Sunday, December 20, 2009

Winter Wonderland II

The nor'easter dumped a December record snowfall of 18" inches on us and it finally stop early this morning. So there is a lot of shoveling for us. Here are some pictures I took while shoveling. Enjoy!!

Total of 18"

Where is the cars?

Aren't this beatiful! So peaceful and quiet.

Bandit enjoying the snow.

My shovel taking a rest ;)

Carlos hard at work.

Too bad I don't have a sled to go down this slope.

Putting some of the snow in David's truck and dump it somewhere else.

I think we did a pretty good job.

Man, I am tired so it is time to make myself a cup of hot chocolate, put up my feet and watch some TV.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Winter Wonderland in PA

Woke up this morning and this is the scenes that greets me. It's definitely a winter wonderland in the PA area today! This is the most snow that we've gotten in a LONG time. We still can’t go out to shovel yet as the snow continues to come down fast and furious. Anyone care to help us?
Happy weekend everyone!!

I will be posting more photos as the snow continues to accumulate. Part of me are excited that we will be having white Christmas but part me worries that I will be stranded at home for days as I still have a lot errands to run before Christmas.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Early Christmas

Christmas came early for us this year. A few weeks ago there was a huge package waiting for us at the front door. The package was from New Zealand and I knew right away who is it from. They were gifts from my good friend Shereen, her husband Simon and son Justyn. Just look at what was inside the box. It was full of my favorite cookies Tim Tam. And also Manuka honey and some browning sauce (I can make Sarawak cake with this) Thanks Fielden family for being so thoughtful!

For those of you who are in the US and interested in buying the original Australia Tim Tam you can get it at Pepperidge Farm. I understand they will be selling it only for the holiday season.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Winter is here

Our first snow this season came pretty late this year. We had our 1st snow last year in November . Many people told me this winter will be bad as we have not had one bad one for 5 years. My neighbor Nancy told me one of the tell tale sign is the deer fur are much thicker and darker and also the beetles are huge. So we have to wait and see if this is true or not. I might not have to shovel much snow this season as I will be going back to Malaysia for Chinese New Year. I can't wait to go home for some warm weather ;)

All my potted plants are death.

Except for this one in the house given to me by SC. Just look at the beautiful flowers.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

I have been neglecting this blog again. Actually life is pretty much the same so nothing much to write about. Fall this season is terrible. It has been sunny for a few days and then raining non stop for the rest of the week. I never like this kind of weather. I have been hibernating at home and go out only once a week. We went out for lunch today and stop by the grocery store to get more chocolate and candies as the neighborhood kids who will be here for Trick or treating this evening. I will take some pictures of the kids and their costumes and post it up later.

Monday, September 28, 2009

My Beloved Husband

Thank you for walking into my life
You are an angel whom guide me along
With your love and patience
To travel this path together
Today, Tomorrow and Forever!!

Feliz Aniversario Sweetie. I Love You!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


I received this forward from a good friend of mine and I want to share it with everyone. Slow down for three minutes to read this. It is so worth it.

Touching words from the mouths of babes. What does 'Love' mean? A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, 'What does 'love' mean?' The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think:

When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.'
Rebecca- age 8

When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.
Billy - age 4

Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.
Karl - age 5

Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.
Chrissy - age 6

Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.
Terri - age 4

Love is when my Mummy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.
Danny - age 7

Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mummy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss
Emily - age 8

Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.
Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)

If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate.
Nikka - age 6
(we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)

Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, and then he wears it everyday.
Noelle - age 7

Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.
Tommy - age 6

During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore.
Cindy - age 8

My Mummy loves me more than anybody. You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.
Clare - age 6

Love is when Mummy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.
Elaine-age 5

Love is when Mummy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.
Chris - age 7

Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.
Mary Ann - age 4

I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.
Lauren - age 4

When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you. (what an image)
Karen - age 7

Love is when Mummy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross.
Mark - age 6

You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.
Jessica - age 8

And the final one -- Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.

The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.

Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.

When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said,
'Nothing, I just helped him cry'

When there is nothing left, that is when you find out that love is all you need. Take 60 seconds and give this a shot!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Peach Picking

Autumn is drawing near and it is time to pick some sweet local peaches. Diana and I went to Highland Orchard about 15 minutes drive from home. The day was cloudy but for me it was just perfect. We went really early to avoid the crowd and when we arrived we were the only one there. We had the whole farm to ourselves. One thing about fruit picking is you’ll feel like you’re a kid all over again. The feeling of seeing all those ripe fruits on the trees were awesome! They provide us with a box to put our peaches and it got filled up pretty fast and we had endless peaches as we picked (yes you can eat as much as you want while you pick. They are the juiciest peaches I've ever had. It was so juicy that you have to stand over the sink when devouring them. I found out that pick your own peaches were much cheaper then the supermarket peaches. I paid $1.99 a pound at the supermarket and over her I paid only $1.49.

After a couple of hours at the farm we picked around 15 pounds of peaches, with a dozen of apple cider donuts and a few slices of cakes it cost us less than $28.00. Next will be apple picking in November

We had the whole farm to ourselves!

mmmm let me try this first!

Wow, it's juicy!

Let me take another big bite.

Me as usual busy taking photos.

Wow, lots of peaches. Better start picking.

All the ripe and big ones are so high up on the trees.

Let see if I can reach that.

Yes, I got it.

mmmmm is it ripe yet?

Do you think I am to reach those fruits?

Yeap, I got it!

Are these good?

I think there is an insect bite on it.

Enough for the day.

Off we go.

Man, this is heavy!!

We made a quick stop at the raspberry farm but the fruits were too small for us to pick. So off we go.

Look at the size of the peach. There are huge.

Now I got to think of what to do with all those peaches. Maybe Peach Cobbler, Peach Pie, Peach butter?