Friday, June 25, 2010

2 Weeks

My boy.
2 weeks from right now, he'll get married to the love of his life.  2 weeks from right now, I will officially have 3 married kids, 2 son-in-laws and 1 daughter-in-law.  There will be 8 of us.

I was just going over some of my old notes (thousands) - from day-timers I've kept over the years.  For instance I noted these things on these days:
1/29/10 - "Dagen came home from Waco to pick up his ring - the ring he designed - to give to Avery.  Shows us first - he won't propose for 2 more weeks - he's very excited."    
10/31/09 - "Dagen and I went to Starbucks for the morning to build his resume (created from scratch), then printed at the office - fun time together."
6/22/09 - "Dagen called me today at work, told me he looks at me as a 'warrior poet'.  Made me feel good - made my day."

8/09/08 - "Got postcard from Dagen today - picture of Tokyo, sent from Thailand,  it says 'thankyou for supporting me, I feel so loved and strong with you behind me'."  

5/26/08 - "Dagen's 20! Went shopping with Dagen for his birthday, Old Navy and DSW - spent $130, then lunch at Glorias' - on patio - awesome - then movie together - Indian Jones Crystal Skull."
8/10/07 - "Dagen left for Baylor - alone to Waco - will live in Elevate house for 1 week before moving into dorm room."
5/19/07 - "Dagen graduated tonight at PCA, then party at our house.  We made it to the 'jumbo tron' with Dagen."
12/03/06 - "Dagen wins State - Football Championship - in Waco.  vs. Houston Northland 46:14, he goes 14:0!"  Midnight yell back at school.
07/18/04 - "Dagen drove today for first time - alone - went to Wal-Mart and Stonebriar Mall."

06/17/04 - "Dagen coached today by Michael Irvin - he got in car excited!, and he leaves in three days for Hawaii."
09/26/03 - "We found out Dagen was in a fight today with 'Nick' - hit him hard in the face."
07/03/02 - "Dagen played soccer with the other 5 boys in the front yard in Rathmines - Dublin."

02/13/02: - "Dagen excited - someone told him he would probably play some Varsity football next year.  Dagen and I went to the Stars game, beat the NY Rangers 4-2."
07/09/01 - "Krispy Kreme and Best Buy with Dagen tonight."
06/21/00 - "Went deep sea fishing today with Dagen - Point Loma Sport Fishing."
05/21/99 - "Yellow sticky note from Dagen: 'can I go to Nathan's house? It's on High Brook and my bike will be in his front yard."

02/21/99 - "Johnny Rockets, milkshakes and fries - with Dagen in Georgetown, DC."

04/05/98 - "Bible Drill team at Chucks, then drill at Lakside Baptist - Dagen passed!"
03/27/98 - "Movie with Dagen - 'Mr. Magoo' - fun."  
03/01/98 - "Went to the Galleria with Dagen, for a YoYo and Starbucks."

12/06/97 - "Wrestling tournament in Irving - tough day for Dagen - his opponents were NOT rookies."    
05/26/97 - "Bought 'Extreme' Rollerblades for Dagen's birthday - very excited."
04/29/96 - "Rode bikes to Chevron with Dagen."
09/02/95 - "Dinner at 'islands' with Dagen - fun place."
07/08/95 - "Dagen and I went to Home Depot for big piece of wood for his science project."
06/10/95 - "Dagen went up on stage with Steve Green, for a picture - alone with Steve!"
02/15/95 - "Called home from Rio, talked to Dagen."

10/15/94 - "Dagen and I went to Farm Village for dedication service, lunch at coffee shop in Kaufman, bought pumpkins." 
07/15/94 - "pics with Dagen at Knotts Berry Farm."

12/27/93 - "Dagen's ear very sore - needs to see a doctor." 
04/09/93 - "Dagen and I did BIG grocery shopping together at Albertsons tonight."
01/08/93 - "Went bowling tonight - RCN team - Dagen came along."  
09/25/92 - "Dagen visits me at office in Los Colinas."
09/10/92 - "Dagen broke his arm today."
06/27/92 - "Changed spark plugs on Trooper - Dagen helped!"
04/25/92 - "I worked all day (saturday) at Andersen Consulting, then Museum Arts - Dagen spent whole day with me - then dinner at McDonalds."
09/03/91 - "Dagen's first day of 'school' at Richardson Heights."
08/22/91 - "Dagen spent 'lunch time' with me Museum Arts while Dina went to '3 Marathas'."
02/16/91 - "Dagen's emergency day - 911 - we called ambulence, spent afternoon at hospital. Traumatic."
12/09/90 - "Dagen sang on stage - church Christmas special - real cute."
10/31/90 - "Dagen was a Clown tonight for Halloween."
10/06/90 - "Breakfast at IHOP with Dagen, then haircuts at Pro-Cuts."
09/26/90 - "Dagen 'pottied' for the first time!"
05/26/90 - "Dagen's 2 years old! - he got a red car."

10/13/89 - "Dinner at Red Lobster - good - but Dagen was upset."
08/25/89 - "Seaworld today - San Antonio - dinner at Shoneys - 'all you can eat fish night' - movie in hotel room, swimming - Dagen having fun!"
05/27/89 - "Dagen's birthday party - #1 - it was yesterday but party today - Snows, Owens, plus others... in our new house on Forest Grove."
11/12/88 - "Brunch at Barbecs - the 5 of us.  Then tonight we went to the Wayne Watson concert - just Dagen came with Dina and I - just us."
09/21/88 - "Dagen got shots today.  Got a fever because of shots."
06/26/88 - "Dagen's 1-Month old today!"
06/04/88 - "Bought a stroller tonight at Service Merchandise for Dagen."

05/26/88 - "Dagen Gray Kanaley:  5:11pm, 7 lbs, 4 oz.  19 3/4 inches.  Called everyone"

It was like 2 weeks ago.


Anonymous said...

It really does seem to happen that fast. And the memories are wonderful. Good work, Scot.

Jorden Lane said...

Awesome dad. Thanks for making every little thing important in your book. Love you.

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