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A Year In Review

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S: Memories

BC: Yesterday is but today's memory... | and tomorrow is todays dream

FC: Live...Love...Laugh | A trip down Memory Lane created by Lisa Gregory 2011

1: This book is dedicated to Vincenzo Gregory This photo book is a collection of family and friends that I have had the honor or laughing , crying and dreaming with. Never leave this world while you still have a song in your heart ! With love ,mom Created 11/06/2011

2: Ive been battered and I have been bruised . I have loved and been loved. I have been deeply hurt and I am guilty for having hurt others. I have been let down and I too have let down others . So, what has mom learned as of 38 years old? Simple, I still have a whole lot to learn ! We are all human and we make mistakes. We are no better nor worse than our neighbor and sometimes we say things and act out from a place of fear and often times we hurt those we love the most. We are all perfectly imperfect . Never judge anyone . What we profess we will never do, say , think or feel, what we condemn in others often times is just a reflection of what ones feels about themselves and this judgment will find a way back to us to teach us a lesson and that just when we think we know anything about life ,we don't . Learn from your mistakes, take responsibility and always find a way to mend your bridges for you never know when you may need to cross them. Challenges make you stronger and in moments of despair will you then truly build upon your character and learn how to forgive. Forgiveness liberate the soul and just when you think you are done, never quit ! Learn something new , live and love with all you got! Reach for the apples at the top of tree Vinny, it might take you some effort, it might require patience, and it might mean doing the hard thing which is often the right thing. It will certainly require you to extend past your comfort level but know that you are worth it. People only settle for what they believe they are worth . Be a leader in your own right and reach , for the ones at the top are closer to heaven so don't ever settle for the ones on the ground. Give with no expectations. Learn compassion and human understanding at level that is by far deeper than our minds can possibly comprehend. Self mastery is a victory in and of its own and once obtained no one can take that victory away from you. When we connect to our authentic god inspired self are we then enlighten and no longer influenced by what others think, say , do or feel. To know thyself is to know god and to know god we come to learn the truth. The answer to all your questions resides in the heart and the heart always wins in the end for the truth shall always prevail. When you hear that knock at the door to your heart, open it and listen , for if you ignore it , it will just get louder and it will deal with you. Embrace it and never leave this world while you still have a song in your heart. | The Truth of the Matter is.. | Dear Son

3: Until we fall to our knees and accept that no matter how controlled or organized we think we are ..the man upstairs has another plan and until we stop and sit in the pit of uncertainty long enough to listen to our inner voice will we ever get it right...until we have experienced a fall will one ever experience the empowerment of the rising Being your mom is the greatest Joy of my life. My greatest achievement is you and you are the one and only perfect love of my life. Love Mom ( March 22 2012) | The Heart of the matter is..

5: Being your mom is life's greatest blessing!

6: How the years go by...

8: Nona and Nono | Devon | Bryce | Delanie | Jeanette | Joey | Colin | Shirley | Natasha | Paige | Shawn | Carmella | Joseph | Elaine | Archie | Your Family

9: Julia | Vinny | Keanna | Nolan | Gord | Lisa | Dominic | Sandi | Lisa-Kayla | Julio | Fabio | Rob | Lynne | Kerri | Bernice and Hugh

10: Girls Weekend Getaway

12: you | For your 12th birthday all you and your friends wanted was to cook with mom!

13: now what more could make a mom feel loved!

14: My Bestie Brandi .. ... Girls will be Girls

16: Christmas in Jamaica ( 2006) | We always wanted to take a trip away from the hustle bustle at Christmas time. There is something to be said about sunshine, beach and Santa !! It was an experience but we all agreed that theres no place like home at Christmas time. The one great gift we got was our new friends "Susan and Jeff" that since then have become our traveling friends.

19: Jamaica me Crazy!!

20: Halloween in Jamaica Round 2 2007

26: My circle of friends

29: 2008 Disneyland

36: Australia 2008....one of my favorite places in the world

40: Girls Getaway Oct.2-10 2011 | Mayan Rivera

48: Good Times with Great Friends

55: My 38th Birthday Surprise

62: Home is where my heart is......

67: My favorite place Home

69: My favorite time of year to decorate

71: If i can feed people, i am happy. Cooking is my resting place, a place where i get to be free!

