Yay for the weekend! It’s been a beautiful week, but once again is supposed to rain this weekend. But I’m excited to have the long weekend with my family.
My dad turned 70 on Monday. 70. Wow. Let me just let that sink in for a minute……..OK I’m good.
70 used to seem ancient to me when I was younger. Now, knowing my dad is 70 doesn’t seem so old. The man definitely doesn’t look 70. I think having my brother and I at an older age kept him young (at least that’s what I tell myself). 🙂
So for this Five on Friday I thought I’d share with you 5 facts about my awesome dad.
He is one of my best friends. He held the #1 spot for a loooong time, but my hubby moved into #1 a bit ago. But he’s still right up there of course. 🙂
He also wrote a book about Veteran’s benefits called “32 Questions and Answers for Veteran’s Benefits.” I tried to find a copy, but it was so long ago and benefits have changed since then. I’m pretty proud of him though. He used the GI Bill to put himself through undergrad and graduate school.
I don’t know much about his time as a POW, nor much about his time while in the service at all, but I know it’s a conversation we need to have soon.
This sort of goes along with #2. He loves his sweets; mostly peanut butter and chocolate (that’s also his favorite Baskin Robin’s ice cream). So for his birthday on Monday I had a sweet treat theme. But I told him not to eat it all in one sitting. Don’t want him getting diabetes at his age.
I couldn’t ask for a better grandpa for Little A. He loves her so much. Having 3 daughters he knows how to deal with little girls, and he truly makes Little A so happy.
My dad has definitely had an interesting life. There’s a lot I don’t know about, but I hope to learn more some day soon. He was always such an inspiration for me as a kid. I feel like a pretty lucky girl having grown up with my dad as a role model. I’m so thankful he pushed me and guided me to do my best.
Happy Birthday Dad. Love you!
We’re continuing our birthday celebration at the lake this weekend with some family and friends. Can’t wait!
Happy Memorial Day! I hope everyone is able to celebrate!