Yeah, We Love Softball!
My wife and I traveled to Orlando, Florida last week to see our daughter during her college softball tournament, The Spring Games. Luckily, on the day we arrived there were no scheduled games, so we went straight from the airport to her team’s hotel in Winter Garden, FL. We were extremely excited to see her and definitely made the most out of our visit. While the tournament started earlier in the week, we did have a chance to catch a few games. The games were held at two field locations, Legends Way Ball Field in Clermont, FL and Sleepy Hollow Sports Complex in Leesburg, FL. I should tell you, watching softball games can be exciting and extremely stressful at the same time.
Here are a few photos from our trip…
Hope everyone had a great weekend. My son Aijalon and I braved the extreme cold weather on Saturday to attend the Philly Auto Show. The annual winter event at the Philadelphia Convention Center took place from January 28 to February 5. We first checked out the newest vehicles from Ford, Honda, Jeep, Lexus, GMC, Aston Martin and more. Then we went downstairs to Custom Alley where on display were custom cars from A1 Wraps, Autoholics and Philly Customz just to name a few. We were a little disappointed that there weren't more celebrity custom cars but we still had an amazing time.
Here are photos and a short video…
Hope Everyone had a Great Weekend.
What a great way to start the new year. Congratulations to our niece Avi and her cheerleading team on winning first place at the 2023 St. Hubert Cheerleading Competition in Bensalem, PA. Avi is a member of the Willingboro Panthers youth and senior cheer squad. These athletes were amazing during their incredible performance.
Here are photos and video from the competition…
Hope everyone had a great MLK holiday weekend! I was able to get some well-deserved rest, lol. My wife Asenath is engrossed in reading two books right now. The books are Be Unapologetically You: A Self Love Guide for Women of Color and Black Girl, Call Home. I asked her to share her thoughts about what she has read so far from each book…
“Be Unapologetically You by author Adeline Bird is a self help book that tries to show that you can be yourself and not always be influenced by societal rules and cultural norms.” - Asenath
“Black Girl, Call Home is a book of poems that are very nostalgic and relatable. Author Janine Mans’ poems expresses dealing with her mother's expectations of her as an African American woman.” - Asenath
Happy New Year!!
Happy New Year!!! Asenath and I would like to thank you for your support in 2022. 2023 will hopefully be as amazing and fun with more of our posts about relationships, travel, food, art and design and books. Yesterday Gigi made her famous delicious tostones for breakfast and I made my flavorful jerked fried sea bass for dinner. Here are some photos from the kitchen. Enjoy!!!
Asenath baked this delicious pound cake to take with us to her cousin Trichia’s house for Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. We wish everyone the best on this holiday and I would like to personally thank you all for your support and love. Have a great Thanksgiving weekend!
Cheese Tasting for Two
Asenath and I thought it would be a cool idea to find one or two cheeses that we can have for our holiday snack treat, so we decided to have a cheese tasting at home.
I took a trip to Di Bruno Bros. in Philadelphia and purchased an assortment of cheeses we could try. Di Bruno Bros. has a great selection of “signature cheeses, to the blues, the Bries and creamy cheeses, cheddars, fondue, fresh & chèvres, Goudas, Parmigianos, pecorinos & grating cheeses, provolones, the stinky & funky, and truffle cheese—WHEW!” I went a little over my budget but picked up these cheeses…
Auricchio Stravecchio Provolone. “Imported from Italy, and aged for 12 months. It smells slightly pungent, and its flavor is robust, nutty, and piquant.”
Normandie Brie. “Soft, mild, buttery and creamy taste.”
Cabot Habanero Cheddar. “Sharp cheddar taste with flavors of habanero peppers that gives a spicy kick.”
Drunken Goat. “Pasteurized goat's milk cheese. Aged for a short period of time then immersed in wine for at least 72 hours. Mild and creamy taste.”
Etxegarai. “Unpasteurized sheep’s milk cheese aged 6 months and smoked over Hawthorne and Cherry woods.”
Campo de Montalban. “Aged for three months. 60 percent cow’s milk, with the remainder being a mix of goat and sheep’s milk. Mild buttery with notes of nuts and a balanced acidity.”
Our favorites were the Drunken Goat and the Campo de Montalban. I particularly liked the subtle flavors of the Drunken Goat cheese and Asenath enjoyed the Campo de Montalban. She said, “I liked the texture and the flavor. It was firm but smooth.”
the catch90 store