Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Steve!






Happy Birthday to my oh-so-fantastic father in law! Steve is a big old 51! He is a hard core Republican, jokester, Businessman, Golfer, possessive over his leather chair, Father, Brother, Husband, he gets hit on by old women...the list goes on!
Last night we went to dinner for his birthday & next week we will have a family party at a pottery studio when Court & Josh are here! I just wanted to post a quick little post. Steve is hilarious! From the first time I met him he had me laughing. He often refers to himself as Stan, Pakistan-y, the King...I also am his favorite person to tease, EVER. He loves to get pictures of me and mess them up so I look like my face is 40 in long, he loves to mock me & harass me whenever possible! He always wants to play a joke or find a way to trick someone, he is such a boy at heart- always doing outdoors things & staying active. Nothing is ever boring when you are with Steve! He always has the best stories & knows how to connect with almost anyone!

On a more serious note, he is a great example to me. He is faithful, loyal, and honest. He is a great worker & that is something that I was raised to value, so I appreciate that about him. He loves his wife so much & is such a proud father. He support Chris & I in anyway he can- whether it be to offer to help us move something or an invite to their house for dinner. He is extremely respectful to women. He is so generous with his time & his means, he truly is the definition of a good guy. I appreciate him so much & how he has helped me transition into a new family. I love laughing with him (even if its at myself!) and I am TRULY LUCKY to have him as my father in law. Thanks for all you do & for being so great Steve!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAPA SPIKER!

6 comments:

Adam & Samantha said...

that was a sweet post to steve! he really is a great guy, ive known him for most of my life! you married into a great family!

lauren said...

I think maybe the spikers should adopt patrick- then they can be my inlaws too!! they are the best! Congrats Steve! Happy Birthday!

Mark and/or Lisa said...

Yeah, Steve's the man. We're glad to know him too.

The Ten Eycks said...

I love the line "he truly is the definition of a good guy". That fits Steve perfectly! Happy Birthday Steve!

Spiker said...

Hey Mar can you just transfer that whole post to my blog so i look like a better wife??? Except for that wretched picture of me in cancun after the water park... yikes!

Chris and Mari Spiker said...

you do not look wretched Linda! You haven't had an ugly day in your life! and you are a good wife!!