Tomorrow is Jay's Birthday...he is on a business trip in Tennesee so we thought we would show a few pictures and brag him up a bit, so he would know that we love him and are missing him and wishing we could make his day great! We are going to have to celebrate all week just to make it up to him.
Jay was born September 20, 1970 to Loyd and Jane Warnick in Upland, CA. He is the youngest of 5 and I'm told that all of his older siblings adored him and between his mom and sisters he really had 4 mothers. He grew up moving back and forth a few times from CA to UT. He loved playing baseball growing up and has enjoyed coaching all of Logan's teams these past few years.
Jay graduated from Taylorsville High School, Ricks College (Journalism), and Utah State University with a degree in Horticulture. He served an LDS mission to Milwaulkee, Wisconsin. He spent the first 11 years of our marriage and his career as a fields director and groundskeeper for the University of Utah, BYU-ID, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Seattle Seahawks. (Hence all the moving). He now works for World Class Athletic Surfaces and sells the paint, stencils, and all to keep the games going.
Jay is such a wonderful person. He is a loyal friend and companion. He never says anything negative about anyone. He is a fantastic husband and father to our 4 children. He is always trying to figure out who needs a little help and has helped countless people with sprinklers, landscapes (both design and installation) and helped the masses move in and out of different neighborhoods (the joys of owning a truck). He sang in a quartet in our Salt Lake neighborhood for a year or so in 2000. He loves fly fishing and airplanes. If he has one unfulfilled dream in his life it is to be a pilot. He still has hopes of owning a motorcycle or an airplane...we'll see. His favorite color is green and he was recently called as the Elder's Quorum President in our new ward (they just split our huge ward).
There is a lot more to Jay than all of this, but I hope I hit some of the high points and you learned something new about him. We love him lots and hope he has a great day. Jay is the best thing that has ever happened to me and I am so thankful to be his wife. Happy Birthday Jay!