We miss him, and Maggie (our other dog) took it really hard - she didn't eat for 2 weeks - but we know it was the right thing to do.
I have a lot more updates, so stay tuned!
The reception was at the Old Post Office in downtown St. Louis - I've never been there, but it looks really cool in this picture!
Greg & Melissa's fancy tent that fits the bed of their truck:
Shea & Steve:
The pooped puppies:
Listening to the painful MU game:
Kuehler roasting smokies:
Dave and his food tent:
In other news, Jason and I had our 2nd anniversary on September 23rd. We haven't gotten to celebrate yet - hopefully one of these days - but Jason did get me two dozen beautiful roses. If he keeps this trend up, our anniversaries are going to be expensive when we get into the 10s and 20s - that's a lot of roses. Also, I ordered a monogram a few months ago at Melissa's Uppercase Living party. I finally got it put on a canvas and hung on the wall. I like it a lot.
Here are some pictures of our niece Paige and her friend Elanna at Six Flags Saturday:
I did learn that hanging out with a 2 1/2 year old is exhausting!!
Some pictures of Mia & Lily:
We also had a dump truck full of dirt delivered yesterday, so I shoveled for 5.5 hours! Phew, I'm sore! I filled all of the landscaping beds, but I still need to add more today. We're going to use the remaining dirt to put all over the back yard, where the grass is not good. I guess he's going to re-seed and basically start over and try to get the grass looking as good as the front and side yards. It's going to be a fun day, we have a LOT of dirt to move!
These are pictures from his work party - we found the exact same tie he was wearing in the picture and hung it up: My dad has been saying for years, "when I retire, I'm never wearing a tie again." Therefore it was only fitting for us to have a tie-themed party. The invitations had ties on them, we decorated with ties and many of guests showed up wearing ties (as a joke, of course). My dad's favorite part, though, was having each guest at the party cut a tie in half! He was adamant - you weren't allowed to leave unless you cut a tie. Funny stuff.
Throwing all the cut ties in the air!I wish I was on the verge of retirement. Guess I have 28 1/2 more years of work to go. And I'm already on my 3rd job, so I guess I won't be accomplishing the 35 years at one place thing. Ah well...
(notice the ties hanging in the background):