First of all I want to say to Keith job well done and I am glad to know you. You took a team with no QB and kicker and turned us into champions I am proud to be part of that let`s keep it going for as long as our bodies let us
Kenny Phillips Sr. - Tue, Jun 23, 2009 6:52 pm - X
Super Team - Super Quarterback! - Lets repeat in 2010!
If anyone is interested my Flag Football team (Huntington Fury) is playing in the Long Island Flag Football Super Bowl this Sunday (Suffolk vs. Nassau). We won the Suffolk championship this weekend. The game is at 11 o'clock, June 21st (my birthday and Father's Day), at Burns Park in Massapequa.
Norton left us Tuesday to go to Dog Heaven. For those who did not know him, he did live quite a full life for 14 years. He always managed to find his way into an adventure. From his days of fence hoping when he was a puppy in Commack, to his last few years of not being able to walk very well. He always gave us a great story to tell about something he did.
He never met anyone who did not like him. I don't know exactly what it was in him, but people were always drawn to him. Maybe it was the bent tail he had from the first day Stacey rescued him at the shelter, or his big brown eyes. I'm not sure but he had something special in him.
He has met many people over the years from all the trips that he decided to take on his own. And all the people who have knocked on our door saying "is this your dog?", or the times we had to pick him up at a neighbors house. Everyone always loved him.
This was the last photo I took of him on Memorial Day weekend.
Keith, Nice job, very thoughtful. You did a very good tribute to Norton for the whole family.
Thank you for that. God teaches us all a lot about ourselves through our pets.
God Bless you, Suzanne, Isabelle and Samantha, and Lilly too,
Happy Birthday Isabelle! I loved the photos and the videos, I looked at
ALL of them! How wonderful to see all those great pictures of those 2 dolls! They are so beautiful. Thank you so much. Makes me feel a little closer to you and when you don't get to see the kids that often, they change and grow so quickly. Jennifer and Cheyenne and Shawn are coming next week for a month. Can't wait! They will be also be going down to Long Island visiting friends on Fire Island, so maybe we can get together and watch the kids play! Love to all, hugs and kisses too! Aunt Joanne
I added a new page to the site. It just displays random photos. Kind of like the random photo that displays in the right column of the site, but it will display a bunch at a time. Click on the "Random Photos" link in the right column to take a look. Refresh the page as often as you would like to see other photos.
Congratulations to all the Maurinos for another beautiful addition to your family. Samantha is absolutely perfect. I hope you are all happy and well and that Isabelle likes being a big sister.
This is from a recent email that my old Oceanside High School football coach, Frank Luisi, sent out. I remember he told us these same words back when I was probably 14 or 15 years old. I understand it a lot more now then I did then. I thought it was worth sharing.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you are trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit - Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns, And many a fellow turns about When he might have won if he stuck it out, Don't give up though the pace seems slow - You may succeed with another blow…or throw.
Often the goal is nearer than It seems to a faint and faltering man; Often the struggler has given up When he might have captured the victor's cup; And he learned too late when the night came down, How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out - The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And you never can know how close you are, It may be near when it seems afar, So stick to the fight when you are hardest hit, -- It's when things seem worst that you must not quit…
Well I finally changed the header photo on top of the website. I figured the Grist Mill photo was getting a little old since we have not lived there for over a year. I hope you like the new photo. I though today was the perfect day to do it with the new snowfall covering everything…Also, Lily made it into the original photo below. Can you find her?
Great photo Keith! Looks look like a Vermont post card. I can picture the roaring fire inside.
We had a great game this year even though we were missing a number of players do to back injuries. Geoff made his first appearance in a Turkey Bowl in 15 years. I think we had the highest scoring Turkey Bowl in history. Thirteen touchdowns were scored. It was not a defensive battle. Scores were made on every drive except for one. The final score was 7 to 6 won by Geoff, Rob, Keith, and John...click here for some other photos.
