He’s the most loving, protective, generous, engaged dad I know.






Also, he makes us all laugh. Especially me.


Happy Father’s Day, JB. You are one of a goddamned kind.



44 Responses to “Lucky”

  1. Allison on June 15th, 2008 11:49 pm

    Aww, all such sweet photographs!

  2. Sas on June 16th, 2008 12:06 am

    Pics made my eyes prickle! You make me want to breed.

  3. donna on June 16th, 2008 12:25 am

    No, she makes us want to breed with JB.
    LOL. Wish I would have with someone like him instead of the asswipe I did.
    I love Riley’s little hands.
    That is the cutest father’s day shirt you made him!

  4. Lesley on June 16th, 2008 12:32 am

    Happy Father’s Day, JB.

    (Are those french fries?)

    And um, I think you should dress Dylan in coloured stripes for life, because…Tres Cute!

  5. Jo on June 16th, 2008 12:41 am

    Awesome photos, specially the trio on the chair (sniff, so sweet!) :)

  6. justmouse on June 16th, 2008 3:32 am

    awwww! you and your boys are lucky to have a guy like that. (and seriously, ‘kiss my hog’ ? – totally awesome!)

    hope JB had a great father’s day. :)

  7. Anonymous on June 16th, 2008 4:12 am

    What a gorgeous tribute! JB is lucky!

  8. Melissa on June 16th, 2008 4:44 am

    Great post – wish I could have done something like that for my guy.

    JB – Happy Father’s Day – there is no doubt that you are a fantastic dad! Hope you enjoyed your day.

  9. beach on June 16th, 2008 4:58 am

    JB…good guy, great dad…..dylan and riley are very lucky!!

  10. stephanie brown on June 16th, 2008 6:04 am

    I almost shed a few tears, but then i sneezed (i’m serious!).
    JB is a great dad, I’m glad that you do realize how awesome he is…your boys are going to love having him for a best friend as they get older. I know my brother and dad have an awesome relationship because of how great my dad was growing up.

  11. Sadie on June 16th, 2008 6:08 am

    Gorgeous photos, A+ daddy.
    Resourceful too, what with the use of “Z” (and whatever that “i” is) in “kiss.”

  12. All Adither on June 16th, 2008 6:27 am

    Keep him.

  13. Marie Green on June 16th, 2008 6:55 am

    Oh, what a sweet post- and I love the last picture with the baby-ish hands, and the big daddy shoulders and the father’s day 08.

  14. Jeanette on June 16th, 2008 6:59 am

    What a nice tribute to JB and great pictures!

  15. Jamie on June 16th, 2008 7:14 am

    Aw, happy Father’s Day, JB!

  16. warcrygirl on June 16th, 2008 7:23 am

    JB rocks; Happy Father’s Day indeed!

  17. Kari on June 16th, 2008 7:29 am

    Fantastic pictures. Also, you are gunning for wife and mother of the year with that t-shirt.

    You have such an admirable family.

  18. Kim on June 16th, 2008 7:34 am

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who got a little teary over that one!

  19. Carol on June 16th, 2008 7:51 am

    Absolutely beautiful. Stopped me in my tracks!

    You are ALL very lucky.


  20. Ashley on June 16th, 2008 8:12 am

    Absolutely lovely.

  21. Anais on June 16th, 2008 8:15 am

    This post made me shed a few tears. Very touching!

  22. Christina on June 16th, 2008 8:16 am

    Man, Dads are hot aren’t they? I mean that not so much in an “I’m hot for JB way” but more in a you’re hot for your husband and then they turn into Dad’s and you had no idea how much a man in a baby bjorn can just, do it for you.

  23. judy haley on June 16th, 2008 8:32 am

    these pictures are wonderful!

  24. Sam on June 16th, 2008 8:40 am

    I think I figured out what JB stands for…
    Just the Best!
    He’s a keeper!

  25. Undomestic Diva on June 16th, 2008 8:53 am

    Very sweet. Seriously.

    Are you in the business of training husbands? ‘Cause I’d like to sign mine up. Please.

