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Mother’s Day at The Cosmos Club

:: Tags: Dylan, Family, Holiday's, Thoughtful

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“A family photo on Mother’s Day 2016” – The Cosmos Club, Washington, DC.

This year for Mother’s Day, Julies father Bruce, came up with the fantastic idea to take everyone to brunch downtown at the very exclusive Cosmos Club. Bruce, being a member of the Yale Club, gets special VIP privileges at two dozen or so other exclusive private clubs around the world. So, with both sets of grandparents in town for Mother’s Day we decided to dress up and go enjoy a top notch meal in a fabulous venue with three wonderful mothers!! “The Cosmos Club, located in Washington, D.C., was founded by John Wesley Powell in 1878. It is a private social club for men and women distinguished in science, literature and the arts or public service. Members come from virtually every profession that has anything to do with scholarship, creative genius or intellectual distinction.”
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Dylan’s First Lost Tooth!

:: Tags: Dylan, Event, Thoughtful

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“Dylan showing off his first lost baby tooth” – Arlington, VA.

Dylan lost his first baby tooth the other day and the first words out of his mouth where… “So, how much do you think it’s worth?!” I think the tooth fairy was way too generous, but he and Julie did do a great job of promoting it… so I played along as a good father should. How do those little chick-lets even stay in his mouth anyway?!
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The Best Of Dylan – 2015

:: Tags: Dylan, Photo, Thoughtful

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“Dylan enjoying the warmth of the afternoon sunshine at the pool” – Tucker’s Point, Bermuda

Here is ¬†collection of pictures my wife and I have taken over the past year of our precious son Dylan. We post these mainly for our family and friends who can’t always be around to visit with us on a regular schedule. My mother says it’s nice to be able to just click on my site and see her grand son when ever she wants. It’s almost like being here… and as you can tell, Dylan has done some growing this past year. We all had a great year and look forward to another fantastic one in 2016!
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The RS Dad’s Hot Lunch

:: Tags: Dylan, Event, Thoughtful

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Dylan and I during the Dad’s Hot Lunch Event! @RS – Washington, DC.

Dylan’s School puts on a hot pizza lunch for all the fathers twice a year and the kids really love the idea of being able to have lunch with their dads! Dylan really looks forward to this event so I make sure I take time off work to attend. Here are a couple of photos I was able to snap off during the fun of the pizza party!

Dylan’s First Day Of Kindergarten

:: Tags: Awesome, Dylan, Thoughtful

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Dylan ready and looking forward to his first day of Kindergarten!

Today we celebrate Dylan’s first day of Kindergarten. It’s hard to believe that the summer is already over, but it’s even harder to believe that my little boy is growing up so fast and starting his first year of ‘school’! Time really does fly by as you get older… I wish we could slow it down to spend more time with the ones we love. We are so proud of Dylan and we look forward to all the fun and joy the future brings! Have a great year my son!!
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Doug’s 50th Birthday!

:: Tags: Awesome, Dylan, Family, Thoughtful

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“Dylan and I hugging it out on my birthday weekend” – Arlington, VA.

I wasn’t going to make a big deal about my birthday this year and I told Julie that I didn’t want a big party or anything like that, but it is my 50th. Fifty…holy shit! I remember twenty five years ago making comments that I would be lucky to see forty… glad I was wrong about that. I’m also that my wife and family talked me into giving up smoking as well… my health has become very important to me especially now that I have a son. I plan on being around for a long, long time! Here are a couple of photos from my birthday dinner out with Julie at The Chart House in Alexandria and a couple of other pictures that Julie has taken over the past several months which she was nice enough to share.
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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 At 9 Months…

:: Tags: Dylan, Photo, Thoughtful


OMG! How could you not love a smile like that… what a cutie!!!

For all you Dylan fans… Just thought I’d share some new photos I recently took during one of his more playful evenings at home. He’s about 9 months in these photos and he is really starting to look more and more like me every day… at least I think so!! :-) I’ll try to upload some of his latest video’s to my site soon, but for now I hope you enjoy the photos…

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Dylan’s First Month…!

:: Tags: Dylan, Thoughtful

I’ve had a lot of people calling and emailing, asking when they might get a chance to meet the newest member of our family. First off I want to thank everyone for all the warm wishes that have been circulating on Facebook and through our email in-boxes… believe me, it is not unnoticed!! Julie and I are trying to keep up with all the email, but with the new addition we don’t seem to have as much free time as before… “gee, ya think!”

As for Dylan, well he is doing just fine and we are very happy to finally have him home from the NICU! Unfortunately though, the fact remains… he is still a premature baby and due to his size and age, he is much more susceptible to health issues than most. For this reason, Julie and I are going to try and hold off having visitors, at least until he reaches several months of age. Please be patient… it’s going to take a while for us to adjust to our new lifestyle of parenthood! For now, here are some photos of Dylan during his first month on the planet… Enjoy!! (View Photos, Videos & More»)

Julie’s Baby Shower…!

:: Tags: Event, Family, Thoughtful

First off, Julie wanted me to thank everyone for attending her baby shower last weekend and for all the lovely gifts… she is truly blessed to have so many great friends! We also wanted to thank Julie’s sister Susan for making the trip down from Canada and organizing the entire event… it was truly a special day! We know that there were some of you who couldn’t make it to the shower and we do understand and hope that all is well. For those of you who were fortunate enough to make it and those of you who were unable to attend, here are some photos I took during the festivities. We hope you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to seeing everyone again very soon…!! (View Photos, Videos & More»)

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