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Boo, y’all!

Well, you see, its summer vacation. And Dylan has all this time on her hands.

Well she fancies herself as good with electronics. She likes to be creative. And she has a lot to say. So she decides she is going to START HER VERY OWN YOUTUBE CHANNEL!

Ahh, ahh, ahh!!

She has it all planned out. And, are you ready for this, the name of her YouTube channel was going to be moonshine189.



So after consideration of a clever way why SHE CAN’T HAVE THAT YOUTUBE NAME (!!!)…(deep breath) I googled ‘moonshine189’ on YouTube to show her the company she might be attracting with that name…..

Ok, well the little girl saw my point.

She came up to me the next day and told me she decided on ‘Beach Girl’ for a handle on YouTube (where does she get these names?)

But after searching on YouTube for beach girl herself she decided that might not be appropriate for a girl her age either…..

I promise you I am not this bad of a dad that she comes up with these names!

So I showed her my YouTube channel, mrbrew, (ohhh now I get it!). And then I showed her how many videos I had of her and our family in there….over 120…..which I think I have subjected you too at least once over the last 5 years of this blog.

And so we went scrolling through them to show her just how far they went back.

There were some real gems in there that I had forgotten about over the years.

But I wont’ subject you to these family favorites such as “Boo, y’all” or “Chansons pour le petite Dylan” yet one more time…


This one really touched my heart and brought back memories. She said her first phrase, ‘where’d it go?’ But when I said it to her something really amazing happened (she started looking for IT). Take a look at this nut, ah, I mean happy girl..8 years ago

And then Dylan remembered and wanted to see the video from when I brought a big packing air pillow home after work and she had some high flyin’, impromptu, keystone cops kinda fun…

And I saw one of my all-time favorites!

Dylan made this video when she was about 2 or 3!

No one knew.

I found it on my recorder about 3 weeks later.

She loved to do the hookie pookie dance with me as a toddler. Well one night we left her alone in the living room for just a few minutes. Grandpa was in his chair but Dylan was behind him. She was at our little work / computer desk.

She saw the hookie pookie video up on the screen. So she climbs up and stands on top of the chair at the desk, then turns on the video and grabs my little Flipshare recorder. She then holds it to her eye, hits ‘Record’ and proceeds to sing and dance the hookie pookie standing up on my chair! You know this if you know the song, follow the movements of the camera and listen to what she is singing. I saw this and knew at an early age she was a special girl…..

My dad chimed in there at the end like he was watching her or listening to her sing. But if he was watching her he never would have let her dance on top of that chair.

Too cute!

Listen, sorry to subject you to another round of family videos. Boo! y’all.. scared you!

I imagine you all have your own family videos and pictures that are pure gold and priceless memories too.

Thanks for stopping by!

I’m going to leave you with this quickie that I sent into America’s Funniest Videos…still waiting to here back from them.. while I go shoot down another one of Dylan’s YouTube names.

Have a great weekend!

I’ll try to do better next time knuckleheads…

Father’s Day

Father’s Day..

…Thank you God for this day and the joys of being a father.



of course, she may still have a few things to learn

DYLANism ~ please don’t candy-coat it

Remember several years ago when the cute littleĀ  words of wisdom used to roll off my oldest daughter’s mouth, which I tried to coin, “DYLANisms“?

Well this old blog has slowed down, partly because these cute little innocent lines just don’t roll off her tongue so much any more.. And I have missed them.

Or have I?

Last Thursday, through a few scheduling snafu’s Dylan ended up having to ride with me to get my haircut. Well she had been talking about getting a summer cut too so I thought why not let her get first salon experience also? Kinda like an impromptu Daddy Date.

And she did, she got the full treatment. Even a professional lesson on washing and drying her hair

…as well as how not to dry your hair.

She’s getting older!

Anyway, every time I sit down to get my haircut I always jokingly tell my stylist I would like her to cut it in a way that makes me look younger…and maybe a bit more professional.

Well this girl is good but not that good!

So when she was done I turned to Dylan and asked her, “What do you think?”

You see every-time I come home from getting my haircut as soon as I walk in the door the first thing out of her mouth is, “Daddy, I like your haircut!

So I asked her half-heartedly, “Do you think I look any younger?” expecting some sort of nice complimentary reply.

She shook her head no.

Disillusioned I said, “No? Why not? What more does she need to do to help me look younger?

Dylan innocently looks up at me, “Your face!”

Thank you! Thank you!

My stylist and I both looked at each other and burst out laughing.

You don’t have a sander, do you?” I asked.

I think next time she can find her own stylist.


That’s all for now. Have the best summer weekend knuckleheads!

I’ll try to do better next time.

Do you think I look any younger?



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