Saturday, June 20, 2009

Celebrating Father's Day 2009

Happy Father's Day!! I hope you are finding time for dad this weekend. I'm so thankful for a dad who has been involved in my life and my children's lives.

I'm so happy that my kids have a dad who is involved in their lives. It's tough enough being a kid out there without the added stress of a dad who isn't involved.

We celebrated with my folks today and my sister and her hubby. We'll celebrate some more tomorrow with my hubby.
My hubby BBQ'd so dad didn't have to and we're all out back of their house looking at their new raised garden boxes.

My daughter is looking for the zucchini squash in this bush. There were about six little ones in there and more buds than I could count quickly.

Mom's pointing out some greens she called them Kohlrabi, I think. She has cooked greens since the seventies. There are my favorite beet greens right in the middle. I'm not much for cooked spinach, but fresh from the garden, it's good raw or cooked. The spinach is behind her.

Here are the three raised garden boxes. My dad calls them "coffins". These were just put in this past winter to replace a cracked patio. Their garden was a big portion of the back lawn.
I'll mention here that our family moved into this house forty-five years ago. It's had a lot of work done because it is nearing 100 years old, but no interior remodeling at all. Just one bathroom for three to five kids and two adults all those years.
My folks decided the large garden was too much work and filled it in with grass and had these boxes put in. I'm glad they were able to come up with this. I hadn't really thought that they wouldn't be able to garden anymore, but getting down on the ground
is not an option for either of them anymore.
My BIL just has more grass to mow, but I don't think he minds too much. Bless his heart!

My sister showed up bringing the rest of dinner. And gifts for dad's garden. Here she is giving hugs to our kids.
Here are some of the flowers she brought. There were many more and beautiful.

Some fresh lettuce from the garden for our hamburgers. This lettuce is tender and good. I love it!

Here's the spread. Burgers hot dogs and chicken in the back. Lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries and a salad, and melons with cherries.

After the home made pie and ice cream, we gave the dad's their gifts. My daughter made this card for her dad.

Sorry this is so dark, but my dad is there on the left and my hubby on the right. We're giving my hubby his big gift tomorrow.

My BIL came later and I didn't get a picture of him today so I grabbed this one of he and my dad at our last birthday celebration.

That's about all we do. We like to prepare the food, eat the food and sit around and talk. The kids get a little bored, but they're getting better about not whining. We used paper plates today so not a lot of dishes which was nice.
So I'll leave you with a few verses to remember as you celebrate Father's Day with your family.
Thanking God for my dad and my husband.

Psalm 103:13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; (NIV)
Proverbs 23:22 Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. (NIV)


  1. Sounds like a nice day! Hope your hubby enjoys his special day!

  2. What great pictures. Happy Father's Day to your dad and your hubs!
    What a wonderful dinner you had to celebrate. Yum!
    Love your parents garden boxes. I want one of those.

  3. Beautiful post and pictures!

    Blessings and prayers,

  4. Looks like a great time! The garden looks healthy!

    Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

  5. looks like a great day was had by all!!! thanks for the visit!

  6. Hi there,
    I just read your nice comment from my blog and I wanted to say thank you for your thoughts and prayers regarding our sick grandmother.
    Thank you and God bless,

  7. I love their raised "coffins!" I'm not to fond of cooked spinach either, although I used to love it.

    Glad you had a great day! I made fajitas for dinner as hubby loves them.

    Yeah, the Farberware just lasts forever it seems, and tupperware too!

  8. Everyone looked so happy! :> )
    Great people + great food from the garden = GREAT DAY!


  9. Great people + great food = GREAT DAY!