Independence Day, A Day of Recogning
A time to gather
A time to remember
Bombs bursting in air
Liging up the darkend sky
Family & Friends unite with BBQs
Some laugh, some smile, some cry
We rejoice in this grand occassion
To remember our freedom rings lound and true
For our Flag in Red, White & Blue
Our Flag stands tall and proud
through the fight and struggles with all its might
We celebrate the fourth of July.
One step, two step, three step, Four
Off to work you walk through the door
Thirteen hours until we meet again
I am so happy your my best friend
I think of you all through the day
Work, work, work, rent we must pay
Until the moment I walk through the door
Is the best moment I've been waiting for
Five step, six step, seven step, Eight
Soon to dream land not to be late
Thank you again for choosing me
I will always love you tremendously
Her voice is so soft and sweet
She makes my heart melt with every beat
The wind whispers thoughts of praise
As I think about her all of my days
She walks with a sweet surrender
In my arms I will always remember
Those times we'd sit at the lighthouse
Where I proposed while it was still light out
There was a chill and some light rain
Only a matter of time before that day came
Bent down on one knee
Erin will you please marry me
She said yest to my question
Every day you see our progression
To love hard and to love deep
She named her blue car Beep Beep
Together we share a kitten named Martini
Forever and ever we will be a family
Every man should love his lady
Compliment her each and every day
Sing her a little melody
As they lay under the tall oak tree
Whisper sweet nothing's in her ear
Tell her all the things she loves to hear
Kiss her, hold her, cuddle her close
Make her feel your evey heart beat
Check her pulse and feel it rise
As you stare into her deep blue eyes
Caress her, cherish her, respect her
And she will be yours until the end of time.
You rise with the sun, and fall with the moon
When you sing to me you are always in tune
You make me laugh and make me giggle
And yes, you snore just a little
I love when you laugh and hate when you cry
No matter what you're the apple of my eye
With you my heart will lie
Until the day that I die
I love you with all of my heart
I hate it when we are apart
You truly know me inside and out
And love me even when I pout
In the winter we dress in layers
I thank God for answering my prayers
You make me the happiest man alive
I am so proud that you chose me to be with you the rest of our lives
Have you ever had one of those days where everyone just annoys you? Today is that day for me. I am at that point to where I just want to go home. I don't want to talk to anyone any more.
I answer questions and try to help other departments at work, but today seems like everyone got off of the stupid train and could not find their smart bus to get them to where they need to go.
I am a very patient person, and it really takes alot to annoy me or anything like that. But, today just seems like I am in a funk and I just can not break out of it. I was not hungry enough to eat lunch. I decided late into my lunch break to go down and get a cup of icecream thinking that this would cheer me up. All that gave me was a slight brain freeze and did not really put me in a better mood. Now that I am the last person left in my department for the rest of the day, I can feel my blood pressure rising already.
Wish me luck.
So, in the McGrath family they celebrate all of the holidays on the eve. Yesterday, we were with Erin’s parents all day. We met up and went out to Ventura Harbor Nature Center and walked around with Gracie and showed her all of the plants that are in the area. It was like a mini hiking trail. We then set up a nice picknick that included all of the things that Erin’s dad loves. Gracie even made her grandpa an amazing Penut Butter and Jelly sandwich. It was the perfect day at the beach. It was not too hot and there was a light ocean breeze that kept it nice and cool.
Then we went to another place there in Ventura and had a BLAST in an arcade where we took turns playing air hockey and winning Gracie tickets so she could get a nice little gift. It was so much fun and I am sure that Gracie had the best time.
We then left Ventura and went back to Erin’s parents house and shared wine, and Margo made dinner. This included, taquitos, mini pizza bites and home made orange chicken… amazing.
Then we made smor’es for Gracie and everyone. That was so much fun because I was incharge of lighting the marshmellos on fire to make them nice and crispy. The night ended with everyone in the living room dancing to the music of Papa’s generation. It was a blast and we were all having so much fun. This family is the best that I could have ever adopeted through marriage.
Tonight, Erin and I are going to cook her parents a nice steak dinner and just enjoy the evening. I am sure that it is going to be amazing. I love Erin and her family so much. They are a great extension to my family.
Father's Day is coming soon and it is so tough to think about how I do not have my own father any more in this world. I know he is around me in spirit as I can feel him sometimes but it is just not the same.
Reflecting on past Father's Days we used to do things together and go out for a nice lunch or even a nice dinner together. It is hard every year. It is coming up on 2 years in September that my father left us and it makes things difficult.
This Father's Day I will meet up with my sister at our father's grave site and just sit and reflect on the days when he was on this Earth physically. How many of you out there no longer have your father or mother around to celebrate any grand occassion? Shoot, I just got married last month and it was so difficult seeing that he was not sitting next to my mother. We had a picture of him in the seat but I could tell it was killing my mother to know that she could not share her joy with him.
I have an amazing father in law that I have greatly adopted and we will be hanging out with him on Saturday. It works just the same because he is an amazing man just like my father was.
Happy Father's Day Pop... I miss you terribly.
As of April 27, 2012 my best friend Erin and I finally got married. It was the happiest day of my life. We were married at a French restaurant called Le Chene. We were married out side in the back garden where the weather was perfect, the sun was shinning right on us as if it was just meant to be. All of our closest friends and family were there. The moment was just perfect. Our wedding was more than we could have ever imagined.
I can honestly say that I was not nervous or anxious because I knew deep down in my heart this is the woman that I longed to marry and spend the rest of my life with. Everything from the live entertainment to the most perfect rose peddal was the most perfect that it could have been.
I stood there at the alter with the officiant, Jae Farcus, just waiting with anticipation of seeing my beautiful bride for the first time. I waiting ever so patiently as guests finished seating and my grooms men completed the walk with the moms. Then the change in music let us know the groomsmen and bridesmades were on their way and soon to see my wife to be.
From the first moment I saw her I had the chills and got pretty emotional because she was glissenting in the sun light. Every bead on her dress was sparkling with the sun and I could see her deep blue eyes from afar. She looked so calm and ready to say "I do". Her dad on the other had was more emotional than her and I as he walked her ever so slowly down the aisle in my direction. I could not have been more proud at that moment to know that I was about to marry my best friend.
When I took her hand from her father and shook his hand and turned to look into her eyes, I told her how beautiful she looked and that I was so happy at that very moment. There are truly no words to descibe the way I was feeling and the thoughts running through my mind as we stood there listing to Jae read out our ceremony as we both waited patiently to read our vows to each other. Our ceremony was about 30 minutes long before we were introduced as Mr. and Mrs. Sean King.
The day could not have been more perfect. The weather could not have been more perfect. Erin could not have been more perfect. We took group pictures right after the ceremony and then family pictures and then couple pictures. Evertying was flawless just before we were introduced to our family and friends in the hall attached to the Restaurant. We walked straight to the dance floor and danced our first dance as husband and wife.
The reception was off the hook. Everyone loved the dinner, loved the dancing and music. We had amazing dj's who knew just how to keep everyone on the dance floor. The evening could not have been any better. Great conversations with our friends and family. We are soooo happy to be together in a life long friendship/marriage. I could not have chosen a more perfect woman to share the rest of my life with.