A Trip West….

I know this news is late but we have been real busy recently. I wanted to point out we have some new pics in our gallery from our trip to Indiana in July when my father passed away.

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A Sad Day

July 10, 2009 the extended Perkinson-Murphy family suffered a great loss. Jim Perkinson, father to Jay, Jamie, Jessica and Shelby, and husband to Judy, passed away suddenly while on his way back to Texas from Indiana. This came as an unbelievable shock to us all and the depth of our loss will no doubt be felt for a very long time.

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Family News

After many months of illness, on April 3, 2009 our mother, Patricia Steenson, passed away. She had terminal cancer that spread through out her body, though that didn’t stop her from smoking a pack a day till the very end!

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Sabrina and Joe get Hitched!

It was a beautiful sunny Sunday, on February 15, 2009 when Sabrina and Joe said their vows before family and friends, becoming Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Italo.

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The green flag drops…

As you all should know by now we are NASCAR fans. The Bud Shoot Out was just last night at Daytona. This was Tony Stewart’s debut as a car owner as well as having a whole new team to drive for. Some people claim that it is very hard to do both but if last nights race was any indication of how the season is going to be then I don’t think there is anything to worry about. Tony ended last nights race in 3rd place. The Daytona 500 Qualifying was today and Tony was able to set a speed good enough for 10th. Tony also has a new team mate, Ryan Newman. Ryan came up through the ranks of dirt track racing just like Tony. Ryan won the Daytona 500 last year and had a qualifying run of 3rd for this years race. We wish Tony and Ryan all the best this year. With this news post I am adding a new page to the site. If you look at the top of the site you should see a link for NASCAR. This will take you to a section on the site with Tony and Ryan’s status for the year as well as NASCAR news.

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Long Time…

It’s been a VERY long time since we have last updated. There has been so much that has happened I do not know where to begin.
I guess first we will get the bad news out of the way. 2008 we had to say goodbye to 2 long time members of the Murphy household. Mookie and Tiki have left us. Both had lived a long and loved life.

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All the news that’s fit to report!

I sit here typing this with one of our family’s newest members on my shoulder (making this a near impossible task!) Her name is Tator and she is a 14 week old Snow Bengal.

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Trip to Connecticut.

The kids wanted to go somewhere before they had to go back to school. We looked to see what was nearby and would not cost too much. We decided to go to Mystic Connecticut which has an aquarium. We got to touch some manta rays, see a sea lion show and watched the trainers feed the beluga whales!

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New Driveway complete.

We recently had to have the driveway redone. The old driveway stopped at the window in front of the house. As you see the new one is longer and goes off to the side of the house.

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Summer is here!

In case you did not know it, the swimming pool we had last year decided to retire itself at the end of last summer. We had our own little tsunami in the back yard.
We recently got our new (and taller) pool up then found out the ladder we had to get in and out was too short for it. We had to decide… should we buy a new ladder or build a deck? After sketching up some plans and comparing cost, we decided it would not be much more to build a deck. Also with 3 teenagers and their many friends coming over, a deck would last much longer. Here are the results of our work over the last 2 weekends….

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