The family, taken at Niagara Falls in 2003. Christian, then aged 12, my husband of 17 years, Jim, and Tom, aged 15 on this trip. Chris is a dedicated studier, Tom a voracious reader but prefers hands-on work to study! in 2004, he decided to leave school and do what he's wanted to do since the age of 2, and become the next generation in the family business.