Category Archives: Family

Like Father, Like Son

This past week I got to create a halloween costume for my 6 year old. He wanted to be Optimus Prime. Amy was able to get a mask at work petty cheap, but no costume for the rest of it. So … Continue reading

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My Name is Bert…and I am a Cord Cutter

Not many people know that Amy and I are “cord cutters”. My father and I had this conversation last night and a friend of mine just posted a survey on facebook whether to get cable or dish.

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And then, THAT happened…

Tonight I blacked out and fell. Only the second time in my life. First time was after my wisdom teeth surgery and I smacked my jaw on the bathroom counter on my way down. Tonight was also in the bathroom … Continue reading

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99 Things

I saw this over at a blog that my friend from school hosts (which is always an interesting read, since she lives in the Marshall Islands! And her daughter is just too cute for words, always looking forward to seeing … Continue reading

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You Gain when you Lose

So, I’ve noticed something with Amy’s and my weight loss. We’ve become closer. (Not that we weren’t close before.) I don’t know if its because we are doing this together, or if there is something else going on, but we … Continue reading

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Blood is NOT thicker than water…

I got enough name calling, and abuse from school, my home should have been a safe haven…and it wasn’t. My mother tried all she could to protect me, and she taught me the value of love and treating people fairly. For that I am eternally grateful…with that I can end the dreaded cycle of abuse and make sure my own children NEVER go through what I did. Continue reading

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Look on the bright side…

I’ve been hearing from other people who were on Slimgenics or other weight loss programs and a common thing I have been hearing is that they all quit or changed programs because they were tired of hearing what they “couldn’t” … Continue reading

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Dream Home…Xanadu

I’ve mentioned this in blog posts before, but I fell in love with Xanadu homes (bubble looking shotcrete-styrofoam homes that were futuristic) that were in tourist traps like Gatlinburg, the Dells and Florida.

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A Teen…A Mystery….A Prom…A Birthday….A Success!

I’m not really sure if Courtney knew what she wanted to do for her 15th Birthday. But last month we took a trip to the Mall of America, when all the kids didn’t have school on a Friday, and we … Continue reading

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A Message to Courtney!

I can’t believe your turning 15 today! I remember the day I first met you. I remember you hunting around my room and taking everything that I had that was Tigger (large plush Tigger, Tigger backpack, Tigger Pillow, Tigger Slippers, … Continue reading

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