My mom... She is: intelligent, bright, sweet, always so smart, she has the perfect words always, truly knows what's best, has your back, your front... She is happy, funny, sentimental, a believer, cheerleader, the best grandma ever, capable of making you smile no matter what, and after you break that smile she will make you laugh, forever young, my architect, my shrink, my driver, my friend, my rock, my example, my critic, my partner, my best advice, my interior decorator, beautiful, gorgeous, my best conversation, my truest one, my one phone call away solution... MY MOM!!!! ❤️ happy birthday mami! TE A M O gracias a Dios me tuviste joven, y solo estas cumpliendo 72!!!!
If I could... once in a while I would hide under the table and try to go unnoticed while I love all my family, silently, observing life happen, feeling the love that happens when family gathers around a birthday cake, or a weekday dinner, listening to all the laughter and giggles that happens so easily. I would just witness love and family and would feed my soul with that, and then I would appear with my heart fuller and I would kiss and hug everybody... and cherish them even a little bit more!
Hope you all have a great weekend and hopefully a good family meal!
Our black cat Bernie fell ill in December and we had to put him to sleep. We have had to say good bye to three pets in the last three years, and it never gets easier, it doesn´t matter if they are turtles, fishes, a cat or a dog... these little animals share your house with you, you rlives, they are our silent companions, always there. We didn´t want to tell the girls over Christmas or ruin their vacation, so we waited until we got home from our trip to tell them. They would ask everyday about him, and everyday we would tell them that he was hospitalized and that he was not doing fine.... Sincerely I thought that they would take the hint and prepare themselves for the loss of Bernie. So once here in Caracas, we were driving home from school and they asked me once again, this time I answered with the truth and very matter of factly, (I truly believed that they were asking just to confirm what they already knew), and chaos struck hard, they started crying, they just couldn´t believe that their cat was gone.... and I in turn couldn´t believe they believed what we were telling them without ¨proof of life¨. I mean it had been over three weeks since Bernie died.... After they calmed down I asked them how in the world they still believed that Bernie was alive, that we would leave our pet for almost a month without visiting him, their answer was so very simple: ¨mom you always tell us the truth¨
And that my friends is not true! You can ask my sister... she always tell me that I am the greatest Big Fish mom ever, always guarding them from the cruelty of our real world through make believe stories and fantasies... But I guess they have learned through time that what you believe in is the truth, that you can live in the world you want to live in, and be happy and believe in Unicorns. So to them, I have never told them a lie... wow.... incredible! It humbles me on how our children never doubt a word you tell them, how we shape their lives, how they trust us, how they love us.
So.. mom to the rescue, which meant mom on a mission! We needed a new cat, and fast! That same night we found a humane organization that rescue dogs and cats and puts them up for adoption. IN their page we saw this pretty little kitty and we immediately fell in love! Next day, dropped the girls off at school and went and got her!
We named her Chloe! Hopefully she´ll be with us for the next 15 years or so!
Here is Chloe!
And because we believe in unicorns and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow... We have been living with princess Anna for the last week, and I am expecting to see her for a good part of this year. Up to now, not much laundry coming from Ari, just her Cinderella dress and Anna´s dress!
Hope your week is filled with unicorns and rainbows!!!
¨We choose our joys and our sorrows way before living them..¨
Truer than true! Happiness, sometimes is so easy to find, to rejoice, to see it... is the birth of your baby, your wedding day, a promotion at work, a new house, a day at the beach, a trip.... but happiness doesn´t always come in big packages, real joy comes from the very little things that surround us every day, it is those small blessings that sometimes we are so pretentious that we don´t care to see. is the smile on your child face when she wears her Cinderella dress, the sparkle in her eyes when she looks for your approval, is an uneventful afternoon at home, is Sunday pancakes, and even being able to breath and sallow. Is a call from your mom to talk about nothing, and a good laugh through whattsapp with your sister!
Yesterday afternoon when we got home from after school activities and city traffic, the girls still had it in them to go for a bike ride... and I did too. In that moment I saw the day end in yellows, and oranges, and light blues.... I saw the trees always so green, and I saw Ari giggle trying to keep up after her sisters, and their laughter at I don´t know what, and I was happy! Triumph always comes after a battle, and rainbows after the rain.... but yesterday I felt triumphant for no reason at all, and that right there is a blessing!
Happy Wednesday!!! and don´t forget to link up at www.CommunalGlobal!
2015... it feels like it´s been gone since forever, as well as I´ve been missing from this computer for too long myself. So even though is the middle of January, it still is my first day of 2016 in this blog and my thoughts are echoing loudly inside my head to come out. I feel content and restful of the year that just passed, as I am excited about the infinite possibilities of this new year! The girls are growing up so very fast, Ale will be 13 in two weeks, and with that teenage years are sure to challenge us to our very core... Each year defies me a little more as a mom and as a wife as a woman. IT doesn´t get easier, it gets messier, it gets more challenging it gets funner!
For New Year we traveled to Florida to visit Gabriel´s family. He is one of seven siblings, and five were going to get together this year at one of his sisters´who lives in West Palm Beach... isn´t that awesome?? We had the best simple time ever, barbecues at the beach, movies for the young, beer drinking night for adults as we watched the kids become best friends for life and make memories that will last a lifetime. WE talked for hours, remembered all times for hours again, we sat danced, we sang, we were always loud... we were family!
I could sit endless hours just looking at them...
my babies ready to celebrate
no age difference whatsoever!
This is what happens when you get your American Uncle to dance like a latino!
After this much fun what better than more? We didn´t win the lottery this year, but last year on the cruise we took, I won a cruise! So on January third we set sail again!!!
cruising... something I can definitely get used too!!!
Specially afternoons spent like this...
Gabriel always asks me why it is that I always stay behind... well, who wouldn´t with this view. Just watching them be brings joy to my life!
Benefits of having teenagers and a toddler?? you can take the night off once in a while!
Yeap Ale... we are going swimming with dolphins!!!!!
So here we are, starting a whole New Year... I will always walk two steps behind taking care of this family, I will then walk beside you, and in front of you when you need me too... The thing is that I will always be there, always! There’s a giant beach out there, the cruise of life that will take us everyday to a new destination, because even if it takes us to the same place everyday, or if it cancels a port of its itinerary there will always be something to enjoy as long as we are together.
So whatever it its that we make of each day, we will sing, dance, we will make noise, we will make color, we will forgive each other, we will make love, we will carry the twinkly lights that we took of the Christmas tree in our hearts, and we will shine through, we will thank and praise God for the love that we have and even though we might cry somedays, we will smile!!!
Happy New Year!!!
Hi! my name is Carolina Perisse de Rico, I am a stay at home architect with the biggest project ever... my girls! The oldest is 13, then I have an 11 year old, and now I am starting again with our three year old happiest toddler ever. Glad you are here, hope you stay a while!
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