Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Alright, Time to BRAG a Little...

As most of you know I just had another baby girl, Emree Ellouise, making us a busy family of 4!! (I still can't believe it) I have been trying to recover as fast as possible these last few weeks and have spent a lot of time just laying around trying to heal not doing much of anything for anyone...as it goes I guess when you've just had a baby. I just can't stop thinking about what an amazing and ridiculously good looking SUPER DAD, JD is! He has been doing so much for me, our two girls, school, church, and sacrificing anything and everything to serve others through his entire day. So I just wanted to brag about Jd today and how extremely lucky I am to have him in my life!

I posted this picture, along with the first one you saw, because I wanted to brag about what an amazing dad Jd is to both our little girls. I wish you could all see how excited little miss lydia gets to see her dad come home each day. She runs to the door and screams with excitement as she gives him the biggest, longest bear hug ever! It's seriously the cutest thing to see. I love to just sit back and watch them play together as he makes all of her stuffed animals come to life. He always has new and interesting scenarios to keep her entertained along with a different made up voice for each of them. Just the other day they played dress up with her animals and she thought it was the greatest thing ever! Now why can't I think of that??

Another wonderful thing that lydia loves to do with her dad is dance! Every day he turns on some kind of catchy repetitive beat from his new electric piano and they each get their groove on. She runs and grabs her stuffed animals, hands one to dad and then dances her little heart out while holding all the other ones. I love to watch her try and mimic all the cool moves Jd does. With that kind of training, from such a professional dance teacher, she will be pro in no time.

I could honestly go on and on about all the fun things JD does with his two girls, but that would be one really long post. He always finds a way to make time to just play with his two girls and I will let you know that that means the world to them, and me.

What a handsome man! This is Jd all decked out for his leading role as one of the apostles in the play Savior of the World! They had many rehearsals and it took alot of time out of his busy school schedule to be a part of this play. I posted this picture to show that even though JD is extremely busy with school, studying for boards, tests, working with patients, lab work, AND his after school job.....big breath....He still finds the time to do missionary work. Now I'm not just talking about fulfilling his church calling as Young Mens Second Counselor, scouts and going to mutual every week. On top of all that he is always thinking of how he can share something so special to him and that is the gospel. He was a part of the play so that he could invite others to come and feel of the spirit.

He has just recently given out a Book of Mormon to a girl he met on the bus and has been taking time out of his busy week to go to discussions with her and share his testimony with her. For example he is taking a HUGE test tomorrow, boards, and took time out of his night to study yesterday to go to a discussion. I have seen him sacrifice his time in building up the kingdom of God in so many instances, it truly amazes me and sets such a wonderful example for myself and our kids. Not to mention how he wakes up extra early for his personal scripture study and then comes to wake me up so that we can then read together. He makes sure that we have Family Home Evening every week and is always remembering to pray with lydia before meals and bedtime.

I just feel so blessed to have a guy who sincerely and honestly cares so much about this gospel and knows what wonderful changes it can have in the live's of others. He has sacrificed so much of his time to serve in the church when he could of made up many excuses as to why he just didn't have the time.

Alright, so I wish we had a current family picture because we now are a family of four....it's a big difference, really. I posted the picture below to show how much Jd truly takes care of his family. He really is the MAN of the house and makes sure everything is in order from the bills being paid, applying for future opportunities (GPR's and Jobs), keeping the house tidy and clean while I am down and out, making delicious meals, grocery shopping, allowing me to rest while he again takes the time to take care of lydia, making sure we are protected and safe at all times, takes care of internet and phone dilemmas, even down to renewing our library books and gives all of us more love and care than any other man I know.

I added the pictures below because I just couldn't end this post without bragging about how FREAKING GOOD LOOKING JD is! Am I right? Or am I right?

Well Jd, I hope you know how extremely special you are to me and how much I appreciate everything that you do for our family. I love you so much and I am so grateful for the example that you are to me and so many others. You truly are my everthing!


  1. Well now that was such a nice blog McCall. And I'd have to agree with what you said. JD is one awesome dad and you are one great mom. I love hearing about your family.

  2. Wow, that was such a neat post McCall. I know it sounds cliche but it made me cry. I've always felt the same about JD and I'm glad you do too. He has so many extraordinary talents and always has gone the extra mile to be the best he could be and to follow the Savior. I knew he'd be the best dad ever. The post also shows what a neat person you are McCall to write and recognize his goodness. Love you both

  3. Man, along with mom, sure made my eye well up as I have always loved these things about Jd. And McCall you couldn't have said it more perfectly. We love JD and his example and we love you McCall for your sincerity and love. Love you both tons!

  4. JD should seriously consider growing a mustache and beard. It's a good look for him!

  5. Whatever JD, you love it. :)
    And I got a little teary eyed reading this. Love the pictures and ode to dear JD.
    Now get on that family of 4 picture ey'?! :)

  6. Perfectly said about my big brother J.D. What a wonderful tribute and Jd you know you loved every miunute of reading that. :) Reading that made me miss you and all the fun times we used to have and you truly have been a great example in my own life. And McCall to marry someone like that you'd have to be just as amazing or better and you totally are! You both are such good examples to Daniel and Me.