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Fairmount Park River Rescue

Went to Fairmount park around 4pm today with the family for a bike ride around the park. As soon as we got there and parked, Dillon said to me, "There's a car in the water!" A minute later, he said, "Someone is inside!" It was the craziest thing I've ever witnessed. Thank God someone was there with a tire iron and a few guys swam out and busted the back window open!  One of the guys said he was her husband (he said this as he walked right past me).  We all felt completely helpless. I wanted to jump in and do something but I had nothing to break glass with. One witness said she saw the car accelerate into the river...  We just don't know if it was intentional. Crazy Easter!



Bring Your Kids to Work Day

Philadelphia!!

Adrian and Cameron in the city...

Camping Trip

Boy Scout camping trip to Bass River State Park. This was near the end of our 7.6 mile hike. That is Lake Absegami in the background.

That's Dillon, Jason, and Adrian.

Completed Star Wars puzzle!

Well, it took much longer than I expected, but the Star Wars puzzle was completed today! One thousand pieces came together to make this awesome picture.

Now... On to troubleshoot my son's laptop which refuses to boot into Windows for some reason.

Star Wars Puzzle Progress...

Valentine's Day 2019

The Hampton/Doyle families got together for the 11th annual Valentine's Day Dinner.  This year it was our turn to host the meal, so we kept it fairly simple with some spaghetti & meatballs, and some cresent rolls.  The kids played video games and hung out in the basement while we chatted at the dining room table and got caught up.  Always a fun evening!
Here is a collage of some photos we snapped...
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Star Wars Puzzle "You're all clear, kid."

We're working on a new 1,000-piece puzzle called, "You're all clear, kid." It's a Star Wars puzzle that prominently features the Millennium Falcon, Darth Vader, the Death Star, and all the primary characters from "A New Hope."

It's been a difficult one so far because of the number of black pieces with "stars" on them, along with the number of white Falcon pieces. But we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Here is a picture of where we are now...

Minivan Era Over

It's official. The minivan sold today!

A very nice older couple bought it. The husband is a carpenter and plans to take the back seats out of the van and turn it into a work vehicle. Hopefully it will serve him well for years to come.

Cameron 3-on-3

Cameron won this cool sweatshirt when his team was the second-place finisher in the 3-on-3 basketball tournament today!

Cameron's Basketball Team 2019

Two or three players are missing, of course.



End of an Era: The Hampton Minivan is For Sale

Back in November of 2003, we welcomed our first children to the world, our twins Dillon and Jason.  Within a couple of months we realized that loading two car seats in and out of our sedans was a pain in the butt.  Angie wanted an SUV, but we figured that it made more practical sense to go for the minivan.  So after a month or so of research and test drives, we purchased a Chrysler Town & Country in March 2004. 

The van has served us well for almost 15 years.  We have had minimal issues with it, and it has taken us to places as far away as Orlando, FL.  It welcomed our next two sons into its cabin as well, Adrian and Cameron.  It also got us safely to the Outer Banks in North Carolina, the Jersey shore, New York City, Washington D.C., Maryland, Busch Gardens in Virginia, Colonial Williamsburg, in Virginia, and more.

But after all of those trips and many years of service, we have decided to part ways.  Angie finally got her dream car: a Chevy Tahoe LTZ.  White, of course.  We bough…