Monday, July 21, 2014


Father's day contest


So on a whim I got an email about entering this fathers day contest.  You just had to write under 500 words about your dad.  I just randomly started writing about what the kiddos said about Dave, their dad and low and behold we won.  Can I tell you ...we have never won a thing in our lives. This was awesome. Dave knew nothing about it and was totally surprised to find out we won the contest.


 This is what the kids and I sent in...
My dad is awesome because he loves his kids unconditionally
My dad is cool because he is on fire for the Lord
My dad is a hero because he is a police chief and helps people
He stands by us and protects us
My dad has so much honor and strength
I want to be like him some day
My dad is fabulous because he wrestles with us
He patiently teaches us
My dad gently corrects and speaks truth
My dad shows grace and love
My dad takes brokenness and embraces it
You have shown us how to have compassion and courage
My dad’s heart is full of hope and faith.
My Dad beat stage 4 cancer  through his faith in God
                                     We are so thankful to the Lord for my dad's life
We as a family chose not to waste his cancer
we chose joy because
                                                                         Love Wins

this is what we won
a 2 night stay at the American Club in Kohler, a round of golf for 2 with a cart at Whistling Straits, a bottle of Johnny Walker, 4 fresh cut New York Strip steaks...AND a Weber grill!
Thank you so much Woodlake Market you rock!