Focusing On The Things That Keep Us Watching


A BEAUTIFUL Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane

Happy Sunday Morning, JaSammers!

Sorry I missed you guys last week, but sometimes my weekends are too full – even for me!

Last night, my hubby and I celebrated late into the night with two dear friends renewing their vows after 25 years of marriage. Of course, I wept as they recommitted themselves to the next leg of their journey together, but one of my favorite things I heard in their vows was:

“We have seen better and survived worse; we have been richer, and we have been poorer. We have gotten sick and gotten healthy. But most importantly, we have loved each other every step of the way”…

Certainly, it made me look at my own marriage and appreciate those very things in our 23 years together. I hope for my married friends out there, it does the same. And for those who have loved so well and lost their great love too soon, as my dearest Sarah, I hope you look back with a sense of pride and accomplishment that you kept those promises so wonderfully.


Every couple shares a unique version of love, but no matter how different, LOVE is BEAUTIFUL.

Jason and Sam shared a BEAUTIFUL Love. I choose to believe in my JaSam-loving heart that they were well on their way to Forever Love. In fact, I believe they could have borrowed the lines above from our friends’ vows. As I searched for vids for this week’s Drive, I was looking for vids that showcased those very sentiments. I hope you enjoy the BEAUTY of their Love as much as I did!

“There You’ll Be” Credit: aproditebeauty

“Here We Are” Credit: SandM1827

“God Gave Me You” Credit: reallysophie

“The Power Of Love” Credit: JasamAreSoulmates

“Remind Me” Credit: jmsg411

“All I Ever Needed” Credit: charmedp3f

“Give Your Heart A Break” Credit: CocoaGirlie4

“Just Give Me A Reason” Credit: jasamfan4ever

“I Will Remember” Credit: neeko79

“I Believe” Credit: aproditebeauty




HEADING FOR THE HONEYMOON On A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane

Good Sunday Morning, JaSammers!

Well, as promised, we are stretching out the JaSam Anniversary Celebrations as far as we can…and our last stop is Hawaii for their honeymoon!

Let’s try and relive the magic of those happy moments in Hawaii…and in our history as JaSam fans.

We came so close to having it all, but let’s not allow the fact that we lost them taint the fact that while we had them it was PHENOMENAL!

Let’s enjoy this Drive and HEADING FOR THE HONEYMOON!

“Every Time We Touch” Credit: ashleycramni collab w/CocoaGirlie4

“Little Moments” Credit: aproditebeauty

“Good Life” Credit: PhickJasam4Eva

“All Your Life” Credit: Amanda Rano

“Somewhere” Credit: aproditebeauty

‘Feel This” Credit: CocoaGirlie4

“She’s Everything” Credit: Amanda Rano

“Endless Love” Credit: aproditebeauty

“From This Moment On” Credit: lalachik

“For Just One Moment” Credit: aproditebeauty

It was great while it lasted and no one can ever take that (or these amazing memories) away!

Much love,


A WEDDING NIGHT Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane

Good Sunday Morning, JaSammers!

As promised, this week, we’ll celebrate what came after the long-awaited “I Do’s” for our beloved couple!

I remember their wedding/wedding night week so vividly – the actual episodes, watching and crying together while on the phone with Ro, tweeting and texting all night with Becky  while waiting for the screencaps to be posted…it was as though someone in our family had just tied the knot! *sigh*

The Good Ol’ Days of GH…

It’s why posting these anniversary vids fills the void in my JaSam-loving heart – albeit temporarily – so sweetly.

At Karina’s insistence, I am dividing the Drives into two categories – The Wedding Night, and then, next week, the Happy Honeymoon scenes. Hey, I can never get too much of a celebration when it comes to our couple, so why not?

Let’s take a moment to appreciate The Magic Makers (vidders) who gave us the gift that keeps on giving with their incredibly done “scrapbooks” of our unforgettable JaSam Wedding Night. Where would we be without the memories?

