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Long time, no see and a few pics from my camera roll

July 19, 2018

It’s been a while…

Due to some tech related issues it seemed that every time I tried to post something on here, I got side-tracked and ended up trying to fix the issue instead of posting.

I got so used to posting from the app that I was majorly frustrated when I couldn’t.

I didn’t fix the issue but may have found a way around it.

We’ll see.

Here are a few pics from my camera roll just to get the ball rolling again. Ha ha ha. Did you see what I did there?

Ally with her new glasses. She did end up needing a new prescription and I’m just happy that I was able to get her in for an appointment before the new school year.

Bite size donuts from Doughboy in Boca Raton. So yummy!!!

Ash is always up for a little photo shoot especially when it’s at a place that’s so Instagram ready!

I got talked into trying a new mascara at Sephora and I’m not hating it.

Ally had the best time at Florida Supercon with her dad. Here she is modeling her Luna Lovegood look. People ended up taking photos with her and that made her so happy.

No words needed.

Say hello to my little friend the puffer fish. Isn’t he kind of cute?

Spending lots of time cooling off in he pool and swimming laps.

Hope your summer is going well!

xoxo, Susi

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Chocolate Lovers Unite {Wordless Wednesday}

January 1, 2013

fonduefunWe spent New Year’s Eve with my mom, just like we have the past few years. As usual, a smorgasbord of goodies was waiting for us. The kids’ favorite (mine as well) was by far the chocolate fondue. I couldn’t stop going back for more and finally had to  clean up and put all the food away. A new tradition may have been born!!!

~Linking up with Hilary at FeelingBeachie for Wordless Wednesday!~

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Picture Perfect Sundays #16

August 12, 2012

I’m back to my scheduled weekly Sunday post.

Last week, as some of you may have noticed but were kind enough not to mention I did not post my regular Picture Perfect Sundays.

I was too busy soaking in some girl time with my mom and my girls and enjoying the beautiful beaches of South West Florida.

I love the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a lot calmer than the Atlantic… easier to just float about and relax in the soft waves.

I love to share photos and I love Instagram. I was one happy little blogger when Instagram became available on Android devices. I jumped, no leaped, on that particular social media bandwagon and have developed a new love affair/addiction with it. Because of this love affair I have decided to start my very own Sunday link up called… Picture Perfect Sundays!!! 
I would love it if you would join me and share the treasures you captured with Instagram/phone camera/any other camera during the past week. I see a lot of fantastic, cute, funny and happy moments every day.

Share just one or many of your pictures and add a small description.

Just paste the badge into your post or sidebar and follow me… quick and simple. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and of course, Instagram!

I look forward to seeing your treasured moments!!!

I made up a collage of my fave Instagram moments of the last two weeks:

1. I found Kelle’s blog Enjoying the small Things  a few weeks ago. When I was done reading Nella’s birth story and had dried my last tear. I clicked on the link and ordered her book. As soon as it arrived I started reading and couldn’t put it down. It’s just amazing and wonderful and so full of love! If you haven’t heard of Kelle or her book, I urge you to check both out. It’ll change you… as it changed me.

2. This is the content of the package I received from the super sweet and lovely Beth Ann of It’s Just Life. She saw the picture I posted after I spilled my treasured loose leaf rooibus tea and the sweet soul that she is, put together a package of tea goodness from China. Can you believe it? I love my bloggy friends!!! Please, go say Hello to her and check out her comments for a cause. You won’t regret it.

3. The boy and Little One all smiles after a visit to the dentist. No cavities. 🙂

4. Middle with her “baby” our Yorkie Gracie after one of her bath’s.

5. Beautiful white ducks that live in the fountain in front of my mom’s store at the Miromar Outlets in Ft. Myers, Florida. Great mall.

6. A hair bow… made out of Middle’s hair!

7. Beach babes… ready to hit the sand.

8. Beach babes… pooped out and sleepy.

9. Matchy girls waiting for Nicolette and her daughter Miss M..

10. Love that I got to meet a blog friend in real life and hit it off with her. This was our second time meeting and we will see each other again in September at CFL Blog Con. So excited.

11. Our girls having a blast at Playtown Cafe.

12. My boy practicing opening the lock on his locker. He’s in Middle School… (wipes a tear)

13. My three lovelies, posing for me without any arguing or making faces. Just smiles and happy kids.

14. It may have had to do with this… a trip to Guitar Center. Here’s the hubby trying out a new base. He didn’t get it and instead a new electric guitar graces our wall. He did trade two of his old ones in.

15. My girls rocking the drums. They always make a beeline for the drum section.

16. Here they are again… in the middle of the guitar section. It’s daddy’s toy store but they love it too!!!

And those are some of my fave memories from the past two weeks.

I hope you will link up some of yours and check out my bloggy friends.

If you feel like sharing, please do! I’d appreciate you helping me spread the word.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!!!

xo, Susi

BocaFrau



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Picture Perfect Sundays #14

July 21, 2012

I love to share photos and I love Instagram. I was one happy little blogger when Instagram became available on Android devices. I jumped, no leaped, on that particular social media bandwagon and have developed a new love affair/addiction with it. Because of this love affair I have decided to start my very own Sunday link up aptly called… Instagram Sundays Picture Perfect Sundays!!! (I had been thinking about changing the name and format for a little while to include all types of photographs… Instagram, phone camera and any other type of camera. Thanks to my hubby we have a new name!!!)
I would love it if you would join me and share the treasures you captured with Instagram/phone camera/any other camera during the past week. I see a lot of fantastic, cute, funny and happy moments every day.

