My Blog Has Moved

Well folks, I've finally done it. I've switched to WordPress and my blog is now on my own domain. So say good-bye to Blogger and good-bye to the bling. But don't be sad. Life is full of change. Change is a good thing. It keeps us on our toes. It challanges us and makes us stronger. And as your next President... oops, I got a little speechy there, didn't I?

Anyway, check me out at:

http://www.meandtheblueskies.com/

I'll look for you there.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Merry SITSmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy Holiday too,
For whatever holiday you celebrate
In the way you choose to do.
We hope it brings you happiness
and good times for one and all
May the season be full of kindess
And joys, both big and small.
May the love of this holiday season
Bring only good times and cheer
May you savor in the joy of giving
And may it last throughout the year.
Happy Holidays from Preston and Heather
Season's Greetings to the SITS blog hosts
May the winner of the $200 Target Gift Card
Truly need it the mosts.
(ok, so mosts isn't proper, but it rhymes doesn't it?)
The first picture is of Chip, Heather, and I in 1984. Looking back at it, I remember just how much I was in love with that man. It saddens me to think that it did not last, even though it did last 13 1/2 years.  The next picture is me and my daughter, Heather, from Christmas 1988. The third one is us from Christmas 2007, nineteen years later.  And yes, those are HUGE eyeglasses and yes, that is the remnants of a mullet!

71 comments:

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Merry Sitsmas. Your daughter is beautiful!

Preston said...

Jen - Thank you so much and Merry SITSmas to you!

Rebecca Jo said...

Merry SITSmas to you!!!

Love to see older pictures... they hold so many memories - dont they!

And your daughter grew up to be a beautiful young lady!!!

Rachael said...

You look so young...I can't believe you have a daughter that is so grown up...and she is beautiful too! Great pictures! Merry SITSmas ;-)

Mamarazzi said...

Merry SITSmas!!

In the spirit of giveaways...I am having one of my own! Come on by, scroll down past the 2 SITS posts and enter to win!

Shelley said...

Wow. Merry SITSmas to you and yours.

Preston said...

Rebecca Jo, Rachael, Mamarazzi, and Shelley - Merry SITSmas to all of you! I'm glad you all like the old pictures. Ah to be young again!

jewelstreet said...

Merry SITSmas, Preston!

Your daughter is beautiful! No worries about those glasses. You should see mine when I don't my contacts in! ;)

Dave said...

Great pics, even if you do look like (the guitarist for) A Flock of Seagulls in the second shot ;)

Tiffany said...

Merry SITSmas!

Preston said...

Jewelstreet - Merry SITSmas to you! And thanks for the compliments about my daughter. And the glasses, well it was the 80's!

Dave - If you are talking about the guy with the big wave of hair in the front of his head and the even bigger glasses, then you are probably right. I had the hots for him. Hahahaha

Tiffany - Merry SITSmas to you!

Meg said...

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

Merry SITSmas!

Lidian said...

What great pictures these are - and your daughter is gorgeous. And you look way too young to have an adult daughter.

I had really big glasses in the 80s, and they were heavy too. I am so glad glasses are so thin and light now.

Preston said...

Meg - Merry SITSmas to you too!

Lidian - Thanks for the compliments. And I am so glad that small glasses are in style now. Those big ones were awful!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Merry Sitsmas! Thanks for the bloggy love!

lifeinbeverlyhills said...

Merry SITSmas! Your daughter is beautiful!

mongoliangirl said...

Things may not have worked out with your guy...but I like it that you and your daughter are clearly constant. She's a doll.
You're the happiest guy on, earth aren't you? Thanks for a post that made me smile.
(my verification word is "supstyl"...just like you...super style!)

Babette said...

I love your photo with Heather from last year. You two look like siblings. I love to drop ECs on your blog Preston, no worries about returning it. :o) Love your blog! *hugs*

Preston said...

Erin, Nick & Merrick - Merry SITSmas to you too!

Lifeinbeverlyhills - Thanks for the compliments. Merry SITSmas.

Mongoliangirl - I don't regret my time with Chip. When it was good, it was really good. And Heather and I are very close. I'm a lucky dad. Oh, I'm not the happiest guy on earth but it sure helps if you act like you are. :)

Babette - Thanks. I wish I was young enough to be a sibling. Hugs back atcha!