I shudder to even imagine.


“You Are The Man” Credit: aproditebeauty

“I Want To Know What Love Is” Credit: amanda reyes

“Sweetest Sin” Credit: jasamarenumberone

“The First Time I Loved Forever” Credit: aproditebeauty

“From This Moment On”  Credit: lalachik

“Better Man” Credit: jmsg411

“Tonight I Celebrate My Love” Credit: aproditebeauty

“MMMM Say Yes” Credit: Ro Blackett

“Husband & Wife” Credit: neverlovedany1jasam

“I’ll Make Love To You” Credit: aproditebeauty

And because we can never get tired of reliving that night in the cabin…here it is in its entirety: “Jason & Sam Make Love 9/29/11” Credit: ashleycramni

In all my years of soap watching, I have never cherished a wedding night more than Jason and Sam’s. They are truly incomparable!❤

I hope you enjoyed this week’s Drive…Next week, we head to Hawaii!


Much JaSam Love…






An ANNIVERSARY Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane

Happy JaSam Anniversary, JaSammers!❤

Really great Love Stories, like our couple’s, are to be celebrated long after the “death” of the couple. That’s because LOVE that amazing and inspirational lives on and on.

So, of course, today on their wedding anniversary (even though the wedding *date* was September 23) we shall do just that: celebrate our all-time favorite Love Story by remembering their Wedding Day.

I don’t know about you, but I will be eternally grateful to the vidders who memorialized forever this incredible occasion we anticipated for almost eight years! Looking back at all of these fabulous memories warms my heart and filled my eyes with tears. I can never regret the investment of time and energy I put into Jason and Sam. They were worth the time, effort, and yes – even the heartache of losing them! I’d do it all over again – without a single hesitation!

Enjoy the Drive, dear friends! Just please don’t forget your tissues!

NOTE: I purposely left out honeymoon vids…we”ll celebrate that NEXT WEEK!🙂

“History of Marriage Talk” Credit: Karlene Bates

“Always There” Credit: tenpointoh1

“Spend My Life With You” Credit: aproditebeauty

“It Was You” Credit: Destined4Delena4Ever

“Here & Now” Credit: gigga143

“Now We’re Man & Wife” Credit: ashleycramni

 “Because You Loved Me” Credit: Amanda Rano

“A Drop In The Ocean” Credit: tenpointoh1

“I Choose You” Credit: aproditebeauty

“I Am You” Credit: cocoagirlie4

“You Fill My Heart” Credit: Amanda Rano

“Hold You In My Arms” Credit: ashleycramni

“After All” Credit: aproditebeauty

Didn’t I say they were worth it all? *sniff sniff*

My favorite wedding of all time!

Hope you enjoyed reliving their wedding memories as much as I did…

Until next week…


LOST On A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane

Good Sunday Morning, JaSammers!

I have had a couple of entirely sleepless nights this week (stress never fails to render me sleepless), and I turned to my one comfort through insomnia…JaSamVids.

I will admit, I hadn’t done that in a while…I guess the loss of JaSam has taken more out of me than I realized, and I often found it painful to watch the beautiful and wonderful Love Story for too long before I felt a lump in my throat. However, this past week reminded me that Jason and Sam also bring a sense of euphoria that it totally worth the lump in my throat – and even the tears that often followed!

The vids for this week all have a common thread – they deal with LOSS, because every time I see these two onscreen, I am overwhelmed by the loss I feel watching my once favorite soap.

You’ll notice that some of the songs are repeated by different vidders – but they are so uniquely done, that I didn‘t think  you’d mind!🙂

I hope you’ll enjoy being LOST On A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane with me…and JaSam as much as I did!


