Monday, August 29, 2011

Mr. Monday!

Mr. Amazing cleaned Sparky's bowl today. This is normally my job, however, I have been super swamped lately, and had fallen behind. It was on my to do list to get done before we leave for vacation on Thursday, and it would have gotten done, but now I don't have to. He's so thoughtful. (on that note, no Mr. Monday post next week, as we will be out of town.)

I am so looking forward to going on our week long vacation! A whole week with Mr. Amazing, nothing could be better!!! We are helping a friend move, and I am a bit disappointed that we have to take 2 different vehicles. He is pulling the trailer with his 4runner, and she can't drive a stick, so she and I will take turns driving our van, and Mr. Amazing will be in the other vehicle. I might ride with him part of the way, but we will have to wait and see. But, after we get there, we will be inseparable. :)

What is your favorite part about vacationing with your Mr.?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Anyone who is following my blog knows that I don't talk politics... well, ever. This is the first time that I have ever brought politics to this blog, and I'm debating on whether or not it will be the last. You see, I am not all that into politics, but God has challenged me on how Biblical that decision is.

Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. ~ Romans 13:1

If we are called to be subject to the government, shouldn't we do our part to ensure that our government is subject to Christ? No matter who is elected, we can know that it is God's will, however, God has been gently prompting me that I need to do my part to know what is going on in my government. I wouldn't follow a pastor if I knew nothing of his beliefs, why would I blindly follow a president? Anyway, that's where my mind has been today. So I have been looking at the websites for the presidential candidates for 2012. A couple things have caught my attention, that I thought I would pass on.

#1 I really like bullet point lists when it comes to issues. If you can't tell me flat out what your goals are and what you stand for in an easy to read format, it makes me wonder how much is fluff, and how much is actual issues. One candidate never even said what he stood for, another just said that he thinks Obama has failed us (without mentioning how or why). I can't vote for either of them, because I don't know anything that they stand for.

#2 After knowing what they stand for, there are a few issues that stand out for me.
-If your main issue is creating jobs, why can't you tell me how you are going to do that? Every single candidate cares about jobs, in fact, every presidential candidate in history has claimed to better the economy and help make more jobs. Unless you have an action plan that you are willing to openly share, I just don't buy it. Sorry.
-All of our presidential candidates claim to be pro-life (well, all of those that have posted what they stand for anyway, there's no way to tell about the other 2). I think the more important issue at this point is their definition of what that means.
-The only candidates that mentioned education, specifically mentioned homeschooling. That makes me happy :)

So after that little recap of my discoveries, here is a list of the candidates and who I will be watching, and who I have written off:

Mitt Romney:
Doesn't say what he stands for (other than America and that Obama has failed). I will not be voting for, or following him through this election.

Jon Huntsman:
Also does not share his stance on issues, at all that I could find. I can't follow or vote for him either.

Rick Perry:
The current leader in this race, only mentions 4 issues, and all of the other candidates mention those as well, and there are a ton of issues that he doesn't seem to care about, so I won't be following or voting for him.

Newt Gingrich:
Instead of addressing issues, he posts solutions. I liked that. I will be watching him and learning more about who he is and what he stands for.

Rick Santorum:
Another man that I will be watching. The first thing he lists as standing for is faith and family.

Thad McCotter:
I really like that he first outlines the issues as he see's them, and then lists how he thinks we should confront them. I will be keeping my eye on him as well.

Ron Paul:
This one is surprising to me. It seems like Ron Paul has been running in the presidential race for as long as I remember, yet never wins. I always chalked that up to mean that he wasn't worth anything, I have been surprised. I will be watching him, and hope to learn more about this man that I have always ignored.

Michele Bachmann:
I'm not sure how I feel about a female president. I've been back and forth on this issue most of my life. In high school I was a feminist, and thought girls were much more capable then men. However, once I recognized Christ as Lord of my life, that view changed. I went dramatically the other way, thinking that because women need to be submissive to men and thus shouldn't run anything, only support their husbands. To recognizing Debora as a biblical leader, thus understanding that it has it's time and place. I will be following her through this election, as well as looking further into the study of women leaders in the Bible.

Did I miss anyone? I know that Tim Pawlenty has already withdrew from the race, but that's as far as I have came so far.

