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Father's Day Messages

To the most extraordinary man who taught us to live, laugh and follow our dreams.

Thank you for being a father, friend, role model, and man we can always count on.

We couldn't ask for a better Dad!

Happy Father's Day!

Love, the Burnham kids


Happy Father's Day to the best Daddy in the world!!

We love you so much!

Thank you for playing with us, teaching us to fish and teaching us to play basketball, baseball and soccer.


Your boys Ryan, Bennett and Caden Yonkers


To our Dad, Daniel Belove,

We remember all the times that you took time out of your day to teach us lessons about life that we still haven't forgotten.

We remember all the times that you spent countless hours helping us with homework, school assignments and those darn art projects we always procrastinated on until the last possible minute.

We remember all the times you made us delicious dinners; barbequed to perfection and cooked expertly every time.

We remember family nights, especially Scrabble, and watching sports and NCIS.

We remember all the laughs we've shared and all the times you've bailed us out of trouble and helped us when we needed it the most.

But what we remember most is that you've always been there for us, through thick and thin and just how proud of us you are and how much you loved us through all of the good and bad.

Happy Father's Day, Dad, we love you and thank you for everything you do for us!

With Love Always,

AJ and Lolo


Dear Art,

You are an amazing husband and outstanding father. You have really made a difference in my life and our daughters' lives. You are a fantastic provider.

I know it has been tough with our "role reversal" but you have really been remarkable. Thank you for the opportunity and support you have afforded me while I work and commute to and from Alaska every week. You cook, you clean, you work, you do the laundry, you take care of the dogs!

We are so thankful for you and we love you more every day. This message to you just scratches the surface of how much we love you.

Love, Jennifer, Teagan, Bree, Paige and the doggies


Dear Dad,

Thank you for being you and everything that you do!

We love that you're still a kid at heart and we couldn't imagine a better dad in our lives.

You are amazing in every single way and you put a smile on our face every day.

Thanks for putting up with all of us girls, we love you to the moon and back!

Happy Father's Day Dad!


Your girls. Laura, Chelsea, Carli, and Cate.



You are the best day in the whole world! We both love you with all of our hearts.

Thank you for always being there for us, being so much fun

and playing with us. You always make us laugh with your silly jokes and funny things you do.

You are the best dadio!

Love, Page & Megan Keys


Markie Pooh:

Thank you for putting aside your physical pain to take care of our girlies while I work.

You are the best dad to them; and a wonderful husband. I am so proud of you and all that you do

for the family.

Keep up your beautiful smile and positive outlook on life.

I love you, pumpkin!

Love, Laurie


Dear Dabos,

Happy Father's Day!

We love you so much!

We couldn't have possibly hoped for a better dad and husband. Thanks for always being there.

Lots of love, Susan and Natalie



Thank you for being the best "carpool" buddy over the past 4 months. 

But most of all ... Thank you for being the best Dad ever!

Happy Father's Day 2011

XO Lisa


Grandpa Sam,

Thank you for having your birthday the same day as mine.

Happy Father's Day Best Friend!

XO Megs Daly


Grandpa Sam,

Happy Father's Day.. you're the best Grandpa!

We love you ... Sarah and Meg



Words aren't enough to say how much we love you.

We love you so much.

XO Mom, Sarah and Megan

Father's Day 2011



You made me who I am today and without you I would not have someone telling me to chase all my wildest dreams.

You're the best daddy and I could never ask for anything more! Thank you for all your love and support! I love you more than words can describe and you mean the world to me! Have an incredible day because you deserve nothing less!

Love, Heath


Dad, you came to the U.S from Mexico in 1986 with only $5 in your pocket.

Now you have a son in college who is considering Harvard law school, a daughter who excels in both academics and sports, and two utterly handsome 4-year-olds.

Your work ethic has made you the top employee at Harbor Side. You have dedicated your life in upholding sound moral values, not only for yourself, but for your family.

Dad, I would say it's my dream in life to be an attorney, but really, it's my dream to be you. Our dad is hardworking, honest, fun to be with and understanding. He loves his wife, seven kids, and 16 grandchildren, and is very patient, easy going, knowledgeable and smart.