“Lost Without You” Credit: mguemon

“Lose It All” Credit: greekangel227

“Too Lost In You” Credit: nikkibrowneyes

“Losing Your Memory” Credit: CocoaGirlie4

“Losing Your Memory” Credit: brittcb4

“Lost Without You” Credit: jasamlover94

“Lose Control” Credit: JSLover1209

“LOST” Credit: clecle9776

“Lost In You” Credit: PhickJasam4eva

“Lost Without You” Credit: aproditebeauty

*wipes tears*

I could spend every Sunday LOST with those two!😥

What about you?


A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane…With An Expert Behind The Wheel

Good Sunday Morning, JaSammers!

I know it might have crossed a few minds that I had abandoned Bella Mafia, but that’s not the case at all.

Unfortunately, my mom had a major health crisis – one that began with a catheterization, and led to a triple bypass – and that has just taken up all of my free time over the past month, and then some. My sister and I are all my mom has, and my sister is not retired, as I am…so I have taken on caring for my mom on a daily basis. Thankfully, the doctors are all very impressed with her progress so far, and I have become a low sodium, low fat, smart sugar chef almost overnight, so she is getting healthy and it is our goal to keep her healthy with this new lease on life she ha been granted. I’d appreciate your prayers for her!🙂

This weekend, my hubby and I are also celebrating an anniversary, so the 2 day “leave” my aunt has granted me while she cares for my mom has given me the time to get back to blogging for our Sunday Drive, though I’m not sure the hubster is thrilled with my devotion while away, no matter what he says. LOL

Anyway, leave it to our in-car expert, the uber-talented Heather, to give me exactly what I needed for this week’s Drive. It may seem at first sight that I am skimping on the Drive this week, but look carefully. Heather has put together a MASTERPIECE that will take quite some time to view (a little over 20 minutes), so I kept the selection of vids shorter this week, and only included two more in addition to said masterpiece, as I know we are all pressed for time for one reason or another.

I just know that these vids will make you laugh, cry, smile, frown, squeal, groan, sigh and want to stick fiery pins into little voodoo Frank and Ron dolls (JUST KIDDING!) In all seriousness, these vids will make your FEEL so much! And THAT is exactly why I’ve kept this Sunday Drive going almost a year after Steve’s departure! I never want us to forget the Love Story that brought us all together, and kept us all together!

Thanks, Heather, for the amazing vision you had for these vids and every other vid you craft for all of us to enjoy! What a GIFT you have! (What a GIFT you ARE!)

Enjoy, everyone!


“A Long and Lasting Love” Credit: aproditebeauty

“If There Hadn’t Been You, Where Would I Be?” Credit: aproditebauty

“Hands To Heaven” Credit: aproditebeauty


I can never get tired of watching them…just as I can never get tired of watching Heather’s vids!🙂

Thanks for taking the Drive with me, friends!

You guys are the best!



A THOUGHTFUL Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane

Good Sunday Morning, JaSammers!

I was a little disheartened when I didn’t find any new JaSam vids this week, because it is just a stark reminder that our vidders are working without any new material, and have been for quite some time. I guess it was only a matter of time before even the most faithful ran out of inspiration.😦

We can only hope that after a much-needed hiatus, inspiration will strike once more. Until then, we’ll have to depend on the classics to keep us going.

On this trip, we’ll focus on Jason and Sam’s thoughts towards or about one another…whether you can hear their thoughts, or see them (since Jason and Sam were never able to mask how they felt about each other-even when they tried), it all makes for a beautiful ride throughout their years together.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did…

Off we go!

“Pieces” Credit: anony33mous

“Come Back Down” Credit: Edwin Guzman

“Everything” Credit: fw226

“Yours Alone” Credit: SarahCG

“Only Hope” Credit: Amanda Rano

“Take Me Away From Here” Credit: mk200019

“When You’re Gone” Credit: rose4arosejnj

“In The Sun” Credit: Candece Biggs

“Everything” Credit: alex mac

“Love Doesn’t Ask Why” Credit: charmedp3f


There just won’t ever be another Jason and Sam, will there? Thank goodness for these memories, or I might have started to think I imagined how amazing they were!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, my loves!