Dad’s Day

by Kelli H. on June 19, 2011

August 2009 at Stumptown Brewery

This weekend I went to the store to find my Dad a Father’s Day card.  Although, I did find one that was semi suitable I didn’t feel it was very special.  Nothing I looked at reminded me of my Dad because they were all so generic, fake, and over the top.  I finally settled on a somewhat humorous card to fit his personality.  I didn’t feel like it was the best though so I hope he’ll enjoy looking at some pictures of us throughout the years. 

May 2010 at Jason’s high school graduation
I would say my Dad and I have a somewhat complicated relationship but I can honestly say that we love each other so much and are always there for each other. He’s very opinionated and hot-tempered which are some traits I’ve inherited from him.  He’s also very sensitive and also the kind of Dad that is a huge teddy bear.  Anytime I’ve been sad he can give me a big bear hug and relieve some of my pain.  
May 2005 – my senior prom
One of my favorite and most embarrassing memories of my Dad is when he sat David and I down when we were about 15 to give David “The Talk”.  He told him he owned a construction company with a lot of tractors and that if he ever hurt me he’d hunt him down and dig a hole so deep no one would ever be able to find him.  Completely crazy, I know!  He reminded me of one of those Dad’s on TV that talks about hanging the boyfriends head above the fireplace. 
May 2005 – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Today I work at my Dad’s company and feel so lucky to be able to see my Dad every day.  Most people don’t see their own father’s even once a week and I see my Dad almost every single day!  At time’s it can be difficult but for most part it works.  My Dad is absolutely the most hard working person I’ve ever met in my life.  He’s provided my family with everything we’ve ever needed and everything we could have ever wanted, therefore he definitely deserves recognition on this day. He may also deserve some baby back ribs and homemade strawberry ice cream too. Just maybe…  Love you, Dad! 

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Janet June 21, 2011 at 4:16 pm

The write-up you did on your dad was very nice, I’ll bet he thought so too, the peppers look so good and I’ll bet that strawberry ice cream was to die for.

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David June 21, 2011 at 5:56 pm

The strawberry ice cream WAS to die for! Super fluffy!!!

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Michelle Wells June 28, 2012 at 4:26 am

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Michelle June 28, 2012 at 4:54 am

Beautifully written!! Your dad is truly an amazing man whom I greatly respect.
I’m glad you all enjoyed his special day!

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