What about you, do you follow politics? Who are you watching this election?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

9 years ago...

August is our busy birthday month. Mr. Amazing's birthday is on the 19th, followed by my mom's on August 22nd, and ending with my first born's birthday on the 23rd. I still remember that first night. At 3 am on Sunday, August 22nd, 2002 I went into labor. We were living the two story house where I grew up. My mom had rented the main level for years, when my husband and I moved back to town we had rented the top level. I loved being so close to my mom. So when the labor started, we went downstairs and woke her up. I couldn't imagine doing this without her. There was a couple hours of timing contractions, then we were off to the hospital.

At 8am my doctor came in to check my progress. I was at a 3 and still having contractions every other minute. She decided to go ahead and break my water to get things moving along. I did a lot of walking up and down the hall. My mom was right there with me every step of the way. While my husband was in the lobby watching baseball with his family, my mom was there. I don't even remember her leaving to get something to eat or drink. Not once. She was always there. Even my mother-in-law was there almost constantly.

They finally decided to give me some kind of medicine to increase the contractions. That's when it all went bad. I started un-dilating. But the medicine had worked. I now knew what it felt like to need to push. I couldn't stop myself. Everyone in the room was screaming at me not to push because it might hurt my precious baby. My mom was asking for something to undo what the last medicine did, but they were telling her there was nothing. My mother-in-law, the nurse, told them there most certainly was (she might have even told them what, but I don't remember). They finally got me something that stopped the need to push.

It was early in the morning now on the 23rd. The on-call doctor was explaining the C-section procedure to me. He was letting me know that everyone had to live within 20 minutes of the hospital so we should be getting started within the hour. All I needed to do was stay calm and hold on.

Over an hour and a half later they finally came and got me to take me back to the operation room. I remember my husband was back and my mom was gone. She had spent her entire birthday by my side, but it was over now. Now I was numb from the middle of my back down. I felt little movements in my tummy, but not enough to know what was going on. I wanted to know if I was having a little boy or a girl, they told me to be patient, that they would let me know when they got that far. It seemed to take forever. I was finally told that I had a little boy. My husband got to hold him before they took him away. I had to stay to get sewn up, and I wasn't allowed to hold him on the table.

Next was recovery. I was in there for quite some time. Finally, I was allowed to go back to my room and see my baby. I was able to hold him and kiss him. The nurses told me that he shouldn't stay in the room with me, and took him to the nursery so I could rest. I wasn't happy about this at all. They also started giving him bottles of water, and gave him a pacifier, all things that I was against, but no one checked with me. I remember the nurses coming into push on my belly to help it heal. I don't recall it doing anything but being agonizingly painful.

I'm so thankful that I no longer have to rely on the nursing staff. My boy turned 9 today, and I can hold him, and kiss him, and cuddle him whenever I want to (provided that I'm faster than he is or he is willing). I now have total control over what he eats and when he eats. He want's Pizza for his birthday. It's amazing the changes that have happened in the past 9 years. If I hadn't been along for the ride, I would doubt that it was even possible for him to be the 7 lb baby that came from that terrible time. The one thing that hasn't changed though, is my love for him.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Mr. Monday: Happy Birthday!!!

Mr. Amazing's birthday was on Friday. He had to work, but we met him at the park for lunch. Then after he got home from work we had a surprise party for him. The kids each made him a card, and then we had made home made decorations. We ran out of time to bake the cake, so we got him an ice cream cake, which he said was the better choice anyway as he is always craving ice cream.

I love spoiling Mr. Amazing. He is like the only person I know who has ever responded to every single post on his Facebook wall wishing him a happy birthday with a personal message (yes, all 200 of them!), He never ceases to amaze me, and I love him more each and every day.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

August Pies

He is the happiest, be he peasant or king, who finds peace at home. ~ Amish Proverb

I have had the privilege of reading Amish Values for Your Family by Suzanne Woods Fisher over the past month. I was so excited to receive my free review copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, because while I do not agree with everything the Amish believe I have always admired their lifestyle. This is not your normal book review. Instead of reviewing the entire book, the request was that everyone pick one chapter, or Amish value that they could apply in their own life, without becoming Amish. I picked the chapter "August Pies" because the story was one that I could relate to so well (only I would probably have had a different reaction then the mom in the story...). The proverb says: He is the happiest, be he peasant or kink, who finds peace at home.

