Best Birthday Present

Today my five year old son went into the living room and began working on the computer. He told me not to come into the room. He came out twice. The first time he asked me how to capitalize a letter and the second time he asked me how to spell “school”. When he came out he had a proud look on his face and he gave me this note for my birthday. It was the best present I’ve received in a long time. I’m not even mad that I had to share my glory with his dad, nani and papa.


Happy Birthday


It’s my first post and I’m including an image of a beef stick and jerky. Let me explain. Today would have been my brother-in-law’s 53rd birthday. I think about him every day and miss him terribly. He was a huge meat lover–especially hot sticks and beef jerky. My son, his godchild, shares in the love for the same food. Today, we will toast to all the good memories in the most appropriate way. Hot sticks and jerky for all.