Happy Father’s Day!

Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes. ~Gloria Naylor

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father! ~Lydia M. Child, Philothea: A Romance, 1836



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“The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, ‘Daddy, I need to ask you something,’ he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan.” — Garrison Keillor





I just got tagged by EMILY to do this:

All about Beau

*What is your husband’s name? Beau Moench Carlson
*How long have you been married? 9 years
*How long did you date? 1 1/2 years
*Who is taller? Beau is taller
*Who can sing the best? Beau has a great voice…he takes after his dad.
*Who pays the bills? I pay the bills
*Who does the laundry? I do the laundry
*Who mows the lawn? I mow the lawn 95% of the time I can’t stand to see it get long.
*Who cooks dinner? I cook dinner but Beau can make very good mush and very good toast!
*Who is the first to admit when they’re wrong? Beau, because he is the one who is always wrong.
*Who kissed who first? Beau kissed me first but I gladly obliged.
*Who wears the pants? We take turns wearing the pants…I wear them a lot of the time however because they fit me better.
*He’s sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen? ESPN, The Office, or 30 Rock
*You’re out to eat, what kind of dressing does he get on his salad? Light Vinaigrette or whatever light dressing they have.
*What’s one food he doesn’t like? It is a toss up between Mayonnaise and rice.
*What kind of drink does he order? Green Tea Latte , Diet Cola or O’douls
*Where did he go to high school? Sky Line and he is very proud of it.
*What size shoe does he wear? 9.5
*If he was to collect anything, what would it be? Snow Ski’s, Prada Shoes, Ties, Belts, Cult Paraphernalia.
*What is his favorite type of sandwich? Fresh Turkey with Cranberry
*What would he eat every day if he could? His sister Polly’s Banana chocolate chip cookies
*What is his favorite cereal? Oatmeal , Grape Nuts, Cream of Wheat
*What is his favorite sports team? The NY Yankees
*Who did he vote for? McCain.
*Who is his best friend? Me.

*How many places has he lived in? 4 places: Maui, The Dominican Republic, New Jersey & Utah

*You bake him a cake for his birthday; what would it be? He loves carrot cake, Banana Cream Pie, Mud Pie and he loves cookies.

*What could he spend hours doing? Golfing & Snow skiing.

*What’s something cool about him? He is very good at keeping in touch with all of his friends. He has a big circle of friends because he is always good at keeping in contact with each friend that he makes.

I tag Tami Hewlett, Jennie Patrick, Meagan Macievic, Brittany Wilkinson & Misty Day.


Our Newest Treasure

Beau went and helped clean out his Grandma’s house on Saturday and brought home this treasure. Without my acknowledgement he had put it in our front yard for everyone who drove by to see! The pictures don’t show you how big the statue actually is…It stands about 3 feet tall. Sawyer came and found me and said “Mommy come here” he then showed me the new addition to our front yard landscape. I laughed so hard! It still makes me laugh to think about it. That night we went and put it in my friend Tami’s front yard who lives around the corner from us. We put it there on Saturday night and drove by later in the day Sunday and it was still there! I start to laugh when I think of her finding it. I am sure she is wondering who in the heck put these half naked women in her garden!