June 20, 2010

My Daddy

On this, yet another Father's Day, I thought I'd do things a little different. First, I'd actually make a post on my blog. Second, I'd share a few things I love about my dad.

Now that I'm an adult, my relationship with him has changed considerably. I remember him being so cool because he knew a lot of the music I listened to and would listen to it himself sometimes. Since I am the oldest of 7, our house would be a little crazy sometimes. Those times when he was driving me home from school when I was just starting out as a teenager, we'd just talk. It was great because there were no interruptions. I specifically remember one talk when I was kind of blue. He told me that he remembers being a teenager and that that would NEVER be a time he'd relive. I felt like he understood me completely & wasn't so "old".

I also remember him turning 40 & thought he was way beyond old. I'm pushing that now, & realize my kids are thinking that about me too. Dad, you definitely weren't old, just a mere child!

Dad loves to joke around. I've always loved his sense of humor.

Dadoo & a few of his granddaughters swinging on the backyard hammock. He loves playing around with his grandkids.

We had a 60th surprise birthday party for him at Taco Bell. Dad's favorite restaurant, especially if he's paying. This was so much fun & they even let him work the drive through for an order!

This is one of my favorite shots of him. The look on his face shows me how much he really does love his grandchildren.

BYU was/is/and forever will be his favorite team. He was so sick the day of the BYU/Oregon football game, yet he had to be there.

My parents were sealed in the St. George Temple when I was just a couple months old. I am so grateful my parents set that example to me about the importance of temple marriage.

Dad, I know there are so many things I could say about you, but most of all, I'm grateful I was able to be your daughter. You are a great example to me. I am so appreciative of everything you do for me, my hubby & our kids. You are my "favorite". I hope you had a wonderful Father's Day!

Gretchen....um, I mean


Rachel B. said...

Alright, I give....this has most definitely secured your place as FAVORITE daughter. Job well done, Ginger. I love all the pictures. Super sweet!

Ginger and Taylor said...

I've been trying to tell you all these years! Now you finally believe me? ;)

Richard said...
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Richard said...

I have been giving a lot of thought about which one of my daughters is my favorite, and I have finally decided that you, Ginger, are my . . . wait a minute, this is a private message board, right?

Your Daddy