This is an award I gave to myself. I have another blog Terra Del Sole that is my main blog. It is the place I share my personal life with all my followers. I comment to my followers, and ask if you are a follower here...please follow me at Terra Del Sole so I can come and see you on a more regular basis. If you are in my ten blog post your top ten things and your ten blogs.
so here goes...
These giant dogs are my 2 Cane Corso's (villa dogs or "courtyard") These dogs are Italian Mastiffs. They are so loving and super gentle. They rub against you like cats. They are super quiet when they are in the house. I have lost lots of beautiful pots on my patio. They play with my Terra cotta saucers like they are sleds. (we don't have snow). They take the saucer, and slide down the hill. These two are sisters, and we could not break them up so they have their own room in our home.
I love my art collection. I also have made several friends buying art, and this is why I review their work. I hope they can make a sell, and continue to do what they love to do. It is their passion, and I like to help any way I am able to do so.
I love getting closer to realizing our family dream of having a Tuscan House. This is a photo I took of a house in Northern California, but it looks Italian doesn't it?!
Grapes. I really don't eat grapes or rasins. YUCK! I do love WINE! I want to grow wine grapes and olives on our ranch. We want chickens, sheep, goats, and horses. I also have "red wiggler worms" (they eat garbage). We can have our museum on the ranch and have ag tours. Later when our museum has more visitors we can maybe donate some of our property to the museum itself. I would love to employ all kinds of people, and help promote farm life and Italian American influence on our way of life today.
Being close to the Ocean. I love living close to the Ocean and the mountains. This is a photo I took while we were on PCH 1. I hated the drive, but I love it that I never have to go this way again. Once in a lifetime was enough for me. I swear it was like riding a roller coaster you could not get off of for 2 hours.
I love researching my family history. What does a Water Mill have to do with it? Well, my great, gr, gr, gr grandfather took the rocks out of a river to build his house. He also built an Inn. I kid you not...he once had a lady named Mary that was pregnant come to stay at the Inn. This Mary did not have a husband, and the baby was a girl. My grgrgrgr grandfather took her into the house, and she became a member of the house. She worked as a maid, but her daughter grew up with the other children. He even built his own mill, and the saw mill became the center of town. He milled the grain, but he also made the cradles, and the coffins. As well as most of the other furniture for homes in the area.
I love my 2 little dogs. The white one is a Maltese, and the Yorkie is Gucci. Gucci is the one with the most personality, and she will boss around the Italian Mastiffs. She is only 5 lbs, and she puts her tiny paw up to their mouth. They are 95lbs and the other one is 92lbs.
This is my son. He is much older now, and I don't share any photo's of them at their current age just because I don't want people that don't know them to come up to them and act like they know them. In this photo he has his paper crown on his head. He wore his paper crown everyday for months. I had to make a new one if anything happened to the original. I am sure we went through at least 25. Everywhere we go people come up to us and tell my husband and I how great our children behave. We go to antique stores, art galleries, museums, special invitations to farms, vineyards, and orchards. We enjoy being with our children because it is so much fun for us. They are the sweetest! Thanks be to God for giving us such wonderful children!
This is my daughter. She is a little beauty queen. She is smart and just so filled with joy. I just love spending special moments with her. We take photos of her dolls, scrapbook, and enjoy making funny music videos of our own. We sing to popular music, and she sings lead. We make a video to send to my family back east. They are more often than not very funny! She is very girlie, and I just love that. Her birthday is coming up, and this is the first year she opted out of a party with her friends and just wants to spend time with the family. We have to go to build a bear workshop, Barnes and Nobel (always a must), and California Pizza Kitchen. I could not have imagined a better baby girl for me.
What I love more than anything is my marriage to my wonderful husband. We have been through so much in our marriage. His mother tried to dominate our marriage. We lived with her being right across the street from us for seven years. We rebuilt our house from the foundation up, and with small children. All of living in a house that was being remodeled. His mother got cancer, and she would not allow anyone but me to take care of her. She lived for a year after she had her stomach removed. We then had to pay the IRS loads of cash we did not have. We sold, sold sold so much. Finally as we are started to level out we now have a grand opportunity to have the dreams of our whole family come true. We are following our bliss, passion, and density. Living in San Luis Obispo is our dream. It will become our new LOVE as a family.
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