Thanksgiving morning all are invited to play once again in the Maurino Family Turkey Bowl. We will be playing at Northport High School (on Laurel Hill Rd). Game time 10:00am.
You're welcome to stop by our house before or after the game. We live right by the high school at 95 Laurel Hill Road. We will have bagels, coffee, beer and goodies...It looks like it is going to be about 30 degrees colder then last year. Those of you from Southern Cal you may want to dress warm.
This year for Halloween Isabelle was a ladybug. We picked this costume because her favorite book is Ten Little Ladybugs. We first went to see Cameron who was dressed in his ghost costume. Then we went into Huntington Village where all of the shops in town have trick or treating for all the little kids...click here for more photos.
Cameron and Isabelle are precious. Stacey - you look amazing. Can't wait to see the babies in a week!
Greetings from sunny Florida...Susan Moor - Sat, Nov 1, 2008 3:27 pm - X
I’m not sure if anyone would be interested in reading this, but I started writing a new blog for the company I work for (Alpha Media). So, if you were ever interested in what I really work on all day or you just want to read a bunch of technical jargon then feel free to check back once a week or so. The address is blog.alphamedia.com.
Loved reading about what you really do! Of course it is all still a mystery to me since I do not understand the technical jargon, but at least it is in black and white. All my friends ask me what my son-in-law does and I give a general answer - but NOT anymore. I printed out your blog and will now hand them the pages of said blog. They will be sorry they asked!!!! I am impressed.
At the house in Nassau Point we had a great time on the beach and Isabelle and Lily loved playing in the water in the bay...We also took a ride into Greenport on Friday and Sunday to eat at Claudio’s and walk around the town.
Last weekend was a very busy weekend to say the least and we took a lot of photos. Suzanne’s Mom and Russ were up from Florida for Isabelle’s party. They helped us get everything ready in and around the house on Friday and Saturday (thank you for all of your help). Russ setup an amazing horseshoe pit in the backyard that got lots of use. Isabelle’s party was on Saturday and then Sunday was cleanup day and Father’s day. And then on Monday we had the annual Paris Delligatti golf outing…I finally got a chance to go through the photos. Just click on the following links:
Here are some pictures from Isabelle's birthday last night. As you can see her ice cream cake melted a little quicker than I thought it would. Though it was 103 degrees yesterday and I guess I should have taken that into account. It still tasted great and Isabelle liked it too. It was the first time she had ice cream.
What is more yummy - the cake or Isabelle? You have brought nothing but love and laughter to our family and that is what I wish for you in the coming year.
Nanette - from Florida - Wed, Jun 11, 2008 6:57 am - X
Your first year has been an amazing experience for all of us and has gone by so quickly. You have brought so much joy and laughter to everyone around you and I can only hope that every year will be as great as this past one. I love you!
Norton's ah-roo's echo throughout the yard at 18 jones lane just like Uno's "ah-roo" echoed throughout the arena. Norton, in your hay day, this could've been you, but you will always be the numero uno beagle in my eyes!
Norton, you must be so proud that your breed won finally for the first time in dog show history. You know if it had been you a beagle would have been a champ long ago. I heard Uno is moving to NY, maybe you guys can hang out...
I love you Norton...you are #1!
emily (www.ilovenorton.com) - Wed, Feb 20, 2008 11:33 am - X
Wow that was amazing! The best game I have ever seen. I loved the other two Super Bowl wins by the Giants (`86 and `90) but that one clearly tops them all. Even above game 7 of the 2003 ALCS when the Yankees beat the Red Sox in 11 innings. Mainly because it was the Patriots and Belichick who they beat, but also because it was the first game in a long time that I did not want to miss one play. You were into the game from start to finish. Everyone who we watched the game with was glued to the television…By the way thank you to the Curti’s for having us all over. Everything was great.