Caroline said...

Thank you for opening up your archives and sharing big glasses and mullets!!!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

It's like you're a master of disguise! You put my darth vader mask to shame!

You have a beautiful "little" girl and I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your tie.

You're a poet and didn't even know it.

Preston said...

Caroline - I have even worse pictures I may share, now that I have a scanner.

Tattoed Minivan Mom - You ain't seen nothing yet! Thanks for the compliments and yea, it's a cool holiday tie!

nikkicrumpet said...

It was fun watching your beautiful daughter grow up. And dang..you have barely aged! And very nice work on the poem! I hope you have a fabulous SITSMAS!!!

Preston said...

Nikiicrumpet - Thanks for the compliments and I'm glad you liked the poem. I do plan on a fabulous SITSmas and I hope you have one too.

Nicole said...

Merry SITSmas!

Michelle said...

Those a great family pictures.......big glasses and all!

Merry SITsmas to you!

Preston said...

Nicole - Merry SITSmas to you too.

Michelle - Thanks and it was the 80's after all. :) Merry SITSmas!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

and he was a very handsome man too!

I love the old photos as well...
Merry SITSmas!!!

Preston said...

Keeper of the Skies Wife - Yea, I thought he was handsome too. Merry SITSmas!

Marshmallow Circus said...

Thanks for stopping by and a Merry SITSmas to you too!

I live...therefore I consume. said...

Hey now...I'm not exempt from this contest!! I'm just a lowly seasonal employee trying to rake in some Christmas cash.

Stinker! :p

Great post! You are the first Man SITS blogger I have come across. so that would make you a DudeSITS or a WhoSITS or maybe a SITSBro..hmmmm I'll have to work on that, lol

Denise said...

I'm sorry the photo brings back bittersweet memories. But I'm wishing you much happiness during the holiday season and for 2009!

Merry SITSmas!

Preston said...

Marshmallow Circus - You're welcome and a Merry SITSmas to you too!

I Live...therefore I consume - Hey, I sure sounded official, didn't I? I know about trying to rake in some Christmas cash too cause my cupboards are bare. And the gals at SITS call me a BITS (Brother in the Sauce).

Denise - Don't be sorry. I don't regret anything. And thank you for your sweet wishes and right back atcha!

Taylor said...

Merry SITSmas! But why did you ditch Brini? She's fab.

sandy said...

Great family photos! Merry SITSmas!

Heather said...

I'm enjoying your tie in the last picture. It's so festive!! You two look like a couple of super models posing by that tree. No, seriously, what a fun idea to post pictures through the years. I love it!! Merry SITSmas!!

Megan said...

Merry SITSmas!

georgie said...

okay i just gotta say we almost named our baby preston...i LOVE that name....your Merry SITSmas cards are beautiful i Love how you went way way way back LOL what a beautiful family you have Merry SITSMAS!!!!

KDLOST said...

Merry SITSmas!!!

rachael said...

merry sitsmas!!!

Kelly Deneen said...

LOVE the old pictures! Thanks for sharing them with us. Merry SITSmas to you!!!

Aubrey said...

Ok! There is NO way she could be your daughter! You look great!!
There is nothing I love more than a father/daughter picture. Lovely!
Merry SITSmas to you too!

heathersister said...

I had me some big glasses in the
80's. Covered my whole face.

Merry SITSmas to you.

Kristy said...

Merry SITSmas!!!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Merry SITSmas! This is my first visit here and not the last. Wow - what a throwback photo! I remember the eighties well.

Preston said...

Taylor - I would never intentionally ditch anyone. Who is Brini? and I love Fab! (I didn't know you were a SITSta)

Sandy - Thanks and Merry SITSmas to you too.

Heather - I'm glad you liked the pictures and youu aren't the only one who liked my tie. Merry SITSmas.

Megan - Merry SITSmas to you too!

Georgie - Almost? Preston is a family name. My Dad and Grandfather were both named Preston. And I'm glad you liked the pictures.

Kdlost, Rachael & Kristy - Merry SITSmas to you too.

Aubrey - Yes, I have a daughter who is 29 and thanks for the compliments. Merry SITSmas!

Heathersister - Nothing says 80's like big old nasty eyeglasses. Merry SITSmas.

