Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hush, hush... Congratulations!

You probably thought someone was having a baby by the post title BUT it was actually a HUGE surprise for my dad last night at the Sandy City Appreciation Awards Banquet. My mom was so good about keeping the secret and even excused herself from the dinner to come out and make sure John and I had arrived.

My dad received the Noal Bateman Long Time City Service Award--the most prestigious award handed out each year by Sandy City. He has done so much for Sandy since they moved from California when he retired 17+ years ago. He has served on the planning committee, architectural review board, metropolitan water board, etc., etc., etc. Sandy probably wouldn't be as well-planned as it is if it wasn't for my dad.


He is a hard one to surprise so we were thrilled that the award was so unexpected. Trying to hold his emotions in check after receiving such a prestigious award...


You've heard the phrase, "without you, I wouldn't be me...?" This is SO my parents!

People were standing in line to congratulate him.

So many hugs, handshakes, and well-wishers...

Congratulations Dad--you totally deserved it! Love you!!!


5 comments:

Karen said...

That is so awesome and well deserved! I know where you get your work ethic and planning abilities from!

Shauna Rae said...

Wow, what an honor!!! And what an example he is to all of his posterity! You should be proud!

Carin said...

CONGRATULATIONS to your father!
What a wonderful night for all of you!

Courtnie said...

Why did I not know about this? SO out of the loop!

JoAnn said...

What a great example, not only to you all your life as stated, but your his grandchildren and people all around. We need more people like your Dad around in this world!
Congrats Mr. Milne