Eli and the offense were great and made some incredibly plays in the fourth quarter last night but it was the defense who really won the game. As everyone always says, “offense wins you game but defense wins championships". The Patriots had the best offense in NFL history but the Giants clearly had a better defense and that is why they won.
Click here for some recent photos of Isabelle at 7 months old. In a number of these photos she is standing on her own while leaning on something. She can stand by herself without leaning on anything for a second or two now. The only problem is once she is standing she does not know how to get back down to the ground yet. So, she normally just falls on her but...Her diapers seems to break her fall pretty well.
Saturday was Dad's birthday. We celebrated at our house with lots of raviolis, sausage and peppers, cake and Suzanne made Grandma's famous cream puffs. They came out great. Grandma would have been very proud. Clich here for some other photos from the party.
Team photo from this year's Turkey Bowl...The weather was perfect. Mid 60's and sunny. Unlike the two prior years that got rained out. We had the usual crew of the Maurino's, Hancock's and Curti's, plus PJ who made his first game in a while now that he lives in NYC. The game was well fought and the final score was 4 to 3 won by Tommy, Stacey, Robby, little Raymond, PJ and his roomate.
Love the team photo. This is one seasoned batch of football players. My boys had a great time and are looking forward to next year.
Thanksgiving morning all are invited to play once again in the Maurino Family Turkey Bowl. Meet at 95 Laurel Hill Rd (Northport) between 10 and 10:30am. The game will be at Northport High School (on Laurel Hill Rd). Hopfully it does not rain again this year.
Isabelle loves to smile. And it amazes me how her little grins makes everyone around her happy...We are off to Florida tomorrow. It will be Isabelle's first flying experience. We'll let you all know how it goes. Click here for a couple of other new photos.
Yesterday Isabelle got to meet former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber. He was signing his new book "Tiki" at the Book Revue in Huntington. He was really nice, took his time and spent probably about two and a half hours signing books and taking pictures with everybody. Click here for a couple of other pictures.
Isabelle is going to be a "heart breaker" and at
3 and 1/2 months has more hair then Tiki Barber!
Well we are finally starting to get settled in our new home in Northport. The office is still a disaster so I have not had a chance to upload new photos lately. Here is a whole bunch of photos from things over the past month. Mixed in you will see some photos of the new house as well. But they are mainly just of Isabelle, of course!
Last Sunday was Isabelle's Christening. Thank you to everyone who was able to make it and thanks for all of the thoughtful and generous gift for her. I did not get a chance to post this photo until today because we have been pretty busy the last few days. If you have not heard, we are moving to Northport. We actually just closed on our house yesterday and we will be closing on our new house on Monday. So, as Suzanne likes to say we are currently homeless! Technically we are renting our own house from the new owners right now. But if everything goes smoothly we should be done and all moved into our new home by Tuesday night…Oh and hope to see at the clambake next Saturday.
Beautiful, beautiful pictures!!!
I'm sure Suzanne doesn't remember me but I am a school friend of John and Ann Marie and I used to see Suzanne as a youngster at her Granparent Krupski's when I visited them. Suzanne, I see your father from time to time and he is always talking about you. Saw him last night and he told me about this site. Congratulations. Congratulations to you both on your new home and especially on your adorable baby.
Barbara Mathews (Tuthill formerly) - Fri, Sep 21, 2007 7:00 pm - X
I just wanted to wish a good luck to Cindy, Chris and Jonah. Today they are off to there new home in Durham, North Carolina. I hope everything works out for you and look forward to seeing you soon. I expect to see some football tickets (this seasons schedule)…Here is a recent picture that Cindy sent us. Jonah loves fire trucks.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. A search of intergalactic importance is underway. But, it didn't happen a long time ago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
A mailbox painted to look like the Star Wars character R2-D2 was stolen, which is a federal offense. It's not just the droid the Post Office is looking for, it's the mail inside. For each item of mail stolen, the thief could spend five years in prison.
