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Welcome to our newest member, TeamYANTSU
My name is Ron, I am a Christmas nut always have been always will be. I am first and foremost a stay at home dad that has an evening job at a retail/grocery establishment. After my second son was born I stepped down from my management position, so my wife and I don't have to pay for daycare. My wife is a teacher in the town we live, so people recognize us everywhere in our little town.
My wife and I have been married for 9 years. We have 2 boys aged 6 and 3, both are young Christmas nuts.

I have loved Christmas as long as I remember
from seeing the lights on all the houses, to seeing if I could stay awake to see Santa.
Christmas has been the one constant in my life it has always been there for me, through the rough times of my parents divorce when I was 10 y/o or my mother's passing when I was 16.
Everyone always tried to make it something special for myself and sister when we were young no matter what was going on. I now believe that is why I love this time of year more than any other because of the efforts of my family to hold it above any other time of year. I get to make the season special for my boys now, whether it be by playing the music decorating the house and yard or just playing the dvd's. The memories the season has brought have always warm and it is no wonder why I look forward to making more of these memories every year. My favorite Christmas movie is A Christmas Story my favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night. My favorite Christmas artist is Bing Crosby.
Well if I ran on a little bit I am sorry I am new to blogging, it sounds always better in your mind.
I will try to keep posting and making it interesting for all who read.
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I Am Not Afraid

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Posted 04-15-2013 at 09:01 PM by xmas365

Here I sit, just hours after what looks to be a terrorist act at the Boston marathon, and I am saddened by the carnage, injuries, and casualties but angry that this has happened again.
My adult life has been riddled with terrorism, school shootings, and other disturbing issues caused by sick individuals. Boston is a city I love, a city I have loved since I was a young child when I would go see Boston Harbor, New England Aquarium, Boston Museum of Science, Fenway Park for many Red Sox games, and TD Garden for the Bruins. I have walked many miles in Boston, which is a great walking city, and I am sure I have walked by the area that was bombed more than once.
The innocence that once was part of this city, state, country is gone due to other acts such as the first WTC bombing in '93, Oklahoma City, and of course 9/11. After 9/11, I lived in fear of being involved in an attack. As the years have gone into the rearview, I can see that is no way to live, in fear of what you can't control. If it is my time to go, it is my time, but I will not go down without swinging. Terrorism is a horrible thing, but I am not letting it frighten me any longer. I have young children, and telling my oldest tonight that there are bad people in this world who just want to hurt other people. Seeing the misunderstanding in his face hurts, he just couldn't grasp how something like this happens or why it happens. I didn't have to grow up like that, but now it is part of life and the children see it no matter how much you try to shelter them, whether it be the Boston Marathon, Newtown, CT, and so on. They find out and they are the ones the terrorists hurt the most. I am done being afraid, watching the people run to the aid of the injured seconds after the bombs went off shows how strong we all could be. Don't be afraid anymore, live life to the fullest and enjoy yourselves. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.
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    Great point. It's sad like you said just 30 years ago we had no idea about ****es me off that I have to raise my kids in this new invironment. But yeah I agree with this completely!
    Posted 04-16-2013 at 04:36 AM by gabulldawg gabulldawg is offline
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