Sunday, June 21, 2009

2 Amazing Men = 1 Happy Lady!

I know I have been snobbing the blog but definitely NOT on purpose. We are just at crunch time on our house, so every day is filled with house stuff! We are getting ready have our house appraised so that we can switch our loan over to a mortgage loan. We are working around the clock to get as much completed as possible! Hopefully once that takes place, we will get around to getting internet at our house and I will be back on track! I had to take the time out to blog on Father's Day about 2 wonderful men in my life.
The first one is my father. As some of you know, he is technically my STEP-dad, but I have never called him that. He has been in my life since I was very young and has never treated me like a "step" daughter. He is such a fun, caring, and loving man. Growing up, he was always the more stern one of my parents. I knew that if I wanted something that I had to go to my mom. I dreaded getting the "ask your father" because I knew I really had to work him over in order to SOMETIMES get what I wanted! As a grown woman, I love him more than ever! He is so generous and giving. He LOVES my kids like crazy! Grandpa is a softy now! My kids can get just about anything they want if they have the right twinkle in their eye! He likes to wrestle and play with them, but he likes to cuddle and love on them even more! He has been our rock with this house renovation project. We have been able to go to him for advice and depend on him when we couldn't be right there. I don't know what we would've done without him being the Commander-in-Chief! I am so thankful to God that I have a Dad like him!
The second man that I thank God for is my husband. He is simply amazing! I can't even begin to describe how this man blows me away. I am so in love with him and I am excited to wake up with him every day! My kids are so blessed to have a dad that loves them the way he does. He is a hands-on dad 100% of the time! He nearly always has a child on his lap or at his feet and he loves it! He teaches them to garden, to do carpentry work, to be creative, and so much more. If my kids are having a bad day at school, he is right there volunteering to sit down with them alone and have a heart-to-heart talk. Every time they end up smiling and forgetting their troubles! I love him and everything that he gives to our family!
I recently surveyed our kids (one-at-a-time) and got their opinion on some things concerning their Daddy. I didn't give the kids any prompting or ideas for answers, therefore the 2 year-olds didn't have answers for some of the questions. (If they didn't totally understand the question, they would blurt out something like "bathtub", so I just left it blank!) =)
Here are the questions and their individual responses:
What is your favorite thing about Daddy?
  • He is very musical (Ashton - 10 yrs. old)
  • He does good things for us (Taelyn - 8 yrs. old)
  • He is silly and caring (Mariya - 8 yrs. old)
  • He plays G.I. Joes with me (Bryson - 4 yrs. old)

What is your favorite thing to do with Daddy?

  • jump on the trampoline (Ashton)
  • go on vacation (Taelyn)
  • swim in Grandma's pool (Mariya)
  • play transformers (Bryson)
  • go on roller coasters and waterslides and ride on the lawn mower (Nevin - 2 yrs. old)
  • run and sing songs (Nolan - 2 yrs. old)

(Please be assured my 2 year old has NOT been on a roller coaster. Not real sure about that answer!)

What is one word that describes Daddy?

  • Fun (Ashton)
  • Loving (Taelyn)
  • Funny (Mariya)
  • Looks good (Bryson) =)
What is one of Daddy's favorite things to do?
  • play guitar (Ashton)
  • play guitar (Taelyn)
  • play guitar (Mariya)
  • singing and playing cd's (Bryson)
  • building the dirt (Nevin)
  • buckle up (Nolan) ???

What is Daddy very good at?

  • playing guitar and drums (Ashton)
  • playing guitar (Taelyn)
  • fixing up our house (Mariya)
  • working at Commercial News (Bryson)
  • coloring (Nevin)
  • listening (Nolan)

Where is ONE place that Daddy would LOVE to go?

  • Famous Dave's Restaurant (Ashton)
  • Chickenfoot Concert (Taelyn)
  • Cracker Barrel (Mariya)
  • the bookstore (Bryson)
  • Menards (Nevin)
  • That way - Menards (Nolan)
If Daddy had a million dollars, what do you think he would buy?
  • a new guitar, a boat, and Indiana Beach tickets (Ashton)
  • a swimming pool and a new guitar (Taelyn)
  • a new guitar and a family vacation (Mariya)
  • G.I. Joe toys and the Chickenfoot band (Bryson)
  • Mcdonalds and Batman toys (Nevin)
  • doggies (Nolan)
They all adore their dad and we enjoyed spoiling him for the day! Thank you so much Dave for all the sacrifices that you have made for our family! You are so loved!

For Father's Day, I saved up my hard-earned money and took my Dad and Dave (and my mom) to Fogo De Chao. We also wanted to take my parents to show our appreciation for them letting us live with them for 4 months! (On a side note.... if you haven't gone to Fogo De Chao, you NEED to. At least ONE time! It is a crazy awesome Brazilian Steakhouse that is a one-of-a-kind experience! Google it and GO!!!!) Anyways.... We had a WONDERFUL time with just us four grown-ups! We didn't know how to act without the kids! It was so nice to sit, eat, and enjoy each other's company!

Happy Father's Day to all of the wonderful Fathers!