Isn't that so true? The short story that was included in this chapter was about two mothers who baked pies and left them on the floor on the porch to cool, while their toddlers played outside. Low and behold, when they were taking the last of their baked goods to the porch to cool, they found foot prints in all of the pies (well, minus the one that was being polished off by the dog). The two Amish women blamed themselves for not paying closer attention and decided the next time they had a baking day like that, they would have someone help with the children. They put the blame on expecting too much from their children, and themselves, and moved on.

The point was that children and to-do lists, don't always mesh well. To adapt this Amish proverb into our life, we need to realize that even when we have days when our goals are not met, our time is never wasted if it is spent caring for our families. Children aren't perfect. Instead of expecting them to be, we should expect a little less from everyone involved, and then be delighted when situations exceed our expectations, and not angry when our expectations aren't met.

There are so many ways that I can relate this story to my own life. As a mom of four children, let's just say that I expect to much daily... One specific example is one of my daughters has always loved playing in my room. While my room is baby proof, she has recently picked up the habit of finding things she shouldn't have to take in there. Over the past month I have found a bottle of sunscreen, hand sanitizer, finger nail polish, shampoo, body wash, and multiple bottles of lotion all emptied onto my floor. At first, I was upset, the next time I was angry, but now I just put the blame onto myself. I know that she has this habit, so I have started locking my bedroom door, and keeping all bottles out of reach (although, I must admit, she is quite the little climber). If I find things emptied on my floor now, I only have myself to blame. It is now my own fault for leaving the door unlocked, and/or a bottle not put up. While she still gets informed that she was in the wrong, I can't excuse myself from blame. I think that is really the bottom line to this chapter. To find peace at home, we have to be willing to share the blame. We have to be willing to forgive, to work together, and to move on.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who has ever had a fascination with the Amish way of life. Also, don't forget to enter the give away:

Suzanne Woods Fisher is thrilled to announce the release of Amish Values for Your Family, her latest non-fiction release. "It offers loving ways to bring your fractured home back to life-Amish style. Read it and apply generously! It’s a beautiful book-funny, charming, soulful, and beautiful." -Mary Ann Kirkby

Read the reviews here.

To celebrate the release of Amish Values for Your Family, Suzanne has teamed up her publisher Revell Books to giveaway a Kindle, and with Bill Coleman (the amazing photographer used on Suzanne’s book covers) to give away a signed Bill Coleman original.

One Grand Prize winner will receive an Amish Values Prize Package (valued at over $200) and includes:

* A brand new KINDLE
* A Signed Bill Coleman original
* Amish Values for Your Family (for KINDLE)

Click on one of the icons to enter. Winner will be announced on 9/2 at Suzanne’s blog. Be sure to stop by the blogs on Suzanne’s blog tour – many have copies of Amish Values for Your Family to give away.

But, wait there's more! Suzanne is running a Bill Coleman caption contest during the month of August on her blog. Title one of Bill’s gorgeous photos for a chance to win a print from Bill’s Amish Photo site and/or a copy of Amish Values for Your Family.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Guest blog and a giveaway!

I have been granted the opportunity to review a free copy of Amish Values for Your Family, by Suzanne Woods Fisher. I will be posting my review on Saturday, but I wanted to take the opportunity to share a guest blog written by the author and let you know about the giveaway!

So without further ado: Guest blog from Suzanne Woods Fisher for “Amish Values for Your Family” (Revell)

Five More Things I’ve Learned from the Amish that Have Nothing to Do with being Amish and Have Everything to Do with being a Christian:

Live humbly. This is the basis of the Amish life. They don’t waste, they reuse and recycle, they live simply and without luxury, they provide for each other’s needs. Daily life is embroidered with gratitude for all God has given them. Two prayers bookend every meal—a meal begins with thanks to God for the nourishing food, and ends with gratitude for what was received.

Amish proverb: “The blessing of sharing outweighs the blessing of having.”

The Lesson: Choose simplicity over clutter. Economy over luxury. And give thanks!

A task takes as long as it takes. It seems like such a paradox—the Amish are busy, yet unhurried. They have a deliberateness in their actions—one job isn’t more important than the other. And they don’t have televisions or computers or radios or telephones—which gives them more time to cook, fish at the lake, enjoy a good book, and spend with their children and grandchildren. They have time to slow down a bit—to smell the roses along their path.

