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Babies are following me...

My friend Sandy finally had her baby on Wednesday March 10th; her name is Ella Nicole Cupertino. I took Thursday off from work so I can spend the day with my college roommates, and Ella up in Boca Raton.

Precious

Roomies :)
Auntie Val
I realized that I have to do a bigger effort to preserve my old friend relationships. As I’m getting older I’m realizing that I have disconnected myself from my old true friends. When I was hanging out with Tara, Bath and Sandy on Thursday I got a little upset at myself that I’ve let just time fly by and that I haven’t kept in touch with them. What I love about our friendship is that we have such a great time when we are together and it always seems like yesterday when we hang out.After vising Sandy and Ella at the hospital we went to have lunch and an afternoon drink.
Beth drinking her margaritta
Tara double fisting 2 x 1 drinks
Beth is homeless she lives out of her car...j/k she is a traveling nurse and moves from state to state.
Next stop...Beth is off to Tampa, FL

Last week, I had a rough emotional week at work. I have reached the point that I want more challenges, and growth. I’m not sure about my future and that worries me a little bit. Because I have been very hard on myself lately; it has lead me to binge eat. I know it’s wrong but I couldn’t control it. Enough is enough and I need to get back to clean eating. My sister in law is getting married in April and I need to loose a couple of pounds.

I cooked these pancakes yesterday morning for Javier…they were Delicious!

White Chocolate Coconut Pancakes

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup white chocolate morsels
1/2 cup coconut
1/4 cup toasted coconut

Directions:
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth. Fold in coconut.

Heat a lightly butter griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Drop in white chocolate morsels. Flip when bubbles appear on the top. Brown on both sides and serve hot. Garnish with butter, syrup, and toasted coconut.


Yesterday I went up to Coral Springs to hang out with my great friends Ann, Steve and their beautiful daughter Madeline aka Mady (she is a year old). I hung out at their house all day...literally. I could talk to Ann all day and never run out of subjects to talk about. Steve made awesome burgers from scratch…love them, Ann made amazing mashed potatoes and brownies while I got in the pool with Mady and did magic bubbles, kicks and went under water 2 times. Ann and I used to work together. Ann is an incredible photographer; you have to visit her website and blog. I can’t wait to do another photo shoot with her, Ann shoots daily and she gets better and better each and every time. Here are a couple of shots I took of Mady.
The cutest smile
She loves the camera
The Scavenger
She is addicted to her cell phone just like Auntie Val
She is the most scrumptcious munchkin on the planet

Thanks for dropping by!

 xoxo,

7 comments:

Remotography said...

I commented earlier, but I guess it didn't go thru. Thank you for hanging out with us. We had a great time and I've missed you so much. You and mady are best buds now. She's be a great swimmer like her Tia Valeria!

Valeria said...

OMG...no, thank you for everything! I've missed you guys tooo...I can't wait to get Mady swimming!

Bdiddy said...

Hey Val!! Thanks so much for your extraordinary efforts to come and hang out!! I've missed you so much over the years and my dad and I were talking about it on the drive down, how we all bonded over just one semester! kinda hard to believe it, but I know that you all will be lifelong friends for sure!! Hope you can make it up to Tampa one weekend or I will come down and stay in your hotel suite aka..spare bedroom! You're a fabulous lady and are already so successful in everything you do and I can see you will still go UP from here!! xoxo, BFF!! Dork I know!

Valeria said...

AWW BFF BETHALINA....you found my blog! It was soo awesome to see youand be able to hang out for a while and for sure i will go up to Tampa to visit! Maybe I'll steal Tara so she can come with me :) Miss you tons...already!

LL Cool Joe said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time!

Those pancakes look really good! And the kids don't look bad either. :D

Shionge said...

I love being with my girlfriends too and the bonding is special. I can see that you had a great time and congratulation to Sandy and Mady is so cute too :D

Valeria said...

LL Cool Joe: Thanks...yes we did have a great time, it's ALWAYS fun to catch up with friends!
You should make the pancakes thay are delicious and super easy to make! I thought they would come out a little sweeter but not they were just right.

Shionge: Thanks hottie mama!

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