Hometown Hero–John Masson

UPDATE: Thanks to every single individual who made John’s Homecoming and Benefit a success!!

All of the photos are up. You are free to download and use these pictures to print for yourself. If you are with the media or blogging, please link back if you use a photo! Thanks!

Click here: John Masson Homecoming, Valparaiso, Indiana airport. Friday January 21, 2011

Click here: John Masson Benefit, Lake Station, Indiana American Legion Post 100. Saturday January 22, 2011

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Lake Station, Indiana is small town America.  We grew up knowing each other and loving each other and fighting and making up and all that goes with family.

Sergeant First Class, John Masson is part of that family.  He serves in the Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces group in our United States Army.  John and his wife, Dusty, went to school with us. John’s brother, Mike, went to school with us and is also serving in our Army.

My heart is so full of love for them.

…but  broken

in spirit

but he’s broken in an unfathomable way.

Last week, John stepped on an IED in Afghanistan.

He has suffered the loss of both legs and his dominant hand.

While we’re over here sitting on our computers, watching our favorite show, arguing with the kids about brushing their teeth. He stepped on a freaking bomb.

His sacrifice for us moves me.

And I want to make you move, too.

We’re having a benefit for John, Dusty and their kids.

How will you be moved to give back to this heroic family who has sacrificed so much?

John Masson Family Benefit–January 22nd, 2011

You can donate time, money, or items for raffle or auction—-but please don’t sit and do nothing.

Should I Get A New Hairstyle?

I’m being treated to a cut and color at Vanis Salon & Day Spa next week.

Here are the most recent pictures of my hair. The first set was taken the first part of May the second set just this past weekend. My face is really round and my profile is flat. I tried to include a profile picture (even though I hate them.)
My natural color is pretty close to Zane’s. I tend to like to be a redhead because it seems to bring out my facial coloring and I don’t look so washed out.


I like my hair fine. But is it time for a new style or should I just get what I have touched up and get a nice color? If you think I should get a new style–wanna help me find one?

Edit (for Robin mostly) 😉

Here’s my hair November 2005.

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I don’t keep a style long girlfriend. LOL. So the ten year rule is way out the window for me. And I’ll just add the rest of my comments here. This is a new stylist I’ll be seeing, but they’re one of the top salons in the area. Maybe I should print this out to show her how it looked less than 3 years ago?

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