72: 6 Hour Baking Madness

73: The best gifts are from the heart

74: When FRIENDS are the FAMILY you NEVER had | The first time I met Bernice was when i was 16 years old. After my friendship with mike dissolved i was blessed to remain friends with Bernice and Hugh. Over the years I have grown to be extremely close with both of them and today 22 years later they have become parents to me. Bernice always taking care of me and sending banana bread and Hugh and I in the garden works. Sometimes in life we don't get what we want but we always get what we need. | We adapted the nicknames Mamasita and Papasita and Hugh went on to call me his Bratasita I Love you guys

78: In Bernie Style

79: Mamasita and Papasita.. Wine Making Excursion ..April 2012

80: Sisters being Sisters.. Boy its great to have a professional in the family


82: to do today

83: My Office..My work..my passion

84: Okay, just for the record people I am 5 foot

88: The best and most meaningful part of my work are the people I get to spend time with. They are apart of my family and because of them I find the strength and motivation to get up everyday and do what i do. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with and each one of these individuals make my life bit better every day! What makes life even sweeter are the few and special friendships that I have met along the way .

103: You love the water and would rather spend the entire day in the water than spend the day in Disney Park

108: I o..I o..it's off to work i go...

118: Like Father , like Son

120: For the Love of Family

124: My Best friend Kerri Brown

127: Our growing Boy! From the moment you were born , you have given me a reason to smile when i want to cry and love when it hurts the most

135: Me at work Renovating the studio was quite the experience. In just 13 days with the help of my amazing friends and staff we transformed the space from ordinary to extraordinary

141: Angels God Mommy..always and forever my best friend and Soul Sista

143: Homeless Lunch Drive "2009

145: 2010

148: 3 Years Later .... "2011" Homeless Lunch Drive

149: Our 2011 Homeless Drive three years later ! News paper and GolbalNews ran a story on our campaign and we went from 13 volunteers to 200! Donations of mittens, socks food, clothing , transportation and facility space are to name just a few. 2012 is expected to be even bigger and every time i stop to take a look around I am reminded that good things happen and good people are wanting to help and then i am filled with joy to know i am exercising my gift of bringing people together ..

155: I couldn't pick a better man to be your father. I can only hope You grow to be like him for he is man of his word, lives and loves from a place of truth and has never let me down.

158: My happy moments

160: Girls...Girls...Girls what can be better than hanging with the girls.. we are no trouble at all!!

164: Grand Bahia Principe Mexico 2009 Good Times..great Friends

175: Girls Mini Get Away

180: Transfer of Guardianship

181: Never forgotten

182: Wine Time with my "Besties"

189: Barry Dashner my mentor, my friend, my family..

190: Family Time

191: Here and Here

229: Spirit Ridge Resort October 13th 2012

230: I miss you my friend I miss the sound of your voice your smile, your passion and love for life. I miss having you there to talk . Its been ten years since you left us and today I take a moment to reflect and give thanks for having had a chance to be your friend. You will never be forgotten

232: Sometimes we don't know what we had until it is gone, while often times we don't know what we needed until it arrives

235: My sister Jeanette my fried, my greatest blessing , my hero. No matter what life throws at us we are each others greatest ali and pillar of strength. Sister's by chance , friends by choice

255: Sisters by chance....friends by choice

256: My Most Favorite Place in the World......The Ocean | The ocean is the one place that fills my heart with peace

257: If asked, I'd say..when I am no longer here on earth, everyone I love is to take a small part of me and spread my ashes into an ocean anywhere around the world.

265: mom and dad are so proud of you vinny! way to go...all done elementary school...2012

266: Friends I have known and have been blessed by for a long ..long time

271: 2012 Christmas first Christmas alone after 16 years

272: 2012 Christmas

274: 2012 Flynn Corporate Event

277: What ever life hands us, both good or bad, we have a choice. We can either wallow in self pity or find the courage to see all the good things in your life. Memories are made by creating those special moments, moments that leave a footprint on our hearts and althoughI am not certain what the next chapter of my life holds, i am open to what ever GOD has in store for me. 2012 was by far the hardest year of my life to date but somehow i am still smiling and standing on my own two feet. This book of images is a collection of some of the hi lites of my life from 1999-2012

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