Sunday, June 15, 2008

happy fathers day

First, I must tell you that Greg lost miserably at his golf tournament yesterday. He had some excuse about handicaps and only his short game was good - or something to that effect. His team came in last and they were given a frisbee and told that they should try frisbee-golf instead. So, I thought now would be a good time to give a shout-out to his friend/customer Jonathan.

Jonathan, if you're reading this, be sure to give him a hard time about it.

Now, for another confession. I must admit that I'm really not good at the "little" holidays. You know, Valentine's, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day....

When I was young, we mainly only celebrated birthdays and Christmas. I mean, we participated in other holidays but they just weren't a big deal around our house, so I struggle to even remember them as dates on the calendar. Seriously.

But, you did notice in my previous post that I made 2 father's day cards: one for my dad and one for my father-in-law. Since my dad preaches on twice on Sunday about 45 min away and gas prices are $4/gallon, they've decided to stay over there for the afternoon. So, last night was Father's Day to us. Mom and Dad came over and grilled out burgers and we had cake for dessert.

Noah and Nadiya (Scarlet's kids) helped me bake the cake yesterday and they were thrilled to do so. I had to dig a couple of egg-shells out of the batter (courtesy of Noah), but other than that, they are very capable chefs.

Back to Father's Day. Here's a pic of Mom and Dad on their way to church this morning. It was the perfect morning for pictures...very foggy and I like how these turned out.

So, in trying to think of something meaningful to post for Father's Day (and trust me, I struggle with being sentimental), I thought about something my dad did that many other dads have not done.
Not only did my dad walk me down the aisle, he also married Greg and I. A little unusual, I know, but I couldn't think of any other minister as close to us as he is. And, he did a wonderful job, not only in the ceremony, but at being a "counselor" to us as well.
And, just for good measure, a family photo on my wedding day. My how we've aged!


vtpuggirl said...

Beautiful photos, so cool your dad married you! Have a great day!

Tonya said...

How sweet! I love that your Dad married you two. I love your photos too, great fog.

Anonymous said...

What great pictures. How neat that he married you guys.

Lyn said...

Those photos are gorgeous! Sweet sentiments!!

stephanie howell said...

you do sentimental so should try it more often,hehehe.
But seriously, you have a beautiful family.

Barb said...

Glad to hear I'm not the only one who is lousy at "little" holidays. :)

And what a great tribute to your dad. How cool that he married you!

Mrs Frizz said...

They are beautiful photos ... stunning!!!!

Emily Pitts said...

good thing greg's such a good guy, it would be hard to marry your daughter to anyone less. :)