Happy Sunday and Happy Father’s Day!
Happy Father’s Day to my Son-In-Law Ben Roling. He is one of the most compassionate, generous, and thoughtful men I have ever met. I feel so blessed that he and Angie found each other and gave us 4 beautiful grand children.
I am a blessed individual with a wonderful caring wife, two beautiful, successful children and four wonderful grand children. Thank you all for putting up with me.
Enjoy your day and be careful.
I have four images for you today. Mark came home yesterday just long enough to spend an hour with Gabby on her birthday and then he had to get back. This is his new ride. He could have his pick of a lot of different cars but this is his dream car.
I am so blessed to have these two in my life.
So yesterday we stopped over with some gifts for Gabby. Her real party with her friends is next week but we couldn’t let the day go without seeing her and wishing her happy birthday.
This is her new ride. She got the hang of it pretty quickly and was driving like a pro in no time. This was the only thing she wanted for her birthday and Angie said the look on her face was priceless when she saw it.
Austin, not to be out done climbed on Josh’s old tricycle and used his foot power to follow Gabby. There were several close calls with the two of them being in the same place at the same time but they never collided. 🙂
Gabby gave Josh a ride in her new vehicle. Typical man, he started right away doing back (front seat) driving and it wasn’t long till he was asked to get out. 🙂
The time we spent with them was short but jam-packed with fun and energy.
Enjoy your day and be careful.
I hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We were invited to Angie and Ben’s home and I got to see it after the extensive remodel. It is beautiful.
We had a wonderful meal and a fun afternoon of playing with the grand kids and we even managed to get in a card game.
It became obvious after an hour or so that I had not eaten properly and it really got me down for a while. I get along very well with the diabetes as long as I stay with what works. If I venture out of that safety zone I pay the price, which I did yesterday. By 8 p.m. I was back on an even keel.
Our beautiful children. I am so happy and proud of them. Their Mother did a good job raising them. 🙂
I’ll leave you with this image of Ben carving the turkey. He said it was the first turkey he had ever carved. Did a magnificent job with it. Josh watched his every move and I was just wondering if he was storing that all in his inquisitive brain.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. I hope you enjoy your day and as always be careful.
Happy Monday! ~ 277
I hope you enjoyed your Father’s Day. I had one of the best in recent memory. What I wanted for Father’s Day was to do something with my kids. Angie had said that she, Ben, and the Grand Kids were going to bring DQ over later in the afternoon. So when Mark arrived I asked him how long he was going to be able to stay (thinking I wanted to be sure he would be here when Angie stopped over.) He said, “I here all day for you to do whatever you want.”
During our conversation we got to talking about golf and to make a long story short we decided to go over to Lacoma Golf Club and play the front 9 of the old course. We originally were only going to play 9 holes because of the threatened rain but the weather proved to be just great so we played 18 holes.
It was a great time together and to spend it playing golf made it even more special. Neither one of us played very well but the golf was secondary. One of my dreams has always been to play golf with my kids. We did it a lot when they were younger, but now that I’ve pulled away from golf and they both have their own busy lives I wasn’t sure it was going to happen. Now my next goal is to play with both Angie and Mark together. 🙂
When we got home Jeanne made us a nice lunch and then I took a nap. When I came back to the world Mark had dug out the stump for us. That is the second one he has dug out and sure saved me a lot of hard work, aches, and pain.
Around 6:00 p.m. Angie, Ben and the Grand Kids came over for ice cream and we had a great visit and of course a Oreo Blizzard just makes the world seem better. 🙂
Some camera information. I shot all the images for this post with a little Nikon Coolpix point-and-shoot camera. It does an okay job for events like this when you really can’t drag the big DLSR out. There are some beautiful golf holes at Lacoma and there were some times I wished I had brought the D4 but this little camera did a good job.
On other news I have sold my D800. The D800 is a great camera and captures amazing detail. The trade-off is that the files are huge and hard to work with. They actually slow my computer down to the point of frustration. I am never going to do any type of photography that requires that level of detail. That and the fact that I did not need three cameras convinced me to sell it. I still have the D4 and the D600, which is a super camera.
Okay, I’ve already told you more than I know so it’s time to get on with the day. Thanks as always for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.