Friday, June 18, 2010

Ode To Blake

When I was younger, I didn't really dream about my future. I didn't pour over bridal magazines planning my wedding, picking out menus in my head or choosing bridesmaid dresses. I also didn't plan on marrying at a certain age. No time lines were involved. I had not conjured up my dream husband. Oddly enough, before I got married and had children, I didn't plan much of anything.

(Hard to believe. I know.)

With that said, I do believe I did well marrying the man I did. I knew he'd be a great father. I just didn't realize he'd take it this far. He's the best. In our little traveling gypsy family currently planted in Kansas, he's the absolute best in my mind.

A few (OK, way more than that) pictures of him and the kids.




















































































I'm so grateful he married me. I'm so grateful for the 3 children we've been blessed with. What makes Blake a great man is not just how he adores our children.....but how he respects me. And, I'm not talking about in that "if mama aint happy, nobody is happy" mentality. I mean in simple, daily efforts to make our family what it is today.

Here's to you, babe.

I'm working all weekend, so we'll celebrate Sunday evening. May go camping on Monday, although Blake somehow is suggesting this might not be a relaxing and rewarding way to celebrate Father's Day. I can't understand why?

26 comments:

The Soladay Family said...

There is nothing like a good father and husband all wrapped up in one. Yours and mine must have been cut from the same cloth. Blake is awesome. =)

Happy Father's Day, Blake!

The Lenzers said...

what a great daddy!!!! yes, you are very blessed. happy fathers day

Pam @ Kassie's Beach said...

I love posts like this. I think it takes a big man to be this kind of a father. I can see my husband being this kind of father should we ever be blessed with a kidlet. He's been amazing this past year with our 14 year old niece. I'm happy you found Blake!!!

Carrie Darney said...

Love it...those babies...THOSE FREAKING CUTE BABIES! Man, I can look at your family photos all day Case...BEAUTIFUL family, fun, active, loving, simple...well, simple in the sense that you are creative and have simple fun but ALOT OF IT!!

Love ya!

Heather said...

Precious! You can see what a great dad he is.... just from the pics. Awesome.

Happy Father's Day Blake!

Monica said...

He looks like a pretty awesome dad. Jack in the pillowcase as a ghost still cracks me up.

Dee Stephens said...

GREAT pictures! Blake looks so much like his Dad.
Also, everytime I see that ghost costume i die laughing!

The Rand's said...

Happy Father's Day to Blake!

Great pictures!

merrilee said...

AWWW--Happy Father's Day. Love the picture of Blake and Jack sitting on the bench....it looks like they are having a deep, meaningful conversation about life--so sweet!

starnes family said...

The ghost still makes us crack up, too. Weirdo!

Sara said...

Happy Father's Day, Blake!!!

These pictures are awesome. Love them all.

Anything Fits A Naked Man said...

Yep, he's DEFINITELY really good at that whole "Dad" thing!! You picked a great one! Cheers!

Sassafrass Jane said...

I love Lainey's "OMFG!" faces. Hilarious.
That is one wonderful man. He's such a perfect daddy. And he's not bad to look at either.
Love you guys! And you're so sweet to post this! Extra sex for you for that. I mean, from Blake. Not me.

Marguerite said...

Great pics! He looks like a wonderful Dad! Happy Father's Day!

aunt caroline said...

Yeah, yeah, I guess he's alright.

Ha! Blake's awesome.

Ya done good, Case.

Kelly Beatty said...

Blake is a hunk and thanks for busting out the pic of Jack in his ghost costume. Happy Father's Day!

If the shoe FITZ said...

Love the pics. LC looks so little.
Like the fishing pic with the boys.

Blake is going to kill me for this...but some pics his hair resembles Justin Bieber....;)

starnes family said...

Jen......

a. that is pure greatness

b. he's not offended at all

c. he considers himself a trend setter and is sure the Beibs stole it from him

We should have known.

Joy said...

What a sweet dad! He looks like he just adores his family.

Tammy said...

i love the word "grateful." Thanks for sharing Blake with us in pictures... amazing! Happy Fathers' Day!

Kim said...

I read your post earlier but ahd to comment on her after my comment on FB. Truly a sweet post, you found yourself a keeper...for real.

timmonstimes said...

Just precious! :)

timmonstimes said...

I think I need to do a post like this:) Thanks for the inspiration!

Coco said...

SO Sweet!! Blake is a wonderful dad.

Merry Mack said...

Happy Father's Day Blake!

I love a man who loves his woman and his children. Our generation of fathers are inspiring.

These pictures are just fabulous. I had to stare and giggle at Jack and his pillowcase.

You do have a beautiful family full of grace.

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

What a sweet tribute! Cute pics! Great dad and hot - what more could you ask for?