Share just one or many of your pictures and add a small description.

Just paste the badge into your post or sidebar and follow me… quick and simple.

Instagram   Twitter   Facebook

My Instagram user name is of course, bocafrau!!! 🙂

I look forward to seeing your Instagrams on the big screen!!!

 

Here are some of my favorite moments from the past week, all captured with Instagram…

Last Sunday we spent the early evening fishing and Middle caught a big catfish. She was so happy that the fish were biting.

 

I’m thankful for the big banyan trees in our neighborhood. The shade they provide is much needed when we are out walking the dogs in the mid afternoon heat!

 

We’ve had a few rainy days this week as well. One afternoon it just poured incessantly.

 

I spilled a good portion of my good Rooibus the other night. The Rooibus that my aunt brought me from Germany. But I managed to safe some and have some more in the freezer.

 

Our cat Finn just loves sleeping on my laptop keyboard. I often forget to lock it so she has sent out an e-mail or Skype or two.

 

I made the boy some chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast this morning. He was very happy about it.

 

My very own little Lady Gaga. She got those glasses when she was an itty bitty baby and still loves to play with them. 🙂

 

Giddy up horsie. Having fun with big sister.

 

This is my favorite for the week. Swimming with great-grandma… one of those life-time memories.

 

Little One changed for our evening walk. She wanted to look pretty!

BocaFrau



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Time is not on my side…

July 20, 2012

Time to blog that is.

My fault for wasting most of my late afternoon/early evening on playing around with Blogger and setting up a blog there.

Just out of curiosity. I deleted it.

I’ll stick to WordPress, thank you very much.

I could have gotten this post ready instead of playing around.

But I didn’t…

And today I paid the price. I sit here, working on it now at 9:05 pm…

Because my shower looked like this in the morning, before the tile guys showed up.

They showed up earlier than we expected (that’s good, right?) and now my shower looks like this.

At the same time a guy from ATT showed up and we lost the Internet!!! 🙁 I.was.not.happy.

Then hubby’s grandma called… she couldn’t get anyone to come over to stay with her when a guy from Comcast was coming by to fix her TV. She’s almost 86… So, Susi to the rescue. I packed up the girls (Middle, her bestie and Little One) and we met her for lunch and then some pool fun at her house while the Comcast guy did his thing.

My bathroom still looks like this.

 Yesterday, I played some more with my camera, been shooting mostly in manual and love the way this came out.

Our Macy checking out what’s going on outside from her comfy spot. Yes, that is her couch!!! 🙂

Here is the hubby with his new toy– a flight simulation game with proper joystick– on the big TV.

Even Little One is enthralled. And the other kids have taken their turn at the “wheel”.

Fun for everyone.

This is Middle mid jump at grandma’s this afternoon. Did I mention that they love the pool, any pool?

And Little One not to be outdone by big sister joined in.

Isn’t she just the cutest?

 

So, there you have it… my Essence of Now. Oh, I forgot to tell you. I’m linking up with Jessica at My time as Mom and Mama Track.

Not my usual Friday hop… Hilary took a break this week to mourn her kitty Alex’s passing.

I like this link up though and think I’ll be a regular here!!! If they’ll have me… 🙂

Essence of Now

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Instagram Sundays #8

June 9, 2012
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I love to share photos and I love Instagram. I was one happy little blogger when Instagram became available on Android devices. I jumped, no leaped, on that particular social media bandwagon and have developed a new love affair/addiction with it. Because of this love affair I have decided to start my very own Sunday link up aptly called… Instagram Sundays!!!

I would love it if you would join me and share the treasures you captured with Instagram during the past week. I see a lot of fantastic, cute, funny and happy moments every day.

Share just one or many of your Instagrams and add a small description.

Just paste the badge into your post or sidebar and maybe follow me… quick and simple.

My Instagram user name is of course, bocafrau!!! 🙂

I look forward to seeing your Instagrams on the big screen!!!

Here are my Instagrams for the past week:

There you have it… a peek into my week. I’m utterly exhausted now and just want to crawl into my own bed. Sleeping in a hotel, even for just one night is not conducive to a good nights sleep. (Especially, since Little One ended up sideways a few times and my ribs did not like that. )

I will share pictures and a run down of our quick, unplanned and very spontaneous getaway soon.

Have a wonderful day. I can’t wait to see your treasures…



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Instagram Sundays #3

May 5, 2012
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I love to share photos and I love Instagram. I was one happy little blogger when Instagram became available on Android devices. I jumped, no leaped, on that particular social media bandwagon and have developed a new love affair/addiction with it. Because of this love affair I have decided to start my very own Sunday link up aptly called… Instagram Sundays!!!

I would love it if you would join me and share the treasures you captured with Instagram during the past week. I see a lot of fantastic, cute, funny and happy moments every day.

Share just one or many of your Instagrams and add a small description.

Just paste the badge into your post or sidebar and maybe follow me… quick and simple.

My Instagram user name is of course, bocafrau!!! 🙂

I look forward to seeing your Instagrams on the big screen!!!

Here is some of my week in Instagrams:

So now it’s your turn to show of your weekly Instagrams. I look forward to seeing them. 🙂

 


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A loving, scolding mother

April 2, 2012

“Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same–and most mothers kiss and scold together.”

~Pearl Buck

Hubby took this picture of me during our weekend away on the Relive History Cruise.

 

And another one on the ship with two of the reenactors.

 

I’m linking up with Nicolette at Working on a Project for her {Focus} on mom photo challenge and also with Bianca at Bits of Bee for Quotable Bits.