S: Happy Father's Day 2011
2: 1985: Rachel and Dad's first picture together | Something I love about you is... you always put others first. I genuinely believe you would do ANYTHING for your family
3: 1986: Sleepy Heads | One of my favorite dad memories is... never having to wake up to an alarm because until the day I left for college, you would come in and turn on my light and wake me up. The only time I was not appreciative was when you would come in and put your cold hands on my face after you were done scraping the car windows! | I love when... I call the home phone and you pick up - it always makes me smile when I get to chat with you
4: 1987: First trip to Disneyworld | Never forget that... Pig Latin is not a useful skill that we will ever have to use. No one will ever be impressed if it is included on our resume or if we know what people are saying. No worries that we are out of the loop!
5: 1988: Welcome to the family, Mark! | A Piece of Advice... Never go to bed angry | Never forget that... I have always admired your work ethic. I think you have made me the hard worker I am
6: Advice from Dad... "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt." | 1990: Colorado
7: A Piece of Advice... Put money in savings right off the bat, you won't ever miss it | 1991: Pittsburgh | Something I love about you is... your knowledge of cars and fix-it things, Living on my own and far away, I realize what a gift that is!
8: Something I love about you is... your patience with me. Whether it was teaching me to drive or trying to explain something to me when I was already frustrated, you always kept your cool. | 1993: Keystone skiing
9: 1995: Disneyworld | Advice from dad: When you start a project, work until you finish it | Never forget that... one of the best gifts I have ever gotten was the toolbox you gave me when I moved to Phoenix, I am proud to say that I have used almost everything in it!
10: Lessons from Dad: Our family is like a bundle of sticks - alone you break but together you can make it through anything | 1996: Niobrara
11: 1997: Tablerock on float day | A Piece of Advice... never pass up an opportunity to take a risk if it is what you believe in | One of my favorite dad memories is.. . before every family vacation, dad made sure everyone was aware of our only family rule during the trip - nobody dies!
12: Something I love about you is.... you are such a caring and loving son to your parents. I hope I am as nice to you and mom when you are old :) | 2000: Jetskiing in Tableorck | I love... your ability to somehow make a connection with anyone you meet. No matter where we are, you always meet someone that knows someone else you know!
13: 2004: Moving into UNL | Never forget that... even when I was angry with you, frustrated or didn't understand why you were doing something, I always know you had my best interest in mind. You never disappointed me, you never let me down.
14: One of my favorite memories was.... Going to breakfast on Saturday mornings with Dad and fighting with Mark over getting to use the phone at Baker's to order | 2005: Tablerock Lake
15: 2006: Decorating Easter Eggs | Never Forget That... you have shown me what a good husband, father and friend looks like
16: One of my favorite dad memories... Dancing with you at every social function (weddings, Theta Events, etc.) when "Brown Eyed Girl" comes on | A piece of Advice... Pay off your credit card every month | 2007: Theta Parent's Weekend
17: A Piece of Advice... Learn from your experiences | 2008: Kappa Alpha Theta Dad's Day at the Husker Spring Football Game
18: Never Forget that... Through your actions and kindness, I have learned what a truly genuinely nice person is. It always makes me smile when people say "Your dad is just a happy guy, isn't he?" | 2009: 24th Birthday in San Francisco
19: Something I love about you is.... that I have 25 years of wonderful memories with you and many more to come! | 2010: Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale