Category Archives: Family

Happy birthday Mom

Happy Birthday MomToday is my mother’s birthday, and I wanted to wish her another happy and healthy year.  And yes Mom, I will be calling later today.

Single for a bit

Cheers SergioSergio has dashed off to Brazil to be with his family for the next two weeks.  When we first met, Sergio was a flight attendant for United Airlines so I was accustomed to his coming and going but that stopped years ago.  Now that he has his own lighting design business, Mazon Lighting Design, the only travel he does involves driving to client sites so the apartment seems strangely serene quiet.

Truth be told, I enjoy my quiet time and I’ll fall into a routine quickly enough, but today I do miss him – it is the saying good bye and the initial surprise of a home that’s gone suddenly still that takes some getting use to.  I have grand plans to tidy up the apartment, organize every shelf and drawer, get to the gym each day and read a stack of books – but we’ll see how that goes.  I’m great at making plans but sometimes the follow through leaves a bit to be desired.

Hanging with my cousins

Unfortunately not all my first cousins from my mother’s side of the family could make it to the Albiani cousins cocktail party this weekend, but I think it was a success. I thought it would be fun to have a family photo and wanted to share it.Albiani Family Party

The lake house

Lake HouseMy sister Susan decided she would ride out last week’s storm (a.k.a. nemo) up at my parent’s house on Lake Winnipesaukee near downtown Wolfboro, NH.

To provide some perspective on the “winter wonderland” her camera phone captured, I have included a photo of the house during warmer times.

Lake House

Happy Birthday

Sergio I can’t believe it was one year ago today we were boarding the Atlantis Caribbean Cruise on the Allure to celebrate Sergio’s birthday.  Tonight dinner is on me.

Wish him a very happy birthday.

Congratulations Tim and Ashley

Year in rewind: BosGuy’s favorite posts from 2012

In August my brother was married on Cape Cod. It was a fantastic ceremony and although this photo isn’t from their wedding (its actually at Fenway Park – how appropriate), this was the image I had at the time I wrote the post.

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I’m down on Cape Cod to attend my little brother’s wedding, which is actually tomorrow afternoon.  I couldn’t be happier for them, and I’m looking forward to the celebration.  I love them both dearly.

My crazy partner

Year in rewind: BosGuy’s favorite posts from 2012

This was one of those “gotcha” moments. Sergio totally surprised me with this quick video message that he sent me in June.

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Work brought me into New York City for a couple of days.  My lunatic boyfriend emailed me this video of himself to make me laugh and remember to call.  I thought I’d upload it to YouTube so everyone could see my crazy partner; and by the way  I called him – definitely.

The Harvard Baseball team video that inspired his cute message

The unexpected review: Granary Tavern

The Granary TavernWhile perusing Boston.com earlier this week I noticed a review of the Granary Tavern, which opened earlier this year along the Greenway.  My other half is a lighting designer, and created the lighting design for the restaurant / bar so I was pleasantly surprised to read that while the food was panned, the lighting was noted and praised repeatedly.

The restaurant reviewer opens complimenting the lighting “You cannot beat the Granary Tavern for lighting. Walk in off the Rose Kennedy Greenway and you enter a warmly glowing space, one that when it’s crowded feels mellow yet energized, full of promise.”  Later, Boston Globe writer, Anne V. Nelson, writes about how the is bar perfectly lit.  Should you be interested in reading the full review you may link here.

Since I don’t have a hard copy of the review to tape to our refrigerator, I figured I’d use this space to say congratulations.

Happy birthday Dad

DadToday is my father’s birthday. Here is a photo from this past summer up on Lake Winnipesaukee.  Happy Birthday Dad.

Happy Thanksgiving Mom and Dad

Wishing all the best to my parents who are in New Hampshire celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday today, while I’m in Brazil.

When I think of what I’m most thankful for my list always starts with these two amazing individuals.

Happy Thanksgiving (from Brazil)

I wanted to acknowledge the Thanksgiving holiday which has always been a personal favorite of mine. In recent years I have used the time off to travel abroad and visit new places. This year is no exception. My partner and I find ourselves back in Brazil celebrating the day.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving eve

Since Thanksgiving is so widely celebrated and significant to Americans it makes me wonder why we don’t have “Thanksgiving Eve”.   After all, we have Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and any American will tell you Thanksgiving ranks right up there with those holidays; many actually will tell you they prefer Thanksgiving.

So even though it is not official, I’d like to wish those who celebrate this holiday a very happy Thanksgiving eve.

Safe Travels

Are babies born naked?

Periodically, my sister emails me conversations she has with her kids.  Last week she sent the following email:

AUSTIN:  Mommy, when you’re born are you naked or do you have clothes on?

MOM: Naked, Austin. Everyone is naked when they are first born.

AUSTIN:  Giggle. Giggle… Isn’t it so funny that everyone is born naked? Is it awkward?

A day at Fenway

Last weekend I made what is likely my final visit to Fenway Park since the Red Sox season has been more than disappointing and will conclude at the end of this month. It was easy to forget about their abysmal season since I was accompanied by my two nephews and brother. Boston GuyThat’s my brother far left followed by Jack and Austin.  It is hard to say what was their favorite part of the day: the game, the food, or the play ground afterward.   My favorite moment was when my nephew, Jack, told his younger brother, Austin, “when you go to middle school the playgrounds are just grass and you have to learn to deal with it, because life is hard.”

Happy birthday little sister