Friday, June 25, 2004

Long Time No News

I have been very lax at posting any news stories lately.  I have lots of news to post but each news story has a picture to post and that feels like it takes too much time.  I'm going to try and work on a faster way to get pictures posted, but of course that takes time too.

Anyway, today was the first day of our garage sale.  We had stuff from my parents and my sister, along with a ton of stuff from our house.  It went pretty well today and the weather was just gorgeous.  We've got another full day planned for tomorrow.

Last week I successfully sold my first car.  I advertised my 1989 Toyota Camry in the online classifieds at work, and I sold it in three days.  Now we're stuck for another week or so until our new van arrives.

Monday, June 7, 2004

She Shoots, She Scores!

Megan had a breakout soccer game on Saturday.  She scored six goals and got very upset when I cheered for a teammate who scored what easily could have been her seventh.  She always says before each game, "I'm going to score ten goals".  On Saturday she came as close as she's ever been.

Team Ireland plays their last game of the season next Saturday at 9:30am at the Junior Irish Soccer Complex.  Here's a map of where this is located.

Great game Meg!

Friday, June 4, 2004

Happy Anniversary

Today is our 11th anniversary and I would like to tell my wife how happy I am to be married to her.  It's been such a blessing to share these past 11 years with my best friend.  I also want to say how grateful I am for all that she does for me and for our family.

I love you, Sweetheart!

Thursday, June 3, 2004

Mom is 50!

My mom, Linda, had her 50th birthday yesterday.  Congratulations to you.  She really doesn't look like a 50 year old.  I want to wish my mom a very Happy Birthday!  She is a great mom and we all love her.  

I don't have a picture of her because she doesn't like to have them taken.  Plus I don't know how to put one on since Mickey isn't here to talk me through it.

I hope you had a great day, Mom. 

Tuesday, June 1, 2004

Memorial Day Parade 2004

Yesterday we continued with our Memorial Day tradition of riding in my Grandpa's 1920 Model T truck in the Edwardsburg Memorial Day Parade.  We enjoyed a beautiful sunny morning riding in the back of the truck, waving and throwing candy to the crowds of people gathered to watch the parade.  After the parade we took lunch to my Grandma, who wasn't feeling well enough to attend, and my Aunt, who sat with Grandma to keep her company.

This year may be the last year we attend this parade as my Grandpa has (maybe) promised his truck to a local buyer.  After riding in this truck for 27+ (not sure) years, I wanted to make sure that I at least got a chance to pilot this old vehicle.  I asked my Grandpa if he would show me how to drive it.  I took it "around the block", with my Grandpa as my co-pilot.  That was a fun experience and I'm glad I got the chance.

As my parents and sister were leaving, Amanda (watch out Steve Irwin), found a pretty good sized turtle.  She actually picked it up and brought it back to the house to show the girls.  It was quite a site to see, but nothing like what we ended up seeing.  She must have scared the turtle enough that it couldn't contain itself any longer.  Check out the bigger picture of her holding the turtle to see what I mean.  Just click on any of the smaller pictures below to see the larger picture.

Special thanks to my Grandpa, who served in World War II, and all the other people who have served and are currently serving and protecting our great country.