Fourth of July 2009 was spent in Philadelphia. A group of us decided to celebrate our independence and great country with the Founding Fathers. The weekend was filled with tours of the city and historical sites, food tours (we ate a lot!), singing patriotic songs, fake tattoos, endless game of "Would You Rather...?", watching "17 Again" (two times in a row) in our hotel room, and quality time with the girls I love the most!
Preferred photo pose in front of Independence Hall
Monday, June 20, 2011
I am so proud of my dad and his positive outlook on life. Over the last few years he has endured some pretty hard health challenges and has never once complained or given up. He has remained optimistic and always strived for the best outcomes. He battled diabetes for years, went to dialysis for over a year, lost the majority of his eyesight, had gastric bypass, suffered an extremely painful back infection and had a kidney transplant. And through it all he remained his same crazy, silly, fun-loving self. Thank you, Dad, for being such a great example of faith and patience. I love you!
To celebrate one year with his new kidney my dad and Uncle Chris participated in a sprint triathlon.
400 meter swim
11.5 mile bike (on a tandem bike)
3 mile run
They are both such great examples to me. Happy Father's Day and Happy 60th Birthday!