Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Return of the Pig Hat

Guess whose birthday is coming up?
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Jared didn't' want to spend a day when the girls were home "shopping". He suggested we go out for dinner and ice cream while the whole family is home and save the gifts for his birthday on 4 Jan. We agreed. He was a bit taken aback when I showed up with the pig hat.

I told him a guy who would dress in Longhorn garb and be photographed in Academy, or dance in Walmart was surely confident enough to wear a Pig Hat in public. It's amazing what a bit of encouragement from Mom can accomplish.
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Josiah and Jamin had to go to work. The rest of us headed to the lake to enjoy Jared's "day" and to spend our last full day with Krista.
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Bre is happy
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Arielle is determined
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Some kung fu thing at the top of the play structure...
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He's happy to have discovered the mysteries of life (see post below).
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Jared, David, BreAnne and Nolan
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Krista and Mike
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I have these sunsets to look forward to when we move into the trailer. ::snort::
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Finally, we have to admit the day is ending.
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A last celebratory stop - Dairy Queen.
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Krista asked if we could watch, "Court Jester" with Danny Kaye in it. We did. Everyone is in bed. I'm going to go to bed. I tend not to sleep well when one of the kids are leaving....but they HAVE worn me out, so maybe....

©2008 D.R.G.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jared:

Wow what a fun day. Happy B-Day in advance Jared. You had a great idea. We agree with your Mom that your bravery in public should include the pig hat. :):) love/prayers your 2G's T.

Sis: Alexander/Stacia look simply great and darling.

I (mom) really do understand and can relate to you not sleeping well situation.

love/prayers Dad/Mom T

Anonymous said...

OH! YES! "Court Jester" one of our favorites. Good choice Krista.

love/prayers G'Ma T

Michelle said...

So glad you had such a wonderful day all together.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Love the background. Looks like plain M&M's. HA! HA! HA! HA! Tonight is our last night of fun eating as the year long diet starts tomorrow. OUCH!

The foto's look so much brighter and sharper.

enjoy your New Year's Eve.

love/prayers Mom T

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday, Jared! I always love to see the pig hat.

Laura in MO said...

A truly lovely and memory making day. Great photos.