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Never Forget

I would like to take the time to remember all that have lost their lives and to thank all that continue to risk their lives fighting for our country and our freedom. This includes our military, law enforcement, fire fighters and every honest person out there that does the right thing by our American way. You help us feel so safe as we get caught up and continue in our daily lives. Lives that could not be lived without you.

I was fortunate to visit the world trade center site, and after getting a view of the site from church street, we decided to visit St. Paul’s Chapel, which is the place where they treated the victims of 9/11 and where the people that were working around the clock ate and slept. It is truly heart wrenching the stories this place has to tell, but it’s hard to explain as it somehow makes you feel stronger.

God Bless America!

The Blue Angels are Back!

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So the Blue Angels are back in the air and will be performing at the Jones Beach Air Show this weekend. It’s gonna be a madhouse, but I hope to get down there and get some pictures.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Image of the Week | Special Birthday

This weeks image(s) of the week are dedicated to my beautiful daughter who is turning 4 years old this week. She has a world of personality and has the god given ability always makes me smile. She is my little helper when I need someone to sit in and test my lighting down in the studio and never turns down an opportunity to hang out with me when I ask her to.

Being a younger sister, she always takes a back seat to the weekly excitement. Having an older brother that plays just about every sport imaginable, she is stuck following him around to practices and games, yet she never complains, because we are together. Last night we spent time going through pictures from when she was a baby while I played and sang our song, Father and Daughter by Paul Simon. This week is her time and she will have the spotlight for a change. I am looking forward to making this birthday special for her, because she deserves it.

Happy Birthday to my very special little girl, Punky. You light up my life!

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Patriot Day – In Honor of 9/11

I want to take the time to thank all that fight for our country and our freedom, and also our police and firemen that are on the job every day. You make us feel so safe that we unfortunately forget sometimes all the terrible events that have taken place as we get caught up in our daily lives. Lives that would not be lived without you.

I was able to visit the world trade center site, and after getting a view of the site from church street, we decided to visit St. Paul’s Chapel where they treated victims of 9/11 and where the people that were working around the clock ate and slept. It is truly heart wrenching the stories this place has to tell, but it’s hard to explain as it somehow makes you feel stronger.

I did learn that the newly finished Freedom Tower got its name because it stands 1776 feet tall. 1776 feet in honor of the declaration of independence, the year we became a nation.

God Bless America!

Home Run Derby

Watching the home run derby on Monday night with my son made me think of the 2008 home run derby I saw from the seats of Yankee Stadium in 2008. This was the last year of the old stadium. We had field seats behind the visitor dugout and I took a bunch of pictures.

Enjoy the pics!

– Mark

Memorial Day Weekend

Although summer doesn’t officially begin for almost a month, I consider Memorial Day weekend the beginning of summer. A long holiday weekend (for most), filled with parades, car & air shows and barbecue. There are also plenty of people out there need to work feverishly in order for the rest of us to enjoy our time off. Retail stores running holiday sales, market workers where we purchase goodies for our backyard bash and of course the beverage distributor, which always has a line out the door.

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Family Day

I had taken the day off to see my son Christopher in his last day of swim lessons and get some stuff done around the house. I always have my camera with me and was took a few shots of Chris at his lesson and Mackenzie decided to model for me while we were waiting.

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Florida Continued….

Every time we visit Mom in Florida, we always take a trip to the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary in Jupiter. Lots of cool animals that you can see up close. It seems to put the kids in a good mood, which then puts me in a good mood. We had a nice time.

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The many silly faces of Mackenzie. Her and Chris love to make us laugh.

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