Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Father's Day

Over the weekend, my parents and the Paniagua's spent the weekend here to celebrate Father's Day. On Saturday, we had the opportunity to go to the Texas Motor Speedway and watch my dad drive a Nascar. This all came about after my parents watched the movie, The Bucket List. They then talked about what was in their "bucket list". One of the things my Dad mentioned was wanting to drive a race car. So after a little research, we found a driving school through the Texas Motor Speedway that gave him a 8 minute ride around the speedway. (we gave him this as a surprise for his 60th birthday back in March and the race just happened to be Father's Day weekend.) He had to take a hour long class prior to the drive then he was on his way. He topped out at 150mph and had a blast. He did admit to having sweaty palms but said it was great!

Before the race, they had to wear flame retardant jumpers and a helmet

He was in the yellow and red car on the left

There he goes, he averaged about 50 seconds per lap

They had to get in and out of the car through the window, just like the pros

Telling us all about it

Standing in front of an Indy car

Jacob got the best view and also asked me when he could drive a race car like Grandpa!

We also went to a Frisco Roughriders game Saturday night. We sat in the out field on the lawn which was perfect so the kids could run around. That was the first time we had been to a Roughriders game and really liked it. Plus they won, so you can't beat that.

Luke is always smiling these days

The kiddos watching the game

Gracie girl

This picture says it all- story time for all. If only Grandma's lap were just a little bigger!

Happy Father's Day Dad- we love you!!


  1. What a need gift for your Dad! I love that movie and think everyone should have a Bucket List. I'm so glad your family was able to get together and celebrate together. How fun!

  2. Ok-that's one of the coolest gifts I've heard of. Sounds like you guys had a fantastic weekend together. Oh, and I love your new background - very patriotic!! =)

  3. That looks SO fun! I need to get info from you on how to do that. I know someone who just might be interested...

  4. these posts are great! what fun times! I love the pics from the meeting, Jacob is cute in his life jacket! loves! Kristina

  5. oh those pics of Dad are so great! What a fun weekend! I wish we could have been there! :(

  6. What a great gift!!!!!!! And, bravo for your parents tackling their bucket list!! We all need to focus on the things in life we really want to accomplish/experience/live. Thank you for the inspiration!