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In Honor of my Dad

11 Jun

I’m a big fan of webcomics.  Especially the ones that I can read in my reader (which – BRILLIANT idea).  Anyways, I read this one today.  From Real Life Comics, which, if you haven’t read it before, takes real life happenings, adds a bit of the fantasy for randomness and stirs in some humor.  It’s hilarious.

But this?  This could have been the Real Life in my life.  With my dad.  Who I love dearly.  But he makes me giggle….

I love you, daddy. SO MUCH.

Wordless Wednesday – Zoo Trip

5 May

My own little animal


Daddy and Daughter


Family Portrait

I love the zoo!

Something’s Fishy…

9 Nov

This past weekend was amazingly lovely and exhausting both at the same time.

Saturday I met with a bunch of amazing fans of the Wheel of Time series.  We were all chosen as Storm Leaders.  Storm Leaders are people who get to help out with the book signing for the newest Wheel of Time book, The Gathering Storm.  We’ll get to meet with Brandon Sanderson (the amazing author who was chosen to finish the series after Robert Jordan’s death) and hand out tickets, interact with the attendees, help out with the books and take pictures.  I am very excited.  The lovely fellow Storm Leaders are fabulous and I can’t wait to work with them.

As a side note, if you enjoy fantasy books or loved The Lord of the Rings, READ THE WHEEL OF TIME.  For serious.

That evening, we met at my parent’s house for an evening of delicious hamburgers, a movie and slumber party.  The slumber party was because my brother, dad and husband would be embarking on a fishing trip and leaving at 5am the next morning.

Baby Soup though, did not appreciate this.  She did not want to sleep.  So we stayed up watching “Employee of the Month” on TV and chatting with my brother.  Finally, around 11:30 she fell asleep in my arms.  We crept downstairs and laid down on the air mattress next to Mr. Soup.  Sleeping in chunks of an hour or two, the evening finally passed.

The boys got up and out on the drizzly, stormy morning before the sun was up.  The ladies got to sleep in a little bit later and then went out to breakfast.  It was great spending time with my mother and my mother-in-law.  Sharing food with Baby Soup (she loves English Muffins now, eggs and gravy.  Will not touch hashbrowns) and planning Christmas.  Grumpy baby hit us quickly though, ruining the rest of our plans.  Instead of going to church, Baby Soup and I were dropped off at home to try and nap.

My normally happy go lucky child was replaced by something that can only be described as a hellion.  She was not happy with anything.  It was so draining.  I have renewed sympathy for my poor husband.  Thankfully she doesn’t do that often, but it made the weekend very draining.

The boys did catch 2 fish though!  Well, technically they caught 4.  My husband caught one, but didn’t land it.  Another one he caught was the wrong species, so had to release it.  Then my dad caught and landed one and my brother caught and landed another.

That right there is about 40 lbs of fish.  40 lbs of delicious, fresh Oregon salmon.

And for a size comparison:

The fish are bigger than Baby Soup!

We did have one great breakthrough though.  Baby Soup has made her first animal sound on purpose.  Amusingly enough, it is not a cat or a dog sound.

It’s a monkey.

I wish I had video…because it is hilarious.  But here is a face instead.

How was your weekends?  And alternatively, what is your favorite salmon recipe?  Since we have 10 lbs of salmon in our freezer now….

You Capture – Still Life

16 Oct


I know, a day late.  I was laid up yesterday with lovely vertigo…but here you go.

Still Life.

My dad retired as a volunteer firefighter this month.  We had a party at the fire house celebrating his 30 years of service.  45 years of service from his buddy.  Both amazing men, dedicating their lives and time to their city.  These are all seriously straight out of camera.  As in, didn’t even get to re-size them.

Engine 422

Fire Axe

Volunteer firefighters article

And one more, not technically a still life.  But he is life.
Laughing or Crying?and his granddaughter with him.

For more Still Lives visit Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry.

Happy Father’s Day

22 Jun

Yes, I realize I’m a day late.  But I don’t care.

To the love of my life, Mr. Soup.

You like to say to those who are expecting their first child, or have already done so, that you plan and prepare for those 9 months while your partner is pregnant.  You think you know what it will feel like and are read.  But then, when you hold your baby in your arms that first time?  You say “Holy shit, I’m a dad”.



Truer words could never be spoken.  You are such an amazing dad.  Everytime you look at your daughter, I can just see your heart shining through.  I know you love being a Stay at Home Dad so much, and pray that I will be able to allow you to continue doing so.

Daddy Grins

I know you were worried about being a good day, considering your models growing up.  You don’t have to worry anymore, because you are amazing.  Happy first Father’s Day.

And what are we without our own fathers?

Daddy, I know you will never read this.  That is okay.  Because I’m writing it anyways.  What would I be without you?  Thank you for being such an amazing role model.  Showing me how to deal with situations as an adult.  Teaching me how to work well with others and inspire confidence.

Most importantly?  Thank you for passing on your sense of humor to me.  You are so loving and hilarious, able to set anyone at ease with a perfectly timed joke.

You taught me what to look for in a husband and father.  Even though I married my brother (no, not really!  But seriously, they could be twins.  In fact, we call them twins.  They can talk for hours just with each other….but I digress) I know that you molded so much of yourself into him.

Thank you for showing me that it’s okay for men to cry at movies.  To love, no matter what. To be strong does not necessarily require being mean.

I love you.