Happy Birthday Boppa!
My dad happens to be a Valentine’s baby so today we celebrated his birthday with lunch at Valentino’s and then just spending the day hanging out with Nana and Boppa at their house. For his birthday this year we got him tickets to a woodworkers convention in Kansas City and a hotel room there. For those of you who don’t know my dad is an incredible woodworker – he was even featured in a woodworking magazine recently for some of his ideas. He has built everything from play cars and toys for the kids up to a playhouse and a tree fort. Here are just a few of the things that he’s built.
My dad has an awesome workshop that takes up about half of their basement. It is one of my favorite places to be – and anytime I am having a rough day/week it’s the first place I want to run to.
I have learned so much from my dad – he is the one who has taught me about hard work, honesty, Faith, the value of friendship and family and the beauty of living simply. I could never put a price on the lessons I have learned in this work shop and the memories that were created there. I have an incredible amount of respect for my dad and the kind of life he lives and the person that he is. I strive to be more and more like him every day and I hope that someday I grow up to be just like him. 🙂 I love you dad and I hope that you had a wonderful birthday and that you and mom have a great time this weekend.