Friday, August 12, 2011


Today is my dad's birthday!!! I love this man soooo much!
Here are a few (49) reasons why........

1. He LOVES baseball and has brought that love to our whole family
2. He used to be a coach for high school baseball and high school womens basketball
3. He used to pay us a penny or nickle for every rock we picked up in the back yard
4. He tests his speedometer when he passes those speed telling machines
5. Does cool smiley faces when he texts ---B)

6. Hates cabbage 
7. and Ranch dressing
9. and always has people laughing no matter where he goes
10.  He gets really tan 
11. Sometimes thinks 2+2=5 because it's "simple math"
12. Can't make three fingers by holding up the three middle fingers
13. loves to golf
14. Sings really good---you can always hear him during Sacrament meeting.
15. Plays the guitar
16. I would always request "You are my Sunshine"
17. Has a lot of college degrees...but teaches seminary because it's what he loves
18. He knows the scriptures better than anyone I know
19.  He is currently a bishop
20.  He has always tried soo hard to fulfill his callings
21. Is a professional at Angry Birds
22. Loves children
23. Especially his own :)
24. He has ALWAYS provided us with everything we need
25. He loves my mom
26. He shows her so much respect

27. Taught me many life lessons
28. Like: "focus and finish"
29. and "the more control you have from within the less you need from without"
30. He has a tender heart and isn't afraid to get weepy :)
31. Is very patriotic
32. Loves Bare Naked Ladies....(The Band) hahaha
33. I used to think he was one of the Three Nephites
34. Loves his Ipad

35. Served a faithful mission to Paraguay
36. Holds and Honors the Priesthood
37. Has some swag....especially when he says "word"

38. Hates when we leave the cupboard doors open in the kitchen
39.  And when we don't refill the water jug.
40. Loves watching Boy Meets World! :) :) 

41. He has cute big ears.
42. Once grew a mustache but no one could tell because it was blonde.
43. Only has brothers
44. SO he gets pretty squeemish when we talk about "girl things"

45. Likes to paint ceramics
46. He laughs so hard he cries....sometimes at his own jokes :) 
47. He likes to read
48. And press our pressure points while we squirm.

And the quality I love most about my dad...
49. He is ALWAYS making sacrifices for others.  
I have learned so much from this man about what it means to be truly SELF-LESS.
I love you daddy!!

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