Sunday, June 30, 2013

"Another" Fathers Day?!?

Okay so I know Father's Day has passed and I am now way behind the times but I promise I have not been lazy! Haha this little man tends to keep me on my feet 99.9% of the time!!!

This little monkey is all over the place!

and better yet... why celebrate fathers on just one day?!? why not make the celebration last every day! So in my lame attempt to stay on top of things I declare today a Father's Day (round 2 perhaps) there is so much and more that I could say about fathers! Where to even begin?!!?! What is a father?
A father is the man- a caregiver- a protector- a mentor- and so much more! But my favorite definition of a father?!? A DAD! What’s the big difference you say?!? Well nothing against "fathers" but dads are just where it's at! A dad is a father and well so much more!! A dad is a friend and sometimes an enemy when it takes being the bad guy to keep you safe.  A dad is someone who A dad is a superhero who teaches you how to fly and seems unbreakable. A dad is the tough guy who's not afraid to play dress up. A dad is someone who snuggles and wrestles and loves unconditionally. A dad is a homework partner staying up all night to make sure your work is finished—even if it means them doing more work than you! A dad is someone who knows all the Spice Girls songs and dances not because he is a fan of the spice girls but because he is your number one fan!! A dad is someone who dresses up to play cowboys and indians simply because your child needs another cowboy. A dad is someone who listens to audition songs to the point of torture! :) A dad is just oh so many things!! A dad is someone you can call and talk to about everything and nothing at all! A dad is someone who will always be there no matter what! I could go on and on but the easiest explanation is a dad is one of a kind!!
Words simply cannot express how blessed I am to have the world’s greatest dad- and I know that statement is more common than not but it is the truth! Plain and simple- my dad is the best! I recently saw this clip- which in all honesty describes my dad to the “t”!

This clip makes my eyes water for many reasons but mostly because it is so realistic and so true! I think often times it is so easy to overlook these small things and focus on the negative things in life and I just want to point this out that – the reasons we often see as “negatives” are often blessings that we just fail to recognize! So I want to say thanks dad! You truly are the greatest and although I don’t tell you near enough you are the best and I love you! I am especially grateful to you because- because of the example you were to me and the way you treat mom and all those around you I was able to find a man who treats me with all the love in the world! I have been blessed with the most incredible husband who works so hard and who comes home every night from work with a smile on his face excited to snuggle his baby boy! It has been an incredible experience this past year to see Kurt grow from being such an amazing hubby to an incredible father! I am so grateful and so incredibly blessed to have him in my life and I couldn’t ask for a better father for my children! Kurt loves Keller with all his heart and it is so exciting seeing them bond and play together! I love the way Keller’s eyes light up when Kurt gets home from work! These are little things I always wanted and now it is an absolute thrill to see them on a day to day basis! Kurt thank you for being such an incredible father and husband! I am so grateful for you and all that you do for us! I am so blessed to have a husband who is able to hold the priesthood and be such an incredible patriarch of our home! Thanks sweetheart! You are my world!!!
There are so many others I could go on and on about but just real quick I would feel so ungrateful if I didn't express my love and gratitude for my incredible father in law as well! I have been so blessed to have married into an incredible family the father of which is well in no better way to describe him--- a superhero?  I am not saying that he runs around in spandex- haha BUT I am saying that he is truly a saint- he is such an incredible example to me and he in so many ways reminds me of my own dad! Ya I know how lucky am I to have both of the world’s greatest dads as my own?!? And lucky for all of you- they are so great maybe.. just maybe… I will share J but seriously I am just so grateful for him and all that he has done for us in our own little family! And most of all I am just ooober (that’s a word right??) grateful that he raised such an incredible son! I see so much of Kurt’s dad in him and I just have to sit back and laugh at times at their resilience to ask for help and their budgeting extremes but in all reality those are things I am so glad that Kurt has learned as it keeps us on our feet and able to do all that we love! I love that Kurt has a love of boating and skiing that he has picked up from his dad and grandpa! I see the relationships both of our parents and grandparents have and I know that it is due not only to the amazing women but to the incredible men in this family and their worthiness and love of the gospel and all of those around them! I am so grateful for all that I have been blessed with- with fathers, grandfathers, an incredible husband and a son! I love that I am surrounded by so many great men! I am so blessed to have a heavenly father who loves me and trusts me enough to have these great men in my life and I can only hope to live up to their incredible examples! Thank you all for all you do for me!! I love you I love you I love you!!
Oh and happy (super late) father’s day!!!! J

Oh and for some pics to show you just how awesome these men are :) ...........

oh and these are our cute primary kiddos who made fathers day letters for their amazing daddy's too!

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