Amish proverb: “Every day that dawns brings something to do that can never be done as well again.”

The Lesson: Reduce the time where attention is focused on electronics (computer! Cell phone! Television!) and strive to be more emotionally present when with others.

Success and Size are not related. The Amish have rapidly adopted to the demands of the modern business world. Their self-owned businesses are remarkably successful, but not at the cost of everything else. They view money as a tool, not the goal.

Amish proverb: “Love, peace, and happiness in the home is of infinitely more value than honor, fame and wealth.”

The Lesson: Never let ambition destroy life’s better goals.

They teach us not to seek vengeance but to forgive. The Amish take the Lord’s Prayer seriously—if they are asking God to forgive them their sins, they must be willing to forgive others who have sinned against them. Being a forgiving person is an everyday intention.

Amish proverb: “It is far better to forgive and forget than to resent and remember.”

The Lesson: No doubt you’re familiar with the Nickel Mines tragedy. If the Amish can forgive the killer of their children, can’t we forgive a friend for not inviting us to a party? Or a driver who cuts us off? Make forgiveness your default button. A habit. An everyday intention.

God has a plan. To the Amish, everything passes through the hands of God. Everything. Joys and sorrows, both. God is sovereign over all—from weather to illness to births to who’s in the White House. They yield to God’s perfect will, trust Him for what they don’t understand, and thank Him for what they do.

Amish proverb: “God’s hand that holds the ocean’s depth can hold my small affairs. His hand, which guides the universe, can carry all my cares.”

The Lesson: Trusting God isn’t passive—it takes a lot of work! But what peace and joy are available to us when we put our faith in the Almighty God. Everything, ultimately, works out for good.

Suzanne Woods Fisher is a bestselling author of Amish fiction and non-fiction and the host of a weekly radio program called Amish Wisdom. Her most recent book, Amish Values for Your Family released in August. The Waiting is a finalist for a 2011 Christy Award. Amish Peace: Simple and Amish Proverbs were both finalists for the ECPA Book of the Year (2010, 2011). Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, W.D. Benedict, who was raised Plain. Suzanne has a great admiration for the Plain people and believes they provide wonderful examples to the world. When Suzanne isn't writing or bragging to her friends about her first new grandbaby (!), she is raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you just can't take life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth. Keep up on Suzanne's latest news on Facebook, Twitter and on her blog!

Enter 8/15 - 8/31!

Suzanne Woods Fisher is thrilled to announce the release of Amish Values for Your Family, her latest non-fiction release. "It offers loving ways to bring your fractured home back to life-Amish style. Read it and apply generously! It’s a beautiful book-funny, charming, soulful, and beautiful." -Mary Ann Kirkby

Read the reviews here.

To celebrate the release of Amish Values for Your Family, Suzanne has teamed up her publisher Revell Books to giveaway a Kindle, and with Bill Coleman (the amazing photographer used on Suzanne’s book covers) to give away a signed Bill Coleman original.

One Grand Prize winner will receive an Amish Values Prize Package (valued at over $200) and includes:

* A brand new KINDLE
* A Signed Bill Coleman original
* Amish Values for Your Family (for KINDLE)

Click on one of the icons to enter. Winner will be announced on 9/2 at Suzanne’s blog. Be sure to stop by the blogs on Suzanne’s blog tour – many have copies of Amish Values for Your Family to give away.

But, wait there's more! Suzanne is running a Bill Coleman caption contest during the month of August on her blog. Title one of Bill’s gorgeous photos for a chance to win a print from Bill’s Amish Photo site and/or a copy of Amish Values for Your Family.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mr. Monday

Sorry I am just getting this up! I have been super busy, and totally thought that I had already written a post for Mr. Monday!

This past weekend my dad came into town. He is an over the road truck driver, and was picking up a load just north of our house on Monday, so he stayed with us Saturday night and most of Sunday. We had a GREAT time! I love that Mr. Amazing get's along so well with my dad. We went to the lake and rented paddle boats. We also played at the park for a while:

Today we went and ran errands around town as it was Mr. Amazing's day off. Then he watched the kiddo's while I went to a meeting. I love that he not only enjoys spending time with the kids, but is also willing and able to watch them when I'm not at home! I know there are many mom's whose husbands aren't willing (or able) to do so, and I just totally feel blessed!!

