Category: General

How to tell them.

With the anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks a mere month away I have been wondering how I will tell the boys what happened that day… I know they will eventually ask me (us) and I wonder how we will tell them what transpired that day. I vividly remember exactly where I was and what I was doing that morning. I heard the first reports on the radio and turned on the TV to see the events unfold. Walking in to my first class that morning I was the only person who knew that the second tower had just collapsed.

The tapes that were released today of the FDNY, Paramedics, and NYPD are a reminder of how brave those people are. You can hear chaos but also the Firefighters trying to help, trying to get to people to save them…. it’s amazing and haunting at the same time. I dread the day I will tell the boys how many innocent people and brave firefighters, policemen, etc died that day and then trying to explain to them why.

I see the support still today, who would have thought we see folks in Texas wearing T-Shirts that proudly display “I love NY” or support the FDNY or NYPD. It’s so fresh in so many minds it’s hard to believe it’s been five years. I pray that the world we are raising the boys in can somehow be a better place. When I grew up the term terrorist was not used a frequently as it is today. On an ending note to this out-of-the-blue post, Thanks to all those guys and girls who fight to preserve and protect our freedom.

With the anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks a mere month away I have been wondering how I will tell the boys what hap...

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New Videos

Okay, I got a few videos up for you guys to check out. Just click on the Video page under Pages on the right hand menu. Enjoy!

Okay, I got a few videos up for you guys to check out. Just click on the Video page under Pages on the right hand menu....

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Sorry so long

Okay well I haven’t posted in awhile but I have gotten a few more photo albums up. Also you can now subscribe to this site so when I put up a new post you’ll get an email. Just fill in your email below… Things are staying busy, ready for a weekend at home. September will be a very busy month for us (more on that later)…. A trip to Fiesta Texas will be in the books soon (Zach and Casey J have been pleading to go). More posts later…

Okay well I haven't posted in awhile but I have gotten a few more photo albums up. Also you can now subscribe to this si...

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Ahhh Summer…

[inspic=130,left,fullscreen,thumb] I took this photo last Saturday at the city pool in San Marcos. We came into town so Casey could do some work and I took the boys to the pool. After failed attempts to get some M&M’s from the snack machine (dollar bill stuck in there) the guy who pushes a ice cream cart just happened to stop right by the pool. The boys convinced me they could “share” a popsicle and boy was it messy and melting and sticky. They had a good time though…

[inspic=130,left,fullscreen,thumb] I took this photo last Saturday at the city pool in San Marcos. We came into town so...

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A day off…

Today was the first day since last week the boys and I stayed home all day. The shop has been pretty busy keeping Casey and I hard at work and the boys playing in the back of the shop, but today we stayed home (so I could do laundry etc). Zach spent all day in his Nemo undies and his blue Nike hat, Casey J spent all day in his diaper (just a note – I have given up on potty training for now and will try again in a few weeks). I got a few things done but not enough, still need to pick up the mess our new puppy has made in the yard, build the hermit crabs a bigger cage so they will be happy hermit crabs, and more cleaning.
The boys beds are bunked now (Zach sleeping on top) so now I am trying to rearrange their room for maximum play area. I have not been to the grocery store in like two weeks, we have more food at the shop than at home. Business is staying steady and for that we are thankful, especially since both vehicles are in the shop. The jeep is getting a rebuilt transmission for $1500 and my faithfull Neon needs so big work done too. Well more later, pictures of the hermit crabs coming soon…

Today was the first day since last week the boys and I stayed home all day. The shop has been pretty busy keeping Casey...

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