The Patrickisims

#1 Never expect things to be easy.

#2 Leaving Katelynn or Abigail alone invites disaster.

#3 Never give up, never surrender.

#4 Even though life is what you make of it,there is only so much you can do with finite resources.

#5 You are only as sick as you let yourself believe.

#6 Just because you can do something, does not mean you should agree to do it. (Jed's new work motto) :-)

Monday, December 23, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

School Days

My children cannot be this old already.

Katelynn is now a first grader, as if that was not enough for her father she has glasses now as well

It may be preschool but Abigail is not supposed to be this big. Proof you cannot stop time.

- From Jed

Friday, August 30, 2013

Family Picture August 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

When I last wrote here I was but a learner, now I am a master

So I did it. I finished my Masters degree in 6 months

Several months later I walked to be awarded my Masters degree in education. I would officially like to thank the following people
- first my dear wife for dealing with the children solo
- my parents for encouraging me.
- my wgu mentor for his support.
- Dr. pepper for the energy boost
And finally. James Ewell for telling me there was no way to finish the requirements in 6 months. I guess I just admitted to succumbing to peer pressure. :)
- From Jed

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

It's been a while but we wish everyone a very merry Christmas. Katie and Abbie are riding bikes in the basement. Katie got a new bike and both got new helmets.

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Homemade water park

On Friday after sleeping most of the day, darn chrons, I decided to have a little fun with the girls. Since our lawn needed to be watered anyway, the auto timer had gone down to 5 min per zone, I would pull out the hose sprinkler and give my girls a water park.

Kateynn insisted that I take a photo of her going down the slide. It was a pretty good shot I thought.

And where Katie goes.....

Abbie follows.

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My father

Today is my fathers birthday, since it is a Sunday we went to the traditional birthday dinner together.

My father has always been someone I have loved and respected. Happy birthday to the man who I still believe can do anything.

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Batter UP!!!

As our summer begins our five year old Katelynn has begun to learn how to play softball. Among the first things she learned is not to call it baseball, it is softball she reminds us if we ever call it baseball.
Last time at practice they began to actually "play" a game. Carrie said it was very funny, I was doing the late shift at work. She is so cute playing though.

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Chilling with boppa

Last night at my parents house Jenna discovered two new
Places to hang out.

Place 1: on my parents bed, she seems to be very safe to me. (her grammie made her laugh at the moment I took this picture

Place 2: On top of my father, she hung out in this place for a very long time, especially considering she is a 4 month old.

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Friday, May 25, 2012


Tonight as I start to put my girls to bed Katelynn tells me that there are too many flowers in her room. Funny thing. She put up half of them. Love kids so.

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