golden buckeye

In Ohio, when you turn 60, you’re qualified for the Golden Buckeye Card.  This entitles you to discounts at certain merchants around Ohio.  At age 60, you’re also eligible for discounts at Kohls, on Tuesdays.  Some might be scared to hit this landmark birthday, but I say, hit me up with the discounts!!!

Although hard to believe, my parents both hit their Golden birthdays this year.  I do not think they look 60!

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Time to get the hanky out, Dad!

Today is my dad’s birthday, and I wanted to share some photos + memories.  Dad’s are the best at knowing just how to embarrass their daughters.  Right dad?  But they’re also the best at giving advice and being there at the drop of a hat.


My dad has always been a letter writer, and an email chain letter forwarder.

Whenever I was having a hard time with something, whether it was school, work, or sports, my dad would always write a letter, seal it in an envelope and send it my way.  Even in college + my most recent trip home, the letter writing continues.

Sometimes I got letters after making a bad or tough decision.  Sometimes I got letters of support and fatherly love.  Sometimes I got motivational letters.  Sometimes, they were just to say how proud he was of me.


The letters are always welcomed + appreciated. 


I feel so lucky to have been walked down the aisle by my dad, and handed over to the huz.  My dad never gave me a hard time about dating, which was so nice.  He trusted me!  And he trusts + loves Chris.  Although, that may only be because Chris is an avid golfer, just like my dad. ;)


One of my favorite wedding shots, was dad tripping over my dress.  He managed not to fall, and didn’t rip my dress!


This photo reminds me of our “daddy daughter date nights.”  It was a school function, where girls + their dads would get dressed up, eat + then go dancing.


My dad and I have SO much in common.  One commonality being our love for cooking!  He’s also one of my biggest blog supporters, along with my mom. :) 

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Remember my luxurious dinner party?  Dad’s outfit was priceless.  You can also catch him in this getup a few times a year golfing. 

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So, I just wanted to give a BIG birthday shout out to my dad!!!  Happppppppppy BIRTHDAY!!!  Love you so much!!  Here’s to many more healthy + happy years!!!  Can’t wait to see you in a little over a month!

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