Him welding the trailer.
His dog Suey. She is so pretty and the best to snuggle, look at all of that fluff!
This is the headboard he made me. I love love love it. It is way more filled now and will continue to be as time goes on.
In the summer of 2006 my dad went on a motorcycle ride for his birthday. All of a sudden a huge storm swept across our area without much warning. My father got caught in it and tried to get home but as he turned a corner a tree fell, swung and knocked him totally off his bike. The only reason he survived was because he was wearing a full face helmet, a jacket with a built in chest protector and thick leather chaps. His whole upper body was crushed and had to be rebuilt. The hospital told us they had never seen arms broken that badly but the doctors did some gnarly surgeries on not only his arms but a deep cut on one thigh, his tear duct and his shoulders. I am so proud of him for fighting through it all and now being able to do something like work on a race car. Most things take him longer and he has to figure out ways to do things differentially than he used to (he couldn't turn a door knob so he had to get special ones) but he makes the best of every thing and has never stopped creating awesome things and working as hard as he can.
(He had me sneak and take these pictures on my phone, the nurses yelled at me but he wanted them for later to look back on. I agree with him.)
I couldn't ask for a better father. He has lived through so much and I am so proud of him every day.
In a few weeks my Mom is coming down for a baby shower and to be awesome like she always is. I'll do a big why my Mom is awesome post then for sure. Parents are the best I hope everyone goes and hugs their Dads and Moms today!