Sunday, July 27, 2008

My Birtday

Today is my birthday, but I think I'm going to write about the fun party we had yesterday for Amanda's birthday, which was the 22nd. It was nice to have family and friends over yesterday. Guests started arriving around 2:30pm and the last ones left at 1:30am. We went through 9 pizzas, countless cans of soda and three and a half cases of beer. So that made for a good day right there. But there was more that happened that made it even better.

First, when my in-laws got here they gave me a present that really surprised me. A new cornhole set. One was painted in St Eds color and the other in Fairview's colors. I was really surprised!!! We ended up playing until a little after midnight.

Another thing that made it a better day was the fact that my Mom and Dad both came. They didn't talk, but everyone else did around them. I even asked Dawn if she thought one day the two of them would be able to sit with everyone else and hold a civil conversation. I think it will happen someday....

Last was just seeing Amanda having a good time with all her friends who came over. She got a lot of really nice gifts and she had a really good time.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Been Awhile

Summer is flying by.....but so does every season...doesn't it?

It has been a busy weekend.

Friday was the kick off of Fairview's Summerfest. Amanda and Danielle marched in the parade. It was nice to watch a good ole fashion "small town" family style parade. Baseball teams, the high school marching band, nice cars, etc....

The only thing that really bothered me was when the beginning of the parade came by. The parade was being lead by both color guards from the Legion and the VFW. What got me was as they marched by very few people stood up. I heard people clapping but very few stood up. Where is the respect for the men and women who not only served but more importantly gave their life for our country/freedom? I stood at full attention when those men and flags marched proudly by.....just like my parents taught me and came to understand while serving in the US Navy.

I may not agree with everything that goes on in our country and how it is being run....but I will always support our sailors and soldiers....NO MATTER WHAT!!!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th!!!

Happy 4th Of July Everybody!!! I Hope We All Have A Great Day And Take A Minute To Think About What An Incredible Accomplishment Our Founding Fathers Pulled Off Back 1776.