My Hero My Son
 
New Arrival May 24, 1992 Love at first sight .
 
Adorable
First Christmas 1992
His 1st Birthday Enjoy Mom’s  Cooking while You can, Son, Because it’s a Hell of a lot Better than  MREs!
As his mother it is my duty  to post a nekkid photograph.
It’s a shame that his  great-grandfather Cindric never got to see Tristan  become a Marine.
Thanksgiving 1992 Niagara Falls, NY
. . . Because his great-grandpa was a decorated Marine who served in the Pacific Theater during  WWII .
<ul><li>Louis Martin Cindric </li></ul><ul><li>Niagara Falls, New York </li></ul>
It Must Have Been the Uniform . . . <ul><li>Great Grandparents Marty and Daisy.  Saucy! </li></ul>
Who could have guessed that Tristan would follow in his great-grandfather’s footsteps from those tiny shoes  . . . To  the...
At one year of age Tristan was already a pro at being photographed. It was easy for him . . . Because he never runs out of...
Sitka, Alaska 1993 Nature Lover
Happy to be  Baptized at  Saint Peters By the Sea.   Sitka, Alaska
<ul><li>Did I mention the endless smiles? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Welcoming home from the hospital his brother, Gabriel. I hope you enjoyed holding him while he was so small . . . ...
<ul><li>Halloween 1994 </li></ul>Thank you for  Wearing the Costumes I so Lovingly sewed For you . . .
<ul><li>Tristan loved all his stuffed animals so much. His favorite for years was a Beanie Baby giraffe he named Max Herna...
<ul><li>Enjoying his first Easter as a big brother. You just know he ate all of Gabe’s candy. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Tristan got his sea-legs at an early age; so you know those sailors won’t be able to mess with him.  </li></ul>Str...
<ul><li>Getting on the bus for his first day of school. </li></ul><ul><li>The excitement didn’t last long. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Winding up for the pitch! </li></ul>Port Angeles, WA
<ul><li>Little did I know that I was preparing  </li></ul><ul><li>him for Basic Training! </li></ul>
<ul><li>Christmas Eve, and they’re ready for bed. </li></ul>Our log cabin Christmas on  Mount Rainier.  December 2000
<ul><li>Learning the art of war;  </li></ul><ul><li>You can never start them too young. </li></ul>Psssst!   There’s Max He...
Scout
<ul><li>Antonio Banderas, eat your heart out. </li></ul>
<ul><li>With an expression like that he wonders why I held off so long on allowing him to get his driver’s license? </li><...
<ul><li>It is blatantly evident by the look on Gabe’s face that it is entirely his fault that we are in this mess. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Tristan’s going to be an excellent Marine because he understands the importance of brotherhood. </li></ul>Redwood ...
<ul><li>Practicing for tank driving? </li></ul>
<ul><li>There he goes again, trying to convince me to let him drive. </li></ul>
<ul><li>His Grampy is no slouch either. John Bargel </li></ul><ul><li>served 20 years (active duty) </li></ul><ul><li>in t...
<ul><li>Cascade Range, Pacific Northwest.  </li></ul><ul><li>On the way to  </li></ul><ul><li>Mt. Saint Helens. </li></ul>...
<ul><li>As well as service to his country,  </li></ul><ul><li>Grampy taught Tristan some other useful skills. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Tristan, entertaining his cousins, Sierra & Mallory; proving early in life how brave he is. </li></ul>Ladies Man
<ul><li>Bringing  </li></ul><ul><li>Sexy Back! </li></ul>
<ul><li>Brother </li></ul>
<ul><li>In Middle School Tristan sang in Chorus. He sings Bass and has a beautiful voice. He also looks amazing in a tuxed...
<ul><li>Brothers and Best Friends . . . This was right before they discovered that beating the crap out of each other was ...
<ul><li>After the way I disciplined my kids </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Training should be a piece of cake for Tristan. </li><...
<ul><li>I just have to say it again: </li></ul><ul><li>Ladies Man! </li></ul>
<ul><li>Fear   me, Terrorists! </li></ul>
Orlando, Florida
<ul><li>Dreamy </li></ul><ul><li>Tristan,  </li></ul><ul><li>sweet at sixteen.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Pre-training for hand-to-hand combat. </li></ul>
<ul><li>. . . But sometimes they get along. </li></ul><ul><li>Tristan and his big Little Bro. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Dear Mom & Dad, </li></ul><ul><li>This is not what I meant when I said I wanted a car. </li></ul>… Not cool.
 
