Archive for October 6th, 2010
This past Monday night Stephen came home with his hands full. He has been wanting to start golfing again, but hasn’t been able to because he didn’t have any clubs. When he first walked in the other night he had a new set of golf balls and tees in his hands. He told me when we went to see his dad he gave them to him as a late birthday present. It was a perfect gift for him to start back golfing. He went back out and grabbed the bag of golf clubs that were given to him by a friend of ours, Brandon. After talking to Brandon and his dad, he thought he could put together his own make-shift set with clubs they weren’t using. Brandon gave him a combination of clubs in a bag, and when he went back to the car he came back in with a big box. When Stephen went to get the extra clubs from his dad he was surprised to find a whole new set waiting for him. Dad surprised him with a late birthday present and got him a really nice complete set of Wilson Clubs, along with some balls and tees. The smile on his face when he got home and had that box in his hands was priceless!
I can’t tell you how excited I am that Stephen got something that he’s been wanting for so long. With a baby on the way we are learning how to be super frugal on essential items, so a set of golf clubs wasn’t really at the top of any list of what we’d be getting soon. I’m pretty sure both our Christmas Lists will consist of #1 diapers and #2 more diapers. We know diapers are expensive, and that a baby never stops pooping, so we figure it’s a good idea to stock up early and get as many as we can before Baby Ringl arrives!
I thought to snap a few pictures that night, so now you can see them for yourself
Stephen and his new set of clubs:
the set he got from Brandon:
Here is what Stephen looked like the rest of the night:
It was funny to be sitting in one room, and then hear and see a ball come rolling into the other. Stephen got a cup out and started putting on the carpet. After that he headed outside into the backyard, just to be sure all lamps and lights remain intact.
I can tell you that it is a really exciting feeling to watch someone you love play with a new “toy” like a child on Christmas. He already has plans to go to the hitting range, and I know it’ll be interesting to hear him come home and talk about how much ‘practicing’ he needs to get in so he can start playing again. I’m just glad we have such a huge yard for him to practice in. I think that is becoming part of a new routine when he gets home from work