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postheadericon Butterfly Kisses for Dad on Father’s Day

Sunday Selections is a bit different today as I honor my Dad, my father-in-law Tony, and all the other fathers, stepdads, grampas, uncles, brothers and good men out there. Thank you for everything you’ve done and for being there all our lives.

This song called Butterfly Kisses makes me cry every time I hear it, but it fits how I feel and how I grew up. It’s such a beautiful tribute from a Daddy to his daughter. As a Daddy’s girl, I get it. So Happy Father’s Day.

Julie and Bill Dancing to Butterfly Kisses Red Barn Blue Skies

Butterfly Kisses

There’s two things I know for sure.
She was sent here from heaven,
and she’s daddy’s little girl.
As I drop to my knees by her bed at night,
she talks to Jesus, and I close my eyes.
And I thank God for all of the joy in
my life, But most of all, for…

Butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer.
Stickin’ little white flowers all up in her hair.
“Walk beside the pony daddy,
it’s my first ride.”
“I know the cake looks funny,
daddy, but I sure tried.”
Oh, with all that I’ve done wrong,
I must have done something right
To deserve a hug every morning,
And butterfly kisses at night.

Sweet sixteen today,
She’s looking like her momma
a little more everyday.
One part woman, the other part girl.
To perfume and makeup,
form ribbons and curls.
Trying her wings out
in a great big world. But I remember…

Butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer.
Stickin’ little white flowers all up in her hair.
“You know how much I love you daddy,
But if you don’t mind,
I’m only going to kiss you on
the cheek this time.”
With all that I’ve done wrong
I must have done something right.
To deserve her love every morning,
And butterfly kisses at night.

All the precious time
Like the wind, the years go by
Precious butterfly
Spread your wings and fly

She’ll change her name today.
She’ll make a promise,
and I’ll give her away.
Standing in the bride room
just staring at her,
she asked me what I’m thinking,
and I said “I’m not sure,
I just feel like I’m losing my baby girl.”
Then she leaned over….and gave me….

Butterfly kisses, with her mama there
Sticking little flowers all up in her hair
“Walk me down the aisle, daddy,
it’s just about time.”
“Does my wedding gown look pretty, daddy?”
“Daddy, don’t cry.”
With all that I’ve done wrong,
I must have done something right
To deserve her love every morning,
And butterfly kisses
I couldn’t ask God for more, man, this is what love is
I know I’ve gotta let her go, but I’ll always remember
Every hug in the morning, and butterfly kisses…

~ song by Bob Carlisle & Randy Thomas

And just in case you don’t think fathers and sons have beautiful relationships too, here’s the hubby and his Dad on our wedding day. Happy Father’s Day Tony! We love you to the moon and back. A big thank you from me for raising such a wonderful man.

butterfly kisses

postheadericon Happy Father’s Day!

I’d like to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all the men who take care of their loved ones.

Happy Father’s Day

to all of the Dads out there including
my own dear Daddy!
Happy Father's Day at Red Barn Blue Skies
Pops and Pete

postheadericon Cowboy Up!

We had a fun time out at the ranch today.  After having a lively breakfast, horseback riding was the scheduled event.  The star of course was Rowan!

Our favorite little nephew dude dragged his parents and his Grandma up to visit Aunty Julie, Uncle Mike and Papa Bill.  He was sporting his brand new cowboy boots and told them he just had to go on the long drive to see us.  We weren’t fooled though, he really came to see the horses, the chickens and Adolph the dog!  We’re all aware of our place in line 🙂  I think the tractor we call “Greenie” has also moved ahead of us..

Rowan was all dressed up for the occasion
-Uncle Mike, not so much


Rowan on Hailey, Uncle Mike on Ace


“Tickle, tickle Hailey!”


Rowan showing Papa Bill how to drive “Greenie”


He’s a natural farmer!

It was a fun way to spend a sunny morning with loved ones who don’t live close enough to see as much as we’d like.  We’re already looking forward to Ro’s next foray into cowboying.  Look out Hailey!

postheadericon Christmas Shopping in July

I am one of those people who like to have their Christmas shopping done by, oh say Halloween?  I hate the last minute rushing during the holidays.  It drives me nuts.  I want to be able to enjoy myself (and let’s be honest, buy things for myself since I’m not having to shop for others at this time of year…)  Hello sales!

So I have been spending a lot of time shopping creatively online lately.  Being home with Mom makes it hard for me to run around and find the things that I want for my family and friends.

Today I’m looking at knives on a neat site I just found called The Knife Depot.  Mr. MoonCat and Dad are both most likely going to end up with something sharp and pointy in their stockings.  ~ Good thing neither of them pays much attention to what I write on a daily basis.  If you are on here today, you’re getting sticks…sharp and pointy sticks..

For Mr. MoonCat, I’m looking at a folding knife like this one:
Pops is probably going to get a pocket knife similar to the one below:
Mrs. MoonCat is most likely going to get this beauty:
The handle is made of 100% post consumer “Paperstone”.  Practical and pretty – I must have it. 🙂  See how easy it is to get off track when shopping for gifts for others.  But in my defense…today’s my birthday.  So look to the right to see what I’m getting myself…..he he
 A little vocabulary lesson ~ I do enjoy words after all:
  • knives is the plural of knife
  • knifes is the act of stabbing or knifing someone
Just so you know….

postheadericon I’m a Member of the Country Club

My friends sometimes forget that I grew up on a ranch and that I was raised listening to Country Music.  I’m talking about the likes of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon & Willie, and other legends.  My parents like to forget that I have also always been a rocker at heart as I was also a major fan of  KISS, AC/DC, Metallica, and many others that annoyed Mom & Dad.  I still go to rock concerts (allbeit old bands that are from the 70s & 80s) whenever I get the chance – and especially if the tickets are free or really, really cheap..

Travis Tritt is one of those artists who is the best of both worlds to me.  He is a Country Music star who knows how to rock!  I have been a fan of his since the late 80s when I first saw him in concert.  I thought he was a real cutie (a short one, but a cutie!).   He had lots of great music videos that told wonderful stories that really stuck with you.  My #1 song on my list below has a heart-wrenching video that I always envision when I hear the beautiful song.

The reason I’m going on about Mr. Travis Tritt is that we got to go see him in concert this past Friday night.  I received four free tickets from the local casino where he was playing.  I went with Hubby, Dad & a family friend.  The Ant stayed with Mom for the evening so we could have a great night out (love ya lots Auntie!).

We had such a nice time!  The music was fantastic.  They played for just over two hours straight.  I think one of our favorite parts was when the band took a break and Travis stayed out “unplugged” and sang by himself while playing his guitar.  He was solo for about 20 minutes or so and it was awesome.

I was laughing at Dad because he never remembers who sings what songs on the radio.  I kept telling him he’d probably recognize most of the tunes and he didn’t believe me (or anyone else who told him the same thing).  When we were eating dinner after the concert he told us he was amazed that he knew most of the songs!  He really enjoyed himself and so did we.  It was wonderful for Mr. MoonCat and I to have an evening out of the house.

(My) Top Ten Travis Tritt Tunes

10.   Here’s A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)
09.   Country Club
08.   Help Me Hold On
07.   Anymore
06.   Ten Feet Tall & Bulletproof
05.   T-R-O-U-B-L-E
04.   Take It Easy

03.   Foolish Pride
02.   I’m Gonna Be Somebody
01.  Tell Me I Was Dreaming

Still A Cutie!!!
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