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LOL – in lieu of Halloween ……………. Dan in Real Life Trailer
October 31, 2007, 2:45 pm
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I am SO talking my 3 girls to see this movie tonight – LOL
(and my son if he wants to go!) – below is a YouTube version of the trailer (lower quality)
Watch the Dan in Real Life trailer in nice crips HD HERE
(click on the 480p unless you have a LARGE computer screen!)



My 3 Daughters
October 17, 2007, 10:53 pm
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Today is their Daddy’s birthday!

School Photos 🙂

Left to Right, Melanie (16) Madeline (11) and Mackenzie (10)

My 3 Daughters



It’s been 10.5 years !!
October 12, 2007, 8:02 pm
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It's been 10.5 years !!

Below is a scrapbook layout I did with a photo taken the first and last time we were together in real life – April 1997 in Boston. Above is us yesterday!

Back in 1997, we both had 15mth old girls on our hips and were both hugely pregnant with 2 more girls both due in Jul 97.

Today I drove back from Orlando with just a huge grin on my face the entire 2.5 hrs it took to get back to Palm Beach County.

I can’t begin to tell you adequately in words how wonderful it was to see Jen after so long, and how nice and natural it was to just hang out with her, catch-up, chat, laugh, cry, just enjoy.

She flew into Orlando for the big CKU (Creating Keepsakes University) event – she was one of the teachers/professors – yep she’s published and famous !!

I got there yesterday at about 10:30am and we pretty much didn’t stop talking till I left today at 11am (well yes we did fall asleep eventually late last night.)

We also laughed that last time we talked about babies, toddlers, being pregnant and this time it was about preteens, dogs (we both have 2 terriers!!) and our ailments!!! A different phase in life for sure.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and if you are reading this Jen – thank you for everything, I love you, let’s make sure it’s not 10.5 yrs before we get to hang-out together again!



Don’t take one moment for granted.. you just never know
October 6, 2007, 1:40 pm
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This was posted on the blog of a ‘friend‘ of mine today and I think it’s worth putting here too 

I have never met her, she lives on the opposite coast of Florida to me, but she is an inspiration to me. I hope you enjoy it, and really really listen to the words. If you can’t watch the video, please read the lyrics posted below.

Please do not take one moment for granted.. you just never know.

Point Of Grace – How You Live
From the album How You Live

Wake up to the sunlight with your windows open
Don’t hold in your anger or leave things unspoken
Wear your red dress, use your good dishes
Make a big mess and make lots of wishes

And have what you want, but want what you have
And don’t spend your life looking back

Turn up the music
Turn it up loud
Take a few chances and let it all out
‘Cause you won’t regret it
Looking back from where you have been
‘Cause it’s not who you knew
And it’s not what you did
It’s how you live

So go to the ballgames and go to the ballet
And go see your folks more than just on the holidays
Kiss all your children, dance with your wife
Tell your husband you love him every night

Don’t run from the truth ’cause you can’t get away, no
Face it and you’ll be okay

(Chorus)

Oh, wherever you are and wherever you’ve been
Now is the time to begin
So give to the needy, and pray for the grieving
Even when you don’t think that you can
‘Cause all that you do is bound to come back to you
So think of your fellow man

And make peace with God, and make peace with yourself
‘Cause in the end, there’s nobody else

(Chorus)

Praying for you Heather, hope I get to meet you in person one day.



Red-Headed Step-Child Ewok!
October 4, 2007, 4:08 pm
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Just cos everyone loves photos of the dogs and I can’t post one of Twix without following up with one of Twizzler.

Can’t you just hear her saying, “Does this stump make me look taller?”

Red-Headed Step-Child Ewok!

Here is Twizzler, our other Norwich Terrier and Twix’ younger sister, also desperately in need of a good stripping (grooming!) but she looks so adorable and shaggy!