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Happy Father’s Day!

21 Jun

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

My Dad is one of the most amazing men I know.  While I’m a bit partial, I’m sure his other “kids” would agree! Mom and Dad taught Sunday School for almost 20 years and since then, they have been adopting kids from the church as well as my friends to send care packages to as well as attend their events.  He really does have a heart who loves and cares for others.

Dad is dedicated to maintaining an active lifestyle and I really admire that about him.  He isn’t one to sit around…he thinks about the next race he is going to do and just goes and does it.  He’s run a marathon and right now he is working towards a triathalon!

My Dad works only a few blocks away and one of my favorite things is meeting up with him for lunch.  We have a small courtyard that has tables and chairs right by my building so on a nice day it is not unusual to see us outside eating.  He is truly one of my favorite people and one of my best friends.

Love you, Dad!


It’s a Girl!

Funny Face

Father/Daughter Dinner at Church

Wedding Day

Wedding Day

I think he was trying to remember his line “Her Mother and I”

Black Tongue

Kim’s Wedding!

This is what black icing does to your tongue

Flying Pig

Flying Pig Half Marathon

Geist HalfGeist Half Marathon


19 Jun


Yesterday evening was too much fun!  The hubs and Matt headed to Noblesville, IN to see a Dave Matthews Band concert so Dad came over and we did pizza and a movie.  Neither of us had seen Princess and the Frog so we decided to give it a go.  Despite some skipping for a dirty/scratched DVD, we really enjoyed the story.  I’m not sure it is very kid friendly though.  Some of the characters were terrifying!  We ended the evening on a tasty note with homemade ice cream sandwiches.  YUM!!!

Today was a little rough in many respects.  I had planned on working out this morning but after staying up late waiting for the boys to get home (they went to a concert over 2 hrs away and they had over 2 hr rain delay) and getting woken up by them around 5 when they did get home, I’m exhausted!

Once up, I attempted to make cinnamon rolls for the boys with what I had in the kitchen.  No preparation = fail!  I left them out for them anyway and got ready.

I went to a memorial service for a dear friend today who passed away in a tragic car accident.  After hearing his son speak and how pained he was that he hadn’t said “I love you” enough…PLEASE tell your loved one you love them NOW!!!

(I’ll wait while you make that phone call or find that special person on the other side of the house/apt.)

After that, I came home and we made our trek back to Joe’s Crab Shack.  After the hubs’ birthday fiasco there, a friend from high school read this blog and contacted a manager to set things right.  They offered us a $75 food credit to come back and be a “VIP” with manager’s taking care of us.  So we decided to go there today with our friends Matt and Kyle.

The hubs came away with a crab coma and feeling like Joe’s had redeemed themselves with the service we got today.  Matt and the hubs got a classic steampot that included two different types of crab legs along with andouille sausage, corn on the cob and shrimp.  He loved it!  I got a grilled chicken club without the bacon.  I have no time in my life for bacon.  When I think of what it is and the greasy-ness of it, I get really disgusted.  Actually, beyond chicken and turkey sandwich meat, I rarely eat meat.  It just doesn’t appeal to me.

Anyway, the hubs was very happy which made me super happy.  Thanks Daniel (friend) and Susie/Suzie (General Manager) for treating us so well and helping make our experience at the restaurant so much better!  Note: Susie was so nice!  She came over and personally apologized and thanked us for coming back to try it again.  It felt very sincere so I really appreciated that!

Our friend Melanie from college came and hung out at our house and then we headed to a late dinner.  I wasn’t even hungry but I did manager to scarf down a slice of pizza.

With the exception of the memorial service, today has been really fun.  I’ve really enjoyed hanging out with Melanie and Matt.  Now it is off to bed since we have an early church service tomorrow!