A daddy kid's day to remember!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mortgage and Lending with Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 NMLS ID# 158606

Wow...had the greatest Daddy kid day ever!!!  Very simple, but totally what the Bettag family and the rest of America seems to be missing nowadays.  Today the entire family went to church first thing in the am.  Thereafter, I gave mom the morning off.  She went out to eat by herself and we had a quick breakfast.  I had my 9 year old babysit the 7, 5, 3, and 1 year old while I had a business call.  He watched them in the house while I had my business call on my cellphone in the driveway.

AFTERWORDS, I took the 9, 7, 5 and 3 year old on a bike ride.  We rode our bikes 15 miles round trip today.  We went from rural Saint Charles to downtown Saint Charles.  My 5 year old rode her bike in the heat all 15 miles.  We stopped at Dairy Queen after 8 miles.  There were Mr. Misty Freezes.  Shakes, Ice Cream Cones and Blizzards. 

My kids were on fumes after all was said and done.  But they loved it.  Next time we're going to go to mass during a weekday and thereafter do the 15 mile bike ride and go out for breakfast.  They can't wait.

We came home and I cooked 2 beer can chickens, had caprese tomatoes and fresh corn on the cob.  Finally we had family night watching a favorite Walt Disney movie for the family and kids.  Let's just say that I'm still their hero....

We can't wait for next weekend.  Should be a great campout in the backyard in a tent....Lot's of fun in store for the Bettag kids.

I think of John Denver's "Thank God I'm a Country Boy...."  The phrase is "A simple kinda life never did me no harm...."  Isn't the simple life where the pure joy is.  Lots of tightening on the bonds of the family. 

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Sheila Reeves
Allen Tate Realtors - Greenville, SC

Larry:

Sounds like you had a great family day; good for you.  Your children will never forget those times. Mine still remember the good times and some of the not so good, to this day.  It is nice to hear them reminisce about their younger days now.

Aug 17, 2008 01:46 PM #1
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LaShawn Norden
Keller Williams Heritage Realty - Longwood, FL
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Sounds like everyone had tons of fun! By the way, what's a beer can chicken? Sounds yummy!

Aug 17, 2008 01:47 PM #2
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
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Larry, Great day!  Sounds like time well spent!

Aug 17, 2008 01:56 PM #3
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Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
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Shelia...I loved the times my dad spent with me.  You forget the toys, but never the times.

LaShawn....whole chicken cooked on the grill, but there's a beer can shoved up the butt....makes is crispy on the outside, but incredibly juicy on the inside.  Nothing short of insane!

Tony & Darcy....Very well spent...indeed.

Aug 17, 2008 02:32 PM #4
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Anthony Lauria
B/P Services Group, Inc - Boynton Beach, FL
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Larry,

 

I read your blog and was touched.  These are times we remember and what counts in life.  It's not getting that big deal or landing a great sale.  It's not worrying about what people think of you or how you rate against others.  The real joy...the real happiness is family and the good times we share together.  Our time here on Earth is very short.  G-d bless you and your family.

 

Anthony

Aug 17, 2008 02:34 PM #5
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William Feela
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Glad to hear you took time out for the kids...really important.  Don't forget the Wife!!!

Aug 17, 2008 03:00 PM #6
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Vicki Pedersen
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Larry,   I enjoyed reading about your activities with your family.  There is NOTHING more important than family.  It's wonderful that you are enjoying your children while they are young.  They won't be for long. 

Aug 17, 2008 03:17 PM #7
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Anthony - - Thanks...our family is quite blessed...thanks again

William....I know...I need to drip on my wife.  She had a nice day off...that was a little treat, but it wasn't a true one on one.

Vicki....you never do get it back do you.  I love living in the moment.

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