Tuesday, June 10, 2014

How do you say Happy Father's Day?


My dad was never really an "I LOVE YOU" kind of guy.

So, although we say it every once in awhile, it's not the kind of thing that flows off the tongue.

He's the kind of guy you get a card like this:
Every year for Father's Day, we all go to the baseball diamond....do a little tailgating, drink a little beer....basically just being together.   It's not sappy.  It's us.  And WE Love him for it.

Here's a pic from our EARLY Father's Day Baseball game this year....BEFORE the torrential, game- suspending, downpour:
Father's Day T-Rats Game 2014
 

Now, as a wife and mother, though, I get to wish another man in my life a VERY HAPPY FATHER'S DAY....

THIS GUY


This Guy does say I LOVE YOU often and easily, and I am so grateful our little munchkins get to hear it every day.

So, here's to you, Daddy!

Bacon-Loving, Samantha would like you to know:


From Super-Awesome- Cool Cashton to You:


Sweet, Incessant, Georgia says:


and from Colton, he understands:

For those of you reading this that don't know our kiddos personally....these cards are RIDICULOUSLY SPOT ON! Every kiddo and every Daddy has that special way of saying how they feel.  I just so happened to find everything I needed to say at Treat.com  (I bet you could too)

Make sure you tell that special Dad in your life just how much they mean to you....
Whether it's a Card, or a BEER, or an I LOVE YOU!







Monday, May 19, 2014

Our Mother's Day Tradition....at last!

I have a confession to make.
I had a not so good, very bad week.
If you talked to me at all, you heard about it in part, I'm sure.

Last Sunday was Mother's Day, and I felt like I got jipped.

We had a very busy weekend planned which included 2 birthdays which we celebrated out of town.
I knew that it wouldn't leave much time on Sunday for Mother's Day celebrating, but we did plan on taking my Mother and Mother-in-Law out for Lunch.....and we did.

......and that was it.

I didn't get a card.  I didn't get a gift.
(apart from some hand-picked dandelions from the kiddos and the handmade art from Sam's school)
which I LOVE, by the way...BUT 
I was feeling quite unappreciated

That's embarrassing to admit...because I realize how that makes me sound.
I realize that it sounds shallow....or needy...or spoiled.
I know that...but it is still the way I felt....

...until yesterday.


Yesterday we FINALLY got to have our Mother's Day tradition.
For the past 6 years, Randy and the kids take me to Stuart's Landscaping, and we pick out flowers (and more recently veggies and herbs too)  Then the kids help Daddy plant them when we get home.

But, guess what?  I'm not even a huge fan of the flowers.
(don't tell Randy.... :)

What made me HAPPY....Finally HAPPY....and appreciated....and LOVED was captured in the following set of pictures.

1. You'll see the pictures are self explanatory.
2. You need to know, RANDY was the one behind the camera....and he snapped away willingly...even eagerly.  this is HUGE.  and the BEST gift I could ever ask for.  Oh, I had FUN editing these!

(okay, so this one I took) 













LOVE is ALL YOU NEED!
 (LOTS and LOTS of LOVE)


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