June 15, 2014

father's day 2014

It's been a rough week. First, David got really sick, which was brutal for everyone. Sometimes I forget just how much help he is around the house and with our children, but when he feels as crummy as he has been, I felt like I was drowning. Then, I got sick a couple of days later and we've been both feeling rotten. I don't often get a cold or flu but this one is a doozy. I went from really wanting this baby to be born ASAP, to really hoping she'd stay in there at least another week so we can all be well before she makes an appearance.

Even though we've been feeling so crummy, we spent all Saturday getting the house disinfected and organized. Since we live in my parents' house while they're in England (Happy Father's Day to my dear, wonderful dad!), baby girl doesn't have a nursery - well, not a "real" one. We moved her dresser/changing table into our bedroom so it sits by the side of my bed, making it easy to change diapers in the middle of the night and give us a place to put her adorable, newly washed tiny baby clothes. You guys, tiny baby girl clothes will kill you! They are sooooo cute!
I felt bad that Father's Day weekend was so lame for David. We both stayed home from church and literally laid in bed almost the whole day. Our poor kids are bored out of their minds. I did make a small effort to make the day special by making David one of his favorite meals: tacos. Unfortunately, neither of us enjoyed them very much, what with swallowing being like the worst kind of torture imaginable. Even though the day was kind of a bust, I am so grateful to my wonderful husband for being the best kind of dad. He's patient, loving and fun but he also teaches our kids the best things from his example. Our boys are learning to be hard workers because of David's example. That man has boundless energy for getting things done. He puts 100% into everything he does and I'm so grateful that my boys have that kind of example. They're also learning about having a positive attitude and being happy. David has a perpetually good attitude about almost everything. He doesn't sweat the small stuff and his twinkly smile says it all - he's a happy guy. When I think of David, I think of this quote by Roald Dahl, "If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."
David and my dad are different in a lot of ways and similar in some ways too. One of the main ways that they are alike is that they are both very positive. One of my dad's best qualities is he believes that the best things can happen. I guess you could say he's a dreamer but he's a little too sensible for that. He just firmly believes in being positive and that thinking positively will produce great results. I'm glad to have had a good example as a child of a good male role model in my life and also now, married to a wonderful man who encourages me to be my best self and is a wonderful father to our beautiful children. Happy Father's Day!


  1. Washing the tiny clothes is the best part of nesting!

  2. Love the quote about good thoughts shining out of your face like sunbeams. Hope everyone feels better fast. Baby girl needs to arrive and try on all her freshly washed rompers! Happy Papa Day, David :)


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