Mom, two children injured in accident

It had been a special weekend, my Mom’s sister and her husband, my Aunt and Uncle, were in town visiting. We planned on spending Saturday out treasure hunting at old Civil War locations and we did. I remember going to a family friend’s house down south, pacing their yard, waving the metal detector back and […]


[Monday – June 17, 2013] The day started out early for everyone but Jared and me. They were up at the crack of dawn, packing the last few things into the truck and making the journey up 95 into DC with all the morning commuter traffic. It was graduation day. My little brother, Eric, his […]

Face Lift!

As the seasons change and hopefully my blogging stops sucking so hardcore (I make no promises though) I thought it was about time for the oohgioia blog to finally get a face lift. I know Internet, it has been a while, and for that I am deeply sorry… and well have a list of excuses. […]


I’ve been a bad blogger lately. I hope you can forgive me… again. -gioia

The Wedding of the Year

So if you didn’t (or even if you did) take the time before to go over and congratulate Sarah on her recent marriage, stop by now! Sarah posted the last two days about the week in Austin, Texas leading up to the big day and then a post all about the wedding & party of […]

Just be happy you have a job

One of my biggest pet peves is complaining about something that has to do with work, especially when it boils down to simply complaining about working. I am not talking about that 5 am roll-out-of-bed moan, “I just don’t want to go to work today,” that whoever is still in bed is lucky enough to […]

Children get the true meaning of Christmas

This article came across my news feed this morning. It is yet another great example of the true meaning of Christmas shinning through. Rather than recreating this article I am copying and pasting it for you to enjoy – thank you to for sharing this amazing story.   A birthday wish beyond the norm […]