Pictures with my Dad

Not sure how old I was here (maybe 2?) at Lake Brownwood TX. My Dad always seemed happiest at a beach. Don’t ask me whose boat that is because we didn’t own one and I have NO idea who we were there with (probably family reunion).

This was outside my grandparents trailer in Lubbock TX. Why I always stripped my dolls naked I have no idea! You can see the door of our 1975 Buick we had back then too.

Me with the silly grin and it always made my Dad smile! This was outside our home back then in Houston. I recognize the bricks (I have driven by the house recently and it’s still there and still the same).

At my great great great aunts house in Brownwood TX when I was between 8-10 years old. We are seated next to his parents but this post is about me and my Dad.

I was 14 here in Lubbock with my Dad. We were at some animal farm. I can’t think of the name of the critters! They burrough in sand and pop out to look around and I actually got to feed them as they would come right up to you.

My Dad gave me away when I got married both times but this was at my first wedding which most likely cost him WAY too much but he did whatever his wife and only child asked for (please note I did not ask for an expensive wedding – that was my mother). My 2nd wedding cost $400 only and was just as nice and I am lucky my Dad was there then too.

My Dad and I in Key West Florida. We had driven from Naples all the way down and stayed on the beach. I loved it there and will always have good memories with my Dad there. My mother was there too but I only have a photo there with my Dad.

These are just a few photos of me with my Dad. I was a total Daddy’s girl, can you tell? Well, I still am!

Family

Okay, I am not really looking forward to spending the afternoon with my family. I will deal with it though like I deal with everything else, I will bring out my fake happy self. 😛

Here’s the issue of the day: My ex husband is mad at me for not letting my son go with him to his grandparents for Thanksgiving. I’m the bad guy here in his opinion for some reason. Let me explain my reasons why I’m not letting him go and I would like to see what you guys think.

1. He doesn’t pay child support and therefore by law is not allowed to renew his drivers license or get license plates for his car. He is driving with an expired license and has paper tags on his vehicle which a buddy of his hooked him up with. Is that even legal? If he got pulled over, he would probably be taken in and what would happen to my son?

2. He has been in multiple accidents, one of which he was going so fast, he hydroplaned off the freeway and almost died as his tow truck going over the top of a hill. That was actually when my son was 2. When he was life-flighted to the hospital, his then-girlfriend went to meet him there and called me because when he woke up, the first thing he asked her was, “Where’s Julie?” Sorry dude, I’m not taking our 2 year old to the hospital to see you when the doctor said you’ll be fine. I did call up there, I just wasn’t going.

3. His grandparents live in another city about an hour away from here. I asked my ex’s step mother (technically it’s her family, not my ex’s) if she would take my son with her and her 2 adult children to the dinner today. She said she wouldn’t mind having him there but his father would have to take him. Gee thanks. Maybe she doesn’t know that her step son is driving illegally?

4. We are going to my cousins and my son has met the adults (my 2nd cousins) at my fathers memorial service in May but not their kids which are around his age and are his 3rd cousins. Okay, I could be wrong about 2nd and 3rd stuff. It’s my moms 1st cousin. Her 4 children are my moms 2nd cousins and then their children would be 3rd. I think. Whatever. Anyway, he hasn’t met them and I think he should. Plus they live in other cities in Texas (Austin an Dallas) so it’s not like he will see them all the time! Plus it’s only a couple of hours. We won’t die spending time with family for that long. I promise!

My son is not upset about not going with his father and not too upset about going to the cousins. What he got upset about was dressing in nice clothes! 😂

This should be an interesting day. Hugs 🤗