Our Dollars For You

DSC00513As I mentioned in this post, today marks the one year anniversary of my dad passing. A year ago, he was hanging out at Reverend Jim's Dam Pub & hung this dollar on the wall. The wall was filled with dollars & he finally put his. He went behind the bar, grabbed his own tacks & hung it front & center. That night, he passed away in a motorcycle accident. It was a day that shook our world as a family. It was so unexpected. We held the "after party" at the pub & found out about this special dollar he left behind just a few days before. We decided we wanted our dollars right next to his. As a family, we pulled out all our dollar bills & wrote messages to my daddy. DSC00504
There's his dollar! It's like he knew we'd be there a few days later. :)
Hanging up our dollars next to his. DSC00521DSC00526DSC00525DSC00528DSC00530DSC00532DSC00531DSC00534DSC00535 
A few months later the pub got a Harley shirt with my dad's name on it that he had ordered in the mail. They hung all our dollars, his dollar & his shirt in a shadow box that now hangs at the restaurant. Father, you are not forgotten. We love you & miss you so very much. post signature

A Year Ago Today

Is it weird that I'm posting about the 'after party' of my dad's funeral? Maybe. Maybe not. To me, it's not weird. It was this beautiful time of remembering & celebrating his life. There's things we do, ways we celebrate, that seem so 'daddy' to me. Anytime BBQ, music, a bon-fire or some form of outdoors is involved, it feels right. It feels like he's there. The 'party' we had after his funeral at Reverend Jim's Dam Pub, felt right, it was him. It was so him, I think we all kept looking back, expecting him to be there, or doing double takes at guys with similar builds. DSC00459
DSC00466Guys, I wish I had more photos. I wish I had photos filled with all the people there that loved him. I wish I had photos of everything but you know, it's a funeral, and that's not really what you're thinking about. Today marks the one year anniversary of my dad's passing. We spent some time today spreading his ashes into the lake. It was hard. We miss him dearly. But it was good to remember him all together & be together. Thankful for that. DSC00474DSC00476DSC00481DSC00484DSC00486DSC00492DSC00494DSC00503DSC00496
We love you daddy!


Time to Put Away the Halloween Decorations

I actually put it all away last Monday but I'm just getting to post this today. :) Ah, life. So it goes. I loved Halloween this year. I have tons more posts for you on the subject, all in November, as the Mosby's in China usually goes. But today, I wanted to show you all our little Halloween house decortations. Did you decorate? If so, I want to see your decorations, leave your link in the comments below! Our Halloween decorations this year consisted of Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby 50% off & Target Dollar Aisle (Sorry, it's now the $1 & $3 aisle-Have you seen this?) decorations. Cheap decorations that are cute & festive! LOVE it. Here you go friends, a gajillion pictures of our Halloween decorations from this year. :) Enjoy!DSC_0484
Jars with battery operated lights: Target Aisle $3 // Glitter branches: Target Aisle $3DSC_0486
Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin $3 then I spray painted it from the top with silver spray paint & let it run down. // Battery operated glitter tea lights: Target Aisle $1 for 2 DSC_0469
Crazy obsessed with the lights on the window (I'm leaving them up!). They're battery operated, so you don't have to plug them in & can use them for decorating anywhere. Target Aisle $3 a strand. DSC_0473

Cans & Cut out Jars: Target Dollar Aisle $1DSC_0480
Doilies: Target Aisle 2 for $1 DSC_0489
Curtains that are actually table cloths $10 at Ross DSC_0507
Cute signs (I'm sure you've seen them.): Target Aisle $1
Coffin Hang: Hobby Lobby $5
Bunting: Target Aisle $1 for the 2 black ones & $3 for the burlap PRICELESS for the precious diggity dog & messy couch cover

That's all! Some glimpses of our little apartment decorated for Halloween. :) Now, let me see your decorations! Are you decorating for fall? I want to! There was some great fall deco stuff at the places I listed above but since Halloween I've seen barely anything, it's all Christmas decorations now. :( Next year, I'll buy both Halloween & fall decorations before Halloween. Just a little tip for ya! :) Muah! XO
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