Friday, June 25, 2010

Uncle Ben's Kitchen Kickoff Party

I had a Uncle Ben's Kitchen Kickoff Party and it was a blast!! I did get to preview the  Uncle Ben's Whole grain brown rice and it is amazing!! We all loved it!
I made a couple of dishes to go with the party and everyone loved it!
One of the recipes I used was 
Uncle Ben's Brown Rice is so healthy too ! One serving of nearly all Uncle Ben's Whole Grain Rice varieties provide 100% the daily whole grain recommendation! 
Awesome food (Thanks to Uncle Ben's) great people and a fantastic day!!
It was also 2 of my children's birthdays ,so I thought because we like to do good for others I asked everyone that stopped to bring a can of food or a dollar. This way we relaxed ,enjoyed the food and helped other families!

I set up the truck with  Uncle Ben's Rice ,gifts and goodies for the party goers! I was still setting up when this picture was taken!!

Sarah and Frankie getting their Uncle Ben's goodie bag!
Some of the guys starting to dig into the Uncle Ben's Rice dishes!!

Some of the party people!!
Here comes Jimmy ,I can't forget about him! He is such a good dog!! My cats are hiding!!
We all had a wonderful time and I had people stop by all day! My camera need to be recharged ,I thought it was good to go ! Silly me!

The next day I packed up all the cans (some boxes of Uncle Ben's Rice) and money and off to the 

Preston City Congregational Church . They have a  wonderful food pantry that helps so many people !

I felt it was perfect to help. They also liked that I thought of them!

Thank you Mom Central and Uncle Ben's , making this party a huge success!

I wrote this review while participating in a Kitchen Kickoff campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Uncle Ben's. Mom Central sent me a gift card and other Uncle Ben's items to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Beautiful and Fun Wedding

What a wonderful weekend we had! 
Staying at the Hyatt in Greenwich , it was beautiful and fun!
Getting there Friday ,everyone was so kind and helpful! 
Off we went for facials at  the Ritz Carlton in Westchester , what a wonderful spa ! It was the first time for me and I enjoyed the experience! It was like being in another world! After the facials ,mani and pedi's  and feeling like a new woman,looking like one too ,we were off again!
This time it was for a new do! Toni, a hairdresser who performs miracles! She just looked at me and within minutes my hair was cut and colored (washed those grays right out of my hair) and styled! I looked in the mirror and couldn't believe it was me!! Toni ,you are awesome!!
Meeting up for dinner with my daughter's soon to be new family !
We went out to dinner to this wonderful Italian restaurant,The  Valbella  Ristorante, a toast to the bride!! We all had champagne and it was so nice!!
Sarah with Frankie's Aunt and Grandmother
You ladies are the best! My daughter is so lucky to have you in her life!

Saturday was the wedding!
Off to the ceremony! Don't ya just love those sunglasses!!

Sarah made a beautiful bride and Frankie a handsome groom!!

The new Mr & Mrs Martin are so playful!!
The bride with Frankie's parents (Sarah's new Mom & Dad)

It was a beautiful wedding and time to relax a bit , taking the new bride & groom out for their first toast!

Sarah & Frankie with Jim & me
Jim looks grumpy!! He isn't ,he is a happy go lucky guy!!

  The reception at the Hyatt in Greenwich.
The flowers,the cake(Strawberry short cake,Frankie's favorite),its was all so fun!! 
The bride and groom cutting the cake!!
Sarah & Frankie are a beautiful couple ! I couldn't have asked for a better son in law!
I wish the both of you many happy and fun years together,you have so much love ! 
Mazel Tov!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Matt!

Boy , does time fly!!
Today is my son's birthday!
28 years ago I was in the yard with my oldest son and we were picking worms .
My water broke and the rest is history!! Matt loves fishing and now we all know why!
He even went fishing on  his honeymoon  when he married Holly!
Happy Birthday Matt!
I know Randy, your best friend will be celebrating it with you!!
I hope all your birthday wishes come true!