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OK, so outside of doing a lot of pic-posting, I've been getting a little nostalgic lately. Did you read my post on my amazing Grandma?
And father's day is approaching. Last year I bought a card for Danny (as a joke) not realizing I was preggers at the time. Hmm, joke was on me (well, my squishy belly at least.)
But I think it's only fair to pay tribute now (Holden and I are headed to St. George today, hoping Danny will join us shortly) .... to the two greatest Dad's in the world -- my husband and my father. (Not that I'm biased or anything.) I don't feel like getting all mushy -- Becca Winegar (nee' Whipple) loathes those blogs entries, and it is not my intent to be off=putting. But here's a few things I think are really cool about each of them (outside of me blabbing on about the real sentimental stuff).
- He's super involved in the child raising. He changes pants (Holden's, not just his own); and when I ask for some time to go out with my lady friends and say "Will you 'tend' tonight?" He responds by saying, "It's called 'parenting' if it's your own." I love that he takes full ownership in our son; recognizing that parenting is a partnership (I could not do it alone.)
- He's fiercely loyal. He loves his friends, and his family... and would kill tigers for both. Also, he's kind of a Mama's Boy; which is cute since I have a great mother-in-love... but would be a disaster if she wasn't one of the sweetest women in the world.
- He's a bleeding-heart-liberal. And this isn't just about politics. He's all about helping those less fortunate. Sometimes I think he wants to make a lot of money just so he can give it away to those in need (which I support -- kind of -- but I would also like to throw really amazing parties if we end up down the line with $$$$. Maybe we can compromise by throwing parties for the poor?)
- He puts up with me. I don't need to go into detail here. You all know I'm a standard deviation from the norm, and my idiosyncrasies move from 'cute' to 'annoying' in minutes...but I have a funny feeling he loves me because of it, not just in spite of it.
- He's fearless. He doesn't get nervous about ANYTHING, and if he wants something to happen... it does. It's like the universe responds to his thoughts...and I don't think he's even read "the secret!"
- He made us value "W.O.R.K." And yes, in my youth, I very much felt it was a four-letter word. But we were mowing the law before we had graduated from primary, took summer jobs teaching swim lessons and my freshman year of college he actually gave me a "job" at his company's Provo office for Christmas. It was truly the gift that kept on giving...I am much more grateful now then I was in '95
- He's s do-gooder too. He's on all sorts of boards and councils, et cetera et cetera. In fact, he's the new Chair of Salt Lake's Discovery Gateway Children's Museum, and someone else I adore also made their board.
- The Old Man is also where I got my love of politics and current events -- Speaking of, Can you believe the Iranian Elections!?!?! Holden and I were practically wearing green (I hope that statement doesn't come back to haunt me in 10 - 15 years when I run for SLC Mayor.)