Baseball, Hot Dogs, Apple Pie & …Buick!

May 6, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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IMG_4040 We have been having A Ball (no pun intended)
with the
BUICK ENCLAVE
this past week!

We could not have made it to
ALL our family’s
Baseball games
without it!

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We fit ALL the team gear –
the bases,
the team bats,
the catcher’s gear-
Everything
in the
BUICK ENCLAVE!

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We Had a WONDERFUL Weekend
Full of Baseball Games…
AND WE WON !!

Thanks GM!

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Over The River and Through the Woods….

January 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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IMG_3939 Over the River and Through the Woods, To Grandmother’s House we go!
And what better way to go to ‘the country’, than driving the
GMC Yukon Denali XL !
I was a little hesitant because I am a rather petite person,
but this HUGE SUV, that comfortably seats 8,
handles like a dream.
And with it’s back up camera,
and lane assist,
it makes driving,
even around DC,
and all the way out to my parents,
cool,
fun even!!

Our family got to see ALL
GM MAKES
up close and personal
at the Washington Auto Show too!
It’s a must-see destination for us every year!

The GMC Yukon Denali at The Washington Auto Show !!!

The GMC Yukon Denali at The Washington Auto Show !!!

Quotable….

January 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Quotable Friday“Overcome the notion that you must be regular.
It robs you of the chance to be
EXTRAORDINARY.”

Doing DC in the Chevy Tahoe !

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Georgetown Waterfront

Georgetown Waterfront

What could be better on a gorgeous Fall day than having brunch on the Georgetown Waterfront ??!!
Nothing.
Sequoia, at the bottom of Georgetown and
atop of Washington Harbor,
is THE place to enjoy the water in Washington.
And their brunch is something special.
We had a perfect day,
and the PERFECT SUV to get us around Washington, DC.
The Chevy Tahoe was fantastic at maneuvering around Washington,
even little streets in Georgetown,
despite it size.
The Tahoe took us all around DC and gave us a wonderful family trip!

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umbrellas runners crew

The Red Bull Global RallyCross in DC !

Red Bull Global Rallycross DC

We arrived in STYLE
to the Red Bull Global Rallycross DC event
in our 2015 Cadillac Escalade…
it was perfect with its Navigation, and EASY handling despite its size.

The race did not disappoint either !!!

I had never been to a Rally Car Race before, but my ‘car guys’
insisted!
It was great,
even for Moms.
It was Fast and Exciting!

Everything was great,
well planned,
and lots of accessibility!

we got to see a bunch of the drivers !!!


Everyone was so nice!

It was a great, great day!

It was at RFK Stadium,

plenty of parking,

and accessible by metro too!

And because it’s Rally Car,
and not Indy Car, or Nascar,
we could get up really close,
and had GREAT views of the
cars
and Race !

 

 

A Great Day at the Track !!

‘Living A Miracle – We All Do… Every Day’ is FREE This Weekend !

May 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Living A Miracle - We All Do, Every Day

My Book,
Living A Miracle – We All Do… Every Day’
is FREE
This Memorial Day Weekend!

DOWNLOAD IT FROM AMAZON,
FOR SOME FREE INSPIRATION,

THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND!

Living A Miracle – 

We all Do… Every Day

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!!!

The 2014 ‘Listen To Your Mother’ Cast Party !!!!!!

March 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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The GMC Terrain Denali

As a member of the 2012 Inaugural DC Cast of

The National Show~

Listen To Your Mother,

I was excited to meet this year’s Cast at a Super Duper Party for all

the cast members from 2012, 2013, and this year, 2014 !!!

The Party was in a part of Virginia that I never go to,

so this Maryland girl was glad I was driving a brand new

GMC Terrain Denali,

with honestly, the best Navigation system, I’ve ever used.

I had a clear view from the driver’s seat, and I didn’t

look at my directions,

once.

I kid you not.

