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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Garrett's New Boat:

Yesterday, we were blessed by an unexpected visit from my step-daughter Cheri and her family.  They stopped by my MIL Darlene's, where we visited and then went out for pizza. 

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Gage inquires of Ginni's health.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Grandpa Cary makes an announcement.  He said, "Garrett, my boat has been sitting behind the garage for quite awhile. Would you like to have it?"

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Garrett listens intently to this surprising turn of conversation.  He says, "Sure!"

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Grandpa Cary mentions that the interior needs a bit of work, but the rest of it is in great shape.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

"That's okay, Grandpa, I'll fix it up." says Garrett.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Gage is thrilled about this new boat idea.  Cheri and Scott are biting their tongues.  I'm not quite sure that thrilled was what they were feeling.  But, they are nice folks who go with the flow.  They will help Garrett make his dream boat a reality.  (In truth, this was just a random shot that caught them off guard, but it fits with the story, so I'm using literary license and my imagination.)

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Gage and Garrett hop into Grandma Darlene's golf cart and head next door to check out the boat.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Gage dreams of next summer, when he'll be riding along out on the lake in his brother's new boat.  His dad said, "Be careful, Gage, don't sit on a nail."

We can't wait to see how the inside of this cool boat turns out.  
Isn't this kid cute?

The End.

Scott, Cheri, Cary and Darlene

Scott, Cheri, Darlene, Me and Ginni

Thanks for the pizza, Grandma Darlene!

Thanks for the boat, you guys!
Thanks for taking the boat, you guys.

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Arkansas Patti said...

Wow, what a great gift and a guaranteed way to make a young man happy.
That almost ranks up there with a car.

Little Nell said...

I do like a happy ending!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Awesome...a 'new' boat...and a project that'll keep him busy and out of harms way [if he's like a teenager, you know]...this is a perfect gift and generous gesture.

Love your photos. And, secretly, I must say, I love your jean pedal-pushers. Do they call 'em pedal-pushers any more? Well, you understand. Love all the smiles!!!

Happy Friday to you.


Kim, USA said...

Hi Kathy! For Garrett this ownership and responsibility is awesome and cool just how I could tell that stolen shot from their dad and mom, it made me laugh!! While Gage has the best smile ever! ^_^ I have to read again your post to know who is Garrett since the last photo he looks like your carbon copy in male form hahaha. Just look how both of you smile ain't that something? Okie dokie happy weekend!!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thanks, ladies, I thought that was so nice of Cary, and it made Garrett so happy. Cheri and Scott were happy for Garrett also, even though I didn't have a picture of that ... I hope they don't get too made a me for posting the one I did, but I though it was too funny not to!

Kim, do you think so about our looking alike? It is funny, because when I'm donwtown with Kylie everybody says we look alike. I say, I wish!

Anonymous said...

It is miracle, am really exited!! Pictures is too pretty.keep up the good work.

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