Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My Dad was Here & I Have the Rocks to Prove It.


My dad and Maria went back to Arizona today and left me with tons of warm fuzzies. (in part thanks to the warm and fuzzy down jackets they gave to Art and I)

We were both nervous to see each other, but I didn’t puke or freak out when they drove up. Even though they did go to the wrong house at first. 

I wore pants with zippers for 3 days straight. That is cause for celebration right there.

We ate too much. Maybe that isn’t fair, I ate too much, I could hibernate like a bear in my pants without zippers right now.

We saw seals. Turns out, they don’t have those in Arizona. Who knew?

We went to Moonstone Beach, where they have cool rocks instead of sand. Not to be confused with the ugly rocks that I have in my front yard. Now I have a jar of Daddy Rocks.

We saw cool seagulls with peanuts in their mouth. Do they have those in AZ? I am thinking not.

We went outlet shopping, but I didn’t take any pictures there. You know what an outlet looks like right?

We walked here. We saw lots of happy California cows. We visited the glassblowers in the tiny town of Harmony, population 18. How do I know that? Because they had t-shirts, shot glasses and a bunch of other crap telling us.

Most importantly, we reconnected and they got to met Art and Murphy Grace. They wanted to bring Murphy home with them, but never said anything about bringing Art with them. Hmm, don’t tell him that, his feelings might be hurt.

My daddy, me, and my step mommie, Maria. She will kill me for saying that, but she can’t because she is now in AZ.

I also learned that they read my blog because they stressed that I am more important than the dog several times. Opps, now I have to watch what I say. Must not mention strangling their dog again. She was cute, by the way.

A grand time was had by all, I hope and I can’t thank them enough for making the trip. I am just happy and grateful all the way around.

Merry Christmas everybody and just in case my mom reads my blog too……for Christmas, I really want a lampworking torch and a kiln so that I can make my own beads.

This post brought to you by a very happy girl that got to see her daddy for Christmas.


Monica the Bride said...

I am so happy you got to see your dad. That is a beautiful picture you posted- you should frame it.

Monica the Bride said...

And I wish you, Art, and Murphy Grace a very Merry Christmas!

Lucy Marie said...

I'm so glad that you were able to have this visit! Merry Christmas to you.

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

I am so glad to hear your visit went so well, Gwen! Hopefully, it's the start of many wonderful visits back and forth!

Sue said...

Happy cows, Happy visit, and a very Happy Christmas!
lots of hugs, Sue

Jane said...

What a wonderful post. I am so happy for you!! And I know exactly where you were because I have been to Moonstone Beach (and I have rocks to prove it too) and I have also been to Harmony and watched the glassblowers. It's a beautiful area!!
Have a wonderful holiday.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

We had seagulls in Tucson. They lived at the dump.

Poor things. Prolly banished or something, for eating more than their fair share of peanuts on the coast.

Merry Christmas! Hope Santy is good to you!

Tricia said...

Yay! A successful visit, with no dogs or people harmed in the making. ;) So funny that you got caught saying the dog was more important than you. Good to know that they read though, right?!
Merry Christmas, Gwen and Art. I'm so glad that you had a good visit with your dad.


Maria Killam said...

Love this post :) Great headline! Have a wonderful Christmas! xo Maria

Struggler said...

I'm so glad it all worked out, even if the peanut seagull is stealing the limelight a little!
I have also taken note of your VIP blog readers and will be very careful what I say about dogs of smaller size ;)
Very happy new year to you, Art, and Murphy Grace.

Dawn said...

Penniwig cracks me up!

I'm glad the visit went so well. It can be hard re-connecting but worth it. I hope you are happy and content with the outcome. You look happy!
Wishing you, Art and Murphy Grace a very happy 2010!
lol! are you trying to tell me something? the word verification was "reek"!

marmielu said...

I'm so glad you had such a great time. I love this post - pics and all! What a great Christmas present! BTW Happy New Year!!
Mary Lou


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