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I can’t believe it’s happened again. Okay, I guess I can believe it’s happened again, but I hate to admit it. Unfortunately, this is the world we live in. As law enforcement tries to figure out who did it, and why they did it, I remain in shock. For me, it doesn’t matter who did it or why they did it. For me, it only matters that they did it. They managed to take a holiday, and turn it on its head. There were literally thousands of people there, each living out their lifelong dream to complete the most coveted Boston Marathon. Then, in the blink of an eye, someone decided to ruin it all.

Praying For Boston

We Continue To Pray

Our prayers are with the victims of this senseless act of terror. As a company that delivers fun to children, we at All American Inflatables can’t understand how someone could willingly take the life of an innocent 8-year-old child. We continue to pray for the entire city of Boston.

The great thing about a time like this is that we are able to show the rest of the world what it means to be an American. We are no longer Republicans or Democrats. We are only Americans, standing together with our brothers and sisters in Boston. We will not allow the enemy (whomever they are) to tear us down. I watch in amazement as so many brave people go running in, even while bombs are continuing to go off. The first responders put their lives on the line to save others. Instead of focusing on the bad, I choose to focus on the good. There is soooo much good to be found in this country. No matter how hard they try, no terrorist can take that away!

We continue to pray…

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Healthy Living

Fruits And Vegetables Are Great For Healthy Living

Starting a new year usually comes with resolutions for healthy living. Unfortunately, many of us fail to meet our goals throughout the year for a variety of reasons. In today’s world, though, there are many plans and tips available to help make healthy living a reality. Here are 5 tips to make 2013 the year for real, life-changing differences.

  1. Have a plan. Outline the changes that you’d like to make and make a schedule that fits these changes in. Actually writing your plan will make it easier to see and follow.
  2. Make specific goals. Make SMART goals. Make your goals Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.
  3. Track what you eat. For a great tracking app/support network, try www.loseit.com. They have an app for smart phones that is amazing. You can quickly scan bar codes and retrieve nutritional information as well as hundreds of restaurant menus. For added support, join one of their support groups.
  4. Eat breakfast! Many people avoid breakfast thinking they are smart to eat fewer calories by missing a meal. However, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Make time to make a healthy breakfast a priority. It will give you energy to be able to make it through the day.
  5. Take it slow. A lot of people fail because they try to accomplish too much too quickly and quickly burn out from exhaustion. It’s good to take it slow to develop habits that will stick. For a great, slow workout plan that will have you running a 5 K in less than three months, check out the Couch To 5K Website.

In the spirit of self promotion, we’re offering a bonus tip: If you’re in or around Fort Worth, Texas, and wanting a great way to have fun while burning tons of calories, check out All American Inflatables.

11 years ago to the day, almost to the minute, I remember waking up and getting ready to head off to school. My wife and I had a 2-year-old son and a 2 month old daughter. We don’t normally turn on the television in the morning, but for some reason my wife turned on NBC as she was feeding our daughter. She stopped me in my tracks and ¬†told me I had to watch. As I watched, the second plane flew into the Twin Tower. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Although the media was saying that there was no indication of what had happened, it was clear to my wife and I that we had been the victims of a terrorist attack.

September 11, 2001

September 11, 2001

I decided I still needed to go to school, but nobody could focus. School was cancelled, and everyone was sent home. I remember being glued to the television along with the entire country. Wherever I went, people were watching television. Even at work.

Like many people, I didn’t know anyone directly related to the nightmare of September 11, 2001, although I had heard of people who knew people. But, like so many other people, it didn’t matter. The attacks of September 11, 2011 affected me halfway across the country, just like so many millions of others.

Today as we honor yet another anniversary, I am shocked to think that it’s already been 11 years. My daughter is now 11, and my son is now 13. Life has gone on, but I remember that day so vividly.

Today, as I remember the horrors of 9-11, I am extremely thankful to the men and women of our armed services as well as the police and fire fighters that put their lives on the line for my freedoms every day.

You just can’t go wrong with an inflatable party rental. Whether you rent a bounce house, a water slide, or anything in between, you and your guests will have a great time. But if you’re looking for a way to take your birthday party, church carnival, or school festival to the next level, consider renting a combo unit.

Elephant Combo Unit

All American Inflatables Unique Elephant Combo Unit

Combo units are large inflatable units that consist of both a bouncing surface as well as a slide. They usually cost a bit more than an ordinary bounce house, but can actually cost less than a slide. Kids love them because when they’re tired of one activity, they can move to the next. All American Inflatables has a large selection of unique combo units to choose from. Whether you’re wanting to rent a Spiderman unit for your action-packed-web-slinging-maniac, or an elephant-shaped combo unit for your little adventurer, we have the selection that you’re looking for.

Things to consider when renting a combo unit:

1) They’re larger than ordinary bounce houses. If the party is in a back yard, make sure that the delivery personnel has access to the back yard. Lifting over 500 pounds of vinyl over a wall isn’t fun, and most companies won’t do it.

2) As I mentioned earlier, they cost a bit more to rent because they cost a bit more to buy. However, because they cost a bit more to buy, many smaller companies can’t afford to buy combo units and add them to their inventory.

3) Some combo units can be used with water slides. Kids love the added excitement of slipping and sliding all over the jumping surface.

4) If you rent a water combo unit, you may want to consider putting a tarp down to protect your grass from getting trampled and turned to mud.

5) Have fun! Combo unit rentals are extremely popular because they’re a blast. Everyone will have a great time, so be prepared to have fun year after year!

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and rent that combo unit before someone else steels all the fun from your party!

Disney Princess Combo Unit

This Disney Princess Combo Is One Of Many Great Inflatables Rented By Bouncing Buddies

While we said that we would try not to excessively promote our own services, we never said anything about promoting other great companies services:) At All American Inflatables, we understand that many of our readers will be spread throughout the country. If you’re in other parts of the country, and looking to schedule a great party, we’d like to give you some of our top picks. So, if you’re not in or around Fort Worth, check back often to see if we’ve listed a business in your area. If we have, make sure you check them out. Like us, the companies we will support over the next several weeks are committed to providing a great party experience through great customer service and great inflatable party rental equipment. The companies we endorse are also fully licensed and insured, so you can be sure that your guests will be safe and have a great time!

Bouncing Buddies Blue Crush Water Slide

Bouncing Buddies Rents Giant Water Slides Like The Blue Crush

Bouncing Buddies is Louisiana’s premier fun jump and water slide rental company. Although their main office is in Lafayette, they also have offices in Baton Rouge. If you’re looking for a large supply of inflatable party rental equipment, Bouncing Buddies is the place to be. They have just about EVERY bounce house and water slide you can possibly imagine. If you’re planning a themed party, this is the place to be.¬† Whether you’re renting a princess castle for your little princess or a Spider Man bounce house for your action-packed maniac, Bouncing Buddies has what you’re looking for. Looking for a water slide instead? Forget about it! Bouncing Buddies has some of the LARGEST water slides that you’ll find in the entire country. They even have a 27 foot tall Blue Crush water slide! They rent trackless trains, stuffy bear factories, and everything else in between!

Jason, the owner of Bouncing Buddies, is a great guy with tons of party rental experience. He’s been running Bouncing Buddies for nearly twenty years, and has had tons of success. So, if you’re in Louisiana, and looking for the best party possible, look no further than Bouncing Buddies!