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Thursday, August 05, 2010

I’m totally jealous of my dad


My dad finished his last day of work last Friday, which we celebrated with a cook-out at my parents’ house on Saturday. Considering I haven’t even had time to write about such a special occasion till almost 1 week later because of work – I am CRAZY jealous of him =)




Not a great picture of the cake with the little plastic covering still on – but it’s what you get from this non-professional photog.

{and you didn’t hear it from me, but word on the street this is this was the second cake made for this party – the first was just the tiniest bit cuter, until it was dropped… I won’t mention any names here *cough*brother-in-law*cough*cough*}




Papaw – my dad’s dad. Love him!




Cousins doing what little cousins do at a very exciting retirement cook-out.




David, brother-in-law. Happy to have procured a second cake in time for the party.





Me – official flying bug swatter. I hear food is pretty important at a cook-out, I tried my best to protect the goods…




The power polls – I didn’t know what else to make for decor???

If you have some sort of affinity for power polls, I’d be happy let you have these tiny replicas I spent so much time on and now… what to do with them???




My dad saying a few words to friends, family, and co-workers.


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Our friend, Marshall, gave him some great toy tools to get him started on that inevitable honey-do list that’s in the making.







Congratulations, Dad! I can’t imagine anyone more deserving of a break. Except for Mom who is equally deserving. {Speaking of which, has it really been 2 years since her retirement party? WoW!}

On a side note – Saturday was also the 2 year anniversary of this little blog of ours. I have been more than blessed through this outlet and the sweet people who have read my ramblings for the past 2 years. Thanks for being a part of our lives!

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  1. Congrats to your dad!!! Girl those power poles are impressive, really!!

  2. Congrats to your dad. I know he's beyond thrilled.

  3. I love those power poles you did! So cute! Congrat's to your Dad Sweetie. For all of us who still work, I think we're all jealous ;) Good for him though :)

  4. Wow, congrats to him!!! What will he do with his time? hehehe

  5. congrats to your dad. i already think about retirement.

  6. The decor was very cute. Congrats to your dad!

  7. congrats to your dad, looked like a fun party xx

  8. Congratulations to your Dad, what an amazing feeling that must be, I'm jealous, too! And happy blog birthday. :)

  9. I think the power poles were a really cute idea. If your mom is anything like my mom was, they'll be stashed in a storage building somewhere "just in case."

  10. Congrats to your Dad! Love the decorations, so unique! I also do not mind at all being a featured follower, in fact I am honored! Thanks!

  11. Oh, I totally agree!! I haven't been able to blog in weeks because work has been so crazy!! Now if only I could hit the lotto:)

    Have a lovely weekend

  12. Your dad was fun that night! I was glad to be there and I really appreciate you swatting the bugs. I forgot to relieve you though. Oops. Hope you still have arms!

  13. I love the power poles! What a creative idea! You give the best parties!

    How is the new job going? I hope all is well! We got the flu vaccine in this week...crazy! I am not ready for this!!! YUCK! YUCK!

  14. aww how cute! i loooove your hair colour!

  15. What a FUN retirement party! Your power poles are magnifique!

  16. Congrats to your dad!! Love those little power lines you made, so cute. :)

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  18. Very sweet, congrats to your Daddy and the power poles are adorable! :)

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  20. It looks like a FABULOUS party! I'm jealous of anyone that retires!!! The power poles are soooo cute!!! How creative of you!

  21. I love the party decor! Looks like a fabulous party!

  22. What a fun looking party! Congrats to your dad!

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