Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day

okay let me preface this with the fact that i've been really busy lately I mean with the move and school starting [oooh i've come up with a funny analogy for what school feels like right now] i just didn't find the time to do what I really wanted to do----think of something, some way, somehow to thank my dad for everything he has done for me. and then it came to me-I'll make my sunday blog about my dad and the amazing man that he is! so here's to you dad!!

sara's list 'things my dad taught me' making my dad is better than your dad :)
my dad taught me....
  • that you can be old, bald, lack a chin and still be uberly awesome! I mean really can you see that wakeboarding skill! yeah anything cool that I can do my dad taught me--everything from snowboarding, wakeboarding, mountain biking, how to start a fire, all the important things in life ;)
  • how to take a vacation. I have no idea how the man does it but there is something about going on vacation with my dad that is awesome and so relaxing! I don't even know how to describe it. its all laid out perfectly in his head and we just go with the flow.Some how---seemingly effortlessly---everything gets done. Its miraculous! so much fun! and I've had the best times on family vacations!I am highly envious of this random talent I seemingly failed to acquire through genetics [if you know me you know what i'm talking about when it comes to over-zealous planning and lack of relaxation time] and you've seen my vacation pictures---yeah ALL family vacations
  • if you want something done right then do it yourself! He is the end all, be all fix-anything-man! Pretty much my dad is amazing!! if its broke he'll fix it-----90% of the time he already knows how to fix it and bam like that its working and if he doesn't know how to do something-he learns. he's not only built the garage, remodled the bathroom, designed and built a new kitchen, but he fixes cars, hooks up stereos and awesome surround sound and does it as if he has nothing better to do after working all day than to come home and work some more---no problem. trust me this makes it VERY hard to find a guy when your dad is like this. . .cause no one matches up
  • the value of hard work! as I initially pointed out above I know no one who works harder, in the most uninhabitable locations [the poor man works in the bloody heat in the middle of nowhere!], with the most colorful people, and the most ridiculous un-ending hours-- and yet I never hear him complain-unless you count the noises he makes out of pure exhaustion when he finally has a chance to lay down at the end of a long day. The smell of fresh laid asphalt will always remind me of my dad. What a guy! and to boot he always has a smile on his face--mainly because without it his chin disapears ha ha.
  • there are more important things in life. My dad is the kind of person that can make you feel like you are accomplishing great things---the kind of dad who even though he didn't have the same opportunities that I have makes sure that I have any resource available to reach my goals! and we know he will be there in a moments notice if we ever needed anything. I always feel bad calling him because he always asks if i need anything --I just smile and roll my eyes thinking to myself 'no dad I call cause I want to talk to you, to make sure your okay and that traveling to and fro hasn't caused your demise'
so in conclusion...

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