This is a day for celebrating! My wonderful Daddy is 57 years old today. I'm such a Daddy's girl so today is a BIG day for me. My mom is working nights so tonight I'm going to his house and make him dinner. He doesn't really have a favorite meal, he has favorites that people make but I've never really been his favorite cook so tonight I'm making what I wanna make! I hope he likes it. What's not to like? It's chicken cordon bleu casserole. Easy! Cheesy! Yummy! We had cake and ice cream last night and he really shouldn't have too many sweets so I'm debating on a cake tonight. His favorite cake is chocolate (like father like daughter!) but Casey made him a chocolate cake last night. I could make anything really. He is diabetic but he just loves the sweets. In our office we made cookies for all our closings. To get from his office to the bathroom you had to pass by the kitchen area where we baked the cookies. Almost daily you would see him leave the bathroom and head back to his office wiping his hands with the paper towel. Nothing unusual until you went to his office and realized he would use the paper towel to mask the cookie he was trying to hide. My daddy has massive hands, so big in fact that he could literally be carrying a cookie in his hand and you would never see it. I call his hands his paws. So I started the practice of asking if he "pawed one of my cookies" every time he passed by them. I have to admit, although I've heard his jokes a million times, he is still one of the funniest people I know. I could sit and listen to him talk for hours. (Which is probably a good thing cause he will sit and talk for hours!) I love you Daddy! I'm so thankful for the 34 years I've had with you and look forward to as many more as the good lord will allow. Happy Birthday!
My favorite Big Johnisms
1. They call me Big John, I don't know why
3. Take a shower with Pap-Paw
4. Let's go bye bye
5. You're burning daylight
6. Making memories
7. I just wanted to make sure you were awake
8. Your Momma is maaadddd at me.......
I just asked Christian what's one of his favorite things about Pap-Paw and he said
1. He's really nice and
2. I'm glad he taught you how to pop people's toes (typical Gullett tortue that my boy finds cool!)