It was perfect…

In fact, the only thing that was more perfect

than the Navigation and handling

of this GMC Terrain,

which made me feel totally safe,

was the great company of women,

and desserts :)

 

Here’s to another Great DC Show of

Listen To Your Mother!

It’s May 4th at The Synetic Theater !!

And Here’s raising a glass to all the other shows around the country this time of year!!

Our Producer and our Director

 Check out This Year’s show,

or go to YouTube to check out previous years,

all around the country,

To check out mine, Nicole Crowley’s

Just Click On,

Any Given Sunday….

I WON ! I Won The Writer’s Center Valentine’s Day Short Story Contest

February 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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I Won!  I Won!

I’m so pleased to share that I
WON
the First Ever
Writer’s Center
Valentine’s Day Short Story Contest !!!!!

Click Here to read,

The Garden !

New Praise for ‘Living A Miracle, We All Do… Every Day’

January 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment
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Living A Miracle, We All Do... Every Day

     I’m pleased to share with you the latest critique of my eBook,
‘Living A Miracle,
We All Do… Every Day’

“Few people have to endure
what the author of this book did.
After an accident,
she had to learn to go to the bathroom again, learn to walk.
Her challenges are the basis of an inspirational book that contains life lessons for all of us,
even those who don’t face what she faced.
The author doesn’t wallow in self-pity or use easy platitudes,
one of the great lines of the book is that she’s the ‘Rodney Dangerfield’ of spirituality.
Her sense of humor and the accessible language she lays it all out in,
makes a reader feel as though her lessons
ARE for each of us and puts it in plain terms.
The sub-title of the book, ‘We All Do’ should be a sign to anyone who picks it up
that there will be information to help lead the life
we are intended to live.
At some points, the book is almost free-form verse,
a poetic ode to the strength of people,
how we’re all different and
how we can all find ways to cope.”

– Judge, Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-Book
Awards

Click on my eBook to the Right to Purchase it on Amazon :)

Boys and Cars and Birthday Parties !

Courtesy of The Trenches

It’s that time of year again!

While most people are planning holiday festivities,
our family is planning a birthday party.

Holiday babies present a special problem.
From the moment my son was born, a week before Christmas,
everyone instilled in me how important it was to
‘Make His Birthday Special!!’

So every year the question comes up-
What do we do for a birthday party?
And every year it gets harder, because they are getting bigger,
and even a teensy bit cynical sometimes.

This year proved to be the toughest yet, my son’s 10th birthday party….

How to entertain 15 10-year-old boys for 2 hours?

And the answer came out of the mouths of babes….

My son heard about a new place that opened up for parties,
a simple little warehouse….

So how could a little warehouse, with no decorations,
appeal to a bunch of little boys that are starting to get big?

It couldn’t. Unless this little warehouse was filled with…

VIDEO GAMES!

Yes, you heard me right. A video game party.
The little warehouse we went to is called The Trenches.
And for a reasonable fee, you rent the whole place for 2 hours.
You get the whole place to yourself,
and there are tons of video games and they are all free-
no tokens, no tickets,
JUST PRESS START.

The place had old-time arcade games, new ones, Xboxes, and much, much more.
So the boys get to run around and play games,
have the whole place to themselves,
and just take breaks for pizza and birthday cake.

You’re done. The boys LOVED this. This was the easiest birthday party ever!

I believe that this is the next up-and-coming trend in birthday parties.
I have heard that these are popping up around the country,
along with video game buses, so the birthday party can come to you!

How good of an idea is this? I cannot stress how much all the boys LOVED this party!

And to top it all off, I drove my son and a couple of friends to the party in the Cadillac CTS, the 2014 MotorTrend Car of the Year.
And the boys thought it was so cool!

In other words, Mom saves the day, and makes the birthday special, for another year….

Yey Mom!

Happy Birthday to all the Holiday Babies out there!!!!

The boys loved the Cadillac CTS Dashboard

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