A Day Truly for the Dads

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I usually dread when holidays come around. I absolutely love spending time with family, but too often, we have so many people to see that we feel rushed and pressured. {It reminds me of movies where they are showing people getting in and out of the car in fast motion and the crazy music is playing}. Father's Day this year should have been no different.
Somehow, though, things were different for Father's Day. Did time slow down? Each time we visited someone else, we were able to spend at least an hour or two there. Time didn't feel like it was going fast and no one complained that we had to leave so early (as my family often does). It was amazing and made me feel so wonderful. I had a day truly dedicated to the Dads in my life. So, here's some of the many things we did Father's Day weekend:

We visited my Grandpa and Grandma. I love their house because no matter how many times I move, it always feels like home to me. When I visit, I love watching my Grandpa feed the doggies. My Grandma always has beautiful fresh flowers around. She's older now and can't garden like she used to, but she still keeps a couple fresh flowers near her to make her happy.

We also visited my other Grandpa, who I see far less than I should. He's in a nursing home now and I think that's difficult for me to see. Regardless, I love spending time with him each time I see him. On this visit, he informed me that the lady that was rolling by us steals snacks from his room, and made me laugh hysterically each time he gave me the "Here she comes!" look.

And no day is complete without snapping a couple photos wit my favorite little sister. We spent the rest of the evening at my Dad's, where we had dinner and watched Night at the Museum 2 (great movie!). It was so nice to relax and spend some quality time with my Dad and Sisters. Living a little farther away, I miss them so much and regret that I can't drive in all the time and see them. It does make moments like these extra special, though.

Finally, one design two ways. Here are the cards that I made for my two lovely Dads in my life (including my new dad-in-law!) They each have their own interests, but they are both super awesome wonderful dads.

How was your Father's Day? Did you do anything fun or remember a dad that's no longer here? How did you celebrate?

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  1. Kris and I took my dad out to Red Lobster in Annapolis for lunch, we were originally going to a place called Mike's on the water but it had a 2 hour wait and was super packed. We just watched some tv at my dad's after, and when we left we went home and had a chill night watching "Black Swan" which I found kind of a wacko movie.


  2. We have the same problem! All of my family lives at least 3 hours away and holidays are always such a hassle. I'm glad you had a wonderful day!


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