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Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday

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As the mother of a teenage driver I am always on pins and needles every time he grabs his keys and leaves the house.  There is just so much they can learn in a classroom setting and even with the mandatory driving hours that are required with a Graduated License, once they are on the road alone it can become a life or death situation.

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Some teenagers are extremely careful and patient drivers, others not so much and unfortunately I have the latter.  I’ve explained to him that driving is a privilege and he should remain ever vigilant when he’s behind the wheel.  There are just too many RIP Markers on the sides of the road and a few of you know that I lost my sister in a car accident on September 14th 1992.

I have argued, nagged and yelled at him to drive slowly and also threatened him with the loss of his car, keys and driving privileges if ever stopped for speeding.

                                                          .yelling mom

It goes in one ear and out the other and so I think the time has come for more drastic measures.  Hubby brought home information from the website Teen Tracking, a plug and play GPS monitoring system and I am seriously considering buying one.

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According to the website The Big Brother GPS Locator/Tracker “allows parents to keep a close eye on their new teen drivers. Notifications on speed and boundary violations. Easy 2-wire installation. Installs under dash for covert operation. PoweredbyGPS® technology.”  The cost is hefty but the piece of mind is priceless and definitely cheaper than the increase to our monthly car insurance rates!

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Has anyone purchased this Teen Tracking monitor or is there another GPS Tracker that you would suggest?

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Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

Hubby and I left early Saturday morning so we could attend the Wedding of my 2nd cousin Kyton Carolina, who was getting married to Shivon Anderson in Mt. Vernon, NY.  We wanted to be on the road before 9:30 am so that we could cross the GW Bridge before noon…unfortunately it didn’t happen.

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It was smooth sailing going across the Delaware Memorial Bridge

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Driving the New Jersey Turnpike wasn’t too bad either…until Exit 11 and that’s when the backup occurred due to road construction!

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Finally the skyline of NYC

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Crossed the GW way off schedule

We finally made it to New Rochelle at 1:00 pm. but with less than an hour to relax and converse with our friends before dressing.  Sherri and I sat outside and had a Barcardi Mojito which definitely helped me unwind, hubby stay inside and talked with Curtis.

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Now I am ready for a Wedding

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I cleaned up nicely – right?!

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We made it to the Church a little late but thankfully we didn’t miss any of the ceremony.

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The Groom anxiously awaiting his Bride

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The Bride taking that nervous walk down the aisle

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“With This Ring I Thee Wed”

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Extinguishing the Unity Candle

The First Kiss

“You May Salute Your Bride!”

Jumping the Broom

Time to Jump The Broom

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Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Kyton Carolina!

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My cousins

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Hubby with my aunt and grandmother of the Groom

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My 2nd and 3rd cousins

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Unfortunately my family fun ended abruptly when our son called to tell us he was rear-ended in the school parking lot after football practice.  Hubby and I never made it to the reception at Glen Island Park instead we turned around and headed back to Delaware.

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Crossing back over the Delaware Memorial Bridge at sunset

What a WWW – Whirlwind Weekend Wedding!

BTW – Kyton was a Jr. Usher in our Wedding 23 years ago – talk about feeling old!

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Heading out of town on vacation and feel the need to thrift but don’t know where to go?

There’s an app for that!

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Find the nearest Goodwill location on-the-go with their new mobile app for Android and iOS devices!

Enable your phone’s geolocation services to see a list of Goodwill locations near you, or search by entering your address information. You’ll also see hours for each location and the various types of services they offer.

Download the free app today and be on your way! 

Happy thrifting and remember to only use hands-free devices while driving!

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Today I had to travel to Bethlehem for a job assignment and it afforded me the opportunity to dress down for the day.  I didn’t wear these shoes but did like how they matched the shirt, both of which were purchased from Ross at different times.   The commute to Bethlehem was 218 miles, in the car for 4-hours, traffic backed up on the way north definitely put a HUMP in my day.  However, my assignment was completed by noon and I was home before 3:00.

Top and Shoes – Ross// Capri  Pants – Goodwill// Earrings/Bracelet/Ring – JewelryBox// Sunnies – gifted from @PennyChic

Before heading home, I walked the Office Park and the surroundings provided me with calm and peaceful thoughts that made the commute a little less stressful.

I am still trying to come to grips with the fact that my oldest son is now 20 years old.  Although he had been diagnosed as being mentally challenged there are so many things that he can do and does well, including driving.  His birthday gift was a Tom Tom GPS from Best Buy to give him more comfort when driving to new destinations.  Expanding his world giving him more freedom and us a sense of security made it the best gift, although he probably would have preferred a splash party like the ones he had when he was younger!

His choice for dinner was Ruby Tuesdays and I had a $10.00 gift card so of course it was a good choice for me as well!


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