Happy Mother’s Day to all moms and mother figures – from Miamism.com
May 11, 2014

Happy Presidents’ Day from Miami Shores
February 17, 2014

Happy Labor Day Miami Style
September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day Miami Style, originally uploaded by miamism.

And so the Christmas Season begins!
December 9, 2012

Santa at Aventura Mall
December 6, 2012

Santa at Aventura Mall, originally uploaded by miamism.

Home made rum balls – let the holidays begin!
November 25, 2012

Home made rum balls – let the holidays begin!, originally uploaded by miamism.

After several requests for the recipe – here it is. ┬áThis is my husband’s grandmother’s recipe.

Marcie Verkest’s Rum Balls

– originally Bourbon Balls
1 – 6 oz pack or 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1/2 cup sugar
3 tb spoons or 1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup bourbon or rum
2.5 cups (5 doz) vanilla wafers (crushed fine) – or 1 box 12 oz.
1 cup walnuts chopped fine


  • melt chocolate morsels over hot water.
  • remove from heat, stir in sugar and syrup.
  • blend in bourbon/rum
  • combine crushed wafers and walnuts
  • add chocolate mixture to wafers
  • mix well
  • shape batter into balls
  • roll them in granulated sugar
  • let balls sit in covered container several day to ripen
  • makes about 3 doz (depending on size of balls)

Holidays are Here! – Village of Merrick Park
November 18, 2012

Thank You for your Service – Veterans’ Day
November 12, 2012

My babies – Happy Mother’s Day
May 13, 2012


The Christmas Show
December 14, 2011


Taken at St Rose of Lima School