Son of Timothy Madden Arrested

Son of Timothy Madden Arrested

The Start of Something Big - 08/05/14

  My son started kindergarten today.  It's been a dozen years since we had one entering school for the first time.  We were up at the crack of dawn, getting into the grade school routine.  Big sister who is headed to college in a few weeks was up with my wife and I and we trooped down to the school as a group.  It was a great discovery process learning the new pick-up and drop off routine, finding his room and meeting his teacher.  Here's to new beginnings for my oldest and my youngest.  It's usually more about the journey than the destination and the journey is beginning for both of them.


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