Saturday, November 12, 2011

Dads and Daughters

I've written quite a bit about my only son, Caleb. That's mostly because he gives me so much great material, stuff too good to keep to myself.

But I also have three wonderful daughters, and this weekend we got to spend some time together.

Last night, Sarah (whom I call Josie) and I slept out in our trailer. It was a wet, chilly, blustery night, in other words, typical November Utah weather. But that's okay, because the trailer has a good built-in heater. It also has AC outlets, so we took a little TV and DVD player out and watched movies until we fell asleep. (Before that, we enjoyed some pizza, sodas, and candy bars.) It was just like camping!

Like camping, but with pizza, movies,
and indoor plumbing 100 feet away.

This morning, Keely, Lydia, and I went to a Daddy-Daughter activity at the church. We had a nice breakfast and made little glass snowman ornaments. Who says dads can't be crafty? It was fun, and hopefully something they'll remember for a long time. (Ensuring this was kind of the point of the ornaments, so I wrote little messages on their backs.)*

The nice thing about these girls is they're pretty
enough to attract the attention of princes, but they
don't mind hanging out with their goofball dad.

* The ornaments' backs, not the girls'


  1. Think you missed an opportunity not writing a message on their backs - written backwards so they could read it in the mirror!

    You're aiming low with just princes. You have very beautiful daughters. Can't wait to see the Christmas holiday portrait.

  2. * Whew, you had me worried there for a minute!

  3. Thanks, Guapola. Kings, emperors, whatever. I agree they're beautiful. They got that from their mother... but they also have my wit and charm!

    Dana, if you knew me well, you'd probably always worry/wonder about things like this. For example, see Guapola's suggestion in the comment above. I'm now thinking, "Hey, that's not a bad idea. If I could just learn to write backwards, that could really work!"

  4. Jonathan's idea of camping involves pizza, movies, and indoor plumbing too! haha I don't understand the concept of "camping lite", but it sounds like fun!