Thursday, January 26, 2012

WE LOVE YOU

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AUNIKA IS 4 YEARS OLD TODAY!!!

Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday Darling Aunika
Happy Birthday to You

May the Good Lord Bless YOU
May the Good Lord Bless YOU 
May the Good Lord Bless Our Aunika
May the Good Lord Bless YOU  

Nana and Papa SURE LOVE you HONEY!!!





Monday, January 23, 2012

GLAD DASSI LIKED THE DEER. THEY SURE LIKE BIRD SEED! OF COURSE, THEY ARE NOT FOR HUMAN FOOD. !!! AS SOME PEOPLE THINK.!!

to Auntie L

We loved your pic of the friendly deer. Dassi, our resident Dr.Doolittle especially!!!!
Thanks...xoxo

Saturday, January 21, 2012

His Sisters

AunikaNaomi





Solomon Kristopher Waye







SAFARIE

Untill last evening, only Daniel and Vicky could have claimed to have had a truley ethnic dining experiance!
Welcome to the grand adventure of Corinna and Roxi in the Horn of Africa.



The Dining room sported 4 greasy grimy tables, which may have been wiped with a dry rag at some time during the day.



The decore was a collection of swap meet refuse. Dusty cracked and somewhat greasy, not unlike the air.






The serving trays and dishes were cracked, dirty or both.
Do click on the photos to enlarge the deatail.






Our tea is served on a faux gold plastic tray with a plastic spoon.



While passing us our mugs, the 50 somthing, hijaab adorned, rotund muslim hostess, glances into mine. She grins and carries mine to a sink in the dining area gives it a quick rinse with her bare hand under water, shakes off the access water and returns the dripping dish, friendly and honestly kind smile still on her sweet face. After she departs to the kitchen, I take the time to wipe and dry the cup, as I am unsure what it looked like prior to the rinse.



We decided to stay for the highly absurd atmousphere, and to try the Somalie food. I am sure the experiance would be much the same in the home of this obviously recent immigrant. Very uncandian, yet happily hospitable and endearing in a serving way.









The entertainment was on a high wall across the room in the form of a Somalie news broadcast via internet. The only word I recognized in the fast talking hub-bub was Allah! (too funny and again odd), music would have been the better chioce, but this had not occured to our host, I suppose.



The water came in warm bottles.



Notice the "Salt & Salt" shakers provided so we could season to taste!



The portions were HUGE. This is a 16" plate. It contains 3 goat cutlettes which were very tender and delicious. A chicken and beef dish, whose name I connot recall, that was beuatifully spiced though rather hot. A salad of westren origin (that had alot of raw onion in it) I ate every bite....side note: When Corinna asked for dressing she was given a half empty bottle of no name Ranch.






Three sides of rice, one Corinnas platter, one on mine, and one to share. It was a basmatti steamed in coconut milk and seasoned with some familliar spices and some more exotic ones whose names I wish I had recorded.



Although I will never go back, or recommend this Samolie run and owned nook in GP. I gather it is the wider African community of Taxi Drivers, Tags store owners, and family that keeps this business afloat.
This is unfortunate, as the food was good. Though I am glad we could'nt see into the kitchen, as I am sure this would have sent "we easy going atlantic gals" tipp-toeing for the door.
Cheers From Africa!!!!
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Thank you Nana Tree

In her natural habitat, the "Baby Trumpeter Hornbill" curls up in her cozy "Nest" atop a "Nana Tree".






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Saturday, January 14, 2012

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TODAY HADASSAH IS 5 .....Yaaaaa

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY  BIRTHDAY DEAR HADASSAH
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS YOU
MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS YOU
MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS DARLING DASSI
MAY THE GOOD LORD BLESS YOU

OUR FIRST GRANDDAUGHTER IS FIVE TODAY AND PAPA AND NANA WISH HER A BEAUTIFUL YEAR OF JOY AND HAPPINESS.








Wednesday, January 11, 2012

ANOTHER STANDRING...........ON THE WAY!!

A very WONDERFUL congratulation goes out to our beloved Corinna and darling Joseph, who are expecting their THIRD baby. A special blessing to BIG Brother Caleb...and the new middle child...Piercen.

Nana & Papa could not be more thrilled in welcoming our 4th new grandchild in 2012.  We sure are hoping that you both get a wee little girl...just so you can experience one!  Having said that, you both make an incredible boys...and if you have another one of those...we KNOW how great that would be.

HAPPY HAPPY DAY!!

Someday, all you cousins can look back in the family archives on this blog and find your "BIG NEWS" day and your BIRTH PHOTOS...ECT.

Joe and Corinna will have another August baby......Must say they sure LOVE November!!!

WHAT A GREAT NEW YEAR GIFT!!!  












Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cousins at play







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ATTENTION: Opening This Year!!!

re: Due to the recent population explosion within the decendants of Mark and Judithann Standring, I am pleased to announce the much anticipated opening of "Aunti Roxi s Day Home and Sanitarium".

In order to make this dream and much needed facility a reality, I will need your low payment of $500.00 per family on and no later than April 1st, 2012. This funding will provide a second bathroom complete with changing station and scentless diaper disposal, along with a matted playroom and rubber room for the mothers.

Although this investment is not yet tax deductable, we have applied for charity status with both the provincal and fedral governments. Untill then we will hasten your payments by offering a lovely summer home in historic Memramcook New Brunswick to the first family who submits their $500.00.


Owner and CEO of "Aunti Roxis Day Home and Sanitarium"


Roxann Patricia Lynn S Flewwelling


Don't forget... your Happiness, and possibly your Sanity are hanging in the balance.

Sunday, January 8, 2012