Friday, April 29, 2011,

One thing you can count on is FAMILY. (and LOVE)  That's the way it should be and way it is for Carmela and Italo's family.  Their children Gerardo, Dario and Concetta joined them at their renewal of vows for their 25th Anniversary at Blessed Sacrament Church and then surprised them with a party at Bocelli's Restaurant on Hylan Blvd in Staten Island. Where else you gonna go?  Italo owns Pastosa Ravioli and Cheese Inc. ( He knows and sells great ingredients, Bocelli's serves great food. (  It was a wonderful night to share with family and friends.

Sequoia tree, California – Olivier Renck/Aurora ©

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Cynthia!   Happy Sweet 16!  You have been a good daughter, your parents love you and you deserve to have your day!  Boy do you and your friends know how to party!  Thanks for allowing to be there!  It really means alot to us and now you can relive your memories in living color!  

View from the Australian War Memorial down Anzac Parade toward the New and Old Parliament Houses in Canberra, Australia -- Jon Hicks/Corbis ©