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#ThrowbackThursday #TeamDonald

I love going to Disneyworld! I just get caught up in the escape factor of being in their made-up worlds which is why I guess one of my favorite movies is Beauty and the Beast (the animated version). And while I love Mickey, I have to say that my favorite is Donald Duck. Don’t know why, but I just love his crazy moods and mumbling to himself kind of speech. I find it endearing. So here’s a picture of my clan with none other than the duck himself, say hello to #TeamDonald!

#ThrowbackThursday Me and My Curls

I think this photo was taken in Cuba before we escaped to the U.S. Those years in Cuba were tough times for my family. My parents and brother were already in America, my brother to avoid being conscripted into the militia and my parents to avoid jail for turning against Castro. It took my parents nearly two years to get us out of Cuba. During that time, Castro’s men would regularly come by the house and toss it. My grandmother would hide us under the bed while that happened.

I’m told that for years I was afraid of anyone in a uniform, but I don’t really remember much about those years. My first memories are of being in the United States, my new home. Of being both sad, but happy to finally be with my family.

When you think of booking a trip to Cuba, please think about the decades of misery heaped on others by the Castros who will be the ones benefiting from your trip.

My hair was a lot lighter in this photo and I only have a little bit of blonde left in the front. The curls are gone, although I still have wavy hair when it’s a little longer.
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#FreebieFriday JUST ONE NIGHT #Military #Romance

Happy Friday! I love Fridays and thinking about a fun weekend. There’s a town wide garage sale going on that I plan to hit and it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday which means I get to visit my wonderful Mother-in-law and plant her gardens for her! Of course, I’ll just have to pick up my own veggies and flowers for my garden. I hope it gets and stays warm because it’s long past time for spring to get here so I can put out the plants.

I’ve got a free read of JUST ONE NIGHT for you today! JUST ONE NIGHT is the first book in the Take a Chance Military Romance series.

Here is a little blurb for the story! You can download the free read here: http://www.instafreebie.com/free/mpx6b

JUST ONE NIGHT Military RomanceHe has just one night to prove to her that anything is possible…

Jason Hart, Jase to his friends, has just graduated college and earned his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. It’s the night of the graduation party and she’ll be there. His best friend’s slightly older sister, Nickie. Nickie is the only woman he’s really wanted for a long time. He has just one night to make it happen.

She has just one night before the man of her dreams leaves, maybe forever, but can she find the courage to take a chance…

Nicole de Salvo has been in love – and lust – for her little brother’s best friend for years. For years she’s watched from afar and done nothing about her attraction for Jason Hart only now their time together is almost at an end. On their last night together will she find the courage to do something about her feelings, or will she live with regret for the rest of her life?

I hope you all have a great weekend and to all the moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day!

#ThrowbackThursday Christmas Village 2010 and this year’s village!

Wow, counting down to Christmas Eve. Lights are up. Tree is up. Gifts are being wrapped and the Christmas Village is up. I changed it up a little this year from year’s past so today’s Throwback Thursday is a look at the 2010 village as well as photos from this year’s village!

You can click here to see the 2010 Christmas Village video if you can’t see it below.

Here are photos from this year’s village!

#ThrowbackThursday Baptism Day

My nephew and godson, who also happens to be born on my b’day, just had a baby with his lovely wife and two weekends ago, we went to the baptism. This photo is of his mom’s, my sister’s, baptism in Cuba. That’s my dad all the way to the left and my brother all the way to the right. I’m the little curly-haired girl next to the man holding the baby – my sister!

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#ThrowbackThursday My Mom – Best friend and Mentor

My mom was my best friend and mentor and I know my daughter feels the same way about me. My daughter is my best friend and I am blessed to have her in my life.

This is another picture of my mom as a toddler. She’s wearing the traditional Galician dress and I’ve even got a little doll at home with this outfit. I’ll have to snap a picture of that for you to see it. The dolls were sent from our family in Spain for my sister and me. My doll has green eyes like me and my sister’s doll has blue eyes, like her.

Anyway, my mom. She was so cute as a kid and my sister looked just like her then and now as an adult.
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#ThrowbackThursday The Kids

With Thanksgiving almost here, it makes me think of all the things for which I am grateful, like all “the kids” in our family! This is a shot from the first Christmas with my daughter (all the way to the right in the red velvet and hiding behind a toy) and our youngest nephew (being held by his proud big brother).

They are all wonderful kids and I am so so happy that they are part of our family!
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