Ode to Dad Scrapbook Page…Today is my Dad's 67th Birthday and I wanted to share one of the pages that we scrapped this past week at my Layouts Class.  These photos were shot at his 65th birthday, I think.  (I resolve to be more organized about the photo editing/documentation in the future.)   Usually you can gather clues from the photos that will help with the chronological dating or better yet, have the date indicator turned on, on the camera.  Mine is not, as that would presume that I've read the directions for it's use.  So it's back to clue gathering from the photo itself.  There are 7 candles and I can draw no conclusions from that, as I'm thinking we probably just felt that 65 candles take a LOT of matches or that's all the were in the cupboard?…

So, I'm going to go with the fact that Ella's pony tails are pretty short and would stand to reason as she had given herself a haircut around that time.  :)  So I'm going to go with 65 here.. See who needs a camera with the date set!?!

Father Scrapbook Page

Just in case you are wondering, my Dad IS an AMAZING FATHER.  My brother and I had awesome parents and I know that Cal would agree with me…Dad was never was too busy to take us for a spin around the lake on the intertube in his FISHING boat or drop work to pull us in a sled on the snowmobile etc.  He very rarely got upset with us.  He was the pushover in the strict parent, soft parent routine that my folks had going.  I remember him saying…"well, you have to say no to so many things, so why not let them sleep over at a friends on a school night?"   Never rich or poor, we were always comfortable with just enough, so I don't remember being showered with things so much but more so, time…

Don't get me wrong, we had plenty of things!  He surprised us one time with a small motorcycle and he didn't balk when we thought we needed a tetherball, he just sunk the metal pole in the BLACKTOP driveway for us.  When I thought I might like a horse, he just figured out a way to pay for fencing and get water to the barn.  But his generosity with his time is what stands out..Even now, he'll help with whatever projects I've got…came and dug water to our barn with his backhoe, he redid my cabinets in the office, he's building Denver a bed…etc.  The list goes on and on..

He's got a pretty funny sense of humor and can talk to anyone.  Growing up, we never doubted that my mom and dad were a team and were in love.  So yeah, I know I have an AMAZING Father…Mother too…but her birthday is NEXT month.  So Dad…Happy Birthday and many, many more.  I love you, both!

  • Stamps:  Amazing Family (Spring Catalog w 129189 or c-129192), Amazing family
  • You're Amazing (w-126720 or c-126722), Pennant Parade (w-122740 or c-122742)
  • Inks:  Cherry Cobbler Marker, Marina Mist Marker, Midnight Muse Pad
  • CS:  Parker's Pattern's Designer Series Paper, Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse, Marina Mist
  • Misc:  Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Retired Brads and Twill Tape, Petite Pennant Builder Punch

I wish I was out celebrating with my dad tonight, but I'm sure he'll have to snowplow anyway…

You enjoy the, hopefully, final snowstorm of the season and consider joining us for the Layouts class.  It's a GREAT way to scrapbook!