Thursday, March 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday with KSL5 #TBT

At the time Dale's "Wave at the Bus" antics went viral (June 2011), we were literally inundated with phone calls, voicemails, and emails, along with radio and tv interviews. So many that it all quickly became a blur. I've highlighted some of them along the right hand side of this blog, but there are many more that I'm sure we don't even know about. The worldwide media attention was initially sparked by a story on KSL5, (brought to you by Sam Penrod and broadcast on our local NBC station). This was picked up by the national MSNBC and pretty much just went crazy from there. So I'm kicking off a weekly Throwback Thursday WATB series with a look back at Sam's KSL's story:

"No matter how cool a teenager's mom and dad may be, few teens get through high school without their parents embarrassing them.

But an American Fork teen has had to put up with his dad embarrassing him the entire school year.
There's not much worse for a high school student than having your dad wave at you as you get on the school bus every morning. Just ask Rain Price, who is thrilled the school year is finally over.

It's a way of letting him know that we really care about him, but do something a little different ... It's a father's way of saying I love you.
–Dale Price

That's because his dad is there to bid him farewell every morning, but he's taken the embarrassment factor to a new level -- he's always wearing a crazy costume.
"When he did it the first day I was in shock," Rain said. "It's my first day of sophomore year."

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Cooking Lessons

My husband swears that no man cave is complete without one. Sometimes I come home to the weirdest things.

Hot Dog Grillmaster

Friday, March 20, 2015

Hair Commitments

Dale's had a saying for quite some time: "Commit to your costume." He's exemplified this many times over:

There were, admittedly, a few times when it just wouldn't work, and wigs were required:

When our son decided he was going to be a missionary for our church, one requirement is to have short, neatly trimmed hair. So Rain committed. He'd never had long hair, but Mom liked his curls.

And off they went: 
And then Dale decided that he would grow his. LDS missions normally last two years; Dale committed to growing his hair the entire time. He did not consult me on this brilliant idea. I'm enduring the metamorphosis. Now that we're eighteen months in, I thought I'd share the progress of the project.

Here's how Dale's hair looked when Rain left for Africa:
Two months later at Rikki's wedding
Ten months

Eleven months

Fifteen months of growth and he's become the headband master

At the gym he resorts to "pig tails" to keep the hair out of his face. 
Note: pig tails are not allowed in my presence. I have my limits.
"one of these things is not like the other"
Eighteen months later. Six to go.