Happy Birthday, Dad!

Grandpa

There are many words I can think of that would describe you well.  Energetic.  Determined.  Hard-working.  Generous.  The list could go on and on.  I cannot tell you how thankful I am to be part of your amazing family.  I’ve learned so much about life and love.  I remember turning pens, cutting cedar shakes, documenting the dismantling of a barn, garden tours, and International travel just to name a few. 

I always love the intense laughter around the kitchen table and the way you dream of a project and then plan it to perfection.  I love watching “the guys” work and play together and can only trust that the caliber of Garth’s character is a testament to the way he was raised.

I’m not sure I’ve said it to you, but sometimes I wish there weren’t as many miles between our families, so we could visit more – especially now, with the kids.  Yet, at the same time, I wouldn’t change anything about “the resort” because it’s always such a welcomed change.  I can already see the little ones enjoying countless summers wandering through garden rows, and roasting marshmallows over the fire before camping out in the cabin. 

With all the memories left to make, I hope this birthday and the coming year offer you every happiness!