Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Dad's day!

Happy fathers day to my daddy, William Randall Guttery, AKA Bill.

He is, I must say, the best dad out there. He has lived in a house with 7 girls and he actually enjoys it (most of the time).

He is one of the hardest workers I know. He is always serving people or looking for people to serve or talking about serving people.

He always supports us in everything we do. He would stay up late with us working on school projects, get us up early and help us some more. He was at every recital, every game (ha), and every school function.

He loves his family and would do anything for us.

He has a special place in his heart for his mom. She can do no wrong in his eyes. We like to tease him about it but it's really sweet and I hope my boys are like that.

He never sleeps. Really. I don't know how is is walking sometimes. My favorite ongoing quote for my dad- "It'll run it's course". This is what he say whenever he's sick or has something wrong.

He is so great to my mom. Even after 22 years of marriage, they still like to cuddle and they are always doing things for eachother. I can only hope to have a marriage as wonderful as there's.

He would always take me on Daddy daughter dates and those we be like the highlight of my week. He would also take me to work with him alot and take me out to lunch. He is the funniest person to be around and is so funny!

He makes AMAZING BBQ chicken.

He puts up with ALOT.
He is always positive about everything. I'm sure he probably just laughed when Tessa spilled water all over him here.

He's such a people person. Everyone who knows him has the highest opinion of him. He would do anything for anyone.

He has been Bishop or in the Stake presidency for alot of my life and has been such a great example to me in the gospel. Even if he would be up til 1 waiting for me to get home, he would still be up at 5 in the morning for all his meetings. That's dedication.

Hahaha. I just like this picture.

hahaha and this one.

He is so great with kids and has a soft spot for babies. I can't wait to see him with our kids. (His grandkids! Does that freak you out dad?!)

This is my parents wedding announcment picture. I had to take a picture of a picture so sorry about the glare but I had to put this on there. I'm likin the purple.

This is one of my favorite picture of the wedding time. This is when we were leaving after the reception and he just couldn't let me go yet. He always makes me feel so special and loved whenever I talk to him and I know I can call him for anything.

I'm sure there is a ton more I could say but I'll stop myself right now. I love my daddy!

I also have a fabulous father in law. I was so blessed to marry into the family I did. Brennon is the wonderful man he is alot because of his dad. Mike is a hard worker and I have never heard him complain about anything. He works at the power plant up north and has overhaul where he works like 70 hours a week a few months out of the year. He has the greatest attitude and is always quietly serving people. He s a man of few emotions, much like the man I am married to but he everyone who knows him can feel that he loves them. Everyone likes him and his sense of humor is quietly hilarious. He is always willing to help us with anything, like our taxes this year and our road trip last summer. He's a great dad and a great husband! Thanks for raising such a great guy for me!

Oh and this a little piece of my mom's blog talking about my wonderful dad, i think on his birthday. I thought it was really sweet and it perfectly describes him. I'm so glad I have such great parents that love each other so much! ...

"...He has so much love for EVERYONE and that is so attractive to me. He's not a real romantic guy, not sentimental and sometimes forgetful with special dates, but he is a constant in this quality of LOVE. Everyone is important to him and you wont hear him say a mean word about anyone, a true word, maybe, but not mean. In our dating days I remember going to the rest home his Grandma Randall was living in. The moment we walked in he was taking care of her. First he asked her if she needed help with her hair and he brushed her hair for a long time. She said "Dont be afraid, a little harder". I think she liked a good scalp massage, he must have got that from her. Then he helped her with her make-up, but he had me when he flossed her teeth. I know, sounds gross, but he was very thoughtful and humble. I also remember when I went to the singles ward with him for the first time and there was a family (the only family there) and they had some little children. We had just sat down and one of the little girls came to him and he picked her right up and held her the whole meeting (it could have been a set up, but it worked). At first when we were dating and would go to a drive-through, I noticed he REALLY talked to people, asked them how they where, if they liked their job, did they have any extra fries hanging around. I thought he was a good flirt, but the more I went places with him, I realized it does the same thing with old men, young boys, moms and really anyone. When we got married my family imediately bonded with him and it was almost like I was the in-law. He's known to honk at anyone and everyone. The kids use to let it annoy them, now they honk and wave at anyone too. He's still the same way, people say to him "you must be running for mayor" (which is a whole other story), but he does want to talk to everyone and let them know he loves them. I feel the same way about people, but he has a special way of making other know he means it. I love how nothing is impossible and he always looks for the good in things. He is the most possitive person I know anywhere, and its helped me, through the years learn to look at life through different eyes. Ive said it before, when Im upset or down, I can now fake myself out of it by being possitive. I love learning from him and I know I really got lucky when Bill Guttery asked me to spend our eternities together."


The Epps Fam said...

Happy Fathers Day to your dad. He looks like such a sweet genuine person - you can just see it in his face. :)You should be so grateful.

Blake and Celeste said...

Ya your dad is so awesome!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the nice words. I am so glad you don't remember all the times I was not so perfect.

It is easy to be the Dad of a perfect daughter.

I LOVE you !!! -Dad

Tamee said...

I agree with every word. Can't wait to see Brennon in action with this whole fatherhood experience.
Looks like good times were had by all on the camping trip. I must say from my experience fishing, it's not as much fun as it sounds. The fish take to long to bit.
See ya this summer. I'm spending the week with Von, so I'm sure I'll see ya.

Nathan & Cherish said...

Hey girl .... I love you dad! He is the nicest man ever! And ... I was wondering if you wanted to throw a jewelry show together? 50% off! It would be fun!
Let me know!

rachel said...

Awww, I love your dad too. I will never forget our adventures at the truck stop... you, me, and your crazy dad. Those were good times.