- What is the size limitation? Because 5 years of 11+ hour days is a lot of material. Besides our weddings, I think we have experienced all major adult life events on these desks.
- I often joke with one of our cousins about how he taught me to be nerdy. You taught me how to be cool!
- I look up to your incredible determination and conviction in life. It is amazing what you can accomplish when you set your mind to doing something.
- One of my favorite memories of you was actually when you were hundreds of miles away and I was putting in a “good word” for you with Lindsey.
- I enjoy our movie nights together, watching fights, discussing world economic conditions, dinner dates with our wives, and, of course, trying to invent the next big money maker with you. Someday we will do it.
- Who else in our family can find excitement or entertainment in a progressing beat, a sweet treble line, and an epic drop? These are what are most important in life and no one seems to get it but us!
- We always have so much fun getting together with you guys. I always know that there will be lot of laughs and it will just be a fun, relaxing good time.
- So, let me get this right. You are now 30 with 3 kids and a house, a respectable professional, and a high priest. You might as well retire since not much more will change during the rest of your life.
- I’m looking forward to more fight nights, movie nights, cabin lounging, lunching and all-night partying that lasts until at least 10pm, even if it is a work night.
- I will forever and always cherish the friendship I have with you and Lindsey and can’t wait to keep sharing in the joys and tears of raising our crazy three boys together.
- In general, our favorite thing about you is your quick wit and sarcastic sense of humor. In recent years, as we have gotten older, we have come to appreciate your enthusiasm for business. We can’t so much as eat at a fast food restaurant without an animated discussion on the franchise.
- I love how your mind works and how you are a random wealth of information.
- Still don’t have the million dollar idea for us. Hopefully I’ll have it for your 40th.
- I remember vividly the day, I think you were five, that you were not pleased about being tucked in for a much needed nap. As I was leaning over to give you a kiss I was astonished when you announced, “I don’t want to be a man!” Well, you are a man and how things have changed! Now you LIKE naps and look forward to the opportunity to have one, though they surely don’t come often enough.
- In your life you have danced in knee socks and knickers, put chopsticks up your nose in Taiwan, got paid for seeing a moose, and spoke to the congregation with an apostle (Elder Uchtdorf) on the stand. You’ve eaten several Parker Maple Barn specials, been to Girls’ Camp, sung with the “boat people” en route to the Bahamas, had all-you-can-eat ice cream at Harvard, danced at a gubernatorial ball, cut a CD with a solo in Spanish and lived to see the Red Sox break “The Curse.” All of this and a myriad of other activities and you’re only 30! What’s left?
- You have lots of cousins—79 of them with all but two on the Tanner side. One of the
unique things about you is that you relate extremely well with everyone of every age and
walk of life including all these cousins and of course your many uncles and aunts. It could
be said of you; “nobody doesn’t like Troy Tanner!” You have an uncanny ability to connect with
others. Many have commented on how genuine you are, both funny and fun to talk to, and
a good friend.
- Did we mention that the best gift you have given us is three perfect grandsons?