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TWD & Talking Dead

I am up, because I had to wait to watch Talking Dead. AMC decided to air Bad Lands in between The Walking Dead and Talking Dead. That makes no sense. I watched part of Bad Lands, then I turned the channel until Talking Dead came on. Now I won't be going to sleep until midnight. Okay so, big news: TWD has a new emoji :-) Just hash tag The Walking Dead on Twitter and it will appear. Okay. I'm going to bed now.

Family: Happy Halloween

Family Photos Pumpkins our children made Pumpkin I made :) Costumes My 14yo was this creepy Clown for the costume contest at school. (I did the make up).  My son was a shadow My youngest daughter was Cleopatra I was Queen Nefertiti :-)  I didn't have time to make the part that goes around the neck. But since we live in Philly and a sweater was needed, I think this one was a good pick. I made the headpiece myself.

JDRF Walk for the Cure 2015

Some pics from the walk today. November 11th will mark 10 years of my daughter having Juvenile Diabetes (T1D).

Cute Burberry Trench Coat

I love this! ...Can't afford it, but I do love it. Burberry Trench Coat, $2,995

A Few Good Things

With so much negativity all around, sometimes I forget to mention the good stuff: Like the teachers at Toby Farms Elementary in Brookhaven and Chester High School who started the first day of school last week with no pay. The  Chester Upland School District is one of the poorest districts in the state. The district is currently $22 million in debt and while politicians work for a solution, dedicated teachers showed up to work despite not having a paycheck. Some teachers even bought supplies for the students with funds from their own pockets.  Special Education teacher Dariah Jackson.  CBS NEWS Also,  Barbers that Care were at the YMCA in west Philadelphia on the 6th giving fee haircuts to about 200 boys. The cuts would have typically cost around $10 - $15 at the barber shop. Students walked away with a fresh and cut, and new back backs filled with school supplies. 

Places in Philly: Sampan Restaurant

Sampan is an Asian Fusion Restaurant located at 124 S. 13th Street in Center City Philadelphia. They have Happy Hour everyday, they have awesome food and awesome drinks. I absolutely loved the environment.  The food was great. Service was super fast. Our waitress knew the menu items well and gave us some good choices. She was polite and professional.  My husband and I went to Sampan in July. We had a whole spread. Way too much food than we could eat. Everything was delicious. My favorite two dishes were the Kim Chee Fried Rice and the Pekin Duck. I love rice, and the Kim Chee Fried Rice was soooo good. The duck was tender and flavorful.  I will definitely visit Sampan again. We are planning to go back with some friends. I really enjoyed it. Pekin Duck Take a look at Sampan's website to see the menu, photos and hours. Website Screen Shot

Places in Philly: Delaware River Waterfront

The Delaware River Waterfront has always been one of my favorite places to take the children. I've always loved Festival Pier. Any weekend in the summer you can find crowds of people gathered there to enjoy free concerts featuring a variety of artists, from well known celebrities to local up-and-coming artists. Penn's Landing also has a spectacular fireworks display. (Penn's Landing is our side of the water front; named to memorialize William Penn's landing). Penn's Landing is my go to spot when I want to chill, and take the children out at the same time. It's laid back. There's live music, cocktails, a skating rink, boat rides, games, hammocks, food and fountains to cool off in. I enjoy it. There's always something going on their. They have tons of events  in the summer, so check it out.  Swan Boats Penn's Landing Marina, by Neal Santos  Paddle Penn's Landing Program at the Marina, by Matt Stanley.  Yoga on the Race Street

Cute Video: Mama Bear & Cubs Invade NJ Backyard and Pool

A family of black bears take a swim in a New Jersey family's pool. (The little girl in the video sounds so adorable). Video Below.  

Visiting Orangeburg South Carolina

On February 28th we took a trip to my husband's hometown of Orangeburg, South Carolina. Before we got there, we stopped at Waffle House in North Carolina. It was the first time that I ever went to a Waffle House. The staff was friendly and service was good. The food was excellent. My daughter had a Peanut Butter Waffle, which I had never heard of, but it was delicious. Peanut Butter Pancake Coffee to go :) Once we got to South Carolina, we stopped at South of the Border. It was raining so we didn't stay too long. In Orangeburg, there were Palm Trees all down the main street. The weather was beautiful. It was a nice break from the cold weather in Philly. Russell Street The first person we visited was my husband's best friend. He gave us some apple flavored Moonshine. We passed Captain D's. I haven't been there since I was a kid. There's no Captain D's in Philly. We did stop at Orange Mall to look around. It's rather small