Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy Birthday to My Dad

Tonight we went out to eat just me Alberto & Fifi since it was my Dad's birthday. Even though he is gone now i just wanted to do something on his birthday. We went to Arena Diner in Hackensack, NJ which was really good and while we were eating we talked alot about are dad's and all of the sudden the song "Dance with my Father" by Luther VanDross started playing......me and Alberto both love this song and we both got teary......if any of you haven't heard it here is the video ....soooo beautiful !




Lyrics


Back when I was a child
Before life removed all the innocence
My father would lift me high
And dance with my mother and me and then


Spin me around till I fell asleep
Then up the stairs he would carry me
And I knew for sure
I was loved


If I could get another chance
Another walk, another dance with him
I'd play a song that would never, ever end
How I'd love, love, love to dance with my father again


Ooh, ooh


When I and my mother would disagree
To get my way I would run from her to him
He'd make me laugh just to comfort me, yeah, yeah
Then finally make me do just what my mama said


Later that night when I was asleep
He left a dollar under my sheet
Never dreamed that he
Would be gone from me


If I could steal one final glance
One final step, one final dance with him
I'd play a song that would never, ever end
Cause I'd love, love, love to dance with my father
again


Sometimes I'd listen outside her door
And I'd hear how mama would cry for him
I pray for her even more than me
I pray for her even more than me


I know I'm praying for much too much
But could You send back the only man she loved
I know You don't do it usually
But Lord, she's dying to dance with my father again
Every night I fall asleep
And this is all I ever dream

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I Want to Interview You !!!!!

So I have been really down lately as things at home have been crazy and with my Dad passing. I need to pick myself up and get my mind straight so I decided to to a fun post to interview anyone reading this blog. I want to know about all of you who do read.....so I have come up with some interview questions that I would like you to answer by posting your answers in the comments sections :) You can also see my own answers to these questions at the bottom.

1. What is your name?

2. Age?

4. Nationality/Heritage

3. Single? If you are with someone ...who is your SO?

4. Children's Names & Ages?

5. What is your favorite food?

6. Favorite Movie or TV show?

7. What is your favorite place to travel or where would you most like to travel?

8. Do you have any pets?

9. Where do you see yourself 1 year from now? 5 yrs. from now? 10 yrs. from now?

10. Tell me something interesting or wierd about yourself?

My answers:

1. What is your name?

Erica

2. Age?

25

4. Nationality/Heritage

Panamanian & Spanish (from mami) & French (from Daddy)

3. Single? If you are with someone ...who is your SO?

Alberto (fiance)

4. Children's Names & Ages?

Sofia (13months), Stepson Alberto (9 yrs.), Stepdaughter Suehalie (13 yrs.)

5. What is your favorite food?

My mommy's Chili....oh and Ceviche ...mmmmmmmmmm

6. Favorite Movie or TV show?

Right now its Prison Break & HBO's True Blood

7. What is your favorite place to travel or where would you most like to travel?

Panama & San Andres Island

8. Do you have any pets?

Unfortunately no

9. Where do you see yourself 1 year from now? 5 yrs. from now? 10 yrs. from now?

1 year - having my business up and running

5 years - owning a home and having better credit, & maybe another baby ....or 2 :)

10 years - hmmmmmm I dont know ...Im scared to think that far ahead

10. Tell me something interesting or wierd about yourself?

When I was a baby my dad taught me to wiggle my ears .....I haven't met many people who can do it either. My nickname (from my family) to this day is Kiki ........which came from my mom calling my funny name like Eriquiqui !!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Somebody Loves My Blog!!!!

This is my first blog award........given to me by my friend Anelys (Thanks Hun!!!!)....I can't say that I believe I deserve it because I should post more.....I promise I will ...LOL. She gave me an "I Love Your Blog" award! So Im giving it back to some of you!




Here are the rules:1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.2. Link the person you received your award from.3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.4. Put links of those blogs on yours.5. Leave a message on the blogs of the persons you've nominated.

Some of you may have already been nominated before too but the ones I award are the ones I minly read :)

I nominated:

Anelys - Life With My Flowers
Kelly - Cancun Canuck
Susan - Life With My Ro's
Heather - Love & Laughter=Life
Fabi - Diary of a Third-World Fashionista
Angie - Life in the Silent World
Nicole - Culture Queen
Lisa - Jersey Girl Cooks

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My Daddy

I know probably none of you ever knew him so here is my Daddy:

My Daddy's Pic & Obituary

My Dad loved fishing, boating, drinking beer (LOL), he was an amazing cook, a gardener, he could build anything.....i dont think there was anything he couldn't do. He suffered from Parkinson's Disease which gave him a great amount of pain every day. Luckily I got to spend my birthday with him this year, and he still made me feel like Daddy's Little Girl ....he never let me pay for anything and i could see on his face he was so happy just to spoil me. I wish i could have spoiled him more. His birthday was coming up and i was supposed to go shopping this week for him. I just keep thinking Daddy willnever be able to walk me down the aisle and my baby has no grandpas left :(

We don't know for sure how he died but the Parkinson's did not kill him. It was about 9 pm and Daddy came in the house and he ate pizza. His wife went outside to get the Dog for a few minutes and when she came in the house my was slumped over on the coffee table .......the paramedics said it was very quick probably no pain because there was no signs of struggle. Everything on the coffee table was in place. They say it could've been a heart attack but more likely a blood clot to the brain. I just hope if it was a blood clot that it affected his nerves so that he didnt feel it. We are not doing an autopsy to find out for sure ...i dont need to know it wont make it better. My Dad will also not have a viewing it was in his will just to have a memorial. I had to make the decision whether or not to see him before he was cremated but i decided no. They told me it wouldnt be pretty as he wouldnt be made up like a funeral .....I couldnt let that be my last memory of Daddy.

Anyways I just wanted to share a little bit about my Dad with everyone.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Shock & Devastation

I am in utter shock right now and i cannot cry anymore...my eyes are dry .......My Daddy passed away on Friday night. He sifferend from Parkinsons Disease but that is not what killed him ....i will explain later. All i know is I am truly just devastated right now. But grateful that i got to spend my birthday in August with him and he got to see his grand-daughter before he went. Now my baby only has one grandparent left. I dont know why this happened all i know is that my papa didnt deserve this but i know he was in so much pain everyday. I just really hope he know how much i loved him and will miss him everyday .....please pray for my family espescially since we are unable to locate my brother ....all i know is that he is somewhere in Las Vegas. Hopefully we can find him soon.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Poll Results!

OK so here are the results for the name my business poll!

Oh! So Posh Baby5 votes / 15.63 %
Cosita Mia8 votes / 25 %
Kiddie Kouture Boutique5 votes / 15.63 %
Fifi's Closet5 votes / 15.63 %
Fifi's Boutique6 votes / 18.75 %
Mariposa Couture3 votes / 9.38 %
Other [ view ]0 votes / 0 %
Total: 32 votes.

As you can see "Cosita Mia" was the official favorite, but after many discussions with different people we think that a name in English would market to mare people ............soooooooo.............We have decided to make the poll just for fun and we officially announce the name we have chosen at a later date. But we are going to give a little prize to everyone who made their suggestions. I need everyone to email me at erlafontaine@hotmail.com with the address i can send your prize.

Those who participated are

Anelys
Susan
Arlene
Nikki
Meghan
Heather
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