Saturday, June 20, 2009


Here's to the 2nd man who stole my heart - the 1st was my father!! I just wanted to wish you a Happy Fathers Day!! Thanks for taking such good care of our family and for being a great dad. There are so many things I love about you, here are just a few....
I love how you make me laugh
I love it when you make dinner - you're a GREAT cook
I appreciate your example of service - in the church and community
I admire your ability to teach/love the youth
I appreciate the priesthood that you hold and honor
I have been blessed and surrounded by amazing men - father - grandfathers - uncles - 7 brothers - HUSBAND -father-in-law - brothers- in- law - 5 sons and a son- in- law what more could a girl ask for!!!!
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What an amazing man my father is. He stole my heart many, many years ago. He has loved me unconditionally and has been a great provider, exemplar, teacher and patriarch. I love many things about my daddy.

I love his beautiful blue eyes.
I love his hands and I am grateful for the many hours of service his hands have rendered.
I love listening to his stories and life experiences.
I love singing with him.
I love his garden and appreciate him sharing it with us (especially the corn).
I love how he loves my mother.
I love his corny little sayings and the funny faces he makes.
I love his testimony and appreciate his example of Christ like living.

Happy Fathers Day - I hope you know how much I love and adore you!!!
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Macky is headed for High School!!!

On May 29th Macky had his 8th grade promotion. It is CRAZY to think that my little "Joseph Mckay Buddy Cowboy Slade" is headed to High School!!! We will have a freshman and a senior attending M.H.S. this year. I appreciate the young man that Macky is becoming. There is never a dull moment when Macky is around. He makes me laugh (and cry) and I am so grateful that we get to raise each other:) We LOVE you Macky!!

After the promotion we had the privilege of hanging out with Macky and his classmates at a party. We had a ton of fun but I must admit they are a little crazy and I was totally exhausted the next day!!

If you notice - he is a lot taller then me, but I can still whip his butt:)

Macky had to have his picture taken with Lindsey Crandell - aka "Red". She is such a sweet girl and a great friend. She is in our ward and it has been a treat to watch her grow. I think she is beautiful inside and out!!

Lucy and Frankie Lopez and Macky. Lucy and Frankie and their family live out on our family ranch. It has been neat to get to know them better the last few years, they are a great family - Frankie I totally dig your tie:)
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