Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fall outings

Relaxing with Papa and watching
Blue's Clues
"Hi, I'm Mi'm!"

Pumpkins are fun to pick up

I like being tall like Papa

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Red's Eats

You've GOT to go here.  They make the best food
in Maine.  Not just the lobster role, but fried
Haddock and so much more.  

More than one lobster's worth of meat in every roll.  They put the tail
meat on top so you can eat it with the butter first.  It's sooooo good.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Boothbay Harbor

On Burnt Island, beginning our

Having soaked her outfit, Miriam and Sophia explore the tide pool
for worms, clams, periwinkles, crabs, and starfish.

The blue kayak was floating away, so Tyrone jumped to the rescue!
He didn't get terribly wet and he saved the boat.

Making a fairy house at the beach

Miss Miriam enjoyed submerging herself in the icy waters.  She also loved a good dunk!  

On the porch, enjoying the morning.

After a boat trip, just before Miram went to bed.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Kissing an icon of Daddy
Beautiful Plymouth

Outside a museum in Plymouth

Do I really need to comment on this?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Boston Children's Museum

Peep balances Tyrone's alter-ego on his beak and Miriam sleepily reassures Peep

Miriam's doing construction work and giving her toy "Daddy" a ride in a truck

I wonder where my next adventure will be!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Roger Williams Park Zoo

Shhhhh, Flamingos sleeping

A big animal, but not a cow.  Hmmmmm

Papa doll with Zebras

Down in the barnyard, where's the donkey?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Providence Children's Museum

Tara and her baby invited us to go to The Providence Children's Museum, so we had a great Thursday.  There were loads of cool things to do and see.  There was even a Cape Verdean immigrant exhibit.  Very cool.  We'll be going again!
The water section had fish!

Miriam loved to play with water, balls, current, and gravity

Such a pretty little Mermaid

Magnetic light shapes were fun

Friday, July 15, 2011

Canobie Lake Park

Holy Family's youth group went to Canobie Lake park and we went as a family.  Miriam's not fond of rides yet. She doesn't know how we can tell her to avoid danger every day and then try to put her on a ride that simulates danger.  It is a strange concept for a baby.

She didn't have a nap and was a real trooper all day.  Resting on Papa's chest during the train ride was relaxing too.

Papa hates to have his picture taken, but is willing to do anything for his little princess.  Note the little doggie she holds.  We're babysitting two pugs and Miriam really likes them.  She's holding a mini version of Cocoa.

There are three roller coasters at Canobie.  This one, the Bear, is the shortest and most intense.  It begins with a past-verticle drop!  Can you spot Kathy Craig in the car?  She's the one screaming her head off.  Click on the photo to enlarge.

The only appropriate ride for a baby is the carousel.  She seemed to tolerate it but didn't really like it.  Here she sits on a horse after the ride.  Come to think of it, since Canobie, she's indulged in spinning in place until she falls down.  Hmmmm, I guess she enjoyed the ride.

This is another one of the roller coasters.  Here, Papa is riding.  You can't make him out, but he's there.  Miriam and I were sitting out, taking pix.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Strawberry Picking

Miriam is not fond of strawberries, but, when told that Papa likes them, she picked with great enthusiasm.

She insisted on carrying the basket herself.  She dropped it
a few times, the berries went tumbling, and so did she.  She
carefully put all the smashed berries back into the basket.

Miriam liked to climb over the mounds of plants to the next row.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Black Walnut Tree!

We went out to our yard to tame the far portion and began to prune and prune.  We came across these sweet-smelling, lime-looking, pretty green fruits.  "What are they?," we pondered.  Well, they are black walnuts!

These trees are very valuable.  This one might just pay for Miriam's college education!  We can make a tincture from the immature fruits.  The tincture is supposed to be a great antibiotic and antioxidant.  How exciting!

Wonder what other treasures are lurking around the next gardening corner!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Romeo the Carpenter Bee

A bumble bee has been hanging out around the grill.  He's a funny fellow, just hovering there and daring anyone to come closer.  He's got a light yellow nose like it's always covered with pollen and he's really cute.  Turns out, he's not a bumble bee but a carpenter bee.  Now I've got to look through the structure and look for holes that his future girlfriend might be in.

This little guy is just waiting for his Juliet to emerge so he can mate.  I'll see what I can do to prevent that.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Job Interview clip

Douglas Horn at work
Douglas Horn is our friend, but we've never met him.  Tyrone and I watched his film, Full Disclosure, on our first date.  It set the tone for our relationship.  We still fully disclose.

I wrote to Doug in 2008 to find out how to show Full Disclosure at my bridal shower.  He sent us an advance copy of the film!  Here is a clip from a recent project of his.  Enjoy!

The world's worst job interview.  From Entry Level from Douglas Horn on Vimeo.

Friday, April 8, 2011

5 Reasons I love Jesus

1. He never gives up on me, even when I give up on myself.  He gives me hope for my family, my health, my finances, my work, and my country.  He gives hope in the midst of tragedy.

2. I asked Him to show my Mom a love that she's never even imagined.  I asked Him to hold her in his arms and cherish her.  He's doing that right now!

3.  He provides the model of a good husband that my husband looks to.  I've got one great husband!

4. He always welcomes me to Him in the Eucarist and He guides and loves me through the amazing men He's called to the priesthood.

5. He shows Himself when I'm not too self-absorbed to see.  In the eyes of my daughter, the hug of my husband,  an email from my brother, watching my father hold Miriam, in the daffodils and other spring flowers, and in the face of every person I meet.  

Friday, February 18, 2011

Carol George, 1940-2011

Niskayuna – Carol George, 71, passed away peacefully on her birthday February 17, 2011  in her home with her family and pets;  her long courageous battle with cancer is now over.

Miriam's baptism, April of 2010
Carol moved to Schenectady as a newlywed in June of 1962.  After a brief nursing career, she was devoted to raising her two children.  She performed volunteer work for schools as her children were growing up and then for various community organizations; the most rewarding being her fifteen year involvement with the patrons and members of the Schenectady Civic Players.  Carol was a loving and caring person who enjoyed reading, gardening, and traveling.  In her last days, she asked her beloved son, "How will I know I'm dead?" to which he replied, "When your farts smell like roses."  She deduced that she must therefore still be alive.  Her sense of humor was in tact until the end! 

Carol and Ray in Ogunquit, Maine in 2008

Carol is survived by her husband Raymond, son Tony George of Frederick, Maryland, daughter Suzanne George Gonsalves of Taunton, Massachusetts, and precious granddaughter Miriam Rose.

An Orthodox ceremony for the separation of the soul from the body was performed at her bedside by her beloved priest, Father Dennis Nagi, the day of her death.  Following the service, in a final act of total self-giving love, Carol donated her body for research via the Anatomical Gift Program at Albany Medical College.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Forty Day Memorial service following the liturgy on March 27, 2011, at St. Sophia church on

440 Whitehall Road
, in Albany.  The memorial portion of the worship will begin between .  Family will receive mourners in the church hall following the service.

Carol and Miriam in 2010

September 2009
Remembrances may be made the through Hans Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to either, the American Cancer Society,
260 Osborne Road, Albany, NY 12211
; or the Schenectady Civic Players,
PO Box 927, Schenectady, NY 12301