A Full Good Day

On Saturday morning we met up with a new summer group called Wonder Walkers at church and then headed to The Skagit Valley Wildlife area and Fir Island Reserve for out first walk. I will share a full post about our walk later this week and barns next weekend. We left the group and headed home to clean up and get ready for a barbecue our kids on this side of the mountains planned in honor of their dad for Father’s Day.

We gathered at Josh and Laura’s. My fist was not a negative gesture but I was trying to show the camera my diamond ring which I haven’t been able to wear for a few years because it was too tight on my ring finger. On the way home from our walk we stopped by the jeweler to pick it up after it had been resized. Woohoo! I’m a happy camper.

Josh was busy grilling the best steaks we’ve ever had off the grill. The secret ingredient was butter. Oh my goodness it melted in our mouths!

After dinner and dessert some of us went for a walk and then when we returned the fire pit was stoked and ready.

It started raining so they moved the patio table umbrella over to the fire pit. Where’s there’s a will there’s a way.

The food, the fire, the fellowship was all real good. Happy Father’s Day Dear.

Just got a text with a photo of our son Dan on his first Father’s day that I had to add to this post.

Happy Father’s Day Dan. Addy has a good daddy.

Hope you all had or are having a good weekend.

Father’s Day 2016

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Our Western Washington kids planned brunch out for their dad in downtown Seattle at The Carlile Room, a Tom Douglas restaurant.

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Dear chose the biscuits and gravy. Such a pretty presentation.

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We all enjoyed our choices of Meaty breakfast, Eggs Benedict, Deep Fried French Toast and we were happy that Andrew went with the Hunter’s breakfast served on this silver platter…

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Conversations revolved around new Traeger Grills and the grill related gifts the kids got their dad. We might or might not have solved many world problems, too. It’s always good to gather round a table filled with good food to enjoy some communication with each other.

It was a beautiful day in Seattle with blue skies and a few wispy clouds. We decided to head to Kerry Park on Queen Anne Hill and see what we could see.

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The views were amazing and the crowds were out with the same idea we had!

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Things are a bit busy today in Southern California for my Pop and other related dads so I called him yesterday to wish him a Happy Father’s Day. Good thing I did cuz I just got this text photo of my tired out Pop with my siblings enjoying the moment.

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Hope your Sunday is going well and that you can get a little nap in. He woke up for this next one…

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Happy Father’s Day Pop!

A Hymn to Honor My Heavenly and Earthly Father!

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Happy the Home When God is There

words by Henry Ware, Jr. (1794-1843)

Happy the home when God is there,
And love fills every breast;
When one their wish, and one their prayer,
And one their heav’nly rest.

Happy the home where Jesus’ Name
Is sweet to every ear;
Where children early speak His fame,
And parents hold Him dear.

Happy the home where prayer is heard,
And praise each day does rise;
Where parents love the sacred Word
And all its wisdom prize.

Lord, let us in our homes agree
This blessèd peace to gain;
Unite our hearts in love to Thee,
And love to all will reign.

I’m thankful to God for my father and the father of my children and my children by marriage. Both my father and my Dear are good fathers that their children respect and honor. What a blessing it is…Happy Father’s Day Pop and  Dear!

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Little Did We Know…

…our little brunch spot was right in the thick of the annual Fremont Solstice Parade/Celebration. Josh and Laura picked a great spot for the 4 of us to enjoy a Father’s Day brunch together and then on Saturday morning we saw on the news that the Solstice celebration was happening. This made getting there and especially parking a bit difficult but Josh dropped us off and went to find a parking spot by himself and jogged back to the restaurant.

As we ate people were flooding the street outside to get a glimpse of the parade.

The food was all very good and we enjoyed a nice leisurely time together. There was a special drink on the menu for this weekend.

It was listed on the bottom of the drink menu. The Naked Bike Ride was added because one of the odd things that happens at this Solstice parade is that people actually ride naked on their bicycles on the parade route. OYE! I have never had the desire to see naked people and especially naked people on bicycles. Very weird and I’ll spare you the photos since I deleted them anyway. The drink made you wince, too, which was appropriate.

The parade participants and the crowd were very colorful.

I’ll leave you with the least distasteful of the bike riders we saw…

The Fremont area of Seattle is quite eclectic or quirky and well for a lot of us, down right weird. There are great places to eat here and it always gives you the best people watching opportunities…

I’m linking up with Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.

Hymn for Father’s Day

Happy the Home When God is There

words by Henry Ware, Jr. (1794-1843)

Happy the home when God is there,
And love fills every breast;
When one their wish, and one their prayer,
And one their heav’nly rest.

Happy the home where Jesus’ Name
Is sweet to every ear;
Where children early speak His fame,
And parents hold Him dear.

Happy the home where prayer is heard,
And praise each day does rise;
Where parents love the sacred Word
And all its wisdom prize.

Lord, let us in our homes agree
This blessèd peace to gain;
Unite our hearts in love to Thee,
And love to all will reign.

The top photo is my Father praying at a family gathering. Happy Father’s Day Pop! My parents have always had a deep love and respect for God’s Word.

Happy Father’s Day Dear! Thank you for being a great Father to our children and a man of integrity who honors God’s Word.

The newest Father in our family, my brother Leonard. Happy 1st Father’s Day, Leonard. We love watching you as a Father to the Princess.

Photobucket is holding all my photos I stored with them from 2007-2015 hostage. They have blacked out all those photos on my blog posts. OH BOTHER! I’m slowly cleaning up my posts.