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Name: Elleoz

From: Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States

I am 32 years old and have been married for 6 years. I had two children under 2 (hence the blog name), but now they are actually 3 and 2. Maybe it is time to change the blog name? Drama Queen is 3 and Wildman is 2 (15 months apart to be exact). I have a Bachelor's Degree on Criminal Justice from Applachian State University (Go Apps!) and have been at my current place of employment for going on 7 years.

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    Monday, June 17, 2013
    FW: Carrie Gordon
    How are you?
    http://www.lafirearms.com/rrptmmv/toe/h/nr/zwp/m.html





    Carrie Gordon

      posted at 6/17/2013 09:39:00 AM
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    Friday, September 11, 2009
    Remembering Lt. John F. Ginley
    As most American citizens are, I have been reflecting back on that horrible day eight years ago when our world changed forever. I will never forget the feeling of total disbelief, shock and horror as I turned on the TV at work just a few minutes before the first tower fell. I will never forget the fear and sorrow that I felt for all those that were losing thier lives before my eyes, and for us as a nation. To this day I fear for our safety and for the safety of those fighting for us over seas.

    One such man that gave his life to try to save those trapped inside the World Trade Center was Lt. John F. Ginley.




    "April Ginley knew she had a rare husband. If she was at work, Lt. John F. Ginley, a firefighter, managed the household, taking the dog to the vet or the children to the doctor. "He was a very involved parent, as far as even putting the kids on the school bus and braiding my daughter's hair," she said. He helped out in the classroom when his daughter, Taylor, 10, and son, Connor, 8, were younger, and he dressed up as a goblin in the gym for Halloween.

    One of five boys born within seven years, (four became firefighters) Lieutenant Ginley, 37, served as a mediator at times, but also perfected the stealth practical joke. "Some of the stuff he did I probably still to this day didn't know that he did it," said his brother Capt. Bob Ginley. They were one grade apart in school, but ran track together, served in the National Guard together, joined the Fire Department together, studied for their lieutenant and captain exams together, and vacationed together.

    John Ginley's reserve was part of what drew his wife to him when they met. "He was not a person that was looking for recognition," she said. "He was always the quiet one in the background." (http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/09/national/portraits/POG-09GINLEY.html)

    His family has described John as a devoted husband and father who was involved in all his children’s many activities. John loved golf and skiing. His wife and children, his parents Joe and Betty, as well as his brothers Joe, Bob, Pat Tim and their families all live in Warwick.In his memory and to give something back to the community he loved so much, the Ginley Family has set up a scholarship in the amount of $500 a year for four years (totaling $2,000) to a Warwick Valley High School student attending college.

    Thank you Lt. Ginley for giving your life trying to save others. May you be watching over us.

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    Wednesday, June 17, 2009
    Graduation Time Again
    Yep, summer is here and graduation time is upon us again. Granted, it has been ... 16 (OMG!) years since I graduated from high school, but nevertheless here it is again.

    My youngest cousin just graduated and I was in attendance. I think it was the shortest graduation ceremony in history because of impending storms in the horizon. From start to finish is was 15 minutes long. The welcomed everyone, said the pledge of allegiance and off they went. And it was perfect timing too. When the last graduate left the field it poured. It was great getting to see that milestone in her life though. It has been a rough road for her, but she is done and off to college. Hard to believe she is 18 now.

    Which brings me to something else. I just read this article about a boy not getting his diploma because he blew a kiss to his mother. Yes, you read that right. He blew a kiss to his mother and was told that he would not receive his diploma because he did not follow to rules. Now, at my high school graduation there was a lot of hub-bub about not showing our butts and getting rowdy and all that. There were several people that I knew that didn't get their diploma that day because they were given 30 minutes at the rehearsal to come up with the money to pay fees and they didn't have the money at the time. We were even threatened with not graduating because we couldn't get it right at the rehearsal. I graduated in 1993, amid the re-emergence of the prayer in school debate. To flex our power of free speech, those of us that wanted to participate said the Lord's Prayer right in the middle of our graduation lead by the Student Body President and nothing was done about it. The principal even cracked a little hidden smile. There were cheers and fist pumping's and the like, and NO ONE was told that they wouldn't receive what was rightfully theirs because they celebrated a little. It wasn't like he flashed the audience and flew the bird at administrators. I hope that my children have the forethought to want to thank me at the end of a long 18 years for supporting them in their educational journey. I hope that the school administrators are sued and called out in front of the nation for ruining this young man's happiness on a day that he would have (and no doubt will for the wrong reasons) remember for the rest of his life. Shame on you!

