Saturday, October 6, 2012

Service Agreement

Having a father that is a lawyer and a husband that is also a lawyer (Congrats to Colonel Brandon for passing the bar!) makes for some clever announcement ideas. To tell my family the good news, Colonel Brandon created a contract for my dad to read and sign (and then created one for my mom). We were taking family pictures this morning anyway, so we decided the announcement would be fun to catch on camera. Kim did an amazing job and we are so excited to see all the pictures. As soon as we all got there we handed them to my parents to hurry and read and sign. My mom thought it was some agreement from the photographer so it worked great. Eventually they stopped saying, "Oh my heck, you've got to be kidding me," and we all explained to my sisters what was going on. 


SERVICE AGREEMENT

This Service Agreement (“Agreement”) is between Jim F. Lundberg who resides at  (“Jim”) and the family of Brandon Bastian, who resides at  (“Bastian Family.”)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1.  Purpose

The purpose of this agreement is to more specifically set forth the responsibilities of each party to this agreement.

2.  Definitions

2.1       “Lundberg Residence” means the legal residence of Jim and his family.

2.2       “Loyalty” means giving benefit of the doubt, defending, supporting, uplifting and otherwise acting in accordance with the definition of the word loyalty. 

3.  Responsibilities of Jim

Jim shall:

a. Retain on his person snacks, candy or gum that can be easily distributed, at need, to any member of the Bastian Family.

b. Maintain Loyalty to each and every member of the Bastian Family.

c. Maintain the Lundberg Residence, including the grounds of the Lundberg Residence, with all due care, removing anything that may cause injury to members of the Bastian Family.  This includes any attractive nuisances that may be on or within the Lundberg Residence.  A more specific list of dangerous items may be found in Exhibit A, which is attached to this document.

d.  Maintain a 72-hour supply of snacks at the Lundberg Residence at all times.

e. Provide transportation for members of the Bastian Family if at any time members of the Bastian Family are in need of such transportation.

f. Excitedly and exuberantly celebrate any and all holidays, vacations and birthdays with members of the Bastian Family.  This includes purchasing presents, when appropriate for the applicable celebratory day, to give to members of the Bastian Family.

g. Attend any and all sporting events that members of the Bastian Family participate in or are a party to. 

h. Attend any and all musical or theatrical productions or concerts that members of the Bastian Family participate in.

i. Supervise, play with, feed, clean and care for any member of the Bastian Family that is placed in his care at no charge.

j. Purchase new and popular toys for members of the Bastian Family to play with at the Lundberg residence.  These toys must be kept in good condition and Jim shall maintain them with all due care.

k. Designate a toy room or closet where members of the Bastian Family may easily find these toys.

l. Give members of the Bastian Family $5 per letter “A” or “A-” grades.  This amount will increase in amount by 3% per year.

m. Theatrically tell the same story, to be chosen by Jim, at least once a year to members of the Bastian Family.

n. Not disagree with or contradict Brandon or Emily Bastian, members of the Bastian Family, in the presence of other members of the Bastian Family.

o. Accept being called “Grandpa” by every member of the Bastian Family.

4.  Responsibilities of the Bastian Family

Brandon and Emily Bastian, members of the Bastian Family, shall allow Jim to hold, play with, care for and otherwise love all subsequent members of the Bastian Family born into the Bastian Family after the signing of this agreement, beginning with the new member that should arrive sometime in June 2013.


____________________________                                                                __________________
Jim F. Lundberg                                                                                              Date

____________________________                                                                __________________
Brandon Bastian                                                                                             Date




7 comments:

Tamey said...

Yay for you em and brandon!!! So excited!

wisp said...

This is so clever! I'm so so happy for you guys and extremely excited. :D

Angel said...

So creative & perfect for your family! I love it! So excited for you!

Icie said...

Congratulations! When's the big day? How are you feeling? You are going to make such a great mommy. :)

Lesa said...

Love you two! and I'm so excited for a little Bastian in the family!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Congratulations to you both! What a fun way to announce your new arrival.

Becca said...

That was awesome! Congrats u guys!!