Archive for the Family Category

Love those berries

Posted in Family, Humor, Photos on February 9, 2010 by maryrestaino


How do you get your teen to clean his/her room?

Posted in blogging, Family, Humor on February 2, 2010 by maryrestaino

A source of contention between my daughter and her father and I:

If we don’t do something soon, she will earn a place on the show “Hoarders”. Just kidding, but I’m going to see if I can help organize her things while she’s at school today. Clearly, she’s overwhelmed.

Garfield Monument, Lakeview Cemetery, Cleveland

Posted in blogging, Family, Photos on January 29, 2010 by maryrestaino

I wanted to share with you a postcard you normally don’t get every day: a scene from a cemetery. When visiting a cemetery, I look at the stones, monuments and mausoleums (the outside, of course), some of which are great examples of architecture and creativity. Which people are buried next to each other, or are conspicuously absent, tell silent stories. Birth and death dates, especially of young children, in family plots remind us that even the most successful families with the grandest plots and monuments have also experienced heartbreak.

Cute cats picture

Posted in blogging, Family, Photos on January 6, 2010 by maryrestaino

My two younger cats took a break from playing with each other.

Thanksgiving Day – We still have much to be grateful for

Posted in blogging, Family, Personal, photography, Photos on November 26, 2009 by maryrestaino

With the arrival of another Thanksgiving during these trying times, some of us may feel apprehensive about our future. However, like the sun peaking through the clouds this morning, there is always something to be thankful for. This Thanksgiving I am grateful for:

  1. Relatively good health.
  2. No new incurred debt.
  3. Family.
  4. Friends.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Nature walk

Posted in blogging, Family, photography on November 14, 2009 by maryrestaino


These photos were taken at the nature preserve across from Kaler’s Pond in East Moriches. The last one is of my 13 year old cat, Sweetie Pie, taken by my daughter.

family fun

Posted in Family, Personal, photography on November 5, 2009 by maryrestaino

Our children had the day off Tuesday; we took some time to have some fun at the beach:100_0734100_0741100_0742100_0724100_0738

At first everyone grumbled about getting into our van for family time. We stopped for some breakfast sandwiches first before heading to the beach. We had a nice time overall. After a while, the squabbling started to get out of hand; we had enough of each other until next time.