Thursday, January 31, 2013

50 50!

Today is my Dad's 50th Birthday!!!

Everyone wish him a wonderful Birthday!!

This past weekend we celebrated while he was in town. We had a great day.
This year I decided to go with a meaningful, sentimental gift since this was a big deal birthday.

I finally came up with an idea to make a box and include 50 different items or pictures from his 50 years of life and I came up with this:

I included 49 different pictures of different memories that I had with my Dad. I also included some older pictures from when he was little. For the last item I wrote a letter that included some other memories that I did not have pictures of.

Some of these older pictures he did not even know that I had. Going back looking through all of his old pictures I realized Dylan is a spitting image of my Dad. Like they could pass for twins. 
This picture is poor quality since it's from 1967 and a picture of a picture, but you can still get the idea.

I mean the look on his face is JUST like Dylan. It is just so freaky how identical they look.

Okay, back on track here. (But really, I can not get over how much they look alike.)
One of my all time-hands down favorite pictures is of our father daughter dance at my wedding.

He absolutely loved the box of pictures. I knew he would like it, but I did not expect any kind of reaction that I got. I brought on the waterworks. I do not think I have ever seen my Dad cry. At least I can not remember anyway. We both were crying. It was a great moment. One I will remember forever.

We celebrated later that evening with dinner and cake, of course.

I wanted this birthday to be extra extra special. And I think it will be a moment that he too will never forget.

Happy Happy Birthday Dad!

Wish I could be with you on your actual birthday to celebrate!
 Have a wonderful day.
 I love you and here is to 50 more years!!!

Brista Barrington

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