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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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