Monday, June 22, 2015

Father's Day 2015 Tribute

One of the best gifts I have received from my awesome kids. Love love love!

Monday, January 07, 2013

Happy Birthday Messages

I received these awesome e-messages from my daughters, Sabrina and Hannah for my birthday. They make me very happy and proud. Thank you girls!

Minus 11* F

A bitter cold January 2, 2013.
We returned home to Vermont from Herouxville, Quebec after spending several days with the extended family.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

January 3, 2010 - Quarante!

Well, you guessed it, it's my birthday and I turned the big 40! I still feel young and energized, so that's a good thing. "Quarante" is French for forty, and the $100 bill is a birthday present from my Mom & Dad -in law. Thank you!

Also, a big Thank you to my family and friends, who showered me with an abundance of birthday wishes. Definitely made my day. To top it off, Vermont received a record snowfall ever recorded in 120 years of over 33 inches on my birthday. It was beautiful. Thank you, Mother Nature!

Saturday, January 02, 2010

January 2, 2010 - My Wife!

This is my wife, Jenny. I am so blessed to be her husband and to have her as my life partner. She is such an incredible good hearted person and a superb mother to our kids.

I love you!

Friday, January 01, 2010

First Post - Happy New Year (2010)

Here's my first post to this blog and a start to a project which I hope to keep up and stay current. I thought it would be appropriate to start the blog with a photo of the "gang" who stayed up and ushered in the New Year in Herouxville, Quebec.

Cheers to everyone and hope good things happen to all of us in 2010.

(Left to Right - Sarah, Joe, Jen, Betsy)

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Mardi Gras Beads

Beads I collected during the recent Mardi Gras carnival in Burlington.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Hot Vietnamese Soup

Nice hot and yummy Vietnamese noodle soup on a cold freezing my hoohoo day! Stopped over at the Vietnamese restaurant in Winooski after photographing the Marci Gas parade in downtown Burlington. It was freaking coooooold!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

My New BlackBerry Storm

Got my first BlackBerry on Friday, February 13, 2009. I love it already. It's awesome!

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Onboard flight NW11 from DTW to NRT. Waiting to taxi and takeoff! Boarded at 11:35PM. scheduled departure at 12:30PM. It's snowing in Detroit and temperature at 21*F.

Breakfast in Detroit

Breakfast at Max & Erma's in Terminal A at Detroit International Airport! It was a very filling brekfast. Great service too.

Checked in and ready for the 40-hour trip to Kuala Lumpur. Currently waiting to board in Burlington VT to Detroit.
All Aboard! "Ladies & Gentlemen, this is your Captain speaking!"

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas 2008!


My kids woke my wife and I up in a special way.  Sabrina played the flute and Hannah sang "Jingle Bells!"  It was very creative and special.  We loved it very much.  Sabrina and Hannah were excited to check out the presents from Santa, and Mommy and Daddy had something small and practical for each other.   We are all blessed and feel quite Thankful for everything.
Ho Ho Ho!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ginger Bread House

My wife recently bought a ginger bread house kit for her "kids" and I had a lot of fun putting it together with Hannah and Sabrina.
We didn't realize that we had to let it sit for a few hours before we could start decorating. The icing which is used as glue needed time to harden in order to hold the walls and roof together. So we waited........!
I was the icing contractor and the kids were the architects and designers. Hannah want to eat it but we told her to wait.
I love working on projects with my kids. I enjoy playing, teaching, learning, and spending time with them. My kids are awesome!

Gas at $1.69 / Gallon

Filled gas yesterday at $1.69 / gallon. I was very happy to see it below $2 and I'm sure it'll drop even further soon.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Colored Concrete

This time of the year, the SD Ireland cement company is known for decking out their cement trucks with X'mas lights and displaying them around town. It's really neat to see them driven around while the cement mixers are turning with the X'mas lights on. I have no idea they do that!
I caught this truck a few days ago as I was heading home from work.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Fire Alarm at Tech Park

I was working in the server room at Tech Park when the loud screeching alarm went off. At first, I thought someone had re-armed the security system not knowing I was in there but that was not the case. I walked out into the hallway and saw everyone grabbing their coats and walking out. I then realized it was the fire alarm in the building.
I dashed back into the server room, locked the machine I was working on and armed the security system before heading out with the masses.
It's very cold today and not a good day to be standing outside in below freezing temperatures.