Friday, June 20, 2014

Five on Friday!

Friday, Friday, Friday - I'm so glad to see you roll around again!!  It's been a great week and simply flew by... I'll use this High Five on Friday as a recap of what we've been up to, including a great Father's Day weekend.
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Linking up with Lauren Elizabeth

1// Happy Father's Day!  We celebrated at my parent's house with a nice brunch.  There's not much better than burritos with both my two favorite dads!
This goofy guy is the first man I ever loved.  He taught me how to drive, to trust God most, introduced me to Springsteen and taught us that in life "it doesn't matter how you look, it matters how you act." - that one is still up for debate, he'll even agree.  
He passed down to me several bad traits (a pug nose, terribly flat feet with pour circulation, bi-polar tendencies...just to name a few) but thankfully he mainly shares his love.  His love has been unwavering and set-forth the foundation on how we deserved to be love - unconditionally.
"The greatest thing a father can do for a daughter is to love her mother'" - Elaine S. Dalton
I came across this quote this past week and it honestly speaks volumes.
Thank you dad, you got the greatest thing right.  I love you.

And to man that I have had the privilege of being side-by-side while he became a father.  We're learning this whole parenting thing together.  No, it's not easy.  We're not perfect but together we make a great team - he pulls more than his fair share of the weight.  Our little cowboys are so lucky to call him "dad."  
Tyler wasn't like most fathers in regards to fatherhood.  See, he was honestly thrown into it.  When our oldest, Keeler, was born  I was very sick with pancreatitis.  Keeler was delivered early, his lungs weren't fully developed so he was airlifted to the nearest nicu - 200+ miles away.  Tyler really had no choice but he handled the situation wonderfully.  He went with Keeler.  He learned how to feed, change a diaper, burp, etc... all before me.  And this folks is the tough cowboy that would gag when he would smell a dirty diaper beforehand ;
It was such a hard time for all of us.  I wanted nothing more than to be with my brand new baby but never did I worry.  It made our reunion and bond that much more special.  He ended up teaching me all the things he learned in the hospital - he's still hands down the best swaddler.  We couldn't be more blessed to have him in our lives, he is the best dad & most amazing husband, we are so thankful for him.  We love you!

2// Celebrating Brody!!  Our youngest nephew turned one and we traveled to Texas to celebrate him.  His parents threw him the cutest airplane party.  The big boys had a blast playing ball in the backyard.  

And Brody sure had a great time eating cake!  He's the sweetest (pun intended) and happiest little big man.  Happy Birthday Brody!

3// Wonderland Trip!!  After Brody's house party, we all went to the local amusement park.  It was so much fun.  I grew up going to Wonderland as a kid and can't recall having a better time than I did on Saturday evening.  I LOVE watching my kids get so excited.
(Boat picture above: yep, that's Tyler's kid (not mine) with his hand in the yucky water.  He also climbed up to the front of the boat, while it was moving, to ring the bell.  He's a lost cause
I LOVED getting to spend time with my only favorite niece, Jacey.  She became my buddy and we went on several bigger rides together.  We also got see the Smith family, which is always a treat.   

4// T-ball Game Keeler had his fourth t-ball game his week.  It was hot and windy but he played hard.  Tyler got to coach again while Granny, Kal and I cheered from the stands.

Granny amazes me everyday.  She not only takes care of our boys while I'm working but has taken on a friend's baby.  She loves our little cowboys and wouldn't miss a game for the world.

5// A big woo-hoo, it's Friday!

I haven't blogged about it much but I have started back running.  I've found some great running buddies, Natalie and Whitney.  We're going on ten weeks straight and averaging about 20 miles per week.  
Look how much my training has improved!  It's so great to have other friends that are so motivated and dependable.  
This weekend all our hubbies are golfing in a tournament so we're planning on taking the kids to the water-park together.  We're all so excited and what better way to kick off the first official weekend of summer!?  So, do you have any fun plans?  Hope your weekend is great whatever your plans may be :)

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  1. What a great post! My gracious, you're raking up the miles. Great job!
    We're going to my parents. Have fun at the water park sweet friend. - Kimberly

  2. Oh what a sweet post!!! I also love that your husband is the #1 swaddler in your family too. : ))

  3. I absolutely love this post! It looks like you have a precious family. :)

    Stopping by from Lauren's link up! Have a great weekend!