S: The Best of 2010
BC: Sunset, Key Largo, Florida.
FC: The Best of 2010
1: Cover: Boating in Iowa, Baynanza, 4th of July, Briana's Birthday Trip to Michigan - Grandma Great's 100th Birthday Everglades Outpost Wildlife Rescue Fun with Barefoot Home School Group Classical Conversations Pembroke Pines Pets Beach & AMDANO Bio-blitz Species Inventory Baynanza Friends & Beach Fun with Granddaddy & Grammy Deering Estates and Eco-Academy Ascot Farm Manuela's Birthday Summer Trip - Maryland, Michigan, Iowa Deering Estates with Venters Fisher Island Susan & friends Snorkeling Escape with the Gals Metro Life 4H Autumn Renaissance Fair Fruit & Spice Park and Robert is Here Science Fair & Girl Scouts Medieval Times in Orlando Christmas 2010 Back Cover: Sunset on Key Largo
2: Briana's 8th birthday - Ice Rink with Papi, Mommy, Grammy & Granddaddy, Brayleigh & Brevyn Venter, Jade Leon, Colleen & Kathleen Zambrano, Victor & Dominique Jacob. Friendship bracelets made by Briana and Manuela. Homemade cakes decorated by Mommy at rink and home.
3: Trip to Michigan for Grandma Great's 100th birthday. Brittany, David, Benjamin & Christopher, Susan, Briana & Manuela, Grammy & Granddaddy... a good time was had by all... | Happy Birthday Grandma! | meeting pilot | mending projects
4: Family Fun in the Michigan Snow! | next day!!
5: Grandma and the Great Grandchildren Ben, Sean, Blake, Chris, Manuela, Alyssa & Briana | Mike, Sherry & Sean, Rick, Jill, Alyssa & Blake, John & Sally, Robert & Sara, David, Brittany, Ben & Chris, Susan, Briana & Manuela | Best Friends
6: being together, reading, theater, baking, music, art, fun.
7: Barefoot Home School Group visit to Everglades Outpost Wildlife Rescue | Manuela met a special resident, "Baby Lemur" | Bobo - Briana's favorite animal
8: beekeeping, music... | Barefoot Home School Group | learning, hanging out with friends... | April, Kacia & Kaleb Jung, Myrbel, Victor & Dominique Jacobs, Snowy, Matea & Anya Dickey, Terri, Brayleigh, Brevyn & Briya Venter, Robert & Sara Platz, Casey, Crystal, Kinsley, Cody, Casey & Kelly Rants, Susan, Briana and Manuela Fraga.
9: January Strawberry Picking Barefoot Home School Group | BEST FRIENDS | tadpoles to frogs, strawberry picking | Jessica & Jared Porras
10: FINE ARTS | SCIENCE | LATIN | GEOGRAPHY | HISTORY | ENGLISH | MATH | MS. SUSAN'S APPRENTICES CLASS Brevyn & Joel, Steven, Luke & Perry, Brayleigh, Briana, Tatiana (& Briya)
11: Classical Conversations Pembroke Pines 2009-10 Susan tutored Briana's class, with Marianne Kelso's Leadership | Manuela loved Ms. Georgie's Pre-K class at CEC | End of Year Program Cycle 1
12: Our Backyard had many beautiful visitors this year! | We love our pets! | Hassan & Genevie | Our Foster Kelby | Coco (at Papi's house) | Tinkerbell | Sophie & Angel (hiding... as usual) | Nana & Thorn
13: AMDANO (All Mothers Deserve A Night Out) Annual event with Terri Venter. Always lovely and beautifully decorated... every guest feels like a princess! Menu: fondue! yummy! Instructions: Chose a favorite thing, purchase and share that item with each lady who attends! Some gifts were a magazine subscription, beach bag, Mary Kay lip color, body scrub, necklace set, purse jewelry, and a scrap book! | Silke, Francy, Shelle, Monica, Kristina, Layza, Susan & Terri | An oil-spill emergency cross country trip to the beach in Tampa. No trip is complete without a mommy shot - this one we decided to be Baywatch Beach Babes. | Susan, Francy, David, Victor, Sarah, Myrbel, Terri Dominique, Briya, Brayleigh, Briana, Brevyn, Manuela
14: Completing a Species Inventory with BioBlitz, Convoy Point, Biscayne National Park. Learning about nature and the creatures around us.
