosh there is just something about Rome it's so.... ummmm.... like.... I don't know....old! And I know there are tourists everywhere and little kiosks set up selling crap to them and menus printed in English and German and Korean and all that but still it remains local. Do you know what I mean??? There is a vibe there and I absolutely love it! I dare say more than Paris. Gasp! Italians are just so much more passionate and out there and dirty than Parisians. Gotta Love It!
Well if you want to see for yourself hop on a plane and join us for the weekend!
Love and Hugs

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Thankful Tuesdays

Dear PMS

Thank you for reminding me I am a ungreatful bitch sometimes. Thanks for bringing me back down to earth and off the high horse that I am on with my feel good sweet self. Nobody can be nice all time and I thank you PMS for bringing that up month after month after month.......and it feels good.

Love and Hugs