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There’s a lot of things in this world I don’t understand. One thing I do know for sure is how happy the people in these pictures make me. Pictures aren’t cheap and every year we spend a bunch of money to get them done. This year I feel Like showing off a little. I know it’s been a tough year for a lot of people, myself included. It pushed me to places outside of my comfort zone and I’ve been able to excel and move forward even in shitty times. The reason I’m able to be where I am today is because of the people on these pictures. My oldest son changed my life forever. I’ll never forget my wife picking me up from jail 9 months pregnant. She said I know who you are and I’m never going to try to change you, she said you’re a big boy and you can make your own choices, I’m now making choices for two. She said if you continue to live the way you are I can’t let you be a part of your sons life. She said again, I’m not asking you to change, you make your own decisions. I’m just letting you know what I’ve decided. My last beer was at the boat show with river Dave summit Karl and I think Andy. I want to say 2014. Man what a trip it’s been. These smiling faces make everything so worth it. Sorry for bragging, I really just couldn’t help it. I’m just really happy today
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There’s a lot of things in this world I don’t understand. One thing I do know for sure is how happy the people in these pictures make me. Pictures aren’t cheap and every year we spend a bunch of money to get them done. This year I feel Like showing off a little. I know it’s been a tough year for a lot of people, myself included. It pushed me to places outside of my comfort zone and I’ve been able to excel and move forward even in shitty times. The reason I’m able to be where I am today is because of the people on these pictures. My oldest son changed my life forever. I’ll never forget my wife picking me up from jail 9 months pregnant. She said I know who you are and I’m never going to try to change you, she said you’re a big boy and you can make your own choices, I’m now making choices for two. She said if you continue to live the way you are I can’t let you be a part of your sons life. She said again, I’m not asking you to change, you make your own decisions. I’m just letting you know what I’ve decided. My last beer was at the boat show with river Dave summit Karl and I think Andy. I want to say 2014. Man what a trip it’s been. These smiling faces make everything so worth it. Sorry for bragging, I really just couldn’t help it. I’m just really happy today View attachment 948265 View attachment 948266 View attachment 948267 View attachment 948268 View attachment 948269 View attachment 948271 View attachment 948272 View attachment 948273 View attachment 948274 View attachment 948275 View attachment 948276 View attachment 948277 View attachment 948278 View attachment 948279 View attachment 948281 View attachment 948282 View attachment 948283 View attachment 948284 View attachment 948285
Great photos! You are kicking ass, keep it up!
 

HNL2LHC

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Wow, what great photos and such a beautiful family. Your wife was spot on how she handled the situation and is a keeper. I hope that you are able to continue down the current path you are on. Kids are such a major blessing and you have three that are beautiful. Thanks for the post and your honesty, it puts a lot into perspective.
 

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I'm so happy you have found the blessing of sobriety. It's a life changing event, and the proof of that is shown by the smiles in your family photos. Your happiness at home and your advancements at work all flow from that decision you made, and I salute you for changing your life.
 
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Vic, congratulations to you and your family. I don't know the details but it sounds like you had two choices and you made the right one. You're on the right path now as evidenced by these pictures.
 

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Great looking family Vic. It's been a pleasure reading your posts and seeing how you have grown in the past few years. 👍
 

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Well done Vic. I do not know you personally, but I'm proud of you. Keep the kids and your wife very close. They are precious.
 

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Those pictures make me smile, too.
Because they prove that people who want to, people who are willing to change, and put their heart and soul into making the change happen, can do it.
They can find the life they want.
I've seen it happen more than once, and it always starts with finding something that matters to them.

Clearly, you have that "something"...she is standing next to you in those pictures.
You are the reason we know it can happen, and when it does, the blessings flow...and the blessings are standing with you as well.
Very happy for you, Vic, you now know the secret. Share it as you go forward in life.
 

