Early Celebration…

 

Sunday evening we drove an hour to the little town of La Conner for dinner together to celebrate Father’s Day. Our children will be scattered next Sunday so we decided to celebrate early. Nell Thorn has a variety of good local food cooked to perfection. We all enjoyed our choices. As your family grows and your children marry it is a very good choice not to get too attached to celebrating on exact dates. Flexibility and enjoying the times you do spend together are key to contentment in extended family relationships.

Mosaic Monday is hosted by Mary at Little Red House. Thank you Mary!

Photobucket replaced all my photos with blurred out versions and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

17 thoughts on “Early Celebration…

  1. Flexibility is certainly important as children grow and families expand. I’m learning that these days. It looks like you had a wonderful celebration. You have a beautiful family.

  2. So right, Ellen – it’s not about the day, it’s about being together and marking those special occasions. I can see from the looks on the faces that it was a good dinner and a happy time.

  3. Nell Thorn is a wonderful little place…..how fun to celebrate no matter early or late….the love is there the same.

  4. That’s very true – my band boys head off to Ontario for 2 weeks then Italy for 2 more – Father’s Day celebrations when they return. As my dh pointed out – every day spent with them is like Father’s Day. I thought that was pretty sweet!

  5. Good to be reminded of that! We’ve done that for years because of everyone shifts, time constraints, out of town meetings etc. When we meet we celebrate whether it is ‘the’ day or not! Those are great photos of your family!!

  6. Yes, flexibility is necessary as the family grows and gets scattered. When our fist son got married, we started having Thanksgiving the week before because we could celebrate his birthday , too. Her family had a huge event for Thanksgiving with all the extended family. So, we deferred to her and it worked well for everyone. Now, that they are divorced, Thanksgiving isn’t an issue, but Christmas is a balancing act! But, we are making it work. Fortunately, our other two children are close by so that helps! I remember being pulled this way and that by our parents. I never wanted to do that to our kids. I have always said, when we are together…that’s Christmas (or Thanksgiving, etc.)….the “date” doesn’t matter. Sure makes things happier! Glad you had a happy time with your family!

  7. So true and very good advice not to get too attached to celebrating on exact dates.” Flexibility and enjoying the times you do spend together are key to contentment in extended family relationships.” Sadly, just one person not making this choice can make it difficult for 49 others… I don’t want to be that person.

  8. La Connor is always a good choice & that looks like the perfect little spot! Flexibility…such a good attribute in any family situation.

  9. I do agree with celebrating when you can. Hubby worked shift work and holiday celebrations were when everyone could get together, more important then the date itself. Take care:)

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