Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Chad!

Today is Chad's birthday. Chad is my son in law, the husband of Kelli and the father of my two grandsons. I can't think of a better way to wish him a happy birthday than to post some of my favorite pictures of Chad and his family from our trip on my blog. I'm sure I'll do another post or so on our trip, but this is a great place to start. After all there are around 800 pictures. LOL

Here's Chad and my daughter Kelli at my Uncle and Aunt's 50th wedding party. They have been married for 10 years. Chad is a wonderful husband to Kelli. I don't think she would ever find anyone who would treat her as great as Chad does.
Chad is in quite a few pictures that I took of Cooper. He was always holding him wherever we went. Cooper is crazy about his daddy and often won't go to anyone else if Chad is around.
He is not quite in as many of the pictures we have of Connor since Connor thinks he can wander around like an adult! Here's a rare one of Chad holding him up to see some of the sights at the Magic Kingdom.
And here's Chad and Connor on the Dumbo ride. Connor had just had his face painted. Cooper and Kelli were in the elephant just ahead!
This one was made while we were waiting for our table at the Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Disney.
Chad and Cooper at Sea World on Sunday with Cooper modeling a straw hat.
And last but not least...probably my very favorite picture of the three of them was taken at the Believe show at Sea World on Sunday. Don't you love the smiles on all 3 faces??
Chad was so much help and fun on our trip! He drove everywhere we went, and was so patient with all of us including me when I tried to be a backseat driver. I don't think there is a daddy anywhere who loves his family anymore than Chad does.

Happy birthday Chad, and we love you!

Won't you join me in wishing him a happy birthday? I believe he would enjoy hearing from you!


Shell in your Pocket said...

Happy Birthday, Chad!! enjoy today!
-sandy toes

Dawn said...

A very happy birthday to Chad! He sure looks like he loves his family. That last picture is great! It also sounds as if you are quite taken by him as well. :)

take care,

Anonymous said...

Oh Diane, I adore all of your photos of Chad and his beautiful family. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Chad. You are right our photos tell a wonderful story of our life and family. I love your blog name for that reason alone. Even though we have never met, you are a dear blogger friend.


Tardevil said...

Happy Birthday, Chad! It's always nice to see a good father!

Picket said...

Morning girl...Happy Birthday Chad!!! I love those youngest son was the same as Cooper about not wanting anyone else to hold him when Bill was around! lol It looks like y'all had a fantastic time..can't wait to see more of thr trip! Have a beautiful day girl!

Bo said...

Happy Birthday Handsome Chad! and welcome home Diane...My son was named Chad. ;-) Bo

Blogger said...

What a nice post about your son-in-law, Chad! Nice to see you are not like Darrin and his MIL from, "Bewitched!" lol, do you remember that show?

Happy Birthday, Chad!

PS: Orlando? How fun!!!

Nola said...

Happy Birthday to Chad. You have a beautiful family!

Anonymous said...

Hi Diane! Happy Birthday Chad!!! I'm glad you had what sounds like a great time! Look forward to all the great pictures I know you took! Now you are going to need another vacation from the blog backup!lol Have a great day - Jeannette

Christie said...

Hey Diane!
Happy Birthday to Chad...he and your daughter are a beautiful couple and those grandkids are adorable. Looks like they are having a great time! Glad you made it home safely from your trip...

Georgia Girl said...

Great pics and I am sure you all loved the Majic Kingdom. I know our family did. Happy Birthday to Chad and wish him many more in the years to come.

SmilingSally said...

Happy Birthday, Chad! He sounds like a super husband, father, and son-in-law. Why, I'll bet he's a pretty nice son too!

Beth at Aunties said...

Happy Birthday Chad! You and Kelli have two darling sons and an amazing mother in law!:)
You look like an awesome daddy and I enjoyed your pictures of a magic filled vacation. The last picture made me laugh. Very cute!

Anonymous said...

Hi Diane
Happy Birthday to CHAD!!! He sounds like a lovely man and father and husband and son-in-law! You are all fortunate. I hope he has a really special birthday...Happy Birthday!!

Hope you are having a good day too!

Shelia said...

Happy Birthday to Chad! Oh, Diane, isn't it wonderful to have such a great son-in-law who's so good to your daughter and to your grandchildren!! I love his smile and his genuine goodness shines through! 800 picutes, huh? lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Berry's Patch said...

Happy birthday Chad! You have a beautiful family and wonderful mother-in-law! :-)

Gone said...

Hi Diane...

Happy Birthday Chad!! The photos are so cute.

Sorry I haven't been around in a while, I'm still getting back on my feet ~ literally...after the attack on the 20th by the neighbor on his lawn tractor.

I'm doing a wee bit better now, feet are still VERY sore, bruised and swollen...but better!!


Darlene said...

Oh Diane,
What a FABULOUS son-in-law!! Happy BIRTHDAY Chad!!! Hope you have a GREAT one!

Lorrie said...

Happy Birthday Chad! What a sweet post Diane. I love seeing the photos of the family having such a good time together. You are blessed!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Diane, Welcome Home and Happy Birthday to Chad! He sounds like a remarkable man and blessed addition to your family! :)

Looks and sounds like your vacation was a huge success! You can pack me in your suitcase for your next trip you have planned if you like! I won't be any trouble at all! LOL! Europe bound we will be! :) ~Rhonda

MARIA said...

Happy Birthday to Chad!

Thank you for sharing about such great man. Great man and great family. It is very inspiring!

God bless you Diane
and your beautiful family!

Grandma Faith said...

Happy Birthday wishes to Chad! It looks like you all had a great trip. I know how proud you are to have such a wonderful son-in-law!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Happy Birthday Chad ! That is a good name,my youngest son 's name is Chad . Wonderful pics of the family Diane.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...


This was a wonderful birthday surprise for Chad, Diane. He does look like a wonderful husband and father.

Hugs, Pat

Nancy Rosalina said...

Happy Birthday, Chad! You have two handsome fellows. Enjoy every day with them!!! Nancy