Monday, October 20, 2008


~Mike is always the first to make everyone laugh... so in the spirit of the Halloween season here is another great laugh from Mike. These photos were from a costume party 2 years ago. He has got to be the sexiest drag queen I have ever seen... don't you think? Move over Dolly Parton, there's a new cowgirl in town!


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Real memories...

Okay, the memory of camping with Dad and Ang is a little faint.

But, I remember a particular fishing trip at Flaming Gorge...It was me, Dad, and Jamie. We had sooo much fun. Jamie was playing the limbo on deck with "Chubby Checker". She would dance and dance to her choice of music.

Dad, of course, sat there arm on the steering wheel, shaking his head.

So, we were out on the rocks fishing. My dad was teaching me how to really fish. We were in a bass hot spot and determined to catch one. We were pretty dedicated anglers. Jamie was across the little cove from us...rockin' out on the rocks. As it started to rain, she was singing "Feels so goood comin' down" (Old 7-up commercial). Of course, she starts squealing because she accidentally caught a fish. We ran to help, but it was gone before we got there. She proved her method was the most effective by catching another just a couple minutes later.

Dad and I just sat there shaking our heads.

I love the Gorge. Cold mornings and chocolate licorice. Funny, I don't remember catching that much!

I love you Dad!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

NOW I remember!!!

I can't believe I forgot about THAT camping trip...It was such a special one. I had soooo much fun. You're right Ang, I was a bit camera shy. I did manage to find a couple of pictures in my scrapbook.
That cabin was so beautiful.

Mmmmm...remember the steak and eggs in the morning? Yum!

...and that sweet little boy scout we found in the woods?! Dad's baked beans made him feel so much better!

What a good time we had. Thanks for the memories!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Disco Down to Dee's...

When we went with Dad, it was always going to be something fun. We would go for a sleep over. We would go fishing. Or we might play in the pool in his backyard, eat apricots, and play catch. Most days ended at Dee's. I think this is where Dad and Angie's story started...

I have to know...

How did that go down? How did he first "ask you out"?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

a little bit of mikey...

I just wanted to share with all of you a little bit about Mike that you may not know. Mike is a man of many talents, from building cars to playing the guitar; whatever he does, he does it well. We all know what a car guy he is and how talented he is when it comes to building them. He spends countless hours in the garage grinding and pounding, welding and painting... and in the end there is a beautiful masterpiece to show for all of his hard work!

Mike loves to play the guitar. He does not know how to read music, he plays by ear... and wow, the music he makes! As I said anything he does, he does it well!

Also once upon a time in his wilder days, Mike rode bulls and bareback horses!

However, the greatest talent of all... is that he is the best husband, dad, grandpa & friend anyone could ever want!