Too Blessed to be Stressed

Do your to do lists have footnotes? Has your fam suggested a rabies shot because your bite has surpassed Rover’s?

Maybe it’s time for a healthy dose of truth gift-wrapped in humor. With her own offbeat brand of wit and near-wisdom, inspirational humorist Debora Coty addresses the heart-needs of desperate women drowning in the churning everyday stress-pool of busyness.

In Too Blessed to Be Stressed, you’ll find simple, practical steps for attaining the peace that you crave as you struggle with the stresses of finances, health, career, relationships, self-image and family. You’ll discover healing, refreshment, and revitalization for your own spirit, body and mind through heart-changing real life stories, biblically based insights, and short chapters for on-the-run convenience.

I recently requested a review copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity, and I couldn't wait until it arrived! However, I must admit that I was a bit let down. While I love the layout and categories that the book is broken up into, I don't care for Debora Coty's writing style. To me calling our Holy Father "Papa God" is demeaning. I know that not everyone feels that way, and I'm not putting anyone down who does use that name. It's just not one that I am comfortable with. She also used several Bible paraphrases, instead of actual translations (NLT and Message included). Again, nothing wrong with paraphrases in general, I just prefer word-for-word translations. In the end I didn't get a single thing out of this book. For something that I was looking forward to so much, it's hard for me to say that I will not be recommending this book.


Debora M. Coty is a humorist, columnist, speaker, writing workshop instructor and award-winning author of over 100 internationally published articles and ten inspirational books. She has also contributed short stories and devotionals to numerous anthologies. Debora's passion is sharing her offbeat blend of humor and hope, wit and near-wisdom with women of all ages. As a piano teacher for twenty years, she acquired the skill of auditory long-suffering and has helped countless people as an occupational therapist specializing in orthopedics for over three decades. Mother of two grown children, Debora currently lives and loves in central Florida with her husband and desperately wicked pooch, Fenway.

To celebrate the release of her latest laugh-out-loud book, Too Blessed to Be Stressed, Debora Coty is hosting the Too Blessed to Be Stressed KINDLE Giveaway!

Too Blessed to be Stressed is a fun-filled read overflowing with insights and practical tips. Perfectly delicious for living happily ever after! 
-Rhonda Rhea, best-selling author of Whatsoever Things Are Lovely

Read what the reviewers are saying here.

Debora has created a “Too Blessed” prize package worth over $150! One grand prize winner will receive:

* A brand new Latest Generation KINDLE with Wi-Fi and Pearl Screen

* Too Blessed to Be Stressed by Debora Coty (for KINDLE)

To enter just click one of the icons below. Hurry! The giveaway ends August 25th. Winner will be announced on the evening of the 18th during Debora's De-Stress Facebook Party! Debora will be hosting a "life-preserver" chat (it’s okay if you haven’t read the book – who knows, you might WIN a copy!), testing trivia skills, swapping funny stories, handing out some decom-stress tips, and giving away tons of great stuff! (Chocolate, books, and more!) Hope to see you there. Bring your friends and join the fun on August 25th at 5:00 PM PST (6 PM MDT, 7 PM CDT, & 8 PM EDT).

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Also - be sure to check out Debora's series of Stress-Buster videos at her website: She’s also hosting a photo caption contest on her blog for a chance to win a copy of Too Blessed to Be Stressed.

Or if you would like to buy a copy of this book, you can purchase it here.

Again, I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for agreeing to write an honest review. It obviously didn't have to be positive. Just honest. And that's what you got.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Winter, oh how I miss thee

Here in Colorado, August is the hottest month of the year. This is when we get all of our over 100 degree days. It's so hot that the kids don't want to play outside. I don't want to clean, we just sit around and sweat :( ugh! So I have been looking ahead toward winter. Here are a few of the things that I am looking forward to:

I love sweaters! I would wear them year round if it wasn't so hot!

I love cuddling up in a blanket to stay warm and cozy. I try to do it in the summer, but then I just end up all sweaty :(

I miss how pretty it is when it snows, and how much fun the kids have in it (although, I don't miss driving in it...)