Renee - Thanks for stopping by and you're welcome back anytime!

Christina said...

Merry SITSmas! Filled with lots of love!

Valerie said...

Merry SITSmas! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas season.

Preston said...

Christina - Merry SITSmas to you and may love find its way to you and yours this holiday season.

Valerie - Merry SITSmas and may your family have a wonderful Christmas season too!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Merry SITSmas, Preston!!!

Hey, are you the token guy?

You rock, man!

How fun is this commentathon?

tara @ kidz said...

Love the pix!

A merry Christmas to you!!!

Rachael said...

Merry SITSmas - great pics!

Annie said...

No worries--huge glasses are back en vogue ;D

Preston said...

Nanny Goats in Panties - Yes, I am the token guy. They call me a BITS (Brother in the Sauce); is that not hysterical. I love this commentathon and girl you and your blog rocks!

Tara & Rachel - Merry SITSmas and glad you like the pics.

Annie - Nooooo! No big glasses anymore. I won't wear them. LOL

WheresMyAngels said...

You raised your daughter well, she is beautiful and has great taste.

Merry Sitsmas!

Preston said...

Wheremyangels - Thank you so very much and Merry SITSmas to you!

Heather said...

Merry SITSmas and happy holidays to you!

Sorry to be a bit belated, but apparently all the singing I did over on my blog yesterday gave me a migraine. Okay, it wasn't the singing (I mean, I'm *always* singing...) but I wound up with a migraine nonetheless! So, I'm making the rounds today and typing with fingers crossed that the last handful of meds I took will do the trick so I can get on with my day!

Love the "picture trip down memory lane" - if that is your actual tree and living room in last year's photo, I'm jealous! It was lovely, as were you and your daughter! :)

Cheers to the only BITS I know! :D

Preston said...

Heather - I hope you are feeling better. Migrane's are awful. Glad you enjoyed the photos but no, that is not my tree or living room. We always have live trees and you can tell its my living room from the 3 inches of dog hair on EVERYTHING! Merry SITSmas from a BITS!

mommytoalot said...

Merry Sitsmas..
I am still playing catch up.
love your blog

Preston said...

Mommytoalot - Catch up is cool. I'm glad you like my blog cause I like yours too. Welcome to SITS. You're gonna love it!

Carrie said...

Merry SITSmas a little late! I'm still working my way through the links!

What a gorgeous gal and a handsome man! Don't we all have those pictures of us where we wonder, "What the HONK was I thinking??" I know I do! Like my three-foot tall hair from the late 80's! YIKES!!

Preston said...

Carrie - It's never too late to say Merry SITSmas! Thanks for the comments and didn't all gals have huge hair in the 80's?

Tiffany said...

I'm late, but here!

Merry SITSmas.. I love the pics... look at your beautiful daughter.

I swear, you look so familiar!

Preston said...

Tiffany - I'm glad you made it but I sure don't know how you do it. LOL Thanks for the compliments and when I was in my very early 20's, people told me I looked like John Ritter.

Taylor said...

Preston - Brini Maxwell is a fictional character/drag queen who does fab crafts and entertaining with 60's mod style. Your previous blogger image is small, but I thought it was of Brini Maxwell.

Preston said...

Taylor - That is way too funny. I had no idea who Brini Maxwell is so does that make me a bad gay? LOL I have no idea where I found that image either but I fell in love with it immediately. Now I need to do some research on Brini Maxwell. Who knows? Maybe it was her. :)

Janah @ So Not Mom-a-licious said...

Please tell me you still have the tie! That could be a family heirloom you know! I think you have a great blog! Merry SITSmas!

Preston said...

Janah - I sure do have that tie. In fact, last night I was looking at it trying to decide if I wanted to wear it to the company Christmas party next week. LOL

littleeverydaythings said...

Merry belated SITSmas! I love all of your old photos - especially your funny comments ;) I think my favorite is the pleather pants look. I'm sure it's making a comeback, so be ready. The photos of you and your daughter are cute too.

Preston said...

Little Everyday Things - Merry belated SITSmas to you too. Thanks for your compliments. I really did love those pleather pants but I think I'd need to lose 20 lbs in order to fit in them again!

Lori said...

Merry SITSmas! :)