Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Today I'm not able to be with my Dad, but I called him. He liked the card I sent him and the National Geographic Lewis and Clark Expedition DVD I bought him. I was glad just a few short weeks ago I spent a few days with my Dad. I have had some good times with my Dad and some really bad times with my Dad but right now we are having some really great times! Anyone can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a Dad!

John had a great Father's Day! Both girls and their husbands came over and made Brunch. We had fruit salad, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, English muffins and lemon coffee cake that I had made. Jenny and Kevin are taking John to a Knight's Baseball game next weekend and they gave him 2 golf shirts. Megan and Ken gave him a very large gift card to Amazon so he can buy more books for his Kindle. He loves to read so that was an absolutely perfect gift! We visited for quite some time and then unfortunately John had to leave for work at 12:10. This is the last weekend he will have to work, he got the hours he wanted at work now so he will have both weekend days off from now on-yippee!

I was going through some photos I have of all the Dad's in my life and I thought I would share them with you:

Here is my Dad taking his 81 yr. old tractor (one of the loves of his life) out for a drive! He was in his glory when that old tractor (he renovated the whole thing all by himself) started up and he took off down through the field with it!

Here is my Dad and Megan's wedding 2 yrs. ago. My Mom and Dad had just celebrated their 50th anniversary a week before Megan got married. My Dad wasn't well enough to go to Jenny's wedding. He has Lupus and it hadn't gone into remission yet.

Here is another special Dad in my life, John! He not only is the father of our children he's the love of my life! He's all dressed up in his tux because we were on our way to Megan's wedding! He's a great father to both of our girls! Love you!

Last but not least is a picture of my grandfather (my grandmother is in this picture too). This was taken at John and my wedding (8/11/79). We always called my grandfather Papa! He has been gone for 20 yrs. now and I miss him so much! He was so good to me and I loved him so much! What a wonderful Papa he was and a great human being to all people.

I have to say I have been very luck and extremely blessed to have these outstanding men in my life. Happy Father's Day to you 3 wonderful people (Papa I hope you can hear me in Heaven)!


Tales From My Empty Nest said...

What a sweet post. Glad you have had a wonderful celebrating with your husband and children. Love & blessings from NC!

Florence and Mary said...

Lovely to see so many lovely family photos.

Victoria xx

Diane said...

Looks like you've had a special day. Loved the photos Sherri

Roses and Lilacs said...

What a lovely tribute to the Dads in your life. I never knew either one of my Granpas.

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Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!