He is a very creative and a hard worker.

He built a family business so he could provide for seven children. He worked hard, but was always there when we needed help or wanted him to come see us in a performance.

He is always doing something to better himself or others. He sets a wonderful example for everyone.

He is the best dad.

Love, the Kettley children


Happy First Father's Day to my Daddy.

He is special to me because he changes my diapers, flies me around like an airplane, and reads me Shakespeare to put me to sleep.

He is also funny because he says things like "plug that cry hole" and "look who hopped on the fussy bus.". He is also writing me a play a day until I am one-year-old.

I love you Daddy.

Athena, aged two months.


We want to thank our daddy, Matthew, for being the most wonderful, loving, caring and hard working daddy and husband in the world!

His love and devotion to his family is always his first priority!

Thank you for always putting our needs first and showing us every day just how special we are!

Your hard work allows our mommy to be able to stay home with us. Priceless!

You are the best husband and father on earth! We are happy and loved because of you! Thank you for our wonderful life!

Love, your princesses, Riley, Taylor and Mommy Shea!



You mean more than just a father to me. You're my support and role model.

I love you.



Dear Devo,

We just want to wish you another happy Father's Day, and tell you how much we love and appreciate you.

Your kids Pam, Lorie and Brad


We admire our Daddy, Tom Fischbacher, because he loves us unconditionally.

He is always there for us.

He does hard things, like learning to fly a helicopter, providing us an example of perseverance and how to face challenging tasks.

We appreciate how diligently he works to support our family.

Our dad is tough, generous and godly.

He shows these traits every day, like when he drives us to school, goes to our games/events and helps with school work. The best thing about Tom Fischbacher is that he is our Daddy.

These are a few reasons why we admire our dad!

Emily, Adam, and Evan


I think my Daddy is the best!

Things I like to do with my Daddy are ... go swimming in the desert and play "sticky" on his back, go to Ruby's, play ping-pong, have sock fights, go in the Jacuzzi, watch movies on our couch when we open it to make a vacation bed, having him referee my soccer games, and most of all, cuddle-time.

Kate Hess, 8

I like having little dates alone with my Dad.

I like to play soccer and baseball with him in the front yard. I'm happy he is my football and baseball coach.

I like having sock fights, going to Dave and Busters, taking walks around the block shooting baskets on the neighbors hoops, and I love when we play with our dog Roxy.

Cody Hess, 7


We love you so much, Papa Smurf.

Have a wonderful day!

Love, your Smurfettes



Happy Father's Day, we love you so much.

Love, the Maakestad, 7


To our Dad Tim, the most amazing pancake flipping, snowboard crazy, dance partying Dad in the whole world.

We know you do all of this just to see us smile.

Happy Father's Day.

Love always,

Tyler, Jordan and Jensen Fiskin



I am the luckiest girl in the entire world to have you in my life.

You have been there since day one for every achievement, every award, every struggle, and every need.

I cannot thank you enough in words or actions for the many things you have done and continue to do.

You are my number one and always will be. No daughter has ever had a more amazing father than me!

Ginger says she loves you too!

Have the Best Father's Day that a dad could have! Love Your Buhda Baby!



There is nothing greater than having a second "Dad" who loves me and my family to no end!

Thank you for the endless love. It means a lot!

You are a great fiancé, great dad, great pops, and all around great guy!

We all deserve a little tough lovin' at times, and you aren't afraid to give it and I love that!

Happy Father's Day to the "Dad" that puts up with way more than he bargained for!



Wishing Rob Young the best Father's Day ever!

Work has called you away this weekend, and we just wanted you to know how much we love you, and we thank you for everything you do for us!

Sending you hugs and kisses.

Love, Christina, Robin and Ryan … and Mom, too!


Dear Dad,

We are so lucky and grateful to have you for a father.

We want you to know that we love you and appreciate all the things you have done and that you have always been there for us.

You are a truly great Dad who deserves way more than just one day to be recognized.

We love you!

