Friday, April 17, 2009

To OUR FIFTY year old DAD!

50 things/memories, I learned from /love about
DAD aka Grandpa Dave aka Grandpa Tractor

  1. When you wear shorts with cowboy boots.-Ashley
  2. He passed his good looks onto us ;)
  3. He's a tease and a joker.- Sam
  4. He is strong.-Sam
  5. Works hard.-Sam
  6. When people ask me where I learned to work so hard, I automatically think of dad, and I’m proud to say it.- sarah
  7. He always offers to help me with my homework.-JOE
  8. I love that Dad taught me how to punch really hard-Ashley
  9. He always has a joke to fit the situation-JOE
  10. No matter how busy, he always goes into the church to do his clerk calling.. -JOE
  11. Taking drives in the mountains -Ben
  12. Walking fields -Ben
  13. I love riding in the combine with dad -Ben,Ash, Amie.. all of us
  14. Pinewood derby -Ben
  15. Camping -Ben
  16. Going to the coast -Ben
  17. Stopping at the Chinese restaurant in Hood River -Ben
  18. dad is funny!-sam
  19. Dad does not “spank,” he “boots.” The funny thing is that even though his “boots” never seemed to hurt, they always got the message across. - sarah
  20. Home teaching -Ben
  21. Cleaning the grain elevator -Ben
  22. Dad's hands are always grease stained or have a new scratch on them because he works so hard. -Ash
  23. Coming from a family of all boys dad has managed to raise some pretty amazing girls! - Nick
  24. Cheering for me when I got off the plane when I came home from my mission -Ben
  25. My pink boots are from my Grandpa Dave- Claire
  26. “Stick with a job until it’s finished”-Ben
  27. When He says, "Stay till the job is done." But then he leaves. HAHA- ashley
  28. Take good care of your car, it’s worth it - Cindy
  29. I love to see Dad read the scriptures.-Ash
  30. "righty tighty, Lefty losy - Amie
  31. Dad can I drive the car? "you're already driving." - Amie
  32. The Christmas dad gave me a year supply of mousse- Amie
  33. He's a handsome guy. And has a great laugh.- Amie
  34. When he visits he always fixes everything in our house. - Amie
  35. I love it when Mom and Dad sit in their room and talk for hours.-Ashley
  36. When I ask you something and you give me a much longer answer that teaches me much more than I expected- Amie and Ashley
  37. When Dad says, "It's good to hear your voice."-Ashley
  38. My favorite family trips were trips to the Oregon coast where we got the see the inner child in dad while flying kites.-Sarah
  39. He knows so much about what is going on in the world.- Amie and Ash
  40. Dad's pancakes are the best!!!!!!!!!- Ash
  41. “Work hard so you can play hard”-Ben
  42. I love that Dad and Mom got married in the temple- Ashley
  43. no matter how grumpy i am he's always there to tease me- JOE
  44. Picking us up/Rescuing us in Seattle-Cindy
  45. Dad is one of the hardest workers we know. He’s so exhausted at the end of the day you can hear him through the floor!-nick and Sarah
  46. When you make sure that I have an extra coat and gloves in my car in the winter and say, "It's better to have too much than not enough."- all of us girls
  47. I love that Dadis a returned missionary.
  48. He inly uses a few fingers to type on the computer.
  49. I love when Dad wants to show everyone who comes over those same youtube videos laugh just as hard each time. - Ashley
  50. And SPEAKING of youtube videos.... finally, the 50th reason we love dad, is that he loves the song "wild thing." So this is to you dad. From all your kiddos.

And because 50 wasn't high enough
for all the reasons we love you...
here are some more:
51.I love when Dad sings along with the radio and harmonizes.
52..I love it when Dad tells me he is proud of me
53.He gets so excited to play a new song for me on the internet
54.I can tell you have a testimony by the way you live your life
55.When I think you're going to hug me but you end up skweezing me so hard that I can't breath
56.How you can make anything out of wood like my coat stand and head board.
57.Dad's handwriting.
58.When you apologize for what you did wrong.
59.When you are hyper and want to fight.
60.When you wear your reading glasses.
61.How you play with the dogs.
62.How you always have a better way to do something
63.How you love chocolate licorice and almond joys
64.How you keep the cars spotless.
65.Has a college education.
66.He looks so sharp in his suit and boots at church
67.How you are so good at packing the car for road trips
68."rear control" has two meanings when riding in the back of a suburban - Amie
69.How he always wants to take "the long way home."- Amie
70.Dad has provided our family with such a beautiful home and comfortable life
71.His jokes that I hate but when I think of them not being told, I realize that I actually love them.
72. taught me how to shoot guns. -Sam
73. Dad loves us all so much!
74.He hates money spent on him, especially for gifts.. hence THIS birthday gift which only cost was time and a little bit of pride for us all to act like GOOBERS.... just for you dad. Happy 50th Birthday!
we love you so much.


Whetton Family said...

HAHAHA! Oh MY! That video was HILARE! Chris and I were dying the whole time! What a nice present for your dad. He truly sounds like a great guy.

Cindy Spratling said...

So funny! You did a great job Amie. You should go into the movie industry :) You already have a full cast :) Thanks for putting it all together.

natalie spratling said...

What a great gift! You are all great kids. Your Dad is so lucky. We love you guys.

MegRich said...

Oh my gosh! That is so fun- what a great idea. I love it!