<ul><li>Before the U.S. Marine Corps got hold of him.   </li></ul>
<ul><li>Tristan showed enthusiasm for his new step-dad . . . He already understood that any object is a useful weapon in c...
<ul><li>Music to soothe the savage beast. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Oh, Son, that haircut will never do! </li></ul>2010
<ul><li>Tristan (and Gabe) </li></ul><ul><li>with step-sisters Tawry, Bethany & Harmony. </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, Tristan wa...
<ul><li>High School Graduation </li></ul>June 2010
<ul><li>Threatened with Death if they didn’t  </li></ul><ul><li>cooperate for a nice picture for Mommy. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Rock Star </li></ul>
<ul><li>He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Manning up a month before leaving for Basic. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Going to the spa? Oops! </li></ul>
<ul><li>This is NOT the Yellow Brick Road and there is no Wizard who can help you get home. </li></ul>
 
2nd Battalion, Echo Company
Echo Company, Platoon 2101
Platoon 2101
Echo Company; Final Drill
“ Hmmmm . . . I could do this.”
Liberty Formation <ul><li>Tristan is second on the left. </li></ul>
Platoon 2101 Moto Run Family Day, June 16, 2011
 
Family Day (Day Before Graduation)
<ul><li>They grow up too fast. </li></ul>
(Second on the Left)
Enjoying Liberty (Family Day)
Semper Fidelis
No Longer a Boy . . .
. . .but he still has that boyish charm! <ul><li>Enjoying his first coke since February! </li></ul>
The New Car Decal!
Where my boy became a Man.   Parade Deck USMCRD, San Diego, California June 17, 2011
 
