Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

I wanted to give a special message to the Dads in my life.

To my dad -- I couldn't have been blessed by having a better dad, and friend, than you. I have so many memories of times we spent together.

  1. Many trips to Seattle to visit Grandma & Grandpa -- and you letting me get the fruit punch in the Space Needle cup even though it was a bit spendy -- going on the Mattherhorn ride with the clown and getting him sick after going in circles so many times.

  2. Summers spent together since we both had the time off.

  3. Sitting next to you at the piano going through choir music, kids music, etc.

  4. Parasailing together in Florida!

  5. Taking a hot air balloon ride -- such a beautiful experience.

  6. Going to Gopher basketball games together when Dick couldn't go -- I was always really excited when you would tell me he couldn't go to a game -- I always knew there would be an ice cream cone or a dish of ice cream waiting for me at the concession stand at halftime.

  7. Watching "Father of the Bride" the night before my wedding.

There are so many more memories, Dad...that is only a sampling. I thank God that He put us together. I have been so blessed by you. Thank you for always making me feel special. I love you!

To my husband -- I love sitting back and watching you when you play with our kids. You know how to have fun with make them laugh...and to listen to them when they are scared, have problems, or just need to chat. Everytime you guys spend time together you are making memories. Noah has great memories of going bowling, going on the roller coaster at MOA, sleeping downstairs on the hide-a-bed after watching Star Wars movies to name a few. Abby has great memories going on bike rides, going on the roller coaster at MOA, and just being "daddy's girl". Joey also has great memories of going on bike rides together, going on the bumper cars at MOA, and all the tickle/wrestling matches on Wednesday nights when Noah & Abby were at church. And this is only the beginning!!! You are an awesome dad and we all love you so very much!