Monday, June 9, 2014

Sunday Morning Waffles and Favorite Things About My Husband

We are a family with few traditions, but one tradition my husband Brad began a few years ago, is making pancakes for us on Sunday morning. Silly me, I told him I'm not a huge fan of pancakes, and asked him if he could switch to waffles instead. Thank goodness he complied! and now he makes waffles with fruit toppings like bananas, strawberries or blueberries. Yum!

Every Sunday (rain, snow or shine) he walks the 1/2 mile to church (you're jealous it's so close, right?) holding my youngest daughter's hand. I drive every Sunday. Can you guess why she adores him? He also wears a white shirt and tie ALL SUNDAY LONG. It's a habit he picked up from his father, and a rare thing to see these days. He says he does it to remind him of the Sabbath.

He plays "Ticket to Ride" or watches a family movie after church, and then he typically drifts off to sleep, wrinkling his signature white shirt.

He's probably one of the best tenders to young children I have ever seen.
You can always find him holding one of his grand-kids.

He's one of eleven children himself, so he has had lots of experience.

His bond with all our children is amazing, because he is ALWAYS available to them. Sometimes I get jealous when he's gone so much with them. He's the fun guy as you can see.

But HELLO! My kids have a dad who spends time with them. What more could I ask for? The fact that he keeps up with the kids instead of the Joneses is my favorite thing about him. 

Yep, that's the guy I married. He's the greatest Dad and husband in the world. So, yes, I'm keeping pancake mix and syrup in our food storage. It's a tradition. Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there. Thanks for all you do for your family's!


  1. Thank you so much for creating and updating this blog. I just recently found your many helpful suggestions and I'm still working through it all. I just recently joined the LDS church, my husband is returning to church. We live on 1.5 acres outside of Phoenix, AZ and are gardening, canning, and raising animals. We are trying to be more prepared but the food storage has been overwhelming. Your small steps and checklist have really helped me! Imagine my surprise when we just received a calling to be our Ward's Food storage helpers. Wow - now I'm really needing the help. I"m doing lots of research online to help since I still feel like such a newbie at it all. Thank you so very much for your efforts. It is so very helpful to me and now will be helpful to our whole Ward!

    1. Thanks, Christina. Keep it simple. Good luck to you!

  2. I forgot to add - this is Christina Amadio

  3. Thanks for sharing. So sweet. You are a cute couple!


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