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October 20, 2010 at 3:07 pm (Family, Fun Stuff)

My Dad and stepmom were in town last week and it was utter bliss … well for me anyway! I’m pretty sure it doesn’t count as a vacation for Bill and Ellen! My dad had a long list of things he wanted to do while he was here, which included:

  • 5 Guys Hamburgers
  • Lunch with Samuel at School
  • 2 meals at Popeye’s
  • Sonic
  • Birthday Shopping for the kids
  • Combined birthday party
  • Date night for Doug and Sarah (!)
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Movie Night with the boys
  • Steak Dinner
  • Chuck E. Cheese


If you know my dad at all, it’s not surprising that most of this list is food related! I’m happy to say we got the entire list done plus a lot of extras! My dad got up and made Samuel’s lunch and took him to the bus stop every morning. He also picked him up every afternoon. There were football games and practises, plus he changed almost all the diapers and did almost all the laundry. I cannot express how unexcited Doug and I were to get our kids ready for church on Sunday. I don’t know why my dad doesn’t want to live closer so that my kids can enjoy this bonding all the time!!

Thanks Dad and Ellen for an awesome week!


  1. sharleen said,

    Oh my goodness Afton is just gorgeous! I think she’s even more blonde than she used to be. I can’t believe that Grace has the darkest hair of these four little girls. I love Afton’s eyes. I don’t think we’ll ever get a baby with blue sparkly eyes. What a lovely visit you had with your Dad and stepmom. I can’t believe your Dad helps so much. My dad doesn’t even want to hold my kids. You are a lucky girl! Samuel’s cake is VERY cool. Did you decorate it yourself? I don’t have a steady enough hand to decorate I’ve decided, so I have to keep things very simple! I love catching up with you through your blog. Take care!

  2. Sarah said,

    Sharleen, that cake was from Target. Since Samuel’s birthday isn’t until tomorrow there was a celebration of all birthdays, and this was the cake the boys picked out!!

  3. Christina said,

    I love the first picture of the boys and Afton is adorable!

    And I think you guys should live closer to us so we can help each other!

  4. ingrid said,

    I love the piggies! Afton is a cutie! And your Dad is AWESOME!

  5. dixiejo said,

    I can’t believe that I missed seeing your Dad. I totally missed out. I am thankful you had a break from reality, if even just a little. And your kids a stinking cute – you better watch out! 😉

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