<ul><li>My </li></ul><ul><li>Marine </li></ul>
<ul><li>In memory of all members of our family, both past & present, who have honorably and proudly served for their count...
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  1. 1. My Hero My Son
  2. 3. New Arrival May 24, 1992 Love at first sight .
  3. 5. Adorable
  4. 6. First Christmas 1992
  5. 7. His 1st Birthday Enjoy Mom’s Cooking while You can, Son, Because it’s a Hell of a lot Better than MREs!
  6. 8. As his mother it is my duty to post a nekkid photograph.
  7. 9. It’s a shame that his great-grandfather Cindric never got to see Tristan become a Marine.
  8. 10. Thanksgiving 1992 Niagara Falls, NY
  9. 11. . . . Because his great-grandpa was a decorated Marine who served in the Pacific Theater during WWII .
  10. 12. <ul><li>Louis Martin Cindric </li></ul><ul><li>Niagara Falls, New York </li></ul>
  11. 13. It Must Have Been the Uniform . . . <ul><li>Great Grandparents Marty and Daisy. Saucy! </li></ul>
  12. 14. Who could have guessed that Tristan would follow in his great-grandfather’s footsteps from those tiny shoes . . . To these . . .
  13. 15. At one year of age Tristan was already a pro at being photographed. It was easy for him . . . Because he never runs out of smiles. Seattle, Washington
  14. 16. Sitka, Alaska 1993 Nature Lover
  15. 17. Happy to be Baptized at Saint Peters By the Sea. Sitka, Alaska
  16. 18. <ul><li>Did I mention the endless smiles? </li></ul>
  17. 19. <ul><li>Welcoming home from the hospital his brother, Gabriel. I hope you enjoyed holding him while he was so small . . . Because he’s much bigger than you now! </li></ul>January 18, 1995
  18. 20. <ul><li>Halloween 1994 </li></ul>Thank you for Wearing the Costumes I so Lovingly sewed For you . . .
  19. 21. <ul><li>Tristan loved all his stuffed animals so much. His favorite for years was a Beanie Baby giraffe he named Max Herna. Sssppppt! He still has Max! </li></ul>
  20. 22. <ul><li>Enjoying his first Easter as a big brother. You just know he ate all of Gabe’s candy. </li></ul>
  21. 23. <ul><li>Tristan got his sea-legs at an early age; so you know those sailors won’t be able to mess with him. </li></ul>Straights of Juan De Fuca, WA; just outside of John Wayne Marina
  22. 24. <ul><li>Getting on the bus for his first day of school. </li></ul><ul><li>The excitement didn’t last long. </li></ul>
  23. 25. <ul><li>Winding up for the pitch! </li></ul>Port Angeles, WA
  24. 26. <ul><li>Little did I know that I was preparing </li></ul><ul><li>him for Basic Training! </li></ul>
  25. 27. <ul><li>Christmas Eve, and they’re ready for bed. </li></ul>Our log cabin Christmas on Mount Rainier. December 2000
  26. 28. <ul><li>Learning the art of war; </li></ul><ul><li>You can never start them too young. </li></ul>Psssst! There’s Max Herna! 
  27. 29. Scout
  28. 30. <ul><li>Antonio Banderas, eat your heart out. </li></ul>
  29. 31. <ul><li>With an expression like that he wonders why I held off so long on allowing him to get his driver’s license? </li></ul>
  30. 32. <ul><li>It is blatantly evident by the look on Gabe’s face that it is entirely his fault that we are in this mess. </li></ul>
  31. 33. <ul><li>Tristan’s going to be an excellent Marine because he understands the importance of brotherhood. </li></ul>Redwood Forest, California
  32. 34. <ul><li>Practicing for tank driving? </li></ul>
  33. 35. <ul><li>There he goes again, trying to convince me to let him drive. </li></ul>
  34. 36. <ul><li>His Grampy is no slouch either. John Bargel </li></ul><ul><li>served 20 years (active duty) </li></ul><ul><li>in the U.S. Army and </li></ul><ul><li>specialized in long-range </li></ul><ul><li>missiles (like the Nike- </li></ul><ul><li>Hercules). He retired a First </li></ul><ul><li>Seargent in 1986. Even </li></ul><ul><li>though Tristan is a Marine, </li></ul><ul><li>Grampy’s damned proud of him. </li></ul>
  35. 37. <ul><li>Cascade Range, Pacific Northwest. </li></ul><ul><li>On the way to </li></ul><ul><li>Mt. Saint Helens. </li></ul><ul><li>Gabe, Grampy & Tristan. </li></ul>
  36. 38. <ul><li>As well as service to his country, </li></ul><ul><li>Grampy taught Tristan some other useful skills. </li></ul>
  37. 39. <ul><li>Tristan, entertaining his cousins, Sierra & Mallory; proving early in life how brave he is. </li></ul>Ladies Man
  38. 40. <ul><li>Bringing </li></ul><ul><li>Sexy Back! </li></ul>
  39. 41. <ul><li>Brother </li></ul>
  40. 42. <ul><li>In Middle School Tristan sang in Chorus. He sings Bass and has a beautiful voice. He also looks amazing in a tuxedo! </li></ul>
  41. 43. <ul><li>Brothers and Best Friends . . . This was right before they discovered that beating the crap out of each other was a lot more fun than being buddies. </li></ul>
  42. 44. <ul><li>After the way I disciplined my kids </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Training should be a piece of cake for Tristan. </li></ul>
  43. 45. <ul><li>I just have to say it again: </li></ul><ul><li>Ladies Man! </li></ul>
  44. 46. <ul><li>Fear me, Terrorists! </li></ul>
  45. 47. Orlando, Florida
  46. 48. <ul><li>Dreamy </li></ul><ul><li>Tristan, </li></ul><ul><li>sweet at sixteen. </li></ul>
  47. 49. <ul><li>Pre-training for hand-to-hand combat. </li></ul>
  48. 50. <ul><li>. . . But sometimes they get along. </li></ul><ul><li>Tristan and his big Little Bro. </li></ul>
  49. 51. <ul><li>Dear Mom & Dad, </li></ul><ul><li>This is not what I meant when I said I wanted a car. </li></ul>… Not cool.
  50. 53. <ul><li>Before the U.S. Marine Corps got hold of him. </li></ul>
  51. 54. <ul><li>Tristan showed enthusiasm for his new step-dad . . . He already understood that any object is a useful weapon in combat conditions. </li></ul>
  52. 55. <ul><li>Music to soothe the savage beast. </li></ul>
  53. 56. <ul><li>Oh, Son, that haircut will never do! </li></ul>2010
  54. 57. <ul><li>Tristan (and Gabe) </li></ul><ul><li>with step-sisters Tawry, Bethany & Harmony. </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, Tristan was exposed to terrorists before he ever joined the Marines. </li></ul>
  55. 58. <ul><li>High School Graduation </li></ul>June 2010
  56. 59. <ul><li>Threatened with Death if they didn’t </li></ul><ul><li>cooperate for a nice picture for Mommy. </li></ul>
  57. 60. <ul><li>Rock Star </li></ul>
  58. 61. <ul><li>He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother. </li></ul>
  59. 62. <ul><li>Manning up a month before leaving for Basic. </li></ul>
  60. 63. <ul><li>Going to the spa? Oops! </li></ul>
  61. 64. <ul><li>This is NOT the Yellow Brick Road and there is no Wizard who can help you get home. </li></ul>
  62. 66. 2nd Battalion, Echo Company
  63. 67. Echo Company, Platoon 2101
  64. 68. Platoon 2101
  65. 69. Echo Company; Final Drill
  66. 70. “ Hmmmm . . . I could do this.”
  67. 71. Liberty Formation <ul><li>Tristan is second on the left. </li></ul>
  68. 72. Platoon 2101 Moto Run Family Day, June 16, 2011
  69. 74. Family Day (Day Before Graduation)
  70. 75. <ul><li>They grow up too fast. </li></ul>
  71. 76. (Second on the Left)
  72. 77. Enjoying Liberty (Family Day)
  73. 78. Semper Fidelis
  74. 79. No Longer a Boy . . .
  75. 80. . . .but he still has that boyish charm! <ul><li>Enjoying his first coke since February! </li></ul>
  76. 81. The New Car Decal!
  77. 82. Where my boy became a Man. Parade Deck USMCRD, San Diego, California June 17, 2011
  78. 84. <ul><li>My </li></ul><ul><li>Marine </li></ul>
  79. 85. <ul><li>In memory of all members of our family, both past & present, who have honorably and proudly served for their country </li></ul><ul><li>Marines, Army & Navy </li></ul><ul><li>. . . I offer my most sincere gratitude. </li></ul>
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