Sunday, November 1, 2009

My Boys at San Dimas Grain

This picture touches my heart on a few levels. There is the sweetness of father and son together holding hands. I think it is very cute that Adam and Daddy look so much alike physically but then we've got the same croc shoes, jeans, sweatshirt, and at-home clipper haircut. I also noticed how Adam is holding his little train the way he always does. The fact that they are standing in front of that big stack of hay bales is pretty cool too because I have a picture of Jason at age 20 bucking a straw bale right there in the back of the store.

San Dimas Grain holds a special place in our hearts as a family simply because that is where Jason worked for all of those years and he still works for the same bosses today (the former owners of the store are the developers of the dog food company Canidae.) He continues to be connected to the store and its current owners Scott and Deanna and does work for them occasionally. My parents have been going to that store for over 20 years now. I remember Dad taking Herbie there to get his shots when I was a kid and of course that is where Mom found little Archie about two years ago and called Dad telling him "You HAVE to come down here and see this dog!" During Jason's years of working there (was it 10 years?), Mom shopped at the store just about every week for horse supplies, dog food, crickets, you name it. As for our pets, Cookies and Crackers are San Dimas Grain kitties.

So there has been a lot of life and connection to that place for our entire relationship. It makes me happy to see those two holding hands at such a special spot. Maybe Adam will work there someday?


Shannon said...

Awww - love it. :)

Lauren S. said...

You should definitely frame the top one. Great picture!

Melissa T. said...

What a great picture! I love how Adam is holding his train...Ethan never leaves the house without one! :) XO

Therese said...

I love that you clip both your boys hair. ;)