"I think those guys have joined the dark side or something," Rod Whitenack, Star Wars fan "why would you steal an R2D2 mailbox. Besides the fact it's a federal offense, that's just not cool, man."
Suzanne's Mom flew up from Florida on Sunday to see Isabelle and help us out with everything for a few days. This photo is the first one taken of the two of them together...Notice Lily in the background getting her nose in the photo. If you look closely at a number of the photos you will see Lily hanging around in a lot of them. In just a short couple of days Lily has gotten very close with Isabelle. Click here for other pictures added today.
Here is the breakdown of how everything happened…While eating dinner on Friday night at 6:45pm Suzanne's water broke. We watched the Yankees beat the Pirates in 10 innings. After the Yankees game Suzanne started to have her first contractions around 11pm. We spoke to the doctors a few times and decided to head over to the hospital. We arrived at Huntington Hospital around 3am Saturday. The next 8 hours were fun filled with a lot of contractions and waiting. At 11:30am Suzanne was fully dilated. Around 12:30 Suzanne was finally given the go ahead to start pushing. Isabelle was born in the unusual "sunny side up" position, looking at us as she came out at 1:15pm.
God has shined down his light and love and blessed our family once again with the lovely, healthy, happy birth of Isabelle April Maurino, turly a little angel. Thank you Suzanne and Keith. Your love has made this all possible and you two did a great job. We are all very proud and happy for you two and we thank you very much. God Bless baby Isabelle.
Last Saturday was Suzanne's baby shower at the Red Dish. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who joined us and for all the amazing gifts we received. The baby's room is now full stocked with everything we will hopefully need. You all were so generous and Suzanne and I truly appreciate it…Also, I wanted to thank Cindy and Stacey for doing the favors. They were great. And to Suzanne's parents for arranging everything for the shower. You guys went above and beyond as always…Only a couple of more weeks to go till the baby will be here!!!
For the Star Wars 30th anniversary USPS (uspsjedimaster.com) has created R2-D2 mailboxes. In Huntington we are lucky to be one of the few to get one of these mailboxes. So, I had to get my picture taken in front of it as we walked by last night. If you want to see it the next time you are driving through Huntington town it is across the street from Blue Honu on New York Ave.
Well we finally got our first snowfall of the year. About two months late, but it was nice to see when I looked out the window this morning.
Suzanne is now 18 weeks into her pregnancy. The baby is said to be about the size of a large sweet potato. We have started the process of trying to come up with both a girl’s and a boy’s name. Some of the names we have so far are Isabelle, John Louis (both of our grandfathers), Joseph (my middle name).
This morning Suzanne had another appointment with the baby doctor and we got to hear our little peanut’s heartbeat for the first time. The heartbeat was much quicker and stronger sounding then I had imagined it would be. It was really amazing to hear it thumping away…Suzanne is now at 16 weeks and we are told the baby is about the size of an avocado.
In an unrelated topic…Sorry to all the New York football fans. I guess I will be rooting for the Indianapolis Colts now.
Suzanne got her second sonogram yesterday. Our little "peanut" is now 13 weeks old. It is a little hard to tell from the picture but, you can see the head, body and both arms. During the sonogram he/she actually jumped up and waved, then put its hand over its mouth. It was really amazing.
God Bless Baby Maurino ... the next generation has started and God the creator of the universe is showing us his love and creation. We are truly all blessed and let us never forget to give thanks for all the blessings we receive.
Baby Maurino is with us already and the love of God is shining on us all. Thank you Suzanne and Keith, your love is in full bloom.
Thank you all for making my 60th birthday celebration a rousingly great time!
It was a great celebration of life for all of us. I am especially greatful for all of my children and grandchild, my loving Paula and all my relatives and life long friends who helped me celebrate. Let's get together and do it again.
