Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!

Happy Birthday Dad!

There are so many wonderful things I can say about my Dad that it becomes overwhelming to try and put it all on paper. But in honor of his birthday today, I thought I’d post a tribute to my Dad…..I’ll always be your little girl!


You’ve always put our family first, sacrificing your needs along the way. You give of yourself freely and make sure everyone in your family is taken care of. You’re an amazing Husband, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle and Friend…but most importantly…..You’re an amazing Father!

You’ve always protected me from evil, made me feel safe and shown unconditional love in so many different way. You’ve always tried to steer me away from life’s mistakes but picked me up when I fell.

You’re a pillar of strength and support in our family and the glue that binds us together.

You’ve been my biggest fan and always knew how to get D O W N….yea, you knew how to get DOWN!
While driving home from my crazy day at work I heard this song and it made me think of you Dad….

It takes a lot to know what is love
It’s not the big things, but the little things that mean enough
A lot of prayers to get me through and there is never a day that passes by I don’t think of you
You were always there for me
Pushing me….Guiding me…..Always to succeed
You showed me….When I was young just how to grow
You showed me….Everything that I should know
You showed me….Just how to walk without your hands
Dad you always were….The Perfect Fan!

Happy Birthday Dad….I love you!

God Bless,
Angie Collum

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Christmas Update

Ok....I've been a big huge slacker on the blog front lately. But in my defense December is a crazy month for us and this year was no different.

We ended up staying in Iowa for Christmas because Will had to work both Christmas Eve and the day after Christmas so travel was not in the cards. However, my Parents did decide to make the journey to Iowa since the weather forecast was no looking good for travel later in the week and they didn’t want my Sister’s family on the bad roads.

Christmas Eve was great. I went shopping with my Mom and Dad and had a fun day with them. After shopping we took naps and prepared for Church and the fun night ahead. I finished all my Christmas wrapping while Christmas tunes rang throughout the house.

(Did I mention...I love Christmas and everything involved!)

We ended up having dinner at my Sister's house and we all got to open ONE Christmas present. This is a tradition my Parents started long ago. We get ONE present Christmas Eve and it's ALWAYS Christmas PJs (but the kids haven't figured that out yet...LOL!).

Then it was time to make the trek back to Johnston with my Parent in tow. We had planned on going to Church but since the roads were getting bad we ending up opening present at our house so my Parents could get back to Ankeny at a decent time. I, once again, put on the best of Bing Crosby Christmas and my Parents, Will and I opened presents, talked, told stories and had a great time. It was so nice and relaxed and at the end of the night I really didn't want them to leave.

Christmas Day was an adventure also, although I was not feeling very well. We got a call early from my Dad stating that they would not be there to pick us up because his car was stuck in the snow. He was not a happy camper. So Will and I braved the snowy roads and slid over to my Sister’s house once again to watch her family open their Christmas presents. There is something about the excitement of children on Christmas Day that cannot be matched. So innocent…So excited…So cute! Everything was awesome!

I hope you and yours had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!