First appearance of 2014

One night we were at “The Fountains ” mall after dinner, the whole family, went for ice cream. I noticed this little boy, maybe 5-6 staring at me as he approached the ice cream store. When he got to where we were I looked at him and said “Yes I am”, his parents laughed because he had just told them, “look it’s Santa”. I reached in my pocket and pulled out the little bag that I carry, in the bag are coins that say ” I caught you being good” and I told him, “I have something for you, It says I caught you being good, now you have to be a good boy and listen to your parents till Christmas” As I walked away and looked over my shoulder I saw his face was just beaming and he was telling his parents ” It was really him”…. My children said, “Dad will you knock it off”? I love being the fat guy.

My first job of the 2014 season was a photo-shoot it was outdoors at Frasenetti Winery in Sacramento. I met 3 of the greatest little children, Payton, a little girl age 3, Lucas age 7 and Carter age 9… oops almost forgot Color, their elf on the shelf. After photos and gifts and stories Lucas came over and whispered in my ear that his dog had just died. I told him I knew Pluto and that he was now in doggie heaven. He could not believe that I knew his dog’s name. What a great family. Thank you Michelle and Eric Brown for the opportunity to meet your children.

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One day I was just finishing my lunch at Carolina’s, a Mexican restaurant in Roseville when the soldier walks up and says” I’m sorry to interrupt your lunch, but would you mind taking a photo with me?” “I’d be honored” says I. Well then all 4 wanted individual shots and a group photo. What a great honor for me. I love our men and women in uniform.

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