Friday, March 19, 2010

To Sage from Daddy


Daddy's turn to tell you a few things about him like Mom did in your first Blog Book.....

1. Likes hiking near St. Helens in the mountains with his friends.
2. Likes to fish with friends and family.
3. Loves to spend time with family at the beach clam digging (even though mom can out dig him) 4. Even though mom didn't like too, Dad got her to camp because he loves it, and you were 7 months the first time you went.
5. Daddy use to race Moto-Cross, his number was 4. He can't wait to get you your first motorcycle with training wheels.
6. Hates computers, and is yelling at mommy now for making him do this.
7. Has a green thumb in the garden and has the best green peppers!
8. Had to go to Disneyland every summer with your Grandma and Grandpa, liked Space Mountain...Mommy and Daddy went with everyone when we first met, but Mom doesn't like rides and she held all the purses.
9. Everybody calls Daddy, Junior because he works with his Dad...but your cousins call him Uncle Norris from the night Avery was born.
10. Favorite ice cream is chocolate chip mint.
11. Right now Daddy has 10 tattoos including your foot prints from when you were a baby, Mommy's name and Mommy's name in Korean on his ring finger.
12. First concert he ever went to was New Kids on the Block, Mommy's first concert was No Doubt and Weezer.
13. Use to play roller hockey.
14. Was the guy who put out the speed cones at Skateland, Mommy can't skate and after seeing Daddy skate for the first time realized..."I married the speed cone guy"
15. One of Daddy's best friends Robert, who Mommy went to school with, introduced us because Robert and Mommy were neighbors.
16. Has gone to Tahsis 2 times with Andy and the Holmans.
17. Has built scaffolding for 11 years.
18. Loves getting our "group hugs" from wife and daughter.
19. Toby is very much Mommy's dog, while Lami who is very obnoxious is Daddy's dog, even though he will tell you otherwise.
20. Went to Lydia Hawk Elementary, Tumwater Middle and High School.
21. Got a Fish Craft drift boat shortly after meeting Mommy, and you loved going to play in the boat. We also have a jet sled that we have never used since we bought it.
22. Mommy and Daddy's first house was on 58th Ct near our current house on Alder Glen Drive. 23. Daddy's first car was a tan Chevy Monza, who he got from Uncle Dusty's Grandpa.
24. Favorite food is elk backstrap, which Mommy hates!
25. Favorite color are blue and green (the color of your and Daddy's eyes).
26. Has been friends with Uncle Dusty for 24 years, they met when they were 6 years old when they were neighbors on the East Side.
27. Kareoked "Family Tradition" at our reception.
28. Daddy's middle name is Lee, like his Dad...and his first name starts with a J like his Dad and Grandpa Jernigan.
29. Wanted to find out the sex of the baby, but was really glad we didn't so that Daddy could tell everyone in the waiting room It's A Girl!
30. Shot a porcupine in Shelton and it is stuffed in our garage.
31. Played the trumpet in the 5th grade, while Mommy played the violin.
32. Won $5,000 in the largest black mouth tournament in the world with Uncle Andy and Uncle James.
33. The first year Daddy and Mommy were together he shot a 4x6 on Mom's birthday.
34. You got your Daddy's adventourus spirit, and are a dare devil, where Mom is a sissy.
35. Daddy was always worried about you choking on stuff and took 2 Infant CPR classes, and always insisted we have a nose bulb thing with us incase you choked, and gave you the hymlic last Christmas. Everyone was always impressed with how hands on Daddy was. He fed you first, changed you first, and gave you your first bath, because Mommy couldn't because of her c-section and you being in the NICU.
36. Is really good buddies with Uncle Dan, and is on the phone with him right now, and he went clam digging with us a few weekends ago. Daddy fit right in with Mom's family who also bow hunted and loved to fish.
37. Played football for the Lacey Sirens when he was little.
38. Mommy and Daddy called you Peanut, and Sis.
39. Daddy's first job was at Skateland.
40. His favorite cereal is Life Cereal.
41. If he could live anywhere in the world it would be in Alaska, while Mommy prefers Hawaii.
42. Your middle name is Donna after Daddy's Grandma Donna Jernigan who he was very close to.
43. Loves to play in the snow, especially the hill at Lydia Hawk. He can't wait to take you sledding when you are bigger!
44. You and Daddy sleep in the master bedroom, because Mommy can't sleep through all of your kicking and moving, so she got kicked out to the guest room.
45. Likes to feed the squirels and watch Lami try to get them..he use to have a pet squirel when he was little.
46. His first dog's name was Spotty, who was a chihuaha.
47. Favorite pizza is a Meat Lovers Pizza.
48. Was the only Daddy at the meeting Mommy had to go to when I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes in a room full of pregnant women. When we got home, Daddy made little snack packs for Mommy and you that we could eat. He would count out the exact amount of chips etc and put them in baggies so we could eat them.
49. Daddy never thought he wanted to be married or have kids, but now that he is, he wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.
50. Always says to Mommy every day, "Have I told you how much I love you today." Without fail, every day he says it to Mommy for as long as we have been together.

3 comments:

Everyday Becky said...

Sage is going to be so happy you did this for her someday. What a great daddy!

Katy said...

What a wonderful Daddy! :)

The Price Family said...

What a sweet post! I love reading your blog, I should leave comments more often! Thanks for keeping up with us too, I love your advice adn insight on things. You are such a great family, Sage is lucky to have such great parents.