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To My Husband On (his 3rd) Father’s Day

To my husband on his 3rd Father's Day

Dear Justin,

Thank you so much for being the father of my children. I couldn’t have asked for a better man.

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Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Father’s Day Weekend

This weekend was full of fathers. On Saturday, my mother, father, Rhys, and I decided to go up to Aberdeen, Idaho to celebrate Father’s Day with the rest of my dad’s family. It was about a 4 hour drive from our house, to mom and dad’s house to Aberdeen. Rhys was a trooper the entire time–what a good boy, playing with his toys, drinking his bottle, and sleeping in the car. Justin decided to stay to go golfing and work on a few house projects that have been put off long enough (and now he’d be able to do it without a baby and a wife hanging on his legs).

We had lunch with my paternal grandparents, my aunt, and some of her kids. I love visiting with this family. My dad is the youngest in his family, and started a family later in his 20s, so all my cousins are in their late 30s. So, now that I’m an adult, and a married woman, and a mother, I feel I was able to join in their conversations.

Rhys is the youngest cousin and great-grandbaby on that side, so he was the center of attention.

Grandpa having more fun than Rhys with his toy motorcycle.

Rhys embracing his farmboy genes.

Playing Peek-a-boo with Cousin Corey’s hat

Telling Aunt Bobette a story

This is Rhys’s new thing–he’ll get up from a crawl to stand, but then realize he can look under his legs.
He also had so much fun playing with the cooler, taking ice out, trying to eat it, giving ice to everyone, taking water and soda out and then putting them back in.

We got back to Utah very late, but Rhys was such a champ the entire day. He was very well behaved and very social. And that was the first time he was meeting most of those relatives.

However, when we got back home at 10:40PM, we found Daddy coughing. He hadn’t been feeling well all day–after 6 whole months of Rhys and I being continually sick with sinus infection after sinus infection, Justin finally caught what we had.

So, we didn’t go to church yesterday, and stayed home taking care of Daddy. We also let Daddy stay in his pajamas, so we didn’t take any pictures.

But, to honor Justin for Father’s Day on this blog, I grabbed all of my favorite pictures of him and Rhys from this past year. Justin has been such an amazing father and husband this past year. He has been filled to the brim with patience when I have lost mine. He dotes on Rhys to no end. His eyes shine whenever Rhys smiles and acknowledges him. Rhys absolutely loves his daddy and already looks up to him. I am so glad to have Justin as the father of my children.

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Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

Happy Father’s Day & Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!
My Dad is my hero! He is a JAG for the Marine Corps. That means that he studies military law and is a lawyer for the marine corps, sometimes even advising generals and such with what is legal. He is also the power of attorney for many people. He has been a Marine all my life. However, last October, he retired. That is why my family is now in Farmington, Utah. But, does that mean my dad is done working law? Nope! He now works for a firm in Murray–law is his life, he loves it!
In 2004-2005, my dad went to Iraq to help train Iraqi lawyers how hold a court of due process. He has also been a part of many service drives for those children in Iraq. He once was in charge of one in Virginia that sent not only clothes, but also soccer supplies because he saw the children in Iraq loved soccer.  Read this article about him, it’s awesome!
My dad is a caring, quiet man. He is very modest. He thinks before he speaks by rubbing his hand over his scalp until he can think of the right words. He has taught my siblings and I countless moral lessons. He is a marathon runner, loves Hitchcock movies, sci-fi, John Grisham books, and hamburgers and potato salad. I try to be like him.
But, today, June 16th, is also my Mom’s birthday!
My mom and my sister Madison.
This has only happened once before in my life that Father’s Day and Mom’s birthday has been on the same day. They’ve told me they are going to have a big date tonight–time away from the kids to spend time alone with each other. 
Enjoy the day with each other!
One of their earliest pictures together. Aren’t they hot stuff?

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.