    Any thoughts? What was your graduation like?

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      posted at 6/17/2009 08:22:00 AM
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    Tuesday, April 14, 2009
    Happy 4th Birthday Bubby!
    At 2:14 (at 1414 to be exact)four years ago today, you came into this world and brought with it a beautiful face and an infectious laugh. You are independent, stubborn, intellegent, sweet, and all boy! I can't imagine my life without you in it and I can't wait to see what the future has in store for you. I love you thhhiiiissss much!




    04/14/05 @ 1414





    04/11/09 @1400

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      posted at 4/14/2009 02:49:00 PM
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    Thursday, March 12, 2009
    Good Boy! The World’s Ten Smartest Dogs - Page 3
    We’ve gathered a wide sample of dog breeds, sharpened their No. 2 pencils (you know, no opposable thumbs), and asked them to fill out a...
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      posted at 3/12/2009 03:47:00 PM
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    Wednesday, January 21, 2009
    Snow Days!
    I know it has been a LONG time. No excuses really~ just busy as usual.

    We had an unusual occurance around these parts early Tuesday morning. You guessed it! Snow! To the tune of about 2-4 inches! It is gone now, but it was pretty while it lasted. In all honesty, I think we have it the best in the long run. When it does snow, it is only around long enough for it to be fun and then it is gone. We don't have to deal with being stuck in the hosue for days on end. Most of the time it only sticks around for a day or two and it only snows once or twice a year. That's enough snow for me!

    One thing that does bother me is that they are never prepared for it. I know that since it isn't an everyday thing that there isn't a need for all the expensive snow plows and salt trucks but come on guys! What does putting sand down on the roads accomplish. Dirty snow! You are better off just leaving it alone! It'll be gone before you get done. And don't even get me started on the grocery stores. They were broadcasting the "Severe Weather Event" like it was going to be a full blown blizzard. The ticker at the bottom of the screen even said to stay indoors and not go outside. Geesh! People flocked to the stores and cleaned out the bread and milk. We aren't buried under feet of snow people! I have been there and done that as a kid. This is nothing.

    Anyway~ here are a few pics of the kiddos enjoying the white stuff. I am still alive. Just not much to say.

    Ready to go outside

    I can't see!

    My snow angel!
    Whheeeee!

    Ok, I've had abotu enough


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      posted at 1/21/2009 01:34:00 PM
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    Monday, December 01, 2008
    How Was Your Turkey Day?
    Did you eat too much turkey? I know a little boy that did :)

    The family made our usual trek to my aunt and uncle's house for Thanksgiving Day lunch. She always says we are eating at 12 noon, but it usually ends up being closer to 2 pm. It was the usual southern goodness that I love. Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and milk gravy, sweet potato casserole, Scalloped Corn, cornbread stuffing, mac n cheese, deviled eggs, etc and so on. I think I ate till I was about to pop. And so did Wildman. He had two helpings of everything I think.

    As soon as we were finished eating, we loaded up in the van and headed for the in-laws for their traditional 4 pm Turkey Day meal. This year we had additional guests....my SIL's boyfriend and his family. AM and I play on the poker league with them so it was a fun night. I ate a little bit there too, but was too full from earlier. I didn't even eat dessert I was so full!

    About 20 minutes after, WM starts complaining that his belly hurts. He spent the rest of the early evening alternating between sitting on a stool hugging the toilet and hugging a trash can in the hall. Poor little guy. He ended up throwing up in the trash can and then crashing as soon as we got home. This might sound a little strange, but I really wish I would have gotten a picture for prosperity's sake. It was so pathetic and cute at the same time.

    We had game night at the house, and within 15 minutes of everyone leaving he threw up again in the bed this time. I cleaned him up, ran a load of clothes and made a towel palate on the floor for the two of us. He was all smiles and told me that is was just like camping. When we are camping one of us sleeps with him, and if he is still awake when we come to bed he will lay there and smile this goofy smile at you in the dark. It is goofy and adorable. And in the midst of all his tummy trouble he reached over, stroked my face with his little hand and told me I was beautiful. Talk about melting my heart.

    He was all better by the next day. (Thank goodness!) Too much turkey for my little turkey!

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      posted at 12/01/2008 02:53:00 PM
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