S: Meek Family Summer Fun 2010
FC: Meek Family Fun 2010 "Burning Daylight"
1: Merry Christmas to a great Dad! When I thought of what my Dad loves. I thought of his love for his family and HYDRO-foiling. While a new air-chair isn't exactly in my budget.. I thought a picture book would capture priceless memories of our family on the lake this past summer. It has been a combined family effort in creating this book. But hey, we're "Burning Daylight." With Love, Jessica, Derik, Tiana, Kevin, Shayla, Mom
6: "One More Time." | "UNO MAS" means
9: Shayla Ann
11: Surf's up
12: Burning Daylight Entertainment Winner 2010: Shayla as "Boat Clown" | Editors Note: Sorry for the immaturity. Shayla looks like a bird-watcher in this picture. Wouldn't you agree?
13: Dear Daddy, Merry Christmas! I love this time of year because it gives us more time to spend together as family. There are lots of traditions I like about Christmas. But in this letter I am going to focus on what we all know is your favorite time of year. Summer. And Summer = Boating. Buying that Mailbu was probably the smartest decision since moving back to Idaho. And that one was a smart choice. haha. My favorite boating memory was..(well, there are a lot kinda hard to choose one) But the one that sticks out in my head was when only you, mom and me went . We were supposed to meet up with Tirells, but they never showed. So we just surfed in this cove. Jumped off cliffs in the other. (Well I jumped off cliffs, haha!) We weren't in any rush and didn't have to get anyone up on wake boards. Mom was driving and you and me were in the back trying to do all theses lame little tricks. That was also the day when mom cracked her head open but.... I just loved spending time with you guys! Being squished all day on a boat does make you become closer as a family. I am so happy that I get to be on it with you. Sometimes I might not actually want to get in the water, but don't take offense...I...just want to be with you! Anyways Dad, I am so glad that I am in your family. You are the best Dad on the Universe. You are such a great example to me in everything you do. I love those moments when we give our little "hugs". We lean against each other and just stand there. Someone from the outside might think it is the lamest type of hug, but I like it! It is special. I love you Dad! I can't imagine my life without my big pumpkin Love your little pumpkin, Shayla Meek
15: Kevin Earl | Dear Dad, You rock! You are by far the coolest Dad ever. Thanks for everything you have done for me. I will never forget the awesome times when you and I went on the Fifty Miler, Barefoot Mailman, and the countless other scouting activities. You were there when I went down my first black diamond at Kelly Canyon. Then there was the time I took you down your first real black diamond at Targhee. I took you through the Toilet Bowl chute on the Peaked Ridge above Sac. You were sure you would roll off the cliff and never see Mom again. An hour later, after we had inched our way to the bottom you told me, "Kevin, don't you ever take me up there again!" So after that you were made head-camera man. You have been such an example to me throughout my life. You have taught me all I need to know on becoming a man, hopefully a father, and most importantly, you have taught me how to be a worthy priesthood holder. I can never thank you enough for all that you have done for me. I can't wait until you can teach all of my boys everything they need to know too. Your the best Dad a son could have. Love, Kevin Earl Meek
20: You don't have to twist her arm to go boating.
21: By Mohana: I know this man who I love I think I knew him up above. He's smart, handsome, and the best And puts all the other guys to the test. We like to get a tan While he is wearing the Ray Bans. He works very, very hard So that we can buy things on his card. Burning Daylight is our baby When going out there is no maybe. I love it when I get my hug And also when he kills the bug. I love our chats that go into the night When it comes to us there are no fights. He took me on a trip to Peru And opened my eyes to something new. He has a love for the Saviour And does anyone's favors. He comes to all my games And shouts out my name. He can throw a football like a missile I know he is home by his whistle. Who is this man That doesn't drive a mini-van? It's my very own Daddio
23: I have the best Dad on the earth. He is the best role model for me and I look up to him so much. When I was little I used to say I was going to marry my Dad, but now I know that doesn't really work. haha. Now I only have to find a guy that comes close to comparing with my Dad. My Dad has a very strong testimony and sets an example for me by sharing it with others. I am grateful that he holds the priesthood. I love how he is always looking for a good laugh. I am so grateful that he taught me the value of hard work and play after. We do share a special love for a few things. I love how excited we get when talking about boating, trucks, and football. I know how hard he works to support us so that Mom doesn't have to work. This is a huge example of what I want in my husband someday. He has taught me how to love reading my scriptures and fulfilling my church callings. I know how to look for the good things in life because of my Dad. I know he loves me when we do our little hand squeezes. I am so glad that I was able to come into this family and have such a wonderful Dad. I love you Dad! | Tiana Marie
26: Daddy's Girls
27: We Love You Dad! | Tim McGraw's Song: "My Little Girl(s)" "When you were in trouble that crooked little smile could melt my heart of stone Now look at you, I've turned around and you've almost grown Sometimes you're asleep I whisper "I Love You" in the moonlight at your door As I walk away, I hear you say, "Daddy Love You More."
29: Jessica Renae
31: Jessica Renae | Dad You are the best! Derik says that you are going to cry through this whole book! Hopefully not, but we do know that your mom misspelled your name. It should have been Boob-baby. But in all seriousness, I just wanted to thank you for being an awesome Dad. Throughout all of my growing up years, I've always admired the way that you treat each member of our family. You make us each feel so special. I love the way that we can just talk. I still have a voice-mail saved on my cell phone from college. It says "Jess, This is your Dad. Just calling to see how you are doing girl. Love ya" I can't erase the message even though I have to listen it before I can hear any new messages. It is a good reminder of how much you love me! Even though I am a married woman now, never feel less special because you will always be my Dad. I feel so grateful that I married someone who is just like you in so many ways. Glad we are an eternal family. Thanks for being so willing to share your time and money and allow us to have so much family time this summer. I hope through this book, you've been able to see how much it means to each one of us! Love you, Jessica
32: Derik: "Come double with me Jess!" | Jess: "Okay, now how are we going to do this?" | First Attempt: Unsuccessful | Jess: "Wow that is one big foot." | Second Attempt: aaahh... | Derik: "Where is Jessica?"
33: They say third time is the charm, Right? | HERE WE GO.... | Oh NOOO!!! WE ARE GOING to FAAALLLLLL!!!
35: Love Birds
36: Derik Lafayette | BOATING BUDDIES
38: Bob, I want to first thank you for being a great father-in-law. You have been so kind and accepting to me. I am grateful to be a part of your wonderful family. Your generosity to Jessica and me since we've been married means so much to us. We feel your love through everything you do for us. I loved the time we spent in Rexburg when we were so close to all of you. You are raising a great family and I am especially thankful for the great Father you have been, are to, Jessica.We love you for all you do! Love, Derik
40: Cute as Ever ~ Forever Love
41: The "Action Man" that I love is my husband, Bob. Never one to be 'burning daylight', he is always on the go! Quickly he moves from assessment to action, and he puts his whole heart into every activity. One of the other qualities that I love is Bob's closeness to the spirit. He senses other's thoughts and feelings, and always knows what to say. I'm especially grateful that he followed the spirit and waited (despite his "action man" tendencies) to marry me many years ago. I love him with all my heart!
43: We Our MOM
44: We are a SKI SKY FAMILY
45: We are a FOREVER family
46: We love You Dad | Merry Christmas 2010
47: Can't wait for Next Year when we can burn more daylight with you Dad..