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There’s just something about a dad and his little girl

Four years ago on October 20, 2012 I was where I am many Saturdays in the fall, in The Swamp, watching the Florida Gators play football. We were playing South Carolina and it was an important conference game. The Gators were doing well. With about 3 minutes to go in the first half, I got a text from my wife. It read: “I’m going into labor, I’m headed to the hospital now.”  Continue reading There’s just something about a dad and his little girl

My Kids Were Framed

I have teamed up with CanvasPop.com to bring you one of my best giveaways to date. One of my lucky readers will win a 16×20 framed photo with 2.5 inch mat. You are going to love this! CanvasPop sent me one to review.

The hardest thing was to try and decide which of my hundreds of pictures I wanted to immortalize. I finally decided I would go with a picture that I took of my two oldest boys at one of their very first University of Florida Gator football games. I thought this would be something they could cherish for a long time and could have in their room.

Ordering was super easy, I emailed them my photo and told them the color frame I wanted. I was a little bit concerned that the picture I was sending them was taken with my iPhone. I didn’t want it to look too pixelated when enlarged but it looks great. They even sent me a digital proof to look over before they mailed it out. Everything looked fantastic!

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When it arrived, the first thing I noticed was the framed picture was significantly larger than I was imagining. The dimensions are of the photo on the inside, so the mat and the frame add to the size. I was pleasantly surprised. Here is a picture of the frame sitting on our coloring table.

The next thing I started to notice was how they seemed to pay attention to every detail. The wire used for hanging in the back is plastic coated. So even though the frame has a little bit of weight to it, it didn’t dig into my hands if I picked it up by the wire.

The mat had a small beveled edge on the inside, it’s not just cut square. That adds a nice touch.

The back had a paper backing glued on to give it a very professional and finished look. I appreciated the detail they put into the back of the frame that no one was ever going to see.

All in all, I couldn’t be more pleased about this wonderful new addition to my boys’ room and I hope they grow up with fond memories of Gator football.  I’m  excited that one of you will get to win one of these fantastic 16×20 framed photos. If you want to enter just click on the image below:

Canvas Pop Giveaway

If you don’t win, don’t lose heart. They are offering my readers 35% off your entire order through November 30, 2015. Just use code SUNSHINEDAD35 and check out all the other options they have here. They specialize in printing from social media including Facebook and Instagram.  I know of at least one big holiday coming up where a framed photo could make the perfect gift. I’m talking about Christmas just in case you didn’t pick up on that.

Well I hope you are all having a wonderful week. A big thank you to CanvasPop for sponsoring this giveaway and good luck to all of you entering. After you enter above please give me a click here to vote for me as a Top Dad Blogger. It’s because of all your votes I’m able to bring you sweet giveaways like this. Thank you.

The End of the World and Other Ramblings

Today is October 7, 2015. There seems to be a group of people who are fairly convinced that the world will end today. Will it? Did it already? Did I write this post for no reason? Who knows. I’m ready to go live forever in Heaven and I look forward to that day, but something tells me it won’t be tomorrow. While I don’t necessarily get all caught up in the hoopla, I do enjoy reading about end of the world prophesy.

In other news unrelated to the world ending. My Florida Gators ended Ole Miss’ world last Saturday. Continue reading The End of the World and Other Ramblings

A day of nostalgia in The Swamp

Saturdays in the South during the Fall are dedicated to one thing…College Football.  Last weekend was no different.  My family has had 4 season tickets to the Florida Gators for 52 years.  I went to my first game when I was 6 years old, I was hooked. Gamedays were a big deal when I was a kid.  My whole family would meet at my grandparent’s house and 4 lucky people would get to go to the game and everyone else would stay behind and have a game watching party.

Continue reading A day of nostalgia in The Swamp