This weekend my Mom and I took the kids to meet up with Pat and my Dad on the 18th hole!!
They were playing in a golf scramble that my Dad puts together every year!! He picks a day and then invites all the guys who wrestled for him when he was the head wrestling coach at Muhlenberg College.
It is a day of fun on the course, followed by a visit to what I like to refer to as “The 19th Hole” for drinks, dinner, and lots of walks down memory lane……which usually means lots of laughs!
My Dad had asked me to come out and take some group shots and of course, I was more than happpy to oblige:)
Just as we were walking onto the course, my Dad was making his way down the path to the green. I made my Mom jump in the cart with him so I could get a picture of the two of them together. I love this picture of them! Anyone care to take a guess where I might have found my love of big chunky jewelry? Yes….. My Mom taught both my sister and I that the accessories make the outfit. Her favorite things to shop for are shoes, jewelry, and handbags. BTW, Pat thanks her (insert sarcastic tone) every chance he gets on that one…… just kidding:)
I need to get pictures of my parents more often….. we see them all the time because they are always here helping us out, so I have no excuses. We would be lost without my them….. we are thankful that they live so close and that they are always willing to help out with the kids when we ask. I try not to take them for granted and really do appreciate all that they have done and continue to do.
Here is my Dad….often refered to as “Coachie” around here. He does not go by Grandpa, Poppy, Poppop, or Pops…. He is called “Coachie” by all of his Grandkids. It started with Nick and the name just stuck!!
As you can tell from this photo, “Coachie” is in terrific shape!! He is the only 66 year old guy I know that works out with weights and runs three miles every day…..and I mean every single day!!!
As part of his workout routine, he does “handstand push ups” You have to see it to believe it, but he does them in the middle of the floor, not resting up against the wall. It takes considerable strength and balance. He has done this as long as I can remember. I always loved to be in the wrestling room when he was working out with someone for the first time. The look on their face when he would do them was priceless.
Not too long after my Dad arrived on the green, we saw Pat’s cart coming down the hill. Sarah got so excited when she saw him and the second that cart came to a stop, she lept in to sit with her Daddy:) I have a feeling this photo will end up in a frame on Daddy’s desk at work……. If you cannot tell, Miss Sarah is a total Daddy’s girl!!
Once the guys hit the green to “sink their putts” Eddie, Nick and Sarah took control of the cart! I was a little concerned that I was going to turn around and see them driving wrecklessly down the path, but everyone behaved…..and only pretended to drive….much to their dismay.
When the last foursome finished, I took a few group shots as promised. Once I was done with the pictures, Pat and my Dad took the kids for a short ride and then drove them back to the little club house.
My Mom and I walked back and met up with everyone so we could have dinner!! It was the perfect way to end such a fun family day.