I miss baking. It's been far too hot in my house to risk heating it up by baking. Even just regular cooking makes it hot. So while I love baking and cooking, I haven't loved it lately. And I miss it.

Hot tea!
I miss drinking hot tea. It's just one of those things that you really can't drink during the summer as your body temperature is already too high. The kids have been missing hot chocolate too. They have asked for it twice already this month! Craziness, I tell you!

I miss snuggling with Mr. Amazing and the kids. During the summer if we try to snuggle we end up sticking together, and that just takes the fun out of it!

It's hard to believe that I'm saying this, but I actually miss wearing my boots... I am a year round flip-flop girl, but I do wear boots in the winter on occasion, and I really do miss them. I looked at them in my closet the other day and thought about wearing them to church, but it was far too hot to cover up my feet, so I stuck with with sandals.

What about you? Is there anything that you miss about winter?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

In vain

You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain... ~Exodus 20:7

When most people think about the third commandment, they assume that it's talking about using God's name as a curse word, and while that would be one way to use His name in vain, I believe there are many other possibilities. When I looked up the definition I found that the dictionary describes the phrase "in vain" as in a disrespectful manner. Well, last night Mr. Amazing and I were watching a movie and the main character came into church late and then she started singing along with the rest of the congregation "Blessed Be Your Name" while she is lost in thought about something else. It got me thinking. How often do we take God's name in vain that way? How often do we go to church and start singing along while lost in thought about something else? That isn't worshiping God at all. I know that I have been guilty of this multiple times.

Next time you are singing a worship song, I encourage you to remember that doing so in a way that isn't devoted to God is virtually the same thing as taking His precious name in vain and thus breaking the third commandment.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I won!

This summer I signed the boys up for the summer reading program at the library. While I was doing that, the librarian suggested that I sign up as well. I thought it might be a good way to encourage the boys, so I went ahead and did it. For the kids program they got prizes for every so many hours of reading. Adults got their name entered into a drawing every week that they logged time (or pages), and then everyone was thrown into a raffle at the end of the program.

It just so happens that I won one of the raffle prizes at the end of the program! When I went in to find out what I had won last week, I got to choose one of multiple book bags. How cool is that! They had one with romance novels, one with mystery novels, one with sci-fi stuff, and one with homemaking and cookbooks (which I thought Kim over at homesteader's heart would love!), but here is the one I chose:

I am a non-fiction girl myself, and they didn't have any bags that were Christian based, or anything for writers, so the one I ended up choosing was called "Our World". I was a bit concerned that it might be full of books on evolution, but I took the chance anyway in hopes that some of the material would be suitable for teaching the children later on (and me learning a bit now).

The my prize consisted of:
"The Pursuit of Happyness" target="_blank" by Chris Gardner with Quincy Troupe. This is the New York bestseller that the Will Smith movie was based on.
"Rare Earth" by Peter Ward and Donald Brownlee. This book is about scientific reasons why complex life is uncommon in the universe.
"Over the Edge of the World" by Laurence Bergreen. This has something to do with Magellan's voyage.
"City Walks with kids: San Francisco"... this is a card set with 50 different self-guided walking tours that you can take in San Francisco. (I will probably never go to San Francisco...)
a bookmark
a notebook
3 pieces of Ghirardelli chocolate squares (raspberry, white mint, and caramel)
and a purple book bag! :)

I'm pretty sure that every woman would have to agree that books are best read with chocolate! Although, I ate all of my chocolate before I started reading the books. :) Anyway, it was really cool to win, and I'm looking forward to reading these books!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Mr. Amazing Dad

I'm pretty sure that Mr. Amazing is the best dad in the whole wide world. What other dad do you know that would take his children hiking and carry a sleeping 3 year old?

Or stop to sit by a minute with his other daughter by a stream?

Or when he isn't carrying them or sitting with them, hold both of their hands?

Or pretend that he is scared when one of them jumps out from behind a tree with a roar?

Or teach his boys to jump across a stream of water?

Then help his daughter when she couldn't do it?

Then take the kids out for ice cream and hold the ice cream cone for his little girl?

And that was just one day! Mr. Amazing is an amazing father, and I love him very, very much!!!

What about your Mr.? I would love to hear about how he is a great dad!