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Man I'm sure glad they take after her! 😁👍 Good looking family Sir! 😉
 

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Good for you (and your family)! Seeing smiles is rare this year - masks or not
 

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My SIL does these kinda picture for a living. She has openings now let me know. She is in OC area and has spots like this for a country feeling, beach, meadow, ect
 

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There’s a lot of things in this world I don’t understand. One thing I do know for sure is how happy the people in these pictures make me. Pictures aren’t cheap and every year we spend a bunch of money to get them done. This year I feel Like showing off a little. I know it’s been a tough year for a lot of people, myself included. It pushed me to places outside of my comfort zone and I’ve been able to excel and move forward even in shitty times. The reason I’m able to be where I am today is because of the people on these pictures. My oldest son changed my life forever. I’ll never forget my wife picking me up from jail 9 months pregnant. She said I know who you are and I’m never going to try to change you, she said you’re a big boy and you can make your own choices, I’m now making choices for two. She said if you continue to live the way you are I can’t let you be a part of your sons life. She said again, I’m not asking you to change, you make your own decisions. I’m just letting you know what I’ve decided. My last beer was at the boat show with river Dave summit Karl and I think Andy. I want to say 2014. Man what a trip it’s been. These smiling faces make everything so worth it. Sorry for bragging, I really just couldn’t help it. I’m just really happy today View attachment 948265 View attachment 948266 View attachment 948267 View attachment 948268 View attachment 948269 View attachment 948271 View attachment 948272 View attachment 948273 View attachment 948274 View attachment 948275 View attachment 948276 View attachment 948277 View attachment 948278 View attachment 948279 View attachment 948281 View attachment 948282 View attachment 948283 View attachment 948284 View attachment 948285

What your wife said and did that day is what Tough Love is. I believe that must have been like a Dagger in your Heart, but after reading your Posts from back then you were both Scared and Defiant. Obviously you made the correct decision, many guys do Not get a Second chance. You are a Fine Young Man, and your actions speak much louder than Words. 👍
 

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Great looking family Vic! Good choices usually have good results. I've seen you change through the years on these pages, all for the good. God Bless you and your family.
 

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There’s a lot of things in this world I don’t understand. One thing I do know for sure is how happy the people in these pictures make me. Pictures aren’t cheap and every year we spend a bunch of money to get them done. This year I feel Like showing off a little. I know it’s been a tough year for a lot of people, myself included. It pushed me to places outside of my comfort zone and I’ve been able to excel and move forward even in shitty times. The reason I’m able to be where I am today is because of the people on these pictures. My oldest son changed my life forever. I’ll never forget my wife picking me up from jail 9 months pregnant. She said I know who you are and I’m never going to try to change you, she said you’re a big boy and you can make your own choices, I’m now making choices for two. She said if you continue to live the way you are I can’t let you be a part of your sons life. She said again, I’m not asking you to change, you make your own decisions. I’m just letting you know what I’ve decided. My last beer was at the boat show with river Dave summit Karl and I think Andy. I want to say 2014. Man what a trip it’s been. These smiling faces make everything so worth it. Sorry for bragging, I really just couldn’t help it. I’m just really happy today View attachment 948265 View attachment 948266 View attachment 948267 View attachment 948268 View attachment 948269 View attachment 948271 View attachment 948272 View attachment 948273 View attachment 948274 View attachment 948275 View attachment 948276 View attachment 948277 View attachment 948278 View attachment 948279 View attachment 948281 View attachment 948282 View attachment 948283 View attachment 948284 View attachment 948285
I've had periods in my life where i was at a real low point and the alcohol just made things worse, drink to ignore or forget.
Good for you, in my industry booze and drugs are a tough battle for a lot of guys, i truly celebrate the guy's that beat it.
 

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Congrats Vic, you made some great choices after that very important day. You have a great looking family and the smiles say it all....keep up the great work, you have something to be very proud of for the rest of your life.
 

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It Sounds weird but it’s like a lot of us have watched you grow up.

I remember when you fist got to RDP. You made an entrance to say the least. Over the years I have seen you evolve into who you are today. Busting your ass, kept your shit together, upgraded homes and seem to have your head on straight and know exactly where you wanna be. Keep it up man. 👍👍
 

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Way to go Vic!!!!! When that other you showed up at RDP I thought what a shitstorm this is going to be. We had our go rounds and you had go rounds with several others here but it looks like WE ALL came out ahead on this deal!!

Proud of you buddy!!!!! 😁 The worst is WAY behind you!!

Now, go buy your beauty some new blue jeans!!
 

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Way to go Vic!!!!! When that other you showed up at RDP I thought what a shitstorm this is going to be. We had our go rounds and you had go rounds with several others here but it looks like WE ALL came out ahead on this deal!!

Proud of you buddy!!!!! 😁 The worst is WAY behind you!!

Now, go buy your beauty some new blue jeans!!
I agree with everything but the jeans, took a gal for a ride on my chopper this summer that was wearing some real worn in the right places jeans. 👍
 
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