Ryan and I would like to give a special shout out to all the father figures in our lives – happy father’s day!
To our own fathers: Thank you for being amazing grandfathers to our little girls. Thank you for being great fathers to us! From Grandpa Nickerson teaching the girls oinking noises and allowing them to call him stinky face as we leave his house after Sunday dinner all the way to giving Ryan his nickname ‘Rynie’ – thank you for being amazing! To Grandpa Souvannalith giving them piggyback rides and feeding them every amazing snack that every toddler dreams of eating to not allowing me ever to go to slumber parties (and as a grown up, now I know why) – thank you for being awesome!
To my amazing husband: Although after 5 years of marriage, we’ve come to find out that we totally have opposite hobbies and views, I still think you are amazing – I know it doesn’t seem like it sometimes. Even though you’d settle for living in a cardboard box with deer mounts everywhere, I appreciate you making our home OURS by repainting the entire house. Even though you want acres and acres of land for hunting and fishing, I appreciate you making this elaborate garden in the suburbs in an effort to keep our family healthy. Even though you never give me tangible gifts for our anniversary and our birthday, I appreciate you writing me an inappropriate BUT thoughtful poem I could never ever imagine sharing on Facebook. Even though I never thought you had a romantic bone in your body, it melted my heart last Valentine’s Day when you got not only me, but the girls Valentine’s Day flowers and heart shaped foods dinner. Love you so much Da Da! (As Ans would say, “I love you TOO much.”)
Happy Father’s Day!!!!