This Man.

June 16, 2014

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To this man…

Thanks for being the kind of dad that isn’t above getting up in the middle of the night and changing dirty diapers, even if you’re sleep walking and can’t remember a thing.

Thanks for hiding the Reeses Puffs so we can keep the kids the healthy ones.

Thanks for being the dad that jumps in the pool and throws all the kids up really high. You’re a magnet.

Thanks for being the father who sits down and patiently explains how electricity works while I cop out and say, “that’s how God made it.”

Thanks for taking the girls to get chamomile tea at Starbucks when they’re sick and need a pick-me-up. You’re their hero.

Thanks for sitting through all those animated movies that I can’t stand, eating popcorn, and making the kids feel important.

Thanks for working three jobs when we first got married, so that I could stay home with the babies.

Thanks for working even harder to finish school and pursue career opportunities that have enabled us to experience many adventures.

Thanks for being the calm one when I’m losing it.


I always think you know all the amazing things you do, so I don’t tell you like I should. But here’s to one amazing dad on Father’s Day, the bittersweet day that it is for you with your own dad gone. Know that we’re one proud group of people for the man that you are and I have an inkling he’s smiling down at you from heaven with a silly t-shirt and a pair of boxers.

much love,

us schooners


  • Reply Andrea @ The Long Way Home June 16, 2014 at 9:59 am

    I love this list, especially ‘being the calm one when I’m losing it.’ 🙂

    And your new layout is perfection!

    • Reply Mary Beth June 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm

      🙂 Thanks, Andrea!!! We’re still working out some kinks on the design, but I’m so glad to get it officially rolled out.

  • Reply Michaela Jean June 16, 2014 at 10:04 am

    This is so entirely sweet. Happy Father’s Day!



    PS The blog looks great!

    • Reply Mary Beth June 16, 2014 at 12:59 pm

      Awe…thanks, Michaela!!!!

  • Reply Whitney Torres (@whit_torres) June 16, 2014 at 10:24 am

    I love the look of your blog! Who did your redesign?

    • Reply Mary Beth June 16, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      Thank you, Whitney!!! My husband and I did the redesign together, with the artwork by (More info to come on designing!!!)

  • Reply Kim June 16, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Beautiful…I love my brother so much! Miss you guys and love you from afar…:)

    • Reply Mary Beth June 16, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      We miss you too, Kim!!! 🙂

  • Reply Diana Mieczan June 16, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Aww..what a sweet post..It totally melted my heart 🙂 Happy Monday. xo

    • Reply Mary Beth June 16, 2014 at 1:01 pm

      Thank you, Diana! We underestimate and under-appreciate these daddies, I think. Happy Monday to you too!

  • Reply Dylann June 16, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    loving the new blog design! So fresh and inspired!

    • Reply Mary Beth June 19, 2014 at 7:12 am

      Thank you!!! Can you believe I wanted to have it rolled out in January, but the beginning of summer feels like a good place too. 😉

  • Reply carissa June 16, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    i’m just loving this new design. xoxo.

    • Reply Mary Beth June 19, 2014 at 7:11 am

      Thanks so much, Carissa! I am so glad to have it rolled out and feeling fresh.

  • Reply Kristi Phillips June 17, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Sounds like the Lord has blessed you with a good man! Such a lovely post! And I love your new blog design, well done!! xo

    • Reply Mary Beth June 19, 2014 at 7:11 am

      Thank you so much, Kristi! We keep each other changing and growing, that’s for sure. And thanks about the website – we did it together. 🙂

  • Reply lizbethjoy June 18, 2014 at 10:06 am

    What a sweet letter. I loved reading this! The Lord glows in your marriage!

    • Reply Mary Beth June 19, 2014 at 7:08 am

      Awe…nicest thing to say. We are certainly far from perfect, that’s for sure. 😉

  • Reply Kyra Faulkner June 18, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Oh I love these photos! So so sweet. You guys make a good team! ♡

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