McKenna and Whitney Caskey

Corona del Mar


Every day is a great day at the Beach with my Dad!

Baron Marinovich


Happy Father's Day, Nick!

Thank you for being a wonderful father.

Love, Suzi


Dear Dad,

Thank you for all of your love and support.

You are the best!


Mary and Hampton


Dear Dad,

Thank you for being the best Dad ever.

Thank you for playing soccer with us, driving to dance competitions, water polo tournaments, and many tennis lessons and soccer games.

We love playing Sudoku with you and helping you in the garden.

I hope you have the best day ever!

Love, Hannah, Henry, Peter, Freddie, Mom and Beauregard


Dear Dad,

I loved the story of how you worked your way through Louisiana State University in the 1930s, owning your own snack shack, cooking 5-cent burgers, three-for-a-dime hot dogs, and driving around in your Model T Ford.

You also told me about your other businesses during college: selling tickets to the football games and running the hat and coat check concession at the weekend dances, which allowed you to save $6,000 by your graduation from law school in 1938 — not bad for the Great Depression. You told me that, one year, you made more money than the university president!

As I was growing up, even though I saw you work many hours at your business ventures in Laguna Beach, you chose to retire at age 45, not only because you wanted to spend more time with me, but also because you had everything that you wanted — a condo in Newport Beach with a used Cadillac in the garage. You had told me that to be happy, keep your wants simple.

Later in life, I noticed your Depression-era frugality in how you refused to replace a broken item if you could fix it yourself. You taught me how to wash a car with one bucket of water because "why squander $5?" — 1960s prices for a car wash.

You also took home doggie bags and ate the contents for the next day's meal. After your passing, I cleaned about four to five full doggies bags out of the freezer — waste was just not in your make-up.

You passed on timeless values to me; industry, thrift, conservation, self-reliance and also the refreshing charm of an unassuming manner, all of which I try to teach to my children.

Thank you for instilling in me these wonderful principles which, because they were such a part of you, allow you to live on today.

Jules Marine Jr.


Happy Father's Day To The Best Daddy In The World!

Kelly and Joe Parsons


Recipe for our Awesome Dad Jim Wood

Special Daddy Ingredients:

1 Cup of taking us to the Balboa Fun Zone

2 Cups of letting us buy our adorable Yorkie Tessa

3 Cups of teaching us how to play soccer and surf the waves

4 Cups of helping us with our homework

5 Cups of snuggling with us in our tent at Indian Princesses

6 cups of showing us how to drive a boat

7 cups of love and hugs

And a pinch of memories that will last forever!

With love, Cate and Alexa


"A Poem to our Dad Michael Klarin on Father's Day"

By Amanda, Benny and Heather:

Playing catch, shooting hoops or swimming in the pool -

Our dad is the best — he's super cool!

Ready with a joke; always finds our smiles -

There's not a better dad around for miles.

Patient, loving, kind and fun —

When it comes to good advice — he's the one!

Thank you Dad for taking such good care of all of us.

You make it look easy — you never fuss.

Happy Father's Day to the man we love the best

You rock Dad; you're better than all the rest!


We thank God every day for our Father.

He has been both Dad and Mom. No words can express his love for us, his generosity, warmth and kindness.

Born and raised during the Great Depression, he fought in the Korean War, loved, married and lost his wife, our mom, and continues to have a superb outlook in life.

He is quite the craftsman, a great woodworker.

Happy Father's Day, Manuel Raigosa


Happy Fathers Day, Dad!

All our love,

Shirley, Rocky, Herman, Jessie and Doug


Happy Father's Day, Dad!! I miss you so much, and I can't wait to see you when I get home. You have taught me so many lessons in kindness and patience over the years, and I so appreciate everything that you have done for me. I am so lucky to have such a great role model in my life. I love you!



To Mark,

Dad, we love you because you play with us so much.

You let us cook with you on the barbeque.

You take us fun places, and let us play Wii.

You work so hard, so mom can stay home, and always be there for us.

We think you're the best dad in the world. Happy Father's Day.


Jen, Julia, and Ava

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