Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sins of the past

Well it seems that my behavior as a teen has come back to haunt me. LOL. We live in a different world now, things that we did as teens in the 1980's (yeah, I am that old)have total different consequences in 2008. It is not OK to let your teen get away with something, just because you did the same exact behavior 20-some years ago. It is easier to understand them, knowing what is thrown at them and hopefully as good parents we can help them learn by our/their mistakes. I cannot understand that in today's world, that there are still parents out there that believe that kids drinking in their home is ok. Not only do they allow the behavior, they provide the alcohol and encourage the behavior; going as far as giving more wine to already drunk teens. The consequences for that behavior (the adults)is criminal now. When we were growing up, the parents that allowed parties at their home would never get in trouble for anything that ocurred at the the parents are LEGALLY responsible. Why risk that? to be a cool parent? My definition of the cool parent is the one who was standing outside with the police waiting for his child to come out, the one that got out of bed when the police called at 2am, the ONE that showed up. My husband was that parent last night. It is sad, but no matter how "good" your child is, the peer pressure is out there. No matter how trust-worthy your child is, one bad decision usually snowballs into a bunch of bad decisions. This is what happened to us. She made one bad decision followed by another, by another then another....then ended up arrested at 17yrs old...for one bad night. I am furious at the "parents" that allowed this behavior in their home and have some pleasure in knowing that they were arrested too. They now have 14 counts of contributing to the delinquency of minors charges, hopefully other charges as well. Serves them right. We are THANKING GOD that the 2am phonecall was about this and not that our child had been in an accident. Thank God she had the sense not to even attempt to drive. That 2am phone call does make ones heart stop...I never want the phone to ring at that time again.

Oh yeah.....In 13yrs I will have another 17yr old....cant wait. ;)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Playing with photoshop

Still trying to learn editing, way too much to absorb but I am having fun with some photos.

Here is Teagan hugging cousin Eli

Friday, September 12, 2008

I'm lost!

I left my camera at my dad's on Sunday, then it was mistakenly taken to my brothers house, so I have been without my camera all week... I am lost without it! cant wait to get it back!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Patriots Day


Can't let this day pass without honoring our troops! My brother left for his 2nd tour of duty in Iraq about 2 weeks ago. I am so proud of him and of all our troops! Today is also a day to honor our 1st responders, they were the greatest heros on that horrible day. May God Bless our Troops, our police officers, our firefighters and all other 1st responders out there!

It was 7 yrs ago that our country was attacked. I remember that day vividly. I was driving to work, listening to the radio when they broke in with the news that the 1st tower had been hit. It was mass confusion and at first they were talking as if it were some freak accident. Once I got to work, we found the nearest television. Several of us huddled in a small room and watched the horror. I was emailing people frantically, trying to figure out what was happening. I finally decided that I needed to be at home. My first instinct was to go to Alexis school and pick her up but I changed my mind. I think I watched non-stop coverage for 3 days. It was such a sad time.
I have to say though, that day helped catapult my relationship. Jeff and I had been dating pretty casually for about 2 yrs. It was after that day that we became seriously involved, decided that we were wasting our lives away by not being more aggressive with our relationship. We moved in together in Feb 2002, married that October.
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Friday, September 5, 2008



My "baby" started a new preschool this week! He is a big boy now!!!
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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Freeport Flag Ladies

Freeport Flag Ladies

Wow! These ladies take time out of their lives to make our troops feel loved! My brother was deployed to Iraq on Aug. is nice to know that he and his fellow troops were greeted at the Bangor airport with so much love and support before leaving. Wonderful people in this country!!! God Bless America!!