Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day 2011 to all the daddies out there!!!!

Mom swears she's not lazy (well....maybe a little), but she's going to "rerun" the Father's Day post that we did last year. She says it's worth repeating.

Have a GREAT Father's Day to all the 2 legged AND 4 legged daddies out there!


Hi everyone and Happy "Hallmark Holiday" to all of the daddies out there!

In honor of today, we're posting this pic of me (left)with my PugDaddy, Rufus (right)! can see where I get all this handsome from!!!

Daddy and I are spending Father's Day morning doing THIS....

So Mommy is hijacking the rest of the blog today to wish HER dad (my PA) a very Happy Father's Day. ENJOY!
Hi everyone and Happy Father's Day!!! Salinger has once again GRACIOUSLY agreed to allow me (Laura) to be a guest blogger just for the day so I can send some props and love to my dad for Father's Day (which I know he's going to hate...but what's he going to do...GROUND ME? hahahaha!)

THIS is my dad, Jim... taken at Watson Lake in Prescott, AZ!
He lives in Arizona (with mom) and loves all things outdoorsy related after being cooped up indoors as a TEACHER for almost 30 years once upon a time!

Here is an old favorite pic of mine...the date on the back is June 6, 1970 which would make me a little over 3 months old and pretty close to his first Father's Day!
I could make a joke and tell you to imagine banjo music in your head while I tell you that this is his high school graduation picture (HAHAHA!) but the TRUTH is that he had just earned his Master's Degree!!!

Fast forward 38-ish years later and here we are....

I share dad with my younger brother Scott. I realize this is NOT the most flattering pic of ANY of us (hahaha...look at that look of teenage angst on my face! HAHAHA) but there is a very important detail in this picture that I have to share...
Look at my shoes ( shoes!)
This pic was taken in 1982 (in Toronto on vacation!). This was about the time that designer labels and name brands were coming into vogue. Not having much of a clue in the months before this, I wore the regular tennis shoes from Sears (or wherever mom bought them from) and thought nothing of it...UNTIL....some jerky kids started to make fun of me at school for my "cheap shoes" (!!!). I remember dad coming to my rescue one night after dinner and took me to the mall and bought me my first pair of blue Nike shoes, saving me from further shoe ridicule at school! To this day, I don't know if he did it because he was a teacher and saw that kind of thing happen firsthand, or if mom made him do it...whichever it was, THANK YOU DAD! Sometimes character building works in strange ways, and those shoes felt like armor to me at the time. I wish I could say that dad also took my brother under his wing and did something about those tragically dorky tube socks, but sadly, no.

Dad is also know as "PA" to Holden...grandchild extraordinaire! He couldn't say the full word "Grandpa" when he was a baby, so "PA" it was!

I love this pic of them fishing last fall!

OF COURSE we had to save the best for last...(since this IS Salinger's blog!)
Their first official meeting...

...and first KISS!

Happy Father's Day Dad!!! I hope your day is full of peace and quiet and everything else you love!!! Thanks for being the best dad and always being able to make me laugh! I LOVE YOU!

Happy Father's Day to all the other dads out there too...human, canine, whatever!

Have a great day!


Payton said...

Happy Father's Day...hope it was great!

Mr Lonely said...

Happy Father's Day !!! Have a Nice Day !!! Best Regards from Mr Lonely at .. do visits my blog when free.. XD

Archie and Melissa said...

oh what a wonderful post!
happy dad's day to the coolest family around!

Anonymous said...

Ger is with UGGS?
So he is a PED with LOWE?

Kitty+Coco said...

Cheers to your Pa and Daddy!! Any man who has enough sense to buy cool kicks for you deserves some snaps. My husband still harbors resentment at 28 for the ugly Lee jeans that were forced upon him. Take note parents! Now let Sal and Kev sit and scratch in peace.


Maryquilter said...

Great Post! Hope all those fathers had a hot-dog day! We let our dadpeep take a long nap, and we called our grandpapeep very late at night. Wanna know what he said?????? He said "GO TO BED".