Dad would’ve been 64 years old today.  Throughout the day my thoughts went to memories of times we had together.  There was only one time when I felt a couple of tears starting to come on, but they were quickly replaced with a smile as focused on how much he would’ve enjoyed the day I’ve had.

My morning started off with a long walk with Becky outside as the sun came up.  It was a walk with the sounds of nature all around like Dad would’ve liked.

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Once we got home we got the boys moving and I got to spend time with Dominic as I drove him to school early.  Dad always enjoyed those little moments with Nick and I and I fully took advantage of that time with Dominic.

My drive to work included a pretty spectacular mix of deer, cranes, ducks, other wildlife and scenic views. I soaked them in enjoyed the blessings of so much beauty around me.

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While grocery shopping Becky and I noticed a huge stack of Mallo Cups, one of his favorites from way back in the day.  I made a beeline for the candy aisle and brought home some “birthday cake” for Dad’s birthday and we all had a couple of “slices.”

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Lastly, the boys and I headed out to the workshop to work on a top secret project.  We had some fun up there and as we started to head done I looked at the picture of Dad with the boys and I and wished him a happy birthday.  Gavin smiled and said “how cool that we are doing one of his favorite things on his birthday?”  I couldn’t agree more bud!

 

As I ate my Mallo Cup I just smiled and thought back to all the times Nick and I ate them with Dad…  How awesome to have so many great memories!

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Dad, happy birthday dude!  So thankful to have had you in my life as long as you were.  Love you Bud!

Thanks!!!

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