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Suzy and Don celebrated the birth of Hannah Elizabeth Baron on May 13th, 2003. Check out additional pictures of her during our visit in June 2003 on the 2003 Vacation trip page. Here is the link to Suzy's home page where you will find lots of new photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebarons.
On January 13th, 2001, Jen and Andrew were blessed with the birth of Molly Erin Gaither. Please visit Molly's page to see lots of photos from birth (and before) to the present and read the touching story of the Jen's difficulties during and following Molly's birth.
Important News - Dec 2005: Although Molly was recently diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes, she is doing just great and adjusting very well to her new regimen. She is 5 going on 14 and a real blessing to all of us.
My better half, Anita, and I were married in March 1984. We have 10 children (see below) who live with us in our home in Gambrills, MD. I have two daughters from my first marriage, Jennifer Lara (b. 6/29/1972) and Kathryn Suzanne (b. 1/31/1976). Anita has one son from her first marriage, Mike (b.12/26/1963).
In January 1993, I retired from the Navy after 22 years as a Cryptologic Technician T-Brancher. Approximately 3 weeks later, I began work as a contractor at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC, and 15 months later, was hired as a full-time employee. My job title is Senior Information Systems Analyst and I work in the IT Division.
In June 2002, Anita retired from full time after more than 40 years in the field of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. She worked part-time about 4 months and then finally said "the heck with it" and fully retired. She is enjoying working in the yard and taking care of our children and grandchildren.
On October 31st, 1999, Mike was married to a beautiful lady, Lucy LeDuc, in a lovely ceremony at La Fontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie, Md. They currently live in Arbutus, MD., just south of Baltimore. On November 10th, 1999, Jen was married to Andrew Gaither, who works for International Paper in Odenton, MD. They currently live in Lutherville, MD., just north of Baltimore. On November 11th, 2000, Suzy was married to Don Baron, an Air Traffic Controller and a former Marine. They currently live in Jackson, MS. Check out their new website at http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebarons.
"We are blessed that our children have chosen and been chosen so wisely."
My eldest daughter, Jen, completed her RN degree in May 1999, specializing in Pediatric Psychiatry. She has worked at Greater Baltimore Medical Center as a Psychiatric nurse, St Joseph's Hospital as an Operating Room Nurse, a Case Study, and recently transferred to another position as a Pediatric Rehabilitation Nurse. My youngest daughter, Suzy, works for the Mississippi Department of Transportation in Jackson Mississippi as a training coordinator. Anita's son, Mike, works for a plumbing contract firm, but also does all types of general contracting work.
Below are pictures of the children we have in common. The dogs are Bandit, a 15-year-old Shi-Tzu, Rusty, a 5 year-old male miniature poodle, and Rose, a 5 year-old female miniature poodle. The cats are Maggie, Callie, Rascal and Dixie (brother and sister born in June '99), Rosebud, Oreo, and two of her kittens, Happy and Jake .
Rusty Rose Rose Rusty Rusty and Rose Anita, Bandit, Rusty, and Rose Dixie Rosebud Callie and Bandit Rascal Maggie Callie
Jake loves to play
In Memoriam TJ - 13
Sugar - 13
Patches - 14
On April 16th, 1997, TJ - 13, passed away from old age and nagging injuries. He was a beautiful miniature Apricot Poodle that we raised from a puppy. He was our eldest child. He slept right between us for 13 years, growling if one of us reached over to touch the other.
On April 18th, 1998, little Sugar lost her battle with stomach cancer. She was a special little dog that we found after someone uncaringly dumped her out. She was very vocal and could actually carry on a conversation, especially when you had food she wanted. She would talk to you and then sit up ramrod straight to request a bite. She was irresistible. We had her for only a short two years, but we loved her dearly.
On July 11th, 2001, little Patches was laid to rest. He had fought a long battle with diabetes, eventually becoming completely blind. Throughout his entire life, he was the sweetest of all our family members and never lost his ability to act and play like a puppy.
Patches and TJ were very special little dogs who traveled the world with us, and Sugar was a wonderful, feisty little thing who was very sweet but never took any guff from TJ nor Patches. Although only half his size, when Patches was picking on her one day, she got mad and backed him up under the coffee table and wouldn't let him out. We miss them all very much.
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