Father's Day

So it's Father's Day today, which tends to be an interesting day for me - I usually completely forget that it is happening! What with my dad passing away when I was a little kid, and all of the drama with the jackass-formerly-known-as-my-stepdad, plus I don't have any grandparents left....it's just not a very big day.
This year, however, I decided to be a grownup (OK, Chris convinced me to be a grownup) and I sent my stepdad a book from Amazon and an email for Father's Day. I mean, he wasn't ALWAYS a jerk...
I also emailed his dad (my step-grandfather I guess?) and said happy father's day, and wrote on new daddy Joey's facebook wall :)

Only thing left to do is the yearly tradition of a toast to my dad -three times a year, we toast - on his birthday (May 23), on Father's Day, and on the day he died (Dec. 27) - we used to do it with Heineken, but now I can't drink Heineken, so on his birthday I asked my mom if wheat-free Guinness would do. As I suspected, my dad A)wasn't too discriminating of a beer drinker and B) loved Guinness, so Guinness it is.

Happy Father's Day everyone!


one of my pet peeves

so I've been writing and reading all day, and I wanted to take a break, so I'm watching My Sister's Keeper because it's on demand. Well actually I'm done watching it now. Gotta say...it was just OK. Yet another one of those books that they should never have made into a movie because it basically ruined it. They changed everything.

Just add it to the list...

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welcome Taygan Mark!!! :)

ok, I am really not good at this blogging thing, but I wanted to welcome Taygan Mark Renaud into the world! congrats, AJ and Joey :) I've seen the pictures and he is ADORABLE.

I'm so excited to be an Auntie again and have (another) nephew!!!
(seriously, though, not one of my friends has a daughter. all boys. just saying.)

Hopefully Chris and I will head out there on Sunday to meet him in person!