Did you notice and maybe even wonder why there was no post about Father’s Day? It’s not because Andrea and the kids forgot, how could they right? No, it’s just that the month of June, and the rest of Summer, turned out to be a crazy and I haven’t had time to sit down and chronicle that special day. So here it goes…
It all started back in Fall of last year, remember this Man’s Best Friend? Yes folks, I did build a shed. I wish I could take all the credit for it, but I can’t. I had some help from my Dad and some great friends, not to mention Jaime, the best handyman around who actually built the roof and finished the whole thing off for me. The shed was finished just in time for winter to roll through. It never got painted and things inside never got organized, but at least I had my shed.
I have run the Wasatch Back Ragnar Relay ever year for the past 3 years with my coworkers. We start in Logan and finish up in Park City. It’s crazy wild but a good time for sure. Anyway Ragnar was the weekend of Father’s Day. I arrived home exhausted late Saturday afternoon to find the family sitting down for dinner. The kids were stoked to show me my Father’s day present. I didn’t see any wrapped boxes on the table so I wondered what it could be. They grabbed my hand and lead me to the southwest corner of the yard where my shed lives.
I rounded the corner to find the shed had been painted! Best gift ever! Not only did it look great with a nice blue door but there was something extra on the side of the shed. The kids had each painted a section of the shed with their own signature art piece. It was awesome. Andrea had told me months ago that she wanted the kids to paint some artwork on the side of the shed and I was not into the idea. I told her it would just look messy and preferred just a nice clean wall. Well she didn’t listen, and good thing she didn’t!
When you think about it she really took a risk on this one. I mean it was a gift for me that I told her that I didn’t want. That’s risky, but it paid off in a big way. The kids loved doing the project and the shed really looks great. Every time I walk by I check out their great artwork and appreciate all their hard work and creativity. Luckiest dad ever!
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