Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Happy Father's Day -- 2013

First of all, yeah I know. I'm lightyears behind on my blogging. But I'm also noticing that the time I stopped blogging was just about the same time I got pregnant -- so it was to be expected... right? :)

Here goes!

Happy Father's Day, Jake! 

I remember getting up an hour or so early to make him this yummy breakfast - German pancakes, fresh whipped cream and strawberries, hash browns and sausages. (Yum -- I think I'm starving!!) We spent the morning enjoying it together and then headed off to church. I remember he even took wiggly Henry for the 3rd hour that day so I could enjoy Relief Society in peace -- truly a super dad!

That's not the only reason why he's super dad though (but really that hour of silence once a week is one of my favorite acts of service he does for me.)

After long days on set when I know he wants to walk through the door and collapse on the couch, he always makes sure to play with our babies. If they've already gone to bed, he'll often sneak in and hold a sleeping Henry for a few minutes. And I can't even tell you how many times he sneaks a dreaming Annabelle into bed with us cause he just wants to hold her. (Makes me a lit-tle crazy!!) He takes that sweet girl on daddy-daughter dates, which I know she loves. And so do I!

He's taught Henry to make car noises (cutest little boy noise!!) and how to make funny faces. Henry loves to pat his scruff and he always gives him the longest hugs. Those two truly adore each other.

I love listening in on him when he puts the kids to bed. He always sings their bedtime songs so beautifully and reads them books with such animated voices. He gives them horsie-rides to the bathroom to brush their teeth, and makes tents so they can cuddle and hide from "rombies" (zombies). //I assure you the kids don't know what an actual rombie looks like.//

He's taught the children to always thank me for dinner each night and take their plates to the sink - I guess at this point I'm just talking about Annabelle, but I know Henry will follow right behind her when he's ready. 

These all seem like such little things, but they've made all the difference to us as a family. I know he's a man of God and always listens to the spirit's promptings. I know he's constantly thinking of me and doing what will make me happy. I really love him!

He's an incredible daddy and my heart is full of love knowing that he's ours forever!


  1. Yay for blog updates!! And also... Are you saying you're pregnant?? If so, a double "yay" for babies!

    1. Thank you!! And yes, we are expecting! Nine more weeks and we'll another little boy :)

  2. Yum, now I'm hungry too!! haha. Such a sweet post! He's such a good daddy!