Pa, Riet and the Kids.

(I need a new picture!)


Just wanted to wish my dad a Happy Father’s Day! He is so awesome and is always willing to do anything to make my life easier. He calls many times just to see how we are doing, even at 7:00 in the morning. I appreciate how much love and concern he has for me and my family as well as my siblings. He is such a great example in many ways.

My dad is always doing something. This last month, he had surgery done on his knees. I know he was wanting to be up working in the garden or tinkering in his garage. My parents taught me how to work hard, a skill that everyone needs.

My dad loves sports. Growing up we were always playing some sport or watching them on TV. As much as I don’t watch them on TV anymore, I still love to play sports. I am excited to have my kids love sports as well.

My dad loves music. In our house growing up, there was always music. Whether it was a loud saxophone or other instrument, choirs coming for choir practice or just a wide range of music, it was always there. I love that.

My dad is just fabulous. There are too many ways that my dad has been an example to me. I am so glad that I live so close to him. I am glad my children know him so well and love going to his house. I just want to let him know how much I love him. Thanks for being such a great example to me and my children. Love ya Pa! Happy Father’s Day!





My Kent!

(No he doesn’t usually sew. Just his funny sense of humor!)


What would Father’s Day be without my husband.

Kent is like a Super Dad. I know your jealous, but he’s taken.

    Kent is so good to me and is a great father to our children.  Many times he’ll come home to me as cranky as ever and will not only make me happier, but will change the whole mood of the household.

Kent has a great sense of humor, if you know him you can agree.He is always making up silly songs to make others laugh or is just sarcastic about almost anything. He constantly keep me on my toes with his wittiness.

Kent’s love of the gospel is amazing. Whenever I don’t understand something I can ask him and he most often knows the answer. I love that he is willing to go to church with me and to the temple. I love his testimony of the gospel and how he is willing to share it with anyone.  I am glad he is teaching our children about the gospel as well.

I am so glad that I have Kent in my life. I am glad that my kids are excited when he comes home and that he wants to spend time with them as well.  I couldn’t ask for a better husband or father for my children. I appreciate all he does for us.

I love you Kent. Hope your Father’s Day was good.


2 Responses to “Happy Father’s Day!”

  1. Juli Says:

    Thanks Jappy for posting this about Pa. I totally agree with everything!!!! We are sure lucky! Oh, and I LOVE that picture of Kent. He looks so domesticated…….and happy about it!!! Will you ask him if he’ll hem my pants for me???? :):)

  2. Kent Says:

    No, Juli, I will not hem your pants for you. Wait a second, maybe I will. I’m sure I’ll get both pantlegs the same length. No, you won’t look funny at all in your newly-hemmed pants. Mwu-hah-hah-hah-hah!