Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Birthday to my Dad

My Dad is 81 years old today. I got to wish him a happy birthday early this morning. Dad is always up super early, so sometimes I get to talk with him on the phone while I drive into work. I love that.

Dad and Mom went down to my brother and sis-in-law's, Jim & Sue's, today for lunch. It was a beautiful day today, so I'm sure they had a wonderful, sunny drive and a great time at lunch. Nice way to spend your 81st, Daddy. And I heard Jimmy was making Swedish meatballs, so lucky you!

Joycie took this photo of Dad and Mom at the table after we had Thanksgiving dinner last November. (Wiley is in there, too - he loves Gramma!) I sure hope I look as good as they do when I'm their age, and I hope I have half their strength. I think my parents are the strongest, most wise, most dependable and most loving people I will ever know in my life. I want to be just like them... when I grow up...

Joycie also took this photo of Mom and Dad holding hands at the table. I love this photo.


Thawed and golden brown

The ditch along our dirt road is back at it... I'm almost unwillingly enthralled by it. Some days it takes me more time to travel that half mile along our ditch towards home than the previous 15+ miles. Like this sunny afternoon a couple of weeks ago...