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Annual Family Pumpkin Picking Trip

Meet the family that surrounds me. 

I come from a large extended loving & supportive family complete with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and many many cousins.  We plan tons of group activities and holidays throughout the year.  We celebrate every occasion possible and hug often.  I'm grateful that we can all count on each other.  This is my village.

I grew up in the kitchen with my parents and many other family members.  Over the years I have ventured into recipes from all over the world especially after returning from an international trip.  I always look forward to holiday cooking marathons with my mom especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  My stuffed mushrooms, stuffed artichokes and Thanksgiving turkey are famous!  We also enjoy the simple traditions of baking hundreds of Christmas cookies and making ravioli from scratch on snow days.  I have always imagined doing these same things with children of my own. 

If I were to have a title in my family it would be The Planner.  I love to plan holidays, camping trips, winter getaways, and these days zoom calls as often as I can.  I love to bring friends and family together for laughter and fun whenever possible.  

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Annual Family Christmas Party

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Sitting in Times Square with Mom before a Broadway show.  

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Cousin Martina

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Fishing with Dad in Montauk

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Photo booth fun at a Sweet 16 with Mom and a few cousins. 

Celebrating my cousin Melissa's graduation from nursing school.

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Family Wedding

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Mom & Dad in Montauk

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Mom & Dad at the Renaissance Faire

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Celebrating Grandma Mary's Birthday

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Pumpkin Picking 

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Mom, Dad, and my brother Eric at our cousins engagement party.

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Aunt Arlene, Uncle Paddy, and my cousin Laura 

Thanksgiving 2019!

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Annual Cousins Camping (and mud run) Trip

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Holiday Pajama Party