Happy Mother’s Day 2014

Today I want to say Happy Mother’s Day to the three mother’s in my life.

Mother's Day
Tracy and Phyllis on our Wedding Day

To Phyllis, my Mother-In-Law, thank you so much for bringing my beautiful wife into this world and being the grandmother to my children. It is always nice when you come for a visit and we look forward to the next time you can make it here.

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My mom and I on my wedding day.

To Marianna, my mom, I miss you so much and getting to see you last fall was a great treat. You’ve always been there for me, even when I didn’t know I needed you, and though I don’t always remember to call or send a card, I am glad you’re my mom and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Tracy on our Wedding Day. Isn’t she beautiful?

To Tracy, my wife and mother of my kids, I love you more than words can say, but I am going to try anyway. Every day I count myself lucky to have met you and to have you in my life. If I had known how great a mother you would be I would have thought you were too good to be true. Our children are brilliant, friendly, and beautiful. I know they got most of the good stuff from you and I know that with your guidance our kids are destined for great things.


I love you all. Happy Mother’s day.

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Happy Birthday, Tracy


Happy Birthday
Erika, Tracy and Amber


Today is my wife’s birthday. I would tell you how old [wb_fb_f name=”Tracy Swett” id=””] is, but I like getting to spend the night in the same bed as her.

She is amazing and I cannot imagine my life without her.  Here, on my blog, you get to read my writing and occasionally I share a little bit about my life, but I don’t often speak about how central to my life she is.
She is there for me every day, no matter how badly I screw up or how much I lose sight of things because I get wrapped up in myself.

It would be easy to say that she stays with me because it is easy, or because we have kids together, but the truth is that I am anything but easy to live with and neither one of us are big believers in staying together for the kids. No, living with me and putting up with my crap is no easy thing, so I can only conclude that she must love me far more than I deserve.

Tracy, I love you so very much and I am so glad that you are my wife and my best friend. I would not be half the man I am today if it were not for you, so happy birthday.

Love, Eric



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2014 Will Be A New Year

I know, I know, of course it will be a new year, but for me it will be unlike any new year I have had in a long time.  Why is that, you say? Well let me tell you.

Last week, Tracy and I took a leap of faith and I gave notice on my night job. It added a little extra money to the household coffers, but it took time away from Tracy and the kids that I won’t be able to get back. I knew it was the right choice the moment I told the boys and Connor did his little excited dance and ran over to hug me.  It think that my working at night upset him the most. I’m a good guy, so even though the temptation was to just quit, I gave two weeks notice, so my last day will be the last Thursday of the year.

Quick on the heels of that I was offered a position with a company that is located so close to my apartment that I could literally walk there and still make it there before Tracy can get to work driving. It is step in a positive direction that will hopefully see us in a house before too long. I’m really excited about this job and look forward to getting started on the 30th of December.

So how’s that for a new year? No night job and a new day job right off the bat.


Happy New Year indeed!

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