Friday, June 18, 2010

My babies' daddy (Version 2.0)

Those of you who have not been reading this blog long, last year I did a post dedicated to what an awesome man the father of my sons is.  And I loved writing it.  It's still my favorite post of all time.  So, I'm doing another- updated- one in his honor- for Father's Day.
So, without further adieu...
My babies' daddy:

-prefers the boys to play outside


-appreciates that they have energy that needs to be expended


-will stand (even though he's tired) to push the boys on the swings


-appreciates simple living


-doesn't drink beer anymore


-Is a "meat and potatoes" kind of guy


-has integrity, motivation, and is full of entrepreneurial spirit



-has funky tan lines


-is very respectful of others

- has owned his own business full time since 2003 (and part time since 2001)

-considers himself a little bit of a redneck


-is trying to sell his flatbed truck  :)


-Prefers a night home with the family over going out with friends


-Loves me unconditionally




-is the most honest person I know

- has a small patch of BRIGHT red hair on the back of his head.

-is always willing to help out- with neighbors, friends, at church


-loves to unwind with the boys


-is a born and bred worker- through and through


-stays current in local, national and international news


-has the ability to think long term


-has great problem solving abilities


-is crazy conservative- bordering on libertarian

-is ridiculously intelligent (see previous statement)


-has a hard time respecting the "keeping up with the jones'" mentality


-is always willing to read the boys books (Little Critter is the favorite still!)


-loves me- regardless of what my scale says


-teaches A. about math concepts


-enjoys teaching the boys about smart ways to use money


-leads by example (not just with the boys, either)


-will gladly talk religion and politics...as long as you ask first


-is hot


-prefers handmade gifts over store bought ones


-wears ball caps whenever socially acceptable


-needs a new ball cap


-inspires me to be a better person


-is picky about who he spends his time with outside the family


-respects his father- and my father



-till tries to muffle laughter when someone passes gas


-lets me cut his hair- and never complains when I mess it up


-camps out with the boys in the backyard


-loves me


-prefers salty snacks


-walks the dog every Sunday morning (very, very early)


-has the best belly laugh...seriously


-has calloused hands


-has the ability to laugh at himself


-works 12 hour days


-does paperwork after the boys are in bed (yes, after working the 12 hour day)


-works on the house when he has some "spare time"


-is protective of us


-is willing to get dirty with the kids


-prays for me, prays for the boys daily


-loves to talk to me about scripture


-is a solid cornerstone of this family






-is a great blend of his mother's passion and his father's compassion




-wants to build a model rocket with A. this summer (oh geez)


-really got into the science fair project this year (propulsion)


-can be very opinionated

-has good teeth (let's be honest, that is a total positive!)

- is incredibly handsome

-will eat almost anything I put on the dinner table


-makes a funny face when the air-nailer is too close


-is not a fan of crowds

- shows the boys the safe ways to handle tools

-doesn't believe in being wasteful

- has the kindest heart- especially for handicapped people

-loves watching the boys learn new things and explore their surroundings

-has the ability to read people quickly


-is not very competitive


- asked me to bake a batch of cookies and distribute them to our elderly neighbors

-encourages us to do our best


-is astounded that the Mother's Day flowers are still alive


-remembers to water the flowers and the garden when I forget


-lets the boys win sometimes

-doesn't care that I let A. wear his moonboots in the summer


- flosses daily

-thrives on routine


-likes country music


-listens to talk radio

-sometimes thinks of himself as a thug
(sha..a white bred, sensitive, caring, worker...kind of thug he he)


-wants to take me back to Maine- where we honeymooned.


-is my confidant, cheerleader, best friend


-is an awesome father, husband and friend


-is someone I respect, love and admire

- **is the person I'm most thankful for.**

**is the one whom my soul loves.**


Happy Father's Day, my love

7 comments:

Kathy said...

Aww, well done Sandy. Your love for your husband is contagious. One of the many reasons I love being your friend. :)

Mama M. said...

Sandy...it's fabulous! What a handsome man you have...

I totally laughed over this:
"-is crazy conservative- bordering on libertarian

-is ridiculously intelligent (see previous statement)"

I think you and your Mr. Wonderful would get along great with me and mine!!

Mama M. said...

Sandy...it's fabulous! What a handsome man you have...

I totally laughed over this:
"-is crazy conservative- bordering on libertarian

-is ridiculously intelligent (see previous statement)"

I think you and your Mr. Wonderful would get along great with me and mine!!

*Mirage* said...

Aww, what a great post! :D

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Rach said...

Dude, the sock tan line pic & air nailer pic.....priceless! Definitely a sincere LOL