Friday, October 17, 2008

Kind and Generous....

I'm a rotten no good daughter. I have been back from my trip to Virginia for three weeks and it has taken me that long to write this post about my wonderful parents. El Jefe and I enjoyed a week long vaycay with no kids thanks to my Mom and Dad who were happy and willing to stay at my house and watch the kids. Now some of you might be thinking big deal my parents have done that too. I know big deal but, while you were gone did the dishwasher and computer stop working and did your water softener flood the laundry room all in the same day?

When my Dad called and told me about my house falling apart around them he said, "After the laundry room flooded your Mom and I thought about packing our bags and going home." I wouldn't of blamed them if they had. Thankfully they stayed and here is the kicker my Dad painted my house while we were gone. Yes, you heard me right he PAINTED MY HOUSE.

Last spring we put some rock on our house and it looked great but it was evident that to complete the look we were going to have to paint the house because the icky blue just wouldn't do. Well, with El Jefe running four Hotels this past summer instead of his usual two he just didn't have the time to paint. Weeks before we had to leave I told that darling man of mine that we had better paint the house before we leave because you know my Dad will do it while we're gone. El Jefe said, " Your Dad already called and told me that we had better buy some paint because he wants to paint the house." All righty then I'm not going to argue with that.

My Mom cooked and cleaned all week. RadChad said that he is going to miss Grandma because she cooks dinner EVERY NIGHT, as if to say that I don't? The last time I checked Tombstone pizza's still need to be cooked in an oven.
We came home to a clean and beautiful newly painted house. It doesn't get much better than that.
Just in case there are any doubts that my Dad is the Greatest. He just so happens to be on my roof right now fixing a leak as I am writing this post. I am truly blessed to have been born to goodly parents. I love you Mom and Dad (((HUGS)))
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15 comments:

devri said...

Just sittin' here bored with my 7 kids running around me, found you, and your new blog, and I likey!!! I am gonna have to blog stalk ya if that is ok!!!

devri said...

ps, I know this is lamo, but how in the world did you get a gif image on your profile, I have been trying for awhile now, with no luck....

Klin said...

Your house looks so good.

You truly have been born of goodly parents. I was convinced of that when I met you and your sista.

My mom came and cooked and weeded while I went to Lauren's wedding. She is an awesome mom. She worked hard on my yard. Harder than I do.

BadAti2d said...

Does it really need to be "cooked", or just warmed?

b. said...

You really are soooo lucky! But I love that you totally know it and are so thankful!!
Your parents are blessed to have you as well.

And your house looks FANTASTIC!

Heffalump said...

Your parents are AWESOME! Do they want to adopt me? I can get my Mom to watch the kids overnight once about every ten years, for ONE night only, and if I stay in the same town. There is no way D and I will ever get to take a week's vacation together like that, so you are lucky just right there!
The paint job looks great, and all I can say is you had better take good care of them when they get old!

Annie said...

Dad's never painted my house! No fair! Well... the outside of the house.

Lisa said...

Wow! The house looks fantastic! And your parents?! Awesome!!!

Physcokity said...

That's a lot to be thankful for! Nice paint job :D

SoDak Angel said...

Yeah...you do have greatest parents!

No Cool Story said...

Your parents rocks!
It looks great, I love the colors and the rock :)
Swwweeeet.

TheFashionista said...

Your house looks awesome! Dad said he wanted to start a business that included babysitting and housepainting. Then he asked me when I wanted him to come out to do it to my house. I'm thinking about taking him up on it.

Anonymous said...

Your house looks so cool ! How can I get your parents to come out to chicago to paint my house, while I and my Michelle take a little trip to Washington DC to pick out colors for our new house. Someone painted the whole thing white. We think maybe a pink with yellow trim would be more culturally neutral. We have two beautiful little girls that they can babysit too.
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Tori :) said...

AWE.SOME.

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

In my neighborhood you have to beg the HOA committee to allow you to paint your house. Yes. Even after the Hurricane they made people jump through flaming hoops to get permission to freakin re-roof their houses and fix the fences that Ike damaged.

We're rebels. We patched up our roof without worshipping the omnipotent HOA people. We're probably going to get sued but that's cheaper than having to repair a wet house.