Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ron Blake Turns 60

Dad turned 60 this past week. We wanted to honor him and tell him 60 things that we love about our dad. Each of us contributed 15 (try to guess which ones are which). Some of them may be a little of a repeat. Sorry it's late.... you can blame Lucas.

1. Can make anything
2. You have your own little Ron Home Depot... everything on hand.
3. You can talk to any body
4. 3 Words... Old Man Power
5. Jolly Ranchers, Butterscotch & Kippered Snacks... 3 basic food groups
6. The old blue chevy
7. The smell of fresh cut Cedar.
8. Sleeping bags everywhere you might need one.
9. Dad always seems to be "in the know"
10. He’s always there when you need him.
11. The crazy things he eats... like pepper jelly and oatmeal and his blended bottled fruit concoctions.
12. Ron Blake punch
13. Milk on your cake... ice cream in your oatmeal.
14. Kept Lucas at bay when I was a little boy.
15. Dad will do anything for his kids.
16. You taught us how to work hard.
17. You are always busy... you can’t even watch TV without cracking nuts or sharpening knives.
18. I love all of your obsessions... knives, dutch ovens, socks, sleeping bags, etc.
19. The sour dough phase.
20. Your dutch oven cooking.
21. You like to buy in bulk.
22. You don’t like to let anything go to waste.
23. You think of your kids first... you would do anything for us.
24. You never missed any of our ball games or dance recitals as kids.
25. You taught us to love the outdoors.
26. You are a great grandpa... with grand kids who love you very much.
27. You play with your grandkids.
28. You like to save leftovers from your work... paper, then vitamins, now styrofoam dishes.
29. You love to work outside in the yard.
30. You love meat.
31. His love of the outdoors.
32. His self-motivation
33. How smart he is.
34. How courageous he is.
35. How helpful he is.
36. How humble he is.
37. How honorable he is.
38. How forgiving he is.
39. How proud of his children he is.
40. His dutch oven cooking.
41. His river passion.
42. His vegetable garden.
43. How he taught me to figure things out.
44. How he is always there.
45. How he is an awesome grandpa and wonderful dad.
46. Taught us about the great outdoors
47. Taught me how to Hunt
48. Taught me how to fish
49. Great at Dutch Oven cooking
50. Taught me how to work on cars
51. Taught me how to weld
52. Supported me in High School Sports
53. Went to scouting events with me
54. Taught me how to work
55. Good Grandpa to Legacy
56. Good Father-in law to Shellie
57. He worked really hard so we could have the things we needed growing up
58. Helped me with College
59. Like how he continues to help me even though I am married and have my own family
60. I am glad he married mom cause she is a great mom

Friday, May 16, 2008

St. George Mall is Coming Back!!!

I was so excitted yesterday when Logan Texted me and Said that a

Hollister Clothing is in the mall now.. All I can say is thank goodness, all they need now is an Abercrombie!

*Posted by shell

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Good Luck Aunt Debbie

Aunt Debbie goes in for her surgery today. I wish you the best of luck, and hope for a quick recovery. Just know I'm thinking about you and hope all goes well. You are in my prayers for a safe surgery, and speedy recovery.

With love,

Monday, May 12, 2008

Goodbye for now, Roberta

Roberta Eastman: May 7, 1920 - May 10, 2008
Ellen, Jeff, Libby, Cash, Jessica and Flint, may it console you to know others care and pray for you. Roberta lived a good life and that is a comfort at this time. Let's all remember the good times we had with her. "You all be good and if you can't be good, name it after me!"
So long Roberta!! Give Papa and Granny our love!!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Happy Graduation Logan!

Logan graduated from Southern Utah University with a Bachelor's Degree in Integrated Engineering. He Graduated Summa cum Laude and recieved the award for outstanding student for academic achievment in his department. Congrats!!!

Friday, May 2, 2008

BS Ranch Round-up

(Tiny "Ass" Ranch)
(BullShyt Alley)
Mom you always thought people would think wrongly of you for naming the ranch BS, but look what other ranchers in Norther Utah are calling thier ranches. Shellie and I will be spending a few Saturdays in this small Town of Wanship, Utah this summer. Shellie and Legacy will run on the train trail that runs from Park City to Coalville, and I will fish on the Weber river that runs along the trail.