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A work “pick-me-up”

Some days it is just great to bring the kids to the office with you. This past Saturday I brought the whole family in for a few minutes so I could pick up something that I had forgotten and this is what my daughter wrote on my board.

White board message

White board message

Man I love being a dad.


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Finally a two car family again

After two long years of being a single car household my wife and I were finally able to purchase two vehicles. The van that we had was on it’s last leg and we were no longer comfortable driving it. It has been quite a while since we were in a position where we could make a purchase like this so it was pretty scarey signing on that line. However it did feel pretty good this morning driving my own car to work.

We purchased both of these from Enterprise Car Sales and I highly recommend them if you are in the market for a new vehicle. The entire process was very easy and pressure free.


Zombies 4th of July

I know I’m a little late here but I just got the pics copied so I could upload them. I took the family to the parade this year and their just happened to be a zombie march. This post goes out for my friend jkeyes0 (aka Jordan).

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Happy day. Sad day. (part 2 of 2)

Today marks the 2 year anniversary of my dad’s death. There has not been a day in the last 2 years that I have not thought about him at some point. He was not only my dad but one of my very best friends. I talked with him about everything. It is especially hard going to work because I now work where he did for about 20 years. I never had a chance to work with him here but I often imagine what it would have been like to meet up with him for lunch or just pass in the hallways.

My kids are getting older every day and my goal is to make sure they know who their gramps was and just how much he loved them. My youngest was only 3 when my dad died so helping him remember is pretty tough.

I am thankful that I have sisters that I can talk with to help me remember even the silliest and smallest things about dad. My biggest regret is that I have no home videos of him. I would love to have a tape or a video that has his voice on it just to play from time to time.

Things that I got from dad:

  1. Love of Christ
  2. Passion for computers
  3. Sense of humor (not sure this one is so good 😉 )

Thing I hope not to get:

  1. Bald head (sense of humor kicking in there)
  2. The cancer that killed him

Dad you are now and will always be loved and missed.

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Happy day. Sad day. (part 1 of 2)

This is the first in a 2 part post. Today is was a very good and happy day. Today is the 11th wedding anniversary with my wonderful wife. Technically yesterday was the end of the 11th year and today is the beginning of the 12th. I am so blessed to have been give a woman as fantastic as her to spend my life with. She has give me 3 fantastic kids too. If you didn’t know already that is where the nickname that I use online comes from. etank = Eric, TJ, Ariana, Noah, Kim. The fantastic wife in that list happens to be Kim. I chose this nickname as a way of honoring my wife and kids and also having my family (in a way) with me where ever I am. Even online.

To my wife (if only you read my blog), I love you absolutley. You mean so much to me. These last 11 years have been great. Sure we have had our tough times through the years but we have always stood together and saw it through. God has blessed our family in so many ways and I know that He will continue to do so into the future. 11 years down but we are just getting started.

I ❤ U always.

part 2 will be here on June 27th

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