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The RUSH R40 Concert!

:: Tags: Awesome, Event, Music

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“The RUSH R40 Concert Tour at Jiffy Lube Live” – Bristow, VA.

My brother scored some awesome tickets for the RUSH concert out at ‘Jiffy Lube Live’ in Bristow, VA. This was one of the absolute best concerts I think I have ever been to. There was no opening band, just Rush and all Rush all night! They played two really long sets with a 20 minute break in between. WOW, what a show! Thanks for getting the tickets Mike! The photos aren’t all that great, but I’ll try to post a couple of cell phone videos from the show later.
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Dylan’s First BGR Burger

:: Tags: Awesome, Dylan, Food

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“Dylan taking on a full sized BGR Burger Joint hamburger!” – Arlington, VA.

Dylan has finally graduated from the kids slider meal at The Burger Joint to the full sized adult cheese burger! Yes I am a proud Papa! I guess it’s kind of weird that I would get excited about something like this, but my sons eating habits are something I have to deal with on a daily basis and for him to like anything other than chicken nuggets is a blessing.

Dylan 2014

:: Tags: Awesome, Dylan, Photo

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This has been a fun year to be a father and to see my little man grow. He has learned to communicate, to reason and to ask questions that sometimes I have to think twice about answering. He has become a world traveler and brought both tears of joy and frustration to my eyes. But no matter what has happened or what the future holds for he and I… I wouldn’t change a thing!! This is a small collection of photos taken over this past year of my totally awesome and handsome son… Dylan!
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Daddy’s New Ride!

:: Tags: Awesome, Dylan, Thoughtful

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As an early Christmas present to myself I have finally decided to break down and get a new vehicle. My current vehicle, even though it has very low miles, is still going on ten years of age. It’s also starting to have some issues with electrical system components as well as some mechanical issues, but is still in pretty great shape.

So I decided to replace my old 2006 Cadillac Escalade (a hand-me-down from my grandfather) with a brand new 2015 Cadillac Escalade… and so far, I am thoroughly impressed with this vehicle. I had to special order it due to the fact that they were on back order, so I didn’t get a chance to really drive and check it out before hand… but WOW, I like it!! Let’s hope Dylan doesn’t try to write his name on the side of this one with a stick like he did my last one!
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Dylan’s Biking Video!

:: Tags: Awesome, Biking, Dylan, Video


08/05/2014 – “Dylan making the switch from push-bike to peddle bike” (Arlington, VA.)

Well all I can say is that my son must take after my brother… “anything and everything on two wheels!” He went from a push bike last fall (which he mastered!) to a peddle bike this spring and made the transition without having to use training wheels at all! He actually told us that training wheels would only make him crash… So with a little encouragement and some help from my brother he is officially riding a peddle bike at a little over 5 years old!

Dylan’s First Caps Game!

:: Tags: Awesome, Dylan, Fun, Hockey

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Dylan in his reindeer hat screaming… “Look Dad… It’s Slap Shot!!” – Verizon Center, Washington, DC

Just the other night, my son Dylan had his first opportunity to experience the excitement of a live Caps game at Verizon Center. Thanks to our neighbor Alexandra, Dylan and I (along with Alex and her son) had a great evening watching the Caps roll over the Flyers for a 4 to 1 victory from some nice lower level seats her company holds the season tickets for. Thanks again Alex… we had a blast!!

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Florida Keys Fishing Trip

:: Tags: Awesome, Boating, Fishing, Friends

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Charlie, Chris, Paul and I on our way out to Sombrero Reef – Marathon Key, FL.

Me and the boys spent a week in Marathon Key, Florida doing some off shore fishing this past week and I must say… I Had A Blast!! There is nothing better than catching and eating fresh fish every night!

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KCIHL Winter 2011-2012 Championship

:: Tags: Awesome, Friends, Hockey

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The Ballston Tropics Hockey Club – 2011 & 2012 Winter KCIHL C-1 Division Champions

Well we did it… we won the big one once again! For the third straight season, the Ballston Tropics Hockey Club has taken home the championship trophy for their division. It was no surprise that the Clusterpucks put up an incredible fight and even managed to tie things up in the third period and thus send the game into sudden death overtime. But with the guys firing on all cylinders, we managed to put in the winning goal just a couple of minutes into OT. Outstanding game guys… Go Tropics!! Click on the link to see all the photos from the game and celebration afterwords at Rock Bottom Brewery… Enjoy!
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Fishing Under The Ice…

:: Tags: Awesome, Underwater, Video


Some under ice views from beautiful lake Saarijärvi in Vaala, Finland

Just came across this video on YouTube and I felt the sudden urge to share it with everyone I know. The video was shot by some ice divers up in Finland and was very well done! Check it out…

Dylan Is Walking!

:: Tags: Awesome, Dylan, Video


10/26/2011 – Dylan is officially walking on his own!!

That’s right folks, you heard it here first… Dylan is officially walking on his own! His balance still needs a little tweaking, but for the most part I think we’re ready to send him out into the wild! Just kidding, but he is doing very well and we’re very proud of his progress to this point. Next bench mark… potty training!!

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