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19 June 2010 @ 10:42 pm
Happy Father's Day...  
I'm blessed to have a great dad. He's a sweetheart. He's even tempered, has a dark sense of humor laced with a sarcasm that is only rivaled by my own, is a great conversationalist, and if I had to choose someone to go 'rat killing' (read: running errands) with, it will always be him. He doesn't get in a hurry with anything, always has some good advice, ("Don't sweat the small stuff, Care,") and always knows exactly when just to shut the hell up, and let his daughter make her own mistakes.

Plus, how cute was he as a kid?

He reminds me of Aaron.


Here at perhaps sixteen?


Here he is in his early twenties. I think he's handsome. :)


And here's the obligatory 1970's dorky golf picture. It makes me laugh.


This was my 21st birthday, and he'd come over to take me and my sister out to breakfast.


I forget what we were doing this day. ;) Truthfully, I can't remember what the father/daughter song was. Frank Sinatra, maybe? It was a waltz, though, I remember that. Dad's a great dancer. I remember standing on his feet as a little girl and us dancing around the living room.


(here with Ethan as a newborn)
However great of a daddy he is, he's an even better grandpa. I can't tell you how it blesses my heart to see him get down in the floor and play with the kids, whether it is wrestling around or watching a movie, or playing it the sprinkler; Dad is always right there in the thick of it with them.

Especially if it's silly string. :D


Regardless of what it is, the boys love their Papa Jim.


And I've gotta say, I do, too.

Happy father's day, Daddy. I love you bunches and bunches!
 
 
 
 
 
seegrim: daisyseegrim on June 20th, 2010 05:20 am (UTC)
AW!

Happy father's day, Carrie's dad! (And Nolan!)

Great pictures, Carrie!

I have post envy. Wish I were as together as you. :D
Carrie Leigh: blah blah blogcarrie_leigh on June 20th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
Post envy. Heh. I'm not as together as you might think I am.

I blame that on Dad. ;)
maureenmaureen on June 20th, 2010 06:27 am (UTC)
Wonderful. Our dads sound very much alike. Go figure. Great tribute, Carrie.
Carrie Leigh: Wondertwin power activatecarrie_leigh on June 20th, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
Great dads are a rarity, too. We're lucky. :)
O Demanding One: Spring/Summer: Daisy Daisiesheyurs on June 20th, 2010 12:11 pm (UTC)

The boys are SO blessed to have a wonderful Grandpa to grow up with. It really does make the difference in your life! :D

Looky at those baby fat funks! xD

Happy Father's Day to Grandpa and that Nolan Kyle! Bless them!

Carrie Leigh: emoticon cheerleadercarrie_leigh on June 20th, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
I did have some fat babies. They're all skinny with no body fat, now. ;)

And I love that the boys have great grandpas! They have THREE! Grandpa, Papa Jim (above) and Papa Tom, all of which are fantastic men. We are blessed.
O Demanding One: Love: Quilted Heartheyurs on June 20th, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC)

Oh, they're still fat funkies. Urs' fat=LOVE! :D hehehehe!

That IS a blessing! ♥ I had my great-grandpa, too, through high school. I would go back to being a little girl in a heartbeat! xD