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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Nana Has Arrived!!!!!

Welcome back Nana! We are so glad you are here!
la nostra bella nana

Every year since my father passed away in 2000, 
my mom has been coming to visit us for nice long visits. 
Some times as long as a couple of months.
 My family and I love it.
 Nana (my mother) is such a Nana. Everybody calls her Nana and everybody wants her to be their Nana,

but lucky for me and my family, we are the WINNERS!!!

Me and my Mommsy

Nana loves everything and everybody. I guess that's why we all love her so much. 
Her love is addicting. 
She'll be 82 in March, lives on her own and looks after herself and loves to look after everyone else that comes in her path. 
She is very supportive and motivating and believes in us all. She makes you  feels so special, like you can accomplish anything.  

I love it when she comes to stay with us!

Nana's home town is in the East Kootneys of British Columbia. It has very long, cold winters.

It's a nice break for her to come and stay with us and a nice break for us to have her.

We can't wait for her to get here!

Nana loves to cook, tidy up and do laundry. 
Oh My! 
 Lucky us!
 I don't even think the diry laundry hits the floor and Nana has it scooped it up and put it in the washing machine.

We go through tons of detergent, but that's ok, I can live with that!

Here's some pictures of last years visit with Nana. I can't wait to start enjoying her presence and of course her wonderful, yummy cooking!

Our favourite is her homemade gnocci and tomato sauce....

Gnocci Day
you have to do it just right...
we all pitch in and help shape up the gnocci's
this is what Nana lives for


  1. Dear Carol-oh I just LOVE these pics and this post!!! You can just tell what a wonderfull mom you have!!! And yes, you are so very lucky to have her in your life...I don't have a mom like this and...would have no idea what it must be like...I feel the lack al the time:( And I love her pasta making BTW...how adorable is that?
    Hey, are you Canadian? You mentioned that your mom lives in B.C.-well, I am from Edmonton, Alberta but now live in the U.S. after marriage. Small world! well, I hope you all have a fantastic time together with Nana. xxx

  2. Okay-just read your bio and you are Canadian too! Imagine that eh:)

  3. How awesome to have her visit for soooo long:O)You are truly blessed to have a such a great relationship:O) Have a great week:O)

  4. Brava la nonna! She is gorgeous! Buon appetito!! Enjoy her visit..I wish my mom could come visit...long way from Australia to the US...

  5. very sweet- i am so glad you love and appreciate her so much! :) have fun while she's visiting.