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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Peeps on Parade

Okay you go...the story of my peeps, by Wyatt!
(Sarge is hosting a "Peeps on Parade Weekend")

Mom and Dad met at the mall in the 80's.
Mom managed a clothing store and Dad managed the coffee shop.
One day, Mom went over to get a cup of coffee and while ordering, dad took her hand and kissed it and then asked her to lunch! As George the Lad would say, "The cheek of it!"

What a smooth operator that one, my dad!
So they fell in love and got married.

My Dad is a funny guy.
He likes a good pun.

He and mom, make up their own lyrics to popular songs and make each other laugh.
You should hear them in the car, they get to laughing so hard, sometimes I think I should drive!

Things that my dad likes:
1) Walking the dogs
2) Blogging about the weather
3) Adding to his music collection
4) Dark beer and black coffee
5) Bees and Spiders
6) But most of all, Dad likes SNOW!!

My mom started a landscaping business in 1991.
Mom's passion and hobby, became her career.
She asked dad to work with her about 5 years later and they have been work mates since.
Together with a few helpers, they design and install gardens. They push boulders around, haul pavers, shop for lots of plants, lay sod in the rain and dig a lot of irrigation trenches.
My mom mostly loves to play with plants around our house.
Here is the old wooden vent that she planted with Sedums.
Things my mom likes:
1) She likes to pick her favorite flowers
2) And wear them on her arm.
3) Walking the dogs
4) Sunny weather
5) Red licorice, Red wine and Red baseball caps!

Happy Memorial Day!!
Wyatt and Stanzie


  1. Great post, Wyatt! You forgot to mention that they just love Airedales!!! It's great that they can work together.....and still laugh.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  2. Hey Wyatt & Stanzie!
    Wow, what a pawesome P.O.P. entry! Your peeps are really fun. Sounds like your dad was definitely suave. Love the tattoos...those are pawesome. They both have super green thumbs and I bet they really love working together. Thanks so much for pawticipating in this and I'm really glad I got to learn more about your hu-pack! Thanks for being such great furiends.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  3. Great post!!! Your peeps are so awesome!! You really sound like you have lots of fun too! Happy Memorial Day!! Lots of love, Holly & Mom

  4. Love your parents tattoos :) I have tiger lilies on my ribs :)


  5. I loved reading about your Peeps!
    They are pawesome!
    Happy weekend!
    Kisses and hugs

  6. Wow! Your dad sure is a smooth operator to just kiss your mom's hand before even knowing her too well (or not at all)! And now I understand why you and your mom love gardening so much! So nice to meet your peeps!

  7. Hey Wyatt and Stanzie, I was waiting to see your post so we could learn more about your peeps! We love the way they met and the fact that they sing silly song lyrics. My mum and dad love red wine too, but have milk and sugar in their coffee. My mum can't imagine how hard your peeps must work landscaping.... my peeps are flat out keeping our little low maintenance yard up to scratch! Out of all those landscaping jobs you listed...the only appealing one to mum was the shopping for plants bit!

    I dished out a lot of dirt on my peeps..... lucky they ARE still talking to me!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

  8. Wyatt and Stanzie
    I looove youw peeps on pawade.
    What cool and wondewful pawents you have..This has finally made my Mommi think Malls awe not all bad, hehehehe
    I love that they laugh togethew and wowk togethew I think a sence of hoomow and making what you love youw wok is the best evew!!! It makes fow a most wondewful life and you and Stanzie complete it.
    thanks fow telling us about them
    smoochie kisses
    pee ess I still don't like spidews

  9. Nice post! It is always nice to know about the peeps!


  10. That's an interesting post about your peeps, Wyatt! I wish I could have the green fingers like your pawrents. They are amazing peeps!!!

