For the World Cup Finale I decided it was time to treat @msites04 to lunch at @parispastriesrancho and had a delicious Omelette(Mary) , Ham & Cheese Croissant(Vincent) and Vegetarian Parisien Sandwich finished off with a Peach Tart. For dinner we had Croatian 🇭🇷 Punjene Paprike(stuffed peppers🤤), was able to finish off the French 🇫🇷 wine 🍷 along with Perrier and for dessert some more decadent pastries 🇫🇷 from @parispastriesrancho . It was a month of watching The Beautiful Game and eating amazing food from around the world 🌎. Congratulations 🍾 France 🇫🇷. #worldcup #fifaworldcup2018
With today being the second to last game of the World Cup and a Saturday my wife spoiled us with lunch and dinner. For our Victorious Belgium 🇧🇪 we have La Mitraillette with Andalouse Sauce and a Stella Artois for lunch. Dinner for our fourth place English 🏴 was Bangers & Mash with a Samuel Smith Lager. Lastly with today being Bastille Day 🇫🇷 we had a delicious French pastry from Rancho Cucamonga’s own French Bakery and Cafe served on our 🐓 plater. It was served with Perrier and had our mini Eiffel Tower gracing the table. The last picture is to show that my work begins after dinner but done with a smile 😃 on my face after a fabulous day of eating!!! #worldcup #fifaworldcup2018
For our Victorious Croatia 🇭🇷 we had Piletina u Povrcu, for those English 🏴 Blokes I enjoyed a Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout and to finish the meal we had delicious English 🏴 Lemon Shortbread Cookies. #worldcup #fifaworldcup2018
For our first semifinal game we have Carbonnade Flamande and croissants 🥐 from Belgium 🇧🇪, a nice Table Red Wine and Chocolate filled crêpes from France 🇫🇷. Congratulations to 🇫🇷 🐓 for moving on to the final on Sunday. #worldcup #fifaworldcup2018
I received the best package in the mail today!!! Who doesn’t LOVE ❤️ chocolate chip cookies and all for donating to a great cause. Thank you very much Camden! Check out @abbotthd to donate and get some delicious cookies of your own. #chla
For the victorious Croatian 🇭🇷 team we have Cevapcici with ajvar, for our fallen comrades 🇷🇺 we have Russian beet salad. My tasty Ginger Beer was from mother England 🏴 and for dessert English Toffee 🏴, English Butter Fudge 🏴 and Swedish Fish 🇸🇪. Last but not least we had music by (according to @msites04 the best thing to ever come out of Sweden 🇸🇪) ABBA for our listening enjoyment!!! #worldcup #fifaworldcup2018
Remembering on this 4th of July my family was able to enjoy a beautiful morning hike because of all the Selfless Americans who have Served in our Armed Forces. #4thofjuly #fourthofjuly #bighornminetrail
Today we salute Colombia 🇨🇴 with our main meal of Bistec a Caballo and Patacones. Dessert was just plain fun with English Butter Fudge 🏴 , Toblerone of Switzerland 🇨🇭 and finally Swedish Fish 🇸🇪. Yeah the last one is a stretch but had to be done 😂😂😂. #worldcup #fifaworldcup2018
Today’s nod to the World Cup. Carne Asada Tacos, Refried beans, guacamole and Brazilian 🇧🇷 cheese bread(yes my wife was laughing as she put two balls on my plate). Refreshing Stella Artois🇧🇪 and Mineral Water from Mexico 🇲🇽. To finish the meal cookies filled with Belgium chocolate. Nothing from Japan 🇯🇵 today but it isn’t that easy mixing food from four different countries without making your stomach upset with you 😂. #worldcup #fifaworldcup2018
One of my favorite pictures of my wife and I can still close my eyes and picture her on our Wedding Day. I usually don’t like to use other peoples words since speaking from the heart ❤️ is much more powerful but on our Fourteenth Anniversary I can’t help but think of John Legend’s song “You and I (Nobody in the World)” You fix your makeup, just so Guess you don’t know, that your beautiful Try on every dress that you own You were fine in my eyes, a half hour ago If your mirror won’t make it any clearer I’ll Be the one to let you know Out of all the girls You my one and only girl Ain’t nobody in the world tonight All of the stars, you make them shine like they were ours Ain’t nobody in the world but you and I..... #weddinganniversary
For all those who have kept this country free by giving the ultimate sacrifice.
So I’m 41 and as anyone who knows me knows I’m pretty frugal (to say it nicely) so I couldn’t help but think this year “Why do I need to send a Mother’s Day Card?” Doesn’t she already know that I love her? Doesn’t she know that I still remember when she didn’t hesitate to read for me at weekly mass when I was in elementary school as I cried with stage fright? Doesn’t she know that I still like her lasagna more than any I have ever eaten? Doesn’t she know I love classical music because of the concerts she took me to as a teenager? Doesn’t she know when I hear Neil Diamond I picture her singing along? Doesn’t she know I was able to move 2,400 miles away from home because her love is always with me? Doesn’t she know that I know how to be happy for other people’s success because she was always the one to encourage and celebrate with others? Doesn’t she know I know how to comfort others because she has always comforted me? Doesn’t she know because of her I know that true beauty comes from within and has nothing to do with appearance? Doesn’t she know that I knew what to look for in a wife because I had her daily example? Doesn’t she know that as far as I’m concerned God has to be a woman because only a mother can love that much? Doesn’t she know that I too pray every day for the Holy Spirit to bring my older brother back to her? So on this Mother’s Day morning I realized just how much she has influenced my life, I love you mom and promise next year to send a card.
Working in the office today so I decided to Cycle 🚴 to work. Nothing wakes you up like 10+ miles of cycling bliss. Oh, and thank you to my wife for letting me go through with all the crazy ideas I have. Cycle 🚴 more drive 🚗 less!!!!!