15: Baynanza at Viscaya! Cleaning up Miami!
16: friends, dance, doll birthday party, sleepover, beach... | Claire, Elena, Matea, Manuela, Anya, Nicole and Briana | Briana, Genesis, Manuela & Najua | Manuela and Angelina at Little Farm with Playgroup | Kacia & Manuela at CC | Briya & Manuela | Tatiana, Briana, Brayleigh, Sarah | Genesis
17: Anya & Briana | Matea & Briana | Briya, Brevyn, Briana, Brayleigh & Manuela
18: Great times with Granddaddy
19: Making pies with Grammy
20: Learning "hands on" how coral eat | Observing different types of coral | Dissecting Squid | Using a microscope
21: Deering Estates Eco Academy | Oil Spill Cleanup | Bally Hoo dissection | Look at all the wonderful sea creatures we found! | Our First Eco Academy Graduation with Ms. Yoly- April 2009 | Trolling the bottom
22: Golden Orb Spider | Ms. Yoly | Mr. Elias | Bike ride tour through the ecosystems of Deering Estates
23: Growing native plants... | Deering Estates/Zoo Eco Academy Graduation 2010 | Yoly and Elias Deering | Stephanie teacher from Zoo (2009) | Searching for turtle eggs... | in a home made terrarium! | Patrick and Manuela.
24: Billy | Sprout | Simon | Dante | Sam & Billy
25: One of the highlights of my year was spending time at Ascot Farm clipping, cleaning up, and riding horses as well as watching Briana and Manuela learn how to ride. | (Echo) | Rachel - Briana & Manuela's first teacher | Cinnamon
26: Anya and Matea Anabelle Brayleigh & Briya & Brevyn Victor and Dominique | Both Girls got a lesson on Cinnamon | Manuela celebrating at Papi's house
27: Manuela's 5th birthday was shared with Brevyn Venter (6) at the pool! Ponies and Spiderman, were their themes... and a lot of friends came! | Nati Etom, David & Sarah Colleen, Briana & Manuela Elena & Kathleen
28: As our family drove from FL to MD we stayed in Jacksonville, with the Linguitus Family and in Cary, NC with Judy & Gary March. When we arrived in Frederick, MD we stopped by to see Donna and Danny and visited the Frederick Riding Academy, now unused. Having a blast, as usual, Much Love, Susan, Briana & Manuela Joy | Memories | To: Family & Friends | Caroline, Manuela, Marissa, Briana, cousins & Mr. Linguitus, | Aunt Judy & Uncle Gary | Danny and Donna Jones of Susan's days at Whispering Pines Farm | Frederick Riding Academy
29: July 4th in Frederick, Maryland | To: Family & Friends | OnJuly 5th on our way to visit Grandma Great, we stopped at Sideling Hill to see the layers of strata exposed when the highway was cut. In Columbus, OH we visited a topiary garden recreating Georges Seurat's "A Sunday Afternoon On the Ill De LaGrande Jatte." Both locations were amazing! Seeing lots of fascinating vistas! Love, Susan, Briana and Manuela Joy | Crumland 4th on the Farm | Sideling Hill
31: Blake and Susan roasting marshmallows | Blake, Susan, Alyssa, Manuela, Grandma Great, Briana, & Jill. | In Michigan, we went blueberry picking with Grandma Great. Made somores with Jill, Alyssa & Blake and visited.Sherry & Bentley. Before dinner at Aunt Sally & Uncle John's, we enjoyed great conversation and Manuela relished running in the yard. Grandma Great treated us to her famous sugar cookies! Delicious! Having a great time! Love, Susan, Briana and Manuela Joy | To: Family & Friends
32: There was so much to do at Uncle Charles & Jos' lake house in Iowa! Outside: fishing, kayaking, paddle boating, swimming, bubbles, somores and hummingbird watching on the porch during the day and watching stars at night. Inside: reading, drawing, puzzles, pizza making and also an Indoor Water park! Charles Micheal Ben & Dan, Aunt Judy, and Kristen & Cade all came. The girls enjoyed singing "10 Little Ducks" and "You are My Sunshine" with Jo. It was so good to see everyone again! Lots of Love, Susan Briana and Manuela Joy | To: Family & Friends
33: Making pizzas with Jo and Uncle Charles | Goodbye! Come back again soon!
