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Merici Academy Summer Reunion

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Merici Academy Summer Reunion at the Hotel Sofitel.  The Merici Academy was a Catholic school for girls founded in La Habana, Cuba in 1941.  This year’s event got started with a mass officiated by Father Ernesto Fernandez-Travieso, followed by a fun cocktail hour where old friends gathered and shared stories, photographs and lots of good memories.  We then continued on to the luncheon and the ladies had a great time celebrating anniversaries and hugging friends, some of which they had not seen in many years.  They enjoyed a nice lunch, lots of door prizes and a raffle.  This year artist George Rodez donated a painting from his Afro-Caribbean series.  You can check out his amazing work at  http://www.rodezart.com.  I had a wonderful afternoon among lovely ladies.  Please enjoy the slideshow I have put together with some of the photos from the event.

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If you wish to view the entire album and/or order prints, please visit the LolyPix Galleries under the recent events category and scroll down the Merici Academy album.

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Vanessa’s Baby Shower

This was a beautiful and fun baby shower at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Brickell Key.  Vanessa’s family knows how to throw a great party, and this was no exception.   As you can see from the photos, Baby Anthony will have the “Cuban flavor” in his blood from the get go.    The decorations were amazing, the cake was not only a work of art, but simply delicious and the guests enjoyed a beautiful afternoon with a great view of Biscayne Bay, a nice lunch, and fun games.  Congratulations to Vanessa and all those who love her on the arrival of the new addition to an already beautiful family.

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Back from Vacation

I just returned from my annual get away and most wonderful family vacation ever!!!  All I have to say is that once again it was like being in paradise surrounded by people that just make me so happy I can hardly stand it.  A friend recently told me that Sanibel is “exotic”  and it left me thinking.  I don’t know about exotic, but to us it is truly “magical.”  I can’t wait to go back.  Here are a few photos of the family.  Happy times.

The Acuña Family

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Our beautiful children

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Sarduy & Rivas-Vasquez Family

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Annette & Francisco

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Tia Lila, Tata & Lily

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Yeya & Aldo

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Three sisters

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Yeya & Aldo with their grandchildren

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My “babies” and me

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Cousins

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Grandchildren and “adopted grandchildren”  LOL…

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…and adopted “grandmothers”

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Good friends

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At the beach

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Me in my happy place

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One of the many cooks at work

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Lily’s tropical drinks

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Annette going for a walk on the beach

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Relaxing

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My Sis & me

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Tutti & his ride

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Enjoying the sunset

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Yeya & Aldo

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I definitely want to be like them when I grow up

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Can’t wait for next year’s vacation

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