Thank you to my children for the great gift of the "Big Screen TV", and the real pleasure of just all of us being together and I look forward to next year's celebration with our new grandchild which is on the way. I love you all very much .... thank you .... dad
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!! We were so Thankful to have James and my Father for the week!!!
The vision that filled my mind all day was of being at Grandma and Grandpa's on Fenway. We are all in the porch, attached to the end of the table is the card table(kids table). We are all so smooshed together. Uncle Louis is yelling at the TV football game. Aunt Patty's laugh fills the air. Everyone is laughing and talking too loud. And the three dogs, Gwen, Tanya and Shadow are getting into fights under the table over all the dropped food!! We are so Blessed to have this Family.
Love and Miss you All!
I love the pics of you guys. The one in front of the mountains looks like a backdrop. Can't wait to plan my next vacation out there!
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Unfortunately the Turkey Bowl was rained out again for the second year in a row. Maybe we can look into getting a dome for next year or possible someone still has one of those old vibrating electric football games that we can play next year? All in all it was not a good day for football. The Dallas game was over by the first quarter and who really wants to watch Miami vs. Detroit. And to top it off we could not watch Denver vs. KC, because we cannot get NFL Network...For those of you who were at Aunt Lois' house last night, I know there were a couple of pictures taken of Psycho Santa. I expect to see one on this site soon...Thank you for all the cream puffs Aunt Lois. They were exactly like Grandma used to make them, minus the Lord & Taylor box of course...Happy 26th birthday Michelle!
Just a reminder...Thanksgiving morning all are invited to play once again in the Maurino Family Turkey Bowl. Meet at 18 Jones Lane (Huntington) at 10:30am. Game time will be at 11:00am at Walt Whitman High School. Hope you can make it.
Going through some old stuff I came across this card that Michael made and handed out at one of the family clambakes that Grandpa made famous. As soon as I came across this I new I had to put it on the website, because he is the true meaning of the Maurino family. I think the card explains it all. Read it and remember it…for those of you new to the family, who did not know him, I hope this helps explain how important family is to all us.
For those of you who have not heard yet, Suzanne is pregnant. She got her first sonogram today and here is a picture of our little "peanut" at only 8 weeks. No, it is not twins. Little "Baby Maurino" is on the left and the yolk sac is the smaller circle just to the right. The doctor said the baby is actually a little smaller then a peanut and about the size of a dime right now.
Congratulations on your wonderful news! Hope Suzanne is feeling good and resting as much as possible. I will e-mail some family photos when I have a chance. Hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving. All our love to all.
the Tampa Maurinos - Sun, Nov 19, 2006 6:33 pm - X
Congratulations on the baby.
We are so excited for you. I hear he/she is expected on Keith's birthday. How great is that - what a present. Speaking of presents - this web site is a real gift to the family. Thank so much, I know we will put it to good use.
Great baby picture. Knowing Keith, I thought the yolk was a football! Liked hearing what all did at Turkey -Time. We spent the holidays in Alabama with family on a Pecan Farm. We were sent home with 70 lbs. so if anyone needs nuts for their Christmas baking call us. Love to All!
Palm Beach Moor's (Suzanne's Mom & Dad Russ) - Wed, Nov 29, 2006 9:28 am - X
Lily after getting a bath with her new red scarf. She's in her ready position about to go chasing after her football. As you can see the scar on her nose (from running into the concrete bench) cleaned up nicely. You can only see it now if you are up close to her.
Welcome to the site. I, Keith Maurino, developed this site to post photos, videos and news about what is happening in our life. We have family and friends spread all across the country and don’t always get to talk with or see them as much as we would like, so I just wanted to setup an easy way to let everyone know what is going on in our busy lives.
I know everyone else would have just used flickr or facebook or any of the dozens of other options. But as usual I wanted to do something different then everyone else and developed the site my way. It’s clean, simple and quick to get around. It’s written in PHP and has a SQL Server database (if that means anything to you).
Let me know what you think and as always please feel free to post your own comments and enjoy the site!