Category Archives: Triumphs

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It’s Not Funny WHEN It Happens

When my son, Erik was 8, he was still in diapers. We had tried everything to potty-train him. Seriously, if there was a method, we had tried it; but still, no success. Then, right in the middle of Church one … Continue reading

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I Cry Alone

I’m a man. Which means I’m supposed to be the strong one, the one that is the rock, the one that others can turn to if they need “lifting up.” And I like to think I do a fairly good … Continue reading

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Bowling With The Kids

You’ve never seen kids go so “hog-wild” just because they knocked over 1 bowling pin. That’s right, with the college boy back in town, we took all 6 of the kids to the alley for some fun. Even though we … Continue reading

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Raise Your Right Hand

Ricky and Erik are serious fans of slap-stick comedy; especially right now, the 3 Stooges. So I wasn’t surprised to see them acting out a skit they had recently seen called, “Disorder in the Court.” Although not perfect, it’s not … Continue reading

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Statues Beware

It seems statues are a good source of fun – especially since they can’t fight back. You heard that right – at the park yesterday each and every statue got a well-deserved (in Ricky’s mind) noogie from Ricky – even … Continue reading

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Earth, Wind and FiRicky

He must be a performer at heart with the way he “rocked the house.” That’s right, last week Ricky was invited to participate in a music concert with his class at school. We had no idea until we showed up … Continue reading

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Rickouflage

Ricky recently learned about camouflage. All weekend he was changing clothes (all green to lay in the grass) (all white to stand in front of the fridge) (brown to lay on the kitchen floor) and saying, “Can you see me?” … Continue reading

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Ricky – Pickin Up Habits

Thank goodness they’re good habits, huh? That’s right, I have a habit of calling my 3 year-old little girl – my ONLY little girl – of 6 kids total – well, I have a habit of calling her “Pretty, Pretty.” … Continue reading

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To Those Who Serve – Thank You

Today Erik came home so happy from school that he started (gulp!) telling us about his day. He climbed and exercised and something with Spiderman – he was just a big ball of happiness and it reminded me that we … Continue reading

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Dancin at the Game

I took Erik and Ricky to their first High school football game to watch their 17 year-old brother play. They were relatively quiet UNTIL the Patriot Dance team “Sweet Liberty” took the field. Then Ricky stood, started dancing like he … Continue reading

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On Top Of The World

We took Erik and Ricky to the neighborhood playground at the end of the street Monday night. You know, slides, walkways, poles to climb and slide on, and even a bridge to play on and under. So what do they … Continue reading

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