Nana’s dance party 2014

March 31, 2021

Christmas season 2014 – Nana (MOM; center screen) hosted her first ever holiday dance party at her home. If you weren’t there, you won’t understand how incredible it was. Homemade apps, dishes, and deserts that took her weeks to make. Professional bartenders, walking servers, dancing on two levels of her home, and magic from the […]

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Unveiling KITT to Nana

March 23, 2021

Date is estimated. But Ania found this for me today (March 23, 2021). It’s one of my favorite pics I’ve been searching for. Dates back to the first time I unveiled our KITT to Nana. She was blown away at the modifications inside and out. And clearly quite proud of us and what we accomplished […]

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Me and Ryan on Optimus hood during build

March 22, 2021

This was taken shortly after we started working on Optimus when we first brought him home. It’s me and Ryan (at the time I think I was installing the cab lights above the windshield). I can’t believe how much I have aged since then. I guess the downside to a project like this one is […]

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Nana with Optimus cosplay

March 15, 2021

Taken in June 2020, the same day I finished our newest cosplay and wore it for the first time. This is also the only time my Nana (mom) would get a picture with me wearing it She was absolutely blown away with pride. I distinctly remember her saying: “wow…there is nothing you can’t do Joey”. […]

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Ryan and I working on KITT

March 2, 2021

One of my favorite pics of Ryan and I working on KITT. I was changing the rear differential oil. He came out and helped for a little bit, something he normally doesn’t do. Usually he comes out to say hi but when I ask if he wants to help he says no. He stayed under […]

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Iva’s 4th birthday cake

March 1, 2021

So, Iva wanted an Elsa cake 🙂 for her 4th birthday. Well I had to improvise! It took me an hour to do but Iva totally loved it!!! It was my 1st tie deconstruction a Walmart cake and doing layers :). I used plastic straws for the supports for the tiers. 🙂 Whipped frosting 🙂 […]

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Ryan’s newborn Baptism

February 25, 2021

A picture of Ania, myself, Nana (mom), and baby Ryan. Getting his baptism at the same church Ania and I got married at in Bloomfield, NJ

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Nana and I at NYC Christmas Tress

February 25, 2021

Nana and I visiting the Rockefeller Christmas tree. I don’t remember much else about the trip. But you can see she was very happy

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Ryan with KITT BTTF and Ghostbusters

February 17, 2021

I believe this was in 2012. We took our KITT to a small comic convention on the other side of Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh. I made friends with the other car owners for a while (not anymore) and we took some pics outside when the show was over. Ryan was so proud, as was I to […]

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Valentine’s day card 2021

February 14, 2021

This is a simple card I made up for Ania and Ryan. This is the 1st Valentine’s day we are spending without Nana. Normally we would be at her house for the weekend. Normally we’d get flowers and other stuff. But I guess times are far from normal these days. I’m doing my best to […]

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My Frozen Head

February 13, 2021

6am lying in bed thinking as usual but also not enjoying how hot the bedroom was and just sweating, yuck. It’s probably one of the few times the temp has dried this looks ve in Texas. But also made me smile since it reminded me of something during the winter when was a kid and […]

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Ryan’s first comic book sales

January 27, 2021

Today was a proud moment because Ryan listed his first comic book for sale on Etsy and immediately Sold 5 copies within an hour. He was very excited to make some money even though in the end we lost money because of how expensive the books are to print and ship. Despite that, we are […]

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It’s so hard to say goodbye

January 24, 2021

Just 10 days ago I had to call an ambulance to the house once again but this time it was for Nana. She was unresponsive and incoherent, the same group of paramedics came to the house that took Jeff when he was hiking his heart attack just a week prior. They quickly got her to […]

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A note to Nana from my 6th grade teacher

January 15, 2021

We’re starting to go through mom’s stuff and Ania found this amidst Nana’s recipes. I think it’s from my 6th grade teacher, Mrs. Faller (don’t recall her first name). It’s actually quite poignant to me as I read this now.  Because technically the line did snap. She officially let me go to fly on my […]

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Snow day

January 11, 2021

Today was an amazing day! Snow began to fall around 10am. It was absolutely gorgeous, everything around had a blanket of fresh snow and the trees began to claim their outline in white. One thing I do love about it is the silence that comes with the snow, almost like everyone and everything stops in […]

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Opening Day BetterU Performance

January 10, 2021

Today a dream came true for Elvis and Chandra. They opened their own coaching facility in Austin. For the past year, he’s been coaching people out of his garage or at another facility. Even at the height of the Covid virus, he continued to coach his clients virtually. I am so unbelievably proud of everything […]

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Nana and me during photoshoot

January 4, 2021

A picture of Nana and I taken during a photoshoot Ania setup for all of us. This photo was actually printed to canvas and hung in Nana’s house the entire time she lived there. Love you Nana. I miss you

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Daddy and Ryan as Knight and King

January 4, 2021

This is what we dressed up as for Halloween 2013. Nana and Mommy were queen and princess. I liked how I looked into this outfit. Ryan was so proud

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Cute picture of family and baby Ryan

January 4, 2021

It looks like Ryan was maybe 3 years old. I don’t remember where this was. But I thought it was super cute. Love my family

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Another dream with Nana

December 31, 2020

She came to me again last night. She was in a kitchen making her gravy, smiling as I walked in the door. She turned, smiled beautifully, and hugged me tightly, saying: “told you I’d take care of dinner. You have nothing to worry about Joey. I am prefectly fine. Love you.” 💕🙏 It was her. […]

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