The Charming Tyrants

The Charming Tyrants

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God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way. - Anon

Friday, September 10, 2010

Boys and Their Toys

Several weeks ago now two of my brothers were in town with 4 of their good time friends and their motorcycles.  It reminded me of this picture of my Mom, Dad and another brother on an uncles bike.  My Dad always wanted a bike of his own, but didn't get one out of respect for his mother and my mother.  Beside it wasn't very practical for the family.  Pretty sure he passed his love of bikes on to my brothers.  All six of them at one time or another have owned a motorcycle and four of them still do.  I wanted one at one point, but now where would I put two car seats?  And really motorcycles make lousy speed bumps.

They came to do a riding tour of southern Utah.  They hit all the hot spots, Moab, Arches, Canyonlands, Zion's and Bryce Canyon with a detour into Arizona for the Grand Canyon.  We really were only a place for them to rest their weary heads on the front and back end of their tour.

HT really enjoyed having them here.

He thought he should go with them.

"But Mama, I want to go too, can I please follow dem?  Pretty please?"  He didn't understand that he wouldn't be able to keep up and there were tears when I insisted that he stay behind.

Uncle J made up for it though, he took him for a ride up and down our street and he absolutely loved it.

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ann.e said...

I love the picture of them all lined up on their bikes!!

Diane said...

Adorable and in the pj's too. :O)

Xmas Dolly said...

Boys and their toys! Amen to that! Isn't that the blessed truth? I think the cutest pic is your son on his bike with all the big bikes behind him. That is so cute. Thanks for sharing. I'm your latest follower. Nice to meet you. Have a great weekend & I hope you get a minute to stop by too!

Laura said...

This is the cutest post! I just love the picture of your little guy among all the big bikes. Precious!!

Graceful said...

thank you for sharing the story of the hymn sung for your father. Oh my gosh, beautiful, beautiful story. I just clicked over and read the lyrics – I have chills. Thank you so much for sharing this important piece of your life and your dad and your memories with me. It’s really touched me deeply this morning.


Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

AW! I love the photos of your little guy lined right up there with the big boys! Tooo cute!

And I love the one of your mom, dad, and brother. Your mom looks so stylish on the back.

Blessings & Aloha!

Alicia said...

They all look so cool with their bikes!! And your son is too cute!!

Gabriele Agustini said...

Love those photographs and your blog! I always really enjoy being here! Thanks for sharing!