35: When we got home to Miami... fun was waiting! Spending the day at Deering with the Venter family is always special!
36: A day on Fisher Island with Terri, Brayleigh, Brevyn & Briya Venter and Snowy, Matea & Anya Dickey!
38: Kerry Ann McCarthy (Levy)'s Birthday brought PG1 - Briana's playgroup - together again | Francy and Terri | Always fun with Terri | Snjezana (Snowy) | Laura and Claudia | Susan, Natalie, Bez, Rebeca, Melissa, Kerry Ann, Shanna, Jane, Genny, Ana | Friends in Doral at Terri's Going Away (to Africa) party. | Playing around... | Laura and Genesis
39: Manuela's Playgroup Reunion - Welcome Back to Miami Pamela, Angelina & Helena (and Axel)! Visiting from Germany. | Debut of Metro Single Moms | Donna Mole | Dona Rosa (even when she doesn't want to be in the photo :) Imagine Christmas Program - Metro Life Church and at Lime with Mother & Daddy) | with
40: Francy, Elizabeth, Terri, Susan, Myrbel
42: MetroLife Church, Pastor Steve and Mary Alessi, acting and singing on stage to glorify God, sunsets, reading, pottery and all crafts, 4H and learning how to sew our own dresses! and then entering our projects into the fair! | Pastor Mary Alessi
43: A few entries: Briana's pencil holder, Manuela's treasure heart... the girls' dresses. | The Fair and 4-H
44: Tio Fausto, Tia Maria Consuelo, Karla, Manuela, Susan, Briana, Christian, Sebastian | New Hair! | Mother's Day 2010 | New Faces | Brevyn, David Brayleigh, Briana, Sarah Briya & Manuela
45: Reading to the school groups at the Pumpkin Patch
46: Ahoy Matey! The Renaissance Fair was splendid! Full of creative characters... we loved every one! A pirate and his rat, lookin' for gold... the prince, princess and her handmaiden strolling through the park, a fairy godmother who made fairy charms, ,playin' knights ourselves, the fire eater, and the king and queen...
47: Playin' around the maypole, enjoyed the harp and observed the owls and their keepers. | Ah ah! I found the treasure!
48: On Granddaddy's birthday we visited the Fruit & Spice Park and Robert Is Here (fresh fruit stand and animal park). We saw many beautiful plants and animals and had a great time together.
50: Earlier this day I taught Essentials class at CC Pembroke Pines, Ms. Elsie was face painting... :) | Girl Scouts - Ms. Vanessa and Ms. Olivia led troupe 110. | Briana, Jade Leon & Mattie | Barefoot Home School Group Science Fair | Manuela (5) - Urinary System | Briana (9) - composting | Preparing for Christmas: Grammy & Briana making cookies. Susan singing on stage for tickets to Imagine.
51: Karina, Cruz & Lynda Mandarinco | The Rants Family w/ Briana & Manuela
52: Back to the Manger- 2010 Metro Life Christmas Production
53: Single Mom's Brunch Metro Life Church | Happy Birthday Jesus!