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Monday, May 30, 2011

It's the Soldier

It's the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us the Freedom of the Press.
It's the Soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us the Freedom of Speech.
It's the Soldier, not the politicians
That ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit
of Happiness..
It's the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag.

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend and were
able to take time to reflect on the
sacrifice that others have made for our freedom.
I hope we all can live lives worthy of their

God Bless America and God Bless Our Military and
the Families of our Fallen Soldiers.
Greater love hath no man than he lay down his life
for a friend.
May you and your family have a safe and meaningful summer.

We 're getting ready to celebrate my nephew's graduation
from the Air Force Academy!
pics to follow later this week!!
If you come to the Jersey Shore send me an email!
Jennifer aka Gigi

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Such love!

Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us
for yourself, and, when we had fallen into sin and become
subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent Jesus
Christ, your only and eternal Son, to share our human
nature, to live and die as one of us, to reconcile us to you, the
God and Father of all.

He stretched out his arms upon the cross, and offered himself,
in obedience to your will, a perfect sacrifice for the whole

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tea time at the St Regis

Hi Everyone! Tea time is so much fun! Here is a mosaic of some fun tea times I've enjoyed including the St Regis in NYC, the Physick Estate in Cape May, NJ and the Thoroughbred Club at the Charleston Place in Charleston, SC. Why not take a break from our busy pace and sit down for a leisurely tea?
Do you have a recommendation of a great tea in your area you could share here?
Cheers, Jennifer aka Gigi

Saturday, May 7, 2011

In the Beginning...Mother

In the Beginning…Mother

You have always been there

From the day I was born

You were there the first day I saw sunshine

You taught me to look at the world as a safe place

You held me when I cried

Cared for me when I was sick

Loved me when I was a rebel

You taught me a kind word turns away wrath

You taught me to love what I do and work hard

You taught me faith in God

And the importance of family and not things.

In a day when people don’t have faith

And don’t love

And don’t feel safe

I do

Thanks to you. (1997)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Mother’s Day!


My dearest daughter,

I wish you…eyes to see the pain of others, the needs of the poor, the changing of the seasons, a snowflake on the fresh fallen snow, a whisper from a little one, a sunrise on the start of a summer day, the chatter of happy kids playing, quiet time at night with the one you love.

I wish you Courage, Hope, Faith, Patience, Compassion.

I’m proud of all your achievements. Your hard work. Your support of your husband. The knowledge you have attained. Your skills of teaching.

I will always cherish the memories of you growing up, your smile, endless days at the beach, playing with your brother, and all the times for tea and sandcastles and dress up.

Because of you, I have hope in the future. I know our grandkids will be a success,

You are smart, beautiful, resourceful, kind. You helped me, a young mother, enjoy the wonders of life and letting go was easier knowing you were strong and good and would make the world a better place. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the world go on through your children who I know will make a difference in their world. Stay strong, forgive often, carry on. Greet tomorrow’s challenges with faith and hope and love.

Happy Mother's Day my sweet daughter in law Amanda too!

Jennifer pregnant with Amy when I was 19 years old. Amy was born on my Birthday!
I hope you all have a lovely Mother's Day!

It's that time! Kentucky Derby

It's that time! Kentucky Derby

Check out all the fun Sat. night around 5:30 pm and don't forget to wear a hat.
Here's what I'll be serving. Check out the recipes- Jennifer aka Gigi

Mint Juleps and

Kentucky Hot Brown

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Little Wisdom from Professor Stein at the Stainton's Society

On Sunday we enjoyed hearing Ben Stein speak at our local hospital fundraiser. He was very funny & had great advice! Check out the story here "A Little Wisdom from Professor Stein at the Stainton's Society"

What an historic day! Thank you to all our military and President Bush and President Obama.
We serve notice on Kaddafi and Ahmadinejad and all those who oppose Israel.
We also want justice for those who were killed by Hasan! God Bless America and our brave troops! We Will Never Forget! Jennifer aka Gigi

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now

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"Loveliest of trees, the cherry now..."
by A. E. Housman (1859-1936)

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.

Now, of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.

And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

This is how we do pasta!

This is how we do pasta!
Happy May! Pinch and a punch on the first of the month! Jennifer aka Gigi