Madelines Memory

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Madeline was my grandmother on my mother's side. She was an amazing little Irish woman. How blessed we were to have her. Not a day goes by that I don't miss her. I am the wife of my bestfriend, the mother of four amazing kids ages 25, 22, 17 and 4. I am a grandma to 2 beautiful little boys and the mom-in-law to a terrific man. I come from a big wonderful family. My parents are my idols. My dad was always the silent one and my mom was the "tough" one. I have so much admiration for them and love being their daughter. I have 4 sisters and one brother, but I only have 3 surviving sisters now. My sister Michele passed away suddenly in 1989. I married into an amazing Italian family. I believe in God and Angels, and Ghosts. Not bad ones, but ones that just can't decide if they should stay or go. I believe that if you want something bad enough, you just need to believe and it will be yours. I believe that everyone means something to someone and this life without you would be miserable.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Oh what an amazing dream my sister had recently. How wonderful-she was able to see our beautiful sister, Michele again. According to Michele, God had given her a special ticket to visit once again,to let us all know that she is fine.And I suppose to let us know that we should be fine as well...aahhh what a priceless gift God has given each one of us. Although only one was able to have her at that moment, we ALL share that precious gift.
Thank you Lord for showing us that just as our Angels are not forgotten, neither are those of us left on earth.
May all of you share the comfort in knowing that we are all still loved and watched over by the ones we have lost.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

New week ahead

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
A new week is ahead. Some of us may breeze right through, others of us may have to hurdle many obstacles. But we are strong and we will see it through. Remember always--Life is good. As of this moment, you still have 100% of your life to live-so give it 110%.
Only 5 more days until the weekend.
God bless you all.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Happy Saturday to everyone.
Have a blessed weekend and enjoy all there is!!
XOXO, Dana

Friday, February 19, 2010

A New and Better ME

Well, my dear friends and loved ones I have made a committment to become a new and better ME. Although I am quite happy with who I am and what I am-there is ALWAYS room to improve. I have so much to be thankful for and to live a long and happy life for. I have an amazing husband, 4 beautiful children, 1 perfect grandson and a loving family....who could ask for anything more? Not me. But now I am going to give to them. I love each and every one of them more than anything and this is my gift to them, to YOU!
I promise to be successful, a better mother, a better wife, a better sister, daughter and friend.
Here's to you all and to me becoming a better ME!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

St. Patty's Day is coming...

I realize my blog is not pink...but it is just for this short time. Since I am a wee bit Irish, I had to make my blog the same.
Luck O the Irish to you all

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Just a few hearts I have around the house...

My sweet husband found the big "heart" shaped rock while walking in San Juan Capistrano. I had just mentioned I wanted to look for one and suddenly he had this in his hand.

My Prince Charming....The Love of my Life

May 23, 1993

Valentine Pretties

My talented sister Marcia , Vintage Frenchhen, made these for meeee!!

My Valentine's Tree

I am always rearranging things...I have moved my tree once again