Mom’s First Time at Second Street Market

My mom had never been to Second Street Market.  I had a chiropractor appointment on the first.  I had not been to the market for a while so I thought that after the chiropractor appointment I would go down there for lunch.

I decided a Thursday afternoon close to the opening of the market would be the best time for my mom to experience the market for the first time.

She had a blast while there.   Continue reading “Mom’s First Time at Second Street Market”

The Boys’ Last Day of School Photo Shoot

May 31st was the boys’ last day of school.  My tradition is to take photos on the first and last day of school each year.

When the Wee One walked into the house, he informed us that he was going to relax the next day and then start cleaning the day after that.

Enjoy the photos. Continue reading “The Boys’ Last Day of School Photo Shoot”

Random Photos From Our Thanksgiving Trip – The Way Down

I’m not including the these photos in the Universal/ Disney blog post series. Sometimes the trip back and forth to your destination can create some of the best memories.  That is certainly true for our trip in November. We left for our trip 10 minutes after I arrived home that Friday.  We watched the sunset while on the road, got stuck in a traffic jam in Cincinnati, and then had my skid plate half fall off in Kentucky.  We had to stop at 3 different exits to try to fix it. Here are photos from the first part of our … Continue reading Random Photos From Our Thanksgiving Trip – The Way Down

I’m The Third Tallest?!?

4. Write a blog post the ends with the sentence: I had a feeling that would happen.

 

Three years ago, the Imaginative One and I spent the last full day in Disney together.  We went to Animal Kingdom and then EPCOT.

While we were in EPCOT, I decided to get a photograph of him and I together. Continue reading “I’m The Third Tallest?!?”

The Imaginative One’s Confirmation

Last Sunday, the Imaginative One was confirmed at our church.  He was the only 7th grader.  The other two young men that were confirmed are in the 8th grade.

When I was confirmed back in 1988, I was a 7th grader and the other ones were 8th graders.  I think it’s cool that we both had similar confirmations.

From January until last week, Nick was on hiatus from weekend camp trips so that he did not miss very many classes.  He ended up missing two because of an ear infection and then for his cousin’s confirmation. Continue reading “The Imaginative One’s Confirmation”

My 9/11 Story

It was a Tuesday morning. I had just finished teaching at the middle school and was on the way to Westbrooke Village Elementary School (WBV). I was listening to Mix 107.7.  After I turned on Olive Road, I heard the news. At first I thought it was a joke but then I realized it was the truth just as I was passing a Baptist Church about 3 minutes from WBV.   Once I entered WBV and went to the classroom I was going to be working in, I informed the teacher what had occurred.  We turned on the tv’s in the classroom. … Continue reading My 9/11 Story

Tanya’s Celebration of Life Photos

Last week, we had a celebration of life for Tanya.  A week after her death was what would have been her 39th birthday. We had people visit from all over.  Our relatives came in from Pittsburgh, PA.  My aunt traveled down from Albany, New York.  My youth leader/ father figure  and his wife traveled from Columbus, Ohio.  One of the young men from my youth group traveled from Nashville.  We also had people from all over the area. It was a wonderful way to celebrate a life that was cut short.  She didn’t realize how loved she was when she … Continue reading Tanya’s Celebration of Life Photos

God’s Presence?

Have you ever felt God’s presence in your life?  With the tragedy of my sister passing, I feel his presence in my life.  He has something big planned for me.  And even though I have an inkling of what it might be, I don’t know how it’s going to go down. One of my dreams is to be a writer.  It’s not a dream that I share with people.  I’m afraid that my grammar or poor spelling at times will get in the way so I’ve tucked that dream away.  I also have a fear that no one would want … Continue reading God’s Presence?

Some of Our Eats – Niagara Falls and Toronto, Ontario – Part 2

Here are the pics from our eats from our Spring Break trip to Canada.  All these pictures are taken on my DSLR camera.

I’ve posted some links to various restaurants and descriptions of the various foods.  Those are in red.

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