Happy Late Father’s Day

Patti_Dad_2006 SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAHi and Happy Monday.  We were super busy for half the weekend and then yesterday enjoyed a lazy day, so I am behind on my father’s day wishes.

Happy Father’s Day to my Dad!  You have taught me so much throughout my entire life.  Also, you have always given me love, and your attention and opinion on things.  For these things, I am truly thankful.

Happy Father’s Day to my wonderful hubby Kirk.  You are a great dad to our son!  I love you so very much.  I am glad to be parenting with you.  You are a true and wonderful partner who I am truly blessed to have in my life.

Happy Father’s Day to my brother, brothers-in-law, cousins, uncles, and friends!  You all are amazing examples to your children.  I am glad to know you and love how you are with your children!

A few quotes about fathers:

  • “He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” ~Clarence Budington Kelland
  • “Dad, you’re someone to look up to no matter how tall I’ve grown.” ~Author Unknown
  • “I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.” ~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter
  • “Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.” ~Author Unknown

I may be late with my wishes, but they are sincere!  Love to all you Dads!

Happy Father’s Day!!!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASANYO DIGITAL CAMERATT.DadDay2DSC00038Hi and Happy Sunday.  Today is Father’s Day.  Happy Father’s Day to my husband and to my dad!

Also, I want to wish a Happy Father’s Day to my brother, father-in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins, uncles, grandfathers, and friends.  There are many men in my life who are wonderful fathers and I wish the best for all of them.  However, I don’t have photos included of all them in this blog.

Here are photos of two fathers — my father, and my husband with our son.  The first is of Kirk, Ian, and me while on vacation a few years ago.  We were visiting Balboa Park in San Diego.  The second is of Ian and Dad a few years ago at a zoo.  We had a fun day.  The third is Dad and me at a work picnic. The fourth is of a little Ian with his Daddy at the beach.  It is one of my favorites.

On this Father’ Day, may you know how loved you are and may you have a great day.  Hope you can celebrate!  To Dads, you are an important part of your children’s lives, you are men who can teach and give so much, and you bring something special to your families.

Today, I want to wish all the fathers in my life a special day!

**To my husband, I am so glad you are the father of our child.  You are a kind and loving man and a great daddy to our son.  Our son is blessed to have you as his father and for your influence in his life.  You have enriched my life in many, many ways.  I am honored to be on this parenting journey and life’s journey with you.   Love you!

**To my Dad, thanks so much for all that you have taught me.  You have shown me love, patience, kindness, and so much more.  The importance of your children to you has been awesome as well.   I always liked that you listened to me and made time for the three of your children.  Now, I love that you love Kirk and our son and all of your family just as much.

**”To my brother, I am glad to have known you your entire life and almost all of mine.  I am so thankful we are friends and regularly see each other.  You are an amazing man, father, and husband. I love you and am proud of all that you have become!

**To my father-in-law, we are glad to be with you to celebrate the special day for fathers!  I have learned a lot from you and appreciate all you have done for your children and grandchildren.

**To my six brothers-in-law, you all are important and special to me and are men who I am glad to call friends.  You are great dads as well.  So glad to have all of you in my family!

**To my cousins, I love each and every one of you so very much.  I have been blessed to know you all of my life.  You truly were my first friends.  All of you who are fathers are wonderful!

**To my uncles,  thanks so much for being there for me throughout my life.  I appreciate all you have taught me and shown me.

**To my grandfathers, I love you and miss you very much.  One of you I knew and the other I never had the pleasure of meeting.  You both truly loved and appreciated your families and for that I am forever grateful.

**To my friends who are fathers,  hope you have a fabulous day with your families and can enjoy your time.  I am also glad you are a part of our lives.

To all fathers, may you have a wonderful day!  Thanks so much for all that you do for our children.

I want to close with a few quotes about fathers:

  • “The greatest gift I ever had, came from God; I call him Dad!” ~Author Unknown
  • “I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he’s rich.” ~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter
  • “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” ~Elizabeth Stone
  • “A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” ~Author Unknown
  • “Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!” ~Lydia M. Child

Father’s Day Throwback Thursday

TT.DadDay1 TT.DadDay2Hi and Happy Thursday.  In honor of Father’s Day on Sunday, I decided to include pictures with my father for Throwback Thursday.

The first one is at the beach with my mom and dad when I was a baby. I think this was the first time I’d been in the ocean.

I am so thankful that my parents introduced me to the beach at this early age.  I have loved it ever since.  I have a similar picture with Dad and Ian.  I will have to post that again sometime.

The second picture was taken a year and a half before Ian was born.  Dad and I were at a work picnic.  It is one of my favorite pictures of the two of us.  We were having a fun day walking around the park, eating a picnic lunch, and visiting with our co-workers and friends.

Sadly I won’t be able to be with my dad on Father’s Day but will be thinking of him fondly and will give him a call.  We will have time to celebrate later in the month.

I have had many fun times with my dad and for those I am so very thankful.  Times at the beach, Lions Club activities, my wedding on his birthday, and reading and playing with Ian.  He is an amazing father and grandfather.

My dad is awesome and taught me so much and continues to do so.  He is the first man I ever loved.  Thanks Dad for everything!!! You rock!!!

A few quotes about fathers:

  • “He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” ~Clarence Budington Kelland
  • “Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. ~Bill Cosby
  • “A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” ~Author Unknown
  • “Dad, you’re someone to look up to no matter how tall I’ve grown.” ~Author Unknown

I wonder what fun times I will have next with my dad.  I know the times will be something fabulous!

Happy Father’s Day!

“He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.”  ~Clarence Budington Kelland

That is a quote about the best kind of father.  I was blessed to have one like that!  And, I love you Dad.  Happy Father’s Day to you!

Today, I hope that you have had a wonderful father’s day!  Mine has been great so far.  I went to church with my husband, son, and father-in-law.  We had a great service and enjoyed communion together.

And, the choir sang a gorgeous blessing that was sung at our wedding.  It was great to be with my father-in-law at his church.

We then went to lunch and enjoyed a great variety of yummy food.  And, the guys opened their cards.  Ian drew pictures in everyone’s cards so they were extra special.  He has become quite the artist.

Today, it has been great to celebrate with my husband.  I love him and am so glad to be married to him.  He is a friend, my love, and someone I enjoy being with.  And, he is a wonderful father to our son.  He truly loves and cares for our son and we are so blessed.  They have a special bond.

This afternoon, I talked to my dad on the phone since we couldn’t be together today.  He enjoyed the card we sent him and Ian’s artwork both on the card and the envelope.

My dad has always been the greatest father and always so loving and kind.  And, he always truly listened to us growing up.  I was frustrated that we couldn’t be together but we will be soon and can celebrate then.

I am blessed to have men in my family who are great fathers!  My brother and brothers-in-law are all wonderful with their children, as are my cousins, uncles, and friends.  Happy Father’s Day to all of you!

If your father, our spouse who was a father are in Heaven, I hope and pray that you can remember the fun you had with him and enjoyed having him be a part of your life.

Here is a great quote:  “Dad, you’re someone to look up to no matter how tall I’ve grown.  ~Author Unknown

Thank you Lord for giving fathers the ultimate example.