  26. squandra on June 16th, 2008 9:02 am

    I stayed dry-eyed … Until “KISS MY HOG.”

  27. Karen on June 16th, 2008 10:10 am

    I can’t explain why more men don’t understand what kind of amazing aphrodisiac it is when they are being good dads…. honestly, there are some days when I see mine playing with the kids it just makes me want to jump him. We should write a book.

  28. Sarah on June 16th, 2008 10:20 am

    Awww!! How awesome!!! Great photos…so obviously a loving dad!!

  29. Kay on June 16th, 2008 10:53 am

    Indeed you are Linda! Beautiful pics!

  30. Julie on June 16th, 2008 11:28 am

    That last picture is perfection.

  31. SJ on June 16th, 2008 11:35 am

    Oh Linda! You totally turned me into one big mess with that sweet and beautiful tribute to JB. He is indeed one spectacular husband/father. And you and your boys are indeed lucky to have him in your lives!

    Happy Belated Father’s Day to JB!

    And you must share, what are those letters made of? (Kiss my hog!? Fantastic!)

  32. Leah on June 16th, 2008 12:02 pm

    Aw, Happy Father’s Day, JB. Every kid should be so lucky.

  33. Eric's Mommy on June 16th, 2008 12:08 pm

    So cute!

    Love the “kiss my hog”

  34. LJ on June 16th, 2008 1:25 pm

    What a wonderful tribute!

  35. Lesley on June 16th, 2008 3:07 pm

    Heh, a caption just occured to me for the first photo:

    Dylan: “This dude here is my personal Sherpa.”

  36. deanna on June 16th, 2008 3:12 pm

    although its a little belated, HAPPY FATHERS DAY JB! when i see the pictures and hear the stories of your boys and their dad, im often reminded of my father. some of your pictures are eerily close to ones of myself and my younger sister with our dad. im blessed to have a wonderful relationship with my dad [aka “the dude”] and i hope your boys continue to have a great one with both yourself and jb.

    i also echo everyone else’s comments as to what a wonderful tribute, linda! your boys (all 3 of them! teehee!) are lucky, indeed.

  37. biscuit on June 16th, 2008 4:59 pm

    I hope it doesn’t make you mad because I do love our cyber friendship, but. . .

    I have a crush on JB.

    It makes me so sad not every little girl or boy can have a wonderful sweet doting father like himself.

    Please tell me something, L-dog: You say all you do is aim your flash to the North + bounce the flash, but I do the same thing with my Nikon + don’t get the same results. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me your ancient Chinese secret. BTW I have a speedlight.

    Maggie (born 2 days before Dyl) is meeting her grandparents for the 1st time on Friday + I need beautiful pix like the ones displayed here on this very blog that I love ever so much. :)

  38. Karl on June 16th, 2008 5:09 pm

    Yeah, blah blah blah. I bet you married him for his body. Just like my wife did. :-) :-)

  39. Misguided mommy on June 17th, 2008 5:40 am

    You know, I often look at pictures of the stuff your husband does with the boys and think, now that one, he has it right, how do i get one in that model?

  40. Kristy on June 17th, 2008 7:24 am


  41. Frannie on June 17th, 2008 11:51 am

    I’ve read your journal since diaryland days, and seeing that you’re happy and still making me laugh, inspires me. I’m 27 now, and have someone who I feel would be a great loving husband and father. I’m actually looking forward to having kids, when I’ve been so apprehensive about it. Good for you! in a non-sarcastic/South Park way. Life is good. : )

  42. Frannie on June 17th, 2008 11:53 am

    Oh, wait. P.S. Does that say “Kiss my Hog? Hooha?” What?! So lost. It’s a mystery!

  43. willikat on June 17th, 2008 5:40 pm

    oh man. tears. so darling. so happy for you, and for your children, who have the benefit of an amazing dad. yay JB!

  44. Donna on June 17th, 2008 8:23 pm

    You make me laugh. . . then you make me cry. . . . I’m thinking JB may have blinked away a few tears too. .

    Your boys are doubly blessed.

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