Fun date with my youngest daughter

Chloe is my youngest and lately I feel she needs some quality time when she is with me.

Last Thursday I took her on a date at Zinburger. It was just her and I . We order the kids milkshake. Then we went for over an hour to Barnes and nobles and talked, and read. I had such a great time and so did she.  We took selfies, and she actually posted them and wrote under my status herself on Facebook. You would of thought you gave her the moon.

It shows that you do not need money to make kids happy, time is all they want. Two and half hours and 4 dollars was all I spent. It was well worth it. Here are our selfies with my awful phone camera:-)



I was asked by my friend Lisa Jacob to come and DJ the “Catwalk Milonga” the past weekend.

What fun it was to stay at Susannah and Eric Gebhart wonderful cozy home .

We were swamped with work but we managed to work out of nice coffee shops and outside most of the day.

We went to eat to two restaurants I had previously gone name Chorizo, and at Isa’s Bistro. Isa’s bistro was even better than I had remember.

We took a break from working and then drove a little around to the Groove Park Inn, what a magical place it is! It was my first time there.

I am editing my camera photos to submit to stock and to use in my thesis presentation in couple of weeks.

Here are iPhone photos of  us taking a welcome break from work.



Incredible start of a birthday weekend….

My son took on a role the past two years , the role that defines a man. No recognition from others will come out of it, no praise will come out of it. It is just doing it for the right reasons. Doing things when nobody watches…

Jason the past 2 years took his sisters shopping for me for my birthdays, mothers day, and Xmas. He spent his own money for them to have the pleasure to give me a gift and not feel like they had nothing for me, nothing to give me. I will always be grateful for it!

And now I am lucky to have someone else that see the important things in life.
There is no present that will top this.
It is not about the physical presents, I am almost positive the best present for my birthday weekend will be this one this morning at 7:55am :
Patrick: “Come on Chole, lets go to Home Depot to get everything you need for your present, Lara are you coming with us, do you need me to drive you to get something for your mom?”
It does not get any better than that! Truly!

Presents have been bought for a while now, and 2 weeks prior to my birthday, there were already reservations in place, surprises in place, presents bought, and that are wrapped and on the mantel in the living room. He had ask Jason and Millie to babysit 2 weeks ago.

How nice to be with someone that plans ahead. It is beautiful that my birthday is not a chore.  If I had let him, he would of giving me my present 2 weeks ago….
I do not know who is more excited about my birthday: The kids, Patrick or I.
I can’t wait!


Last night we all went to celebrate with incredible friend of mine : the Whitlows, we laugh, and eat incredible food and a bottle of Pomerol was opened for me! They even had the kids put candles on the cake and sing to me with lights off:-)

And to top it my morning started like that:

I received the email this morning that 9 of my photos were accepted on another stock company.

At this point life does not get any better than this!

Outdoor Milonga Raleigh


What a wonderful afternoon tango time in Raleigh. Triangle Tango had organized once again with the generosity of Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

This was held in the afternoon from 3.00pm – 6.00pm. Jae of Tango Utopia fame had put together some of our favorite tandas that  had on the dance floor provided by David Karasiewicz.

I went with the girls, of course….it was in the middle of the afternoon and I wanted them to enjoy the afternoon tango, the community, and the gorgeous weather.

It was a joy as many brought their kids as it was an afternoon event.

Lara had so much fun with the oldest kids and Chloe with the youngest kids.

It was kids, dogs, bubbles, dancers and friends. Gorgeous day, beautiful venue, and incredible people, they are my tango community.

Here couple of photos I took from the event.


Very happy….this is using my photos to hopefully make a difference.
“Her justice” raise money for women that are victims of abuse…


Here is the link to my professional blog post about it.