Friday, July 27, 2012

This week in the Daly life...

I was thinking this morning that nothing much out of the ordinary has been happening around here lately.  None of the "You never know what will happen next" variety, anyway.  Then, as I was replaying the events of the past week, I realized that Dave got himself into something new this week:  He's an assistant coach for our younger son's flag football team!  None of us saw that coming!
Dave played football in junior high and high school.  He enjoyed himself a ton at the team's two practices this week.  He said to younger son at lunch today, "I had so much fun, I could have played for another hour last night!"  He's good with kids and younger son is THRILLED to have him coaching his team.  It'll be a good time for all, I'm sure!

Then I was thinking about Dave's other claims to fame:


We married VERY young, this picture was taken when our first son was only 5 days old.  We had him in our mid twenties.  We've been married for an eternity, yet I'm only in my late twenties now and Dave is in his mid-to-late thirties.  Maybe that math is a little fuzzy...
Four kids later, he still has a great sense of humor and is definitely the more patient parent.  He really has an affinity for kids, especially the little ones.
 I took this picture this past spring at the end of one of the longest week's of Dave's life.  My parents (and farming partners) were gone on vacation and Dave had to play "bovine obstetrician".  I think he pulled 6 calves that week.  We don't normally EVER pull calves, these were extenuating circumstances.  It wasn't a great time, but Dave's motto is "A bad day on the farm beats a good day working in town any day!"  And even though he comes home dead tired and filthy dirty, he loves what he does and stays positive through it all!

Here's to a great flag football season, Dave!!!



5 comments:

Keli said...

How nice to see an 'all Dave' post! I think all too often the great dads and husbands get overlooked or lost in the shuffle, it's great that you shined a little light on him! He is a wonderful guy and I can't wait to hear the stories from training camp :)

Unknown said...

I got to work out at the CSA farm today and I thought the same thing. My back hurt, I was tired as heck but I thought "this still beats working at my desk!" Dave is right!

Matt said...

I got to work out at the CSA farm today and I thought the same thing. My back hurt, I was tired as heck but I thought "this still beats working at my desk!" Dave is right!

Carrie said...
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Carrie said...

Typo in my earlier comment...
Thanks for the blove, Keli and Matt!!!!