Remember the two handsome young men pictured in this week’s Sun-Beams post? Obviously, the one on the right is Nathan; the one on the left is sweet Alec.
Alec’s mom, Christina, has been reading the blog for awhile and deduced that we must live somewhere near the coastal Alabama/Florida panhandle I-10 corridor. She and her family (including husband Wadey and son Luca) were planning a road trip that would take them along that I-10 corridor and she took a chance that we might want to meet up. We had breakfast at Cracker Barrel and visited for what was much too short a time, and the older kids played checkers out front (sorry, no photos of checkers).
It was awesome because Christina’s family is awesome (we commiserated over having to be the parent who tags along for the sleep study – how often will I ever have that opportunity???) and because I now have proof that there are real people out there in the wide wide world who read this blog. Who knew? 😉
Did y’all notice I called my Snippets post last week “Sun-Beams”? Because I didn’t notice it until a day and a half later, when I was working on the ACTUAL Sun-Beams, and no one told me…
The Christmas Jammies people have struck again. I find this one particularly entertaining seeing as how I am currently away with the two kids while Mr. Andi is home alone.
Mr. Andi and Nathan caught a big amberjack last weekend!
Well, not really. Mr. Andi caught it without Nathan’s help. But he’s mighty proud of Daddy’s catch, as you can see.
Finally… a dad that isn’t an idiot and is understood to be a valuable contribution to the parenting dynamic. I can’t be the only one who’s grown weary of the whole “goofball/idiot dad” persona that persists in entertainment, can I? Good job, Cheerios.
Sidebar comment for those of you who grew up in the 80s: the dad is very Ferris, don’t you think? I also love it for that.
Speaking of #5, the main reason I’m not a fan of Frozen is the way the men are portrayed in the movie. Hans is bad (for which nary a hint is given) and a lot of screen time is spent on Kristoff but in the end he’s basically irrelevant eye candy. I’m happy Disney did a sister/family love story, but did they really have to do it at the expense of the men?
That’s why I don’t like Frozen. Since you didn’t ask. 🙂
As I pulled out of the driveway yesterday, I snapped a quick photo of the Dr. Pepper in a glass bottle I was drinking – Mr. Andi gassed up the car and picked up that little happy for me (swoon!) But what made the photo (and the moment) even more awesome: the song that came on the radio – that you can see in the background – was Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends.”
I decided right then and there that it’s my new theme song for this Endless Summer.
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Have a great weekend!
This post was inspired by and is linked to Conversion Diary‘s 7 Quick Takes.