Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there! We celebrated with my Dad (D1) yesterday. We met Dad & Valerie in Santa Barbara for the afternoon. We had lunch at Bucatini and everyone really enjoyed it. We were going to go to our usual (The Palace Grill) but they were serving a special graduation menu, so we asked for their suggestion and were so glad that we did. We would have preferred to sit outside, because it was an absolutely gorgeous day, but they had inside seating immediately available, so we sat inside and had a really nice visit. Dad and Valerie hadn't seen Nicole since she was here for Spring Break, so they were really anxious to visit with her and get to spend some time with all of us. After lunch, we went and walked down State Street and did a little bit of shopping. Well, the ladies did some shopping, the men stood outside and waited on us! Valerie got a couple of tops and some sandals at Coldwater Creek and I got some sandals at Coldwater Creek and a butterfly key chain (which is SO me!) from Brighton. Then we took the girls down to Old Navy and Kendall got a t-shirt and Nicole got some pants. Unfortunately, we were sort of rushed because Jay had to get back to be at the base by 6:00 for a special dinner event, but we made the most of our time together. My Dad loved his Formula One racing game and his card and we all loved getting to spend time together.

Today was Jay's day and we told him he could do whatever he wanted. So, he started his day by sleeping in! We weren't able to make it to church, but I think we all really needed the extra sleep. When we got up, Jay made breakfast burritos for he and Nicole and I (Kendall doesn't like eggs, so she had waffles.) I know, what kind of wife lets her husband make breakfast on Father's day? Me!!! Actually, he enjoys making breakfast and he promised Nicole he would make breakfast burritos while she's here and since she's leaving in a week, he went ahead and made them today. After breakfast he opened his gift and his cards and read his poem. Kendall made him a really cute poem in school and the girls each got him a musical card and a combined touching card and I got him a lovey-dovey card and we got him a valet for the top of his dresser. He has so many electronic gadgets now (don't we all) that he needed a place to keep them all together, along with their chargers. The valet also has small drawers for keys, watches, loose change, sunglasses, etc. Don't ya just love Costco!!!! After we cleaned up breakfast, I got all showered and did my hair and make-up and the girls and I watched Eight Below (fabulous movie, by the way) while Jay tinkered in the garage with his magnets. He's building some contraption with wood, duct tape, glue, magnets, and nails to test the magnetic energy and build some conconction. Since it was his day, he asked for 3 hours to work on his project, so the girls and I entertained ourselves with Eight Below and then