To say the least, the end of the year is busy. Shopping, kids’ and grandkids’ school concerts, parties, dinners, greeting cards, newsletters, office gatherings, end-of-year accountings and other tax matters, decorating, and forever on. Ever tempted to say, “Bah Humbug!”? More importantly, are you … [Read more...] about Be A Scrooge
We hope this day finds you surrounded by family and friends, sharing and creating the memories that bond us together. We hope you will cherish your time with loved ones far more than the gifts you receive. And may we all remember that this holiday is about so much more than the material items we … [Read more...] about Merry Christmas to One and All!
More than at any other time of year, the holidays bring our families together to share with one another the joys of the season. While estate planning may not be the most popular topic, and people tend to avoid conversations referring to “when I die,” having the family gathered together makes this a … [Read more...] about While You Are With Your Loved Ones This Season
This week, we have a very simple message: be thankful for the loved ones in your life. While we are counting our blessings at this holiday season, remember that the greatest blessings in our life are the people we love. These are the people that influence our daily decisions, lift us up when we … [Read more...] about Be Thankful For the Ones You Love
Ever since the Declaration of Independence was set forth in 1776, there have been brave and dedicated men and women who have come forward and raised the banner of freedom. From those early days, there has been a need for individuals to stand up and provide protection of this nation from those who … [Read more...] about Remembering on November 11th
Labor Day is a national holiday that serves as a means to recognize and celebrate the economic and social contributions of all the workers in our great country. This holiday was first made official in the state of Oregon in 1887. In 1894 over thirty states officially celebrated the holiday, and it … [Read more...] about Happy Labor Day!
It is very natural that as a father I want to protect my wife and my children. I want to help them achieve their goals and dreams and to help them navigate the turbulent times that may affect them throughout their lives. Because I want to protect them, I have often worried over what would happen … [Read more...] about A Father’s Love and Duty
235 years ago our great nation struck forth to declare independence from the rule of Great Britain, establishing a country based upon the equality of man, to be governed by the voice of the people. The Declaration of Independence, written primarily by Thomas Jefferson, was accepted by the … [Read more...] about The Glory of Independence: God Bless America!
Today is an important day, a day where forget ourselves and remember the woman that gave us life and sacrificed so much to care and provide for and teach us. We take a moment to express heartfelt gratitude to all the many mothers out there. We express this sentiment especially to our own mothers … [Read more...] about Honoring Our Mothers for Their Service, Selflessness and Love
Did you know that April is considered Earth Month? In fact, today, April 22nd is earth day! At this time of year the world springs back to life after its dormant winter; flowers are budding, birds are singing and we are venturing outdoors more often. This is the perfect time to honor our great … [Read more...] about Grow Something Green in Honor of Earth Day!