So many lame service people out there... whether it be at a fast food place, your local grocer, or any other form of customer service we encounter regularily. Here is a video with one pretty great service guy...
Sunday, June 27, 2010
This is how we presented the good news before we even knew which pair of shoes would be filled! I can't even imagine life without the little one that God blessed us with to filled the pair on the right! (Not sure if she ever actually wore them though, lol)
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Somehow, I don't know how, Mommy pulled off getting Avery to do some finger (hand?) painting. I loved this gift!
We got to get together with the Grand Dad Z last week and are going to be getting together with the Grand Dad L this week so I leave you with some Father quotes that I had discovered on no particular topic. We are lucky and blessed to have such great Dad's in our lives and Avery is quite the blessed girl to have them both as her Grand Dad's! The Z's hope everyone had a great Father's Day! You deserve it Dad's!
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. -Anonymous (Often erroneously attributed to Mark Twain)
One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be. -Anonymous
He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. -Clarence Budington Kelland
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong. -Charles Wadsworth
Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. -Red Buttons
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Last night we spent some time "down on the farm" for an early Father's Day. The stars all aligned just right and the entire family was present. It doesn't happen very often given the lives of my brothers and sisters and the geography gap that must be closed at any given time by any of the 4 of them. Of course, we too have to "head down south" to get to the farm. So far south that I might have to throw a stone 2 or 3 times to get it there.
So, since everyone was home, we gathered to appreciate and spend time with our Daddy, Grand Daddy, and Great Grand Daddy. The father of most present was my Pa, Gary. Now, his first name, Gary, is not the most common name around anymore, but may have had its time and place. That time and place must have passed quickly however as I became accustomed to weird looks and funny remarks in reaction to the name Gary.
I didn't get those looks or funny comments when referring to my Dad, but rather when referring or exposing my middle name to friends, schoolmates, or co-workers. The most common dialect went down like this:
Person (complexed looked on face): "Your middle intial is a G? What's your middle name?"
Me: "Guess what it is." (noone has ever guess correctly)
Person: "Gerald? Greg? Gus? Gomer?"
Me: "Very funny. No. It's Gary."
Person (sceptical look and disbelieving smile) & (sometimes just outright laughter): "No it isn't! Shut up! What is it really?"
Me: "Really. It's Gary."
Person: "Gary. Huh. (Insert lame joke here)"
Now, I am not one that is unfamiliar with being teased, nor am I one unfamiliar with doing a little teasing myself (a little), so this of course never bothered me, but rather I enjoyed it quite a bit and am proud to carry a name as respected and loved as Gary (dad) is "in these here parts". Last night I foolishly *slap my forehead* forgot to snap any pictures while we were enjoying eachothers company. Duh! Blog! Hello! So, in respect, love, and ever present teasing... I offer a picture of Gary on Father's Day...
and of course a picture of the rest of the family (which might explain the above picture of Gary if you didn't get it)...
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
All personal jokes aside... can you tell what our neck of the woods claim to fame is? If you can't tell from the picture and you are unfamiliar with the most populous "flower" there is... you can see a bunch in full bloom on the top page of this site... http://www.paperdelights.blogspot.com/.
Yes indeed. We are proud of the "little" or not so little things around here. Especially when preparing for a brother that is about to become a Texas resident at the end of the summer. Bet they don't have dandelions this big down there! So, how big do they actually get!?!
Friday, June 4, 2010
Today was a little gloomy at work and turned out gloomy again on the ride home and right up until now remains a little gloomy. Outside that is. So, to counter the gloomy feeling and the gloomy weather. I offer you a brighter and lighter moment this morning. What a goof ball. Goodnight everyone. Enjoy the weather today! :0)