Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Wonderful Father's Day

We had a great day today celebrating with Tom for Father's Day.  I had the bright idea that we should take a pedal boat out for a ride.  We surprised Tom for fear that he would refuse and he was close to doing so when we pulled into Okeeheelee Park.  I dragged the three of them, mitching and boaning, until we climbed into the four-seater and then thoroughly enjoyed ourselves while making meaningful family memories.  We laughed till our bellies ached and enjoyed the beautiful weather and cool breezes while on the water.  There was a little island that Rachel went out to explore.  Tom and Logan tried to drive away and leave her, but Mom prevailed.

We listened to music on Rachel's iphone and laughed again when Logan's hat when flying into the water and we pedaled like crazy to reach it before we couldn't.

We then went to The Diner for lunch and then home to open some presents.  It was a great day and Tom enjoyed it.  A day we will always remember and that's how it's supposed to be.


Happy Father's Day to my Dad in Heaven . . .

 This picture was taken before he was married, before he even thought of the children he would have or the amazing Father he would turn out to be, before he could have realized the everlasting impression he would leave inscribed within our hearts.  Rest in peace, my dear Father.  God Bless.

7 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

What a great day and nice photo!
Thanks for visiting me! Hope all is well and you are creating up a storm!
Warmly,
deb

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Dear Joyce,
Thank you so much for the beautiful note your left me about my sisters passing..it really touched my heart, thank you.
Your post was so sweet and what a wonderful fathers day you all shared.
Big hugs, Elizabeth

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful Father's Day! I loved the photos and can just imagine the fun you all must have had. Laughing together is wonderful!!

Kay said...

Oh Joyce, this is such a beautiful post. You've really had and have such amazing people in your life.

Marie Antionette said...

Hi Joyce!

I'm sharing my friend Marie's blog for a while @ Dolls by Marie Antionette. She needs someone to deal with writing her posts due to health issues and I needed to put my blog to bed for a while.

Please stop by if you have a chance and wish Marie a Happy Birthday. It would be wonderful hearing from you Joyce!!

Hugs, "Edie" (Sherry from Edie Marie's Attic)

Marie Antionette said...

Hello Joyce,
Its so nice to meet you...and thank you for the birthday wishes.
Your Fathers Day looked wonderful.We love the water too.
You have a beautiful family.I loved the old picture of your Dad...Amazing and handsome he was.
Have a wonderful Fourth Dear,
Marie Antionette

Marie Antionette said...

Hello Joyce,
Stopping by to say hello. Sherry has told me you are a sweet lady.
And Thank you for your visit.
XXOO Marie Antionette