Parents vs. Trampoline

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When we moved to Florida a year ago we left some things from our previous life behind as it was just to difficult to move.  One of those things was our trampoline.  Both our girls have summer birthdays and both wanted another trampoline.  Carly’s birthday is first so I organized a surprise party for her birthday with all her friends.  Not only was her friends there to surprise her, but we also went ahead and surprised her with a new trampoline.  While she was inside with her friends hanging out and playing games, Craig and I decided we would try out the trampoline, parent style.  So here is our trampoline fun without the kids.  I’ve decided I’m getting a little too old to be hurled in the air.  But for the record, we both made it off the trampoline in each bounce.  I say success!


Craig’s Birthday 2014

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imageBirthday season has arrived starting with mine back in May and now to our second of the summer, Craig.  Around here birthdays are celebrated whether you like it or not.  Craig is usually in the “not” category but if anything, it’s always an excuse to get together with family which usually includes food.  This year we decided not to go out to eat but had a family cookout at my mom’s house for burgers.

Craig turned 45 this year.  Where have the years gone?  But then again, I’m not getting any younger myself.  In reflection of another year added onto the count and Craig’s unliking of birthdays anyways, I realized that once you hit a certain age birthdays are not for the person celebrating.  They are for everyone else in their lives.  It’s those who love the birthday person who wish to honor and celebrate another year of life.

So to you Craig, husband, father, brother, son, we celebrate you.  Another year of memories, moments, happiness, and love to be thankful we get to celebrate.  It’s not about the presents or even the food.  It’s about the beginning of another year or chapter in what we call life.

Cheers to year 45!

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