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My Hero… My Dad

My Daddy!

My Daddy!

I have always been very close with my dad and to this day I am still his little princess.  I will always be a daddy’s girl, and I am thankful for that.  My dad is the type of guy everyone knows and respects.  I grew up in a small town and my dad was always supporting my brothers and I at our sporting events, school activities and whatever else we came up with.  I became best friends with my parents at an age were most kids don’t.  In high school I competed in High School Rodeo which meant my parents were hauling me, my horses and often a friend and their horses all over the state every weekend, spring and summer.  My dad also practiced with me a couple times a week.  He is an excellent horseman.  This is when I learned my parents are my best friends.

My dad is the type of guy who would drop everything for his kids or grandchildren.  He is an amazing husband to my mother and a stand up guy.  He is truly my hero!  As a single mother I am so thankful my dad has been there so much for my kids.  He will drop everything to play ball with the boys and is a great teacher.  My boys love to help their “Papa” work and have learned so much from him.

I really wish everybody could have a dad as wonderful as mine.  He thinks I am fabulous and that is all I need!

I love you Dad!  XOXO

Angie, daddy’s little princess

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Happy Father’s Day

1 dadWell here we are at Father’s Day.  So it is only fitting to do a post about my Dad.  I am the oldest and the only daughter and when I was younger my Dad let me go everywhere with him.  I loved it, he would get me treats every time we went somewhere.  Come to think of it I believe he is the reason I am such a junk food junkie.  Thanks Dad!  For years he has threatened me, that when he gets old he will live with me and I will have to take care of him.  After working for him I think I am safe.  He swears there is no way in hell he would live with me and allow me to micro manage his life.  I personally don’t know what he means by that. LOL  Seriously he is a great guy.  He works way to hard and has a big heart.  I miss working for him and seeing him everyday.  All though he has realized I am the best person he ever had working for him.  Without me there I know he eats way to much candy, hits his head more often and can’t find a single thing!  My ultra controlling ways kept him in check, so there is an upside to the ONLY annoying thing about me  😉

Dad your awesome and I love you to pieces!  You have always been there for me when I have needed you most.  Your a great Dad and a fantastic Grandpa!  I am so blessed to have the time I have had working with you.  Thanks for all that you do and if you need to know how to spend your Father’s Day just give me a call I will plan it out for you 😉   Have a Great Father’s Day!

XO Shannon

A dad is someone who
wants to catch you before you fall
but instead picks you up,
brushes you off,
and lets you try again.

A dad is someone who
wants to keep you from making mistakes
but instead lets you find your own way,
even though his heart breaks in silence
when you get hurt.

A dad is someone who
holds you when you cry,
scolds you when you break the rules,
shines with pride when you succeed,
and has faith in you even when you fail…

– Unknown

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How to be Parent’s of the YEAR!

Carson-Anthony-Reagan Shannon's Boy's

Carson-Anthony-Reagan Shannon's Boy's

This morning I sit here basking in the light of Motherhood.  It takes a lot of work to be a good parent and my husband and I take the cake!  If you want to be fabulous parent’s like us there are a couple of things you need to be certain that you do.  First and foremost everyone knows that when you become parents you officially get awarded a couple of get out of jail free cards. These are to be used only when you really mess up and don’t mean to cause your children heartache and disappointment.  FYI we are all out of get out of jail free cards and our youngest is 8!

It is the end of the school year here and all of the usual things are going on.  The special field trips that the kids have worked for all year, the state reports are due, that have been worked on for a month.  Little things like that.  It’s an exciting and busy time around here.  Did I mention BUSY?  **Busy may cause certain actions that fabulous parent’s usually do not do…to our defense!

Reagan’s state report on Oklahoma, that he literally has been working on for about a month is due this morning.  It is a big deal, he will set it up at school and everyone comes around learn about Okalhoma.  He will proudly stand next to his display dressed like Toby Keith and share all of the information that he has learned this last few weeks.  He asked me to get cookie dough so we could make a BIG cookie in the shape of Oklahoma, so I did.  Last night we hurried and baked the cookie dough, put the pan on the counter to cool and ran to a baseball game.  My husband went to one game and I went to another.  After the games at 10 p.m. we finally met back at home.  Reagan and I walk in and my husband is sitting on the couch with Carson.  Reagan walks into the kitchen and starts screaming, “NO NO NO NO I can’t believe this!”  Then the tears start flowing.  I thought one of our dogs had died, but no it was much worse.  My dear husband unknowingly ate 1/2 of the sheet of cookie!  We went into a panic and my husband feeling like Super Dad offered to go get more cookie dough.  The problem is that it would take about an hour because of where we live.  After everyone calmed down for a mintue Reagan decided we could make a LITTLE cookie of Oklahoma instead.  All is well! 🙂

Then this morning rolls around.  Anthony has a field trip to go on a hike.  Mind you this is not your ordinary hike.  The kids have to pass off a very difficult physical test and there are many who do not qualify to go.  Anthony has passed off and done everything necessary to qualify.  All year he has been looking forward to this hike, it is one of his favorite things to do.  I personally had 1 role in him being able to go.  He arranged for a ride that would pick him up this morning at 5:00 a.m. because the bus leaves the school at 5:30 a.m.  All I had to do was wake him up at 4:30 a.m. this morning so he could get ready to go.  Last night I made sure he had everything packed and then I went and set my alarm for 4:30.  Oh, I forgot to mention it was set for 4:30 P.M.!!!!  So at 5:37 a.m. this morning I jumped up to look at the clock, flew out of bed in a panic and half way down the hall, I realized he had already missed the bus.  Yes, I felt like the biggest loser as I woke him up to let him know what had happened.  A very disappointed Anthony came up the stairs to greet me.  That SUCKED!

I went back into my bedroom to get sympathy from my husband and all he could say is “I am so damn glad it was you who set the alarm since I already ate the cookie.”  Thanks Hon!  Luckily they have both forgiven us , but I am sure we have not heard the end of it.  Being parent’s of the year is hard work! 

Super Mom Shannon

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