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Gratitude Journal Day 4

Today, I am grateful for my Cousin, Irene, who introduced me to my business. It has been so much fun working with her and seeing her on a regular basis. I have always been close to her, but being on her team and working together has been an entirely different experience, all for the good. WEDDING PARTY2012-11-30_1023


IMG_0007me and Irene


I am grateful today for Catholic Schools. My kids are getting a well rounded education with a Catholic flavor that I love, I love it when my kids come home singing church hymns and when they want to audition for the talent show using those songs. So sweet!!


Lastly, I am grateful for my baby birds. Yes, they are noisy, but they have been  fun companions and have taught my kids to love animals and to take care of them.2012-11-30_1036

Our Spring Break Trip to Jockey Hollow

This Spring Break, I was fortunate enough to have my Hubby home from work for the whole week.  Having this luxury gave our family the chance to spend more time together and take several trips in the local area.   One of the places we chose was Jockey Hollow in Morristown, NJ. A historical place that housed the troops of George Washington from 1779 to 1780.  It is a vast area, full of trails, soldier hut replicas, knotty trees, brush and many other interesting things.  There is something so very peaceful about the woods…even with a bunch of kids running around.  I just love to get re-energized walking through it. There is something so special to me, being in the woods. (Just don’t ask me to sleep there overnight.)

We met with my Sister and her 3 boys, headed over to the Hollow.

First, we drove through the woods, for what seemed like forever and decided to park near the soldier huts.  We checked it out;

then we decided to hike one of the trails.  We really made our own trail starting at the yellow trail by the soldier’s huts and cutting into the blue trail to keep it just long enough with the kids.

They had a tendency to run ahead of us parents.

Sometimes we would catch up with them, but they were always in our sight.

It was fun looking at the crooked trees and the budding trees at the beginning of Spring.

We had a lot of fun hiking through the woods and finding the intricacy of the paths as we walked along.

On our chosen path, there was even a brook, babbling alongside us as we walked.

My favorite.

There was even a bridge for the perfect photo op…


It was fun to watch the kids interact with each other and enjoy the fresh air of the woods.

At the end of our trail, everyone was ready for a snack and to head back home. The perfect day trip on our Spring Break!

Loudly yours,