Showing posts from August, 2012

My Baby's First Angel Birthday

I am so touched by the thoughtfulness of my friends from all over the world, who joined me and our family in celebrating our beloved Keith's first angel birthday. Their act of kindness and their warm messages left me lost for words. I really do appreciate what they have done for our angel. I will forever be grateful. For Keith Ashley "happy bday in heaven"... Give him eternal rest, Oh Lord, and may your light shine upon him forever.   - from my friend Marilou in Arizona A blue candle that will burn all day, wearing a blue top, the effort not to cuss (even mentally!) and the thought of not giving up on a day when things weren't really being fantastic...the last two were the hardest, but because of a friend and her lovely boy who is in a better place than we are, I'd say just the mere thought of remembering not to cuss wiped the frown away.   -  from my friend Gemma in London Prayers and lighted candle for keith's 1st angel birthday:)

Day Trip to Porto Venere, Italy

So we thought that we should do something special for my birthday. I actually didn't want to go anywhere because I wanted to enjoy Manarola, or was it really? Honestly, I was lazy because it was too hot and I was tired. But then on second thought maybe we should go on a boat ride to another town. And I am glad that I kicked Miss Kill Joy in the butt because Porto Venere was a sight to behold and I would have regretted it if I didn't go. We took the ferry from Manarola and it only took us about less than half an hour to get to Porto Venere. And it cost us 25 euros each. View from the ferry Apart from the beautiful young ladies and gentlemen lined up along the harbour, (who are gifted with the perfect tan and sculptured body), Porto Venere offers wonderful sights that anyone shouldn't really miss. The historic city centre Square Spallanzani and church of S. Pietro from the Doria Castle The Castle of St. Peter A view taken at the bottom of S Pie