The life and times of the Hampton Family of Mt. Laurel, NJ.
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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!
Our driver's side power sliding door has been acting up over the past year or so. When you press the button inside the van or use the remote key chain fob to open the door, it will usually only open a few inches and then quit. When it first started happening it would open pretty far and then quit, so I squirted some WD-40 inside the tracks thinking that something was blocking it. That actually seemed to buy us some time because it started working again after that. Over the past few months, though, the door was basically not powered anymore. It would occasionally open about 2 inches and then stop. Once open, it wouldn't even attempt to close when you pressed the button. And if you manually closed the door, you really had to slam it because the motor wasn't taking over to close it all the way (you'll know what I'm talking about if you have one of these). A side effect of this problem was that our power door locks also stopped working within the past two days
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!
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... <<-Mark-->>