  11. I sooo enjoyed reading this post and seeing what might be my future inlaws!, they seem so well matched, laughing is the key to a great relationship. Mom and dad worked together years and years ago that's now they met, the only break they got from each other was dad going down the pub for a pint last thing at night, he still does it but of course I go with him ;)
    Have a good week
    Its me George I had to comment under anonymous!
    Blogger is giving me blog rage "The Cheek of it"

  12. Great post! Your peeps have such cool tats!!

  13. Hi Guys! Nice to meet you and you Peeps, we found our way here from Sarge's blog :-) Your humans sound great fun, we like the singing bit, we run for cover when our human starts singing as she sounds worse than next doors cat! Look forward to reading more about you, Dexter & Louis x

  14. I think that you found the bestest peeps beclaws they TOTALLY fit in with YOUR interest in all thingys having to do with AGRICULTURE!

  15. WOW!! Your dad was a smooth guy!! bol What nice peeps you have and how wierd that your dad lived in Rockford!! Do you ever come back to Rockford?? I LOVE your moms flowers as my Mom has a very black thumb!! Loved meeting your family!!

    jazzi and addy

  16. Always nice to meet the peeps!

    Hope you find time to enter the Organix Dog Food Giveaway at

  17. Wyatt and Stanzie! You tow sure know how to pick 'em! Thanks DOG, they both love walking you two!

    Love the tatoos (especially your mom's)

    Happy tails!
    Stumpy and her bean

  18. That's what we're barkin' about! Cool peeps you got there. They sound funny like ours. Keep them in line.

  19. So cool! I love hearing the story of how your parents met (it sounds right out of a sitcom) and seeing the flowers on your Mom's arm. It is so interesting to hear the people behind the pooches.

  20. Your peeps sound pretty cool! I agree, your dad is a pretty brave guy to ask your mom out like that. What a good thing that they both like walking the dogs!


  21. I love that old picture of your peeps. Too funny. Hehehe. They seem like a totally cool couple of humans. Your mom's arm decorations are beautiful.


  22. Your parents are so cool, Wyatt and Stanzie, and your mom's tattoo is just beautiful!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  23. What a beautiful story-your dad was cheeky-the nerve taking her hand-however sometimes one must be a little cheeky in life. I like that they work together-those bleeding hearts are beautiful. Does your mum want to come and help me in my garden?

  24. What a great life, creating beauty every day! But your Mom and Dad love Airedales best, right?
    Alanis & Miro
    & Sherry, still having trouble with Blogger

  25. That's seriously how your parents met??? That's the cutest thing I have ever heard! My parents both like dark beer and strong coffee, too! Oh, and my mom just got her first tattoo last year. I don't think Papa will be getting one any time soon! Thanks for sharing your peeps with us!

    Your pal, Pip

  26. Great post about your peeps, Wyatt. They sure make a great couple. We LOVE that your Dad LOVES snow - he's our kind of guy. And Mom wishes she could have your Mom bring her business here to help with all the landscaping issues here.

    Hope you are all enjoying the long weekend.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  27. great post! Love your tattoo mom
    Benny & Lily

  28. Wyatt and Stanzie,

    Your peeps are PAWSOME! Luvs da tats!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  29. Wyatt and Stanzie!! We love what a romantic your dad is!! Your peeps sound SO fun! And like the Woos said, we wish your mom could zoom down and help us out with our BORING yard!!

    Happy Weekend,

    -Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

  30. Isn't it nice to have fun parents that have fun together and with you!! What a great family you have!!

  31. I loved learning more about your Peeps! What a fun house! :)

  32. Great post wyatt! I love how your dad kissed your mom's hand that first day... Peeps on parade was a great idea. I am loving the posts!

  33. I enjoyed learning more about your peeps, Wyatt. Your dad really had some smooth moves at the coffee shop. Nice! It totally paid off, didn't it. I love seeing your mom's garden creations. That sedum display is really neat!

  34. You got yourselves some awesome peeps! I think it is cool that your mom started a landscaping business. A labor of love. Love the tats and the sedum vent. You guys rock!

  35. You sure lucked out in your choice of peeps! They sound pretty amazing (and have great tats!). Mom always thought a landscaping business would be fun but (1) she's too lazy and (2) she doesn't have a green thumb AND forgets to water plants. Kinda puts a crimp in the plant business :) We LOVE to see your flowers!

    The Road Dogs