Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Nostalgia is the New Black or "I'm so glad when Daddy comes home"

Before I delve into this post, I did want to mention I just updated some pictures of Holden...And in addition to this cool picture of the best baby mullet ever:
You'll also find some cheery ones of my little guy and tummy time (like this one below). Click here for details:

OK, so outside of doing a lot of pic-posting, I've been getting a little nostalgic lately. Did you read my post on my amazing Grandma?

And father's day is approaching. Last year I bought a card for Danny (as a joke) not realizing I was preggers at the time. Hmm, joke was on me (well, my squishy belly at least.)

But I think it's only fair to pay tribute now (Holden and I are headed to St. George today, hoping Danny will join us shortly) .... to the two greatest Dad's in the world -- my husband and my father. (Not that I'm biased or anything.) I don't feel like getting all mushy -- Becca Winegar (nee' Whipple) loathes those blogs entries, and it is not my intent to be off=putting. But here's a few things I think are really cool about each of them (outside of me blabbing on about the real sentimental stuff).
Spring 2006 - Engagement Photo

Danny -- Love of My Life
  • He's super involved in the child raising. He changes pants (Holden's, not just his own); and when I ask for some time to go out with my lady friends and say "Will you 'tend' tonight?" He responds by saying, "It's called 'parenting' if it's your own." I love that he takes full ownership in our son; recognizing that parenting is a partnership (I could not do it alone.)
  • He's fiercely loyal. He loves his friends, and his family... and would kill tigers for both. Also, he's kind of a Mama's Boy; which is cute since I have a great mother-in-love... but would be a disaster if she wasn't one of the sweetest women in the world.
  • He's a bleeding-heart-liberal. And this isn't just about politics. He's all about helping those less fortunate. Sometimes I think he wants to make a lot of money just so he can give it away to those in need (which I support -- kind of -- but I would also like to throw really amazing parties if we end up down the line with $$$$. Maybe we can compromise by throwing parties for the poor?)
  • He puts up with me. I don't need to go into detail here. You all know I'm a standard deviation from the norm, and my idiosyncrasies move from 'cute' to 'annoying' in minutes...but I have a funny feeling he loves me because of it, not just in spite of it.
Daddy -- The Old Man
  • He's fearless. He doesn't get nervous about ANYTHING, and if he wants something to happen... it does. It's like the universe responds to his thoughts...and I don't think he's even read "the secret!"
  • He made us value "W.O.R.K." And yes, in my youth, I very much felt it was a four-letter word. But we were mowing the law before we had graduated from primary, took summer jobs teaching swim lessons and my freshman year of college he actually gave me a "job" at his company's Provo office for Christmas. It was truly the gift that kept on giving...I am much more grateful now then I was in '95
  • The Old Man is also where I got my love of politics and current events -- Speaking of, Can you believe the Iranian Elections!?!?! Holden and I were practically wearing green (I hope that statement doesn't come back to haunt me in 10 - 15 years when I run for SLC Mayor.)



    August 2006

Anyway, I plan on getting all sentimental and mushy in their Father's Day cards (if it comes to me)... otherwise, Happy Father's Day you two. I'm a lucky girl.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

You don't know me--I've enjoyed reading your blog for a while now. It has inspired me to become more healthy, cherish my children and family, and become more well-versed in my political beliefs. I've enjoyed "debating" with your views (even though you had no chance to respond to my points) but something you mentioned in this post reminded me of some material I read several months ago. Here are the sites if you're interested:
http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Story?id=2682730&page=1
AND
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/03/conservatives_more_liberal_giv.html

Over the last several years I've felt like I've needed to more succinctly defend my political views if I want to enact any change and as a (possible) future mayor I want to give you an opportunity to do the same. Good luck in your endeavors.

WIKKY said...

Sabrena, love the tribute... Father's are oh so important in our lives and especially the lives of our children. You are one lucky gal!!!!

4655 said...

Get ready, book club book for July will be The Time Traveller's Wife!

Sci-fi romance.

Sabrena Suite-Mangum said...

YES 4655! I was thinking of picking it up at the airport bookstore. Instead I bought Lolita (read 3 pages and then gave it to the D.I.)

Wait, are you serious? Because I'm serious.

Cicely said...

That was cute.

swensen squeeze said...

Love your tribute Suite!! And great pictures of Holden!!

Brianne said...

Sabrena,
Just read your birth story. Tears running down my cheeks when your hubby said let's go get our son. Loved it.I have never never once looked at a woman who had their baby by c-section and thought she is any less of a woman. Your body was keeping him safe, (something my body struggled with) and in a way I think its sweet. It did'nt want to let him go. Sometimes I think my little Zack would climb back in their and never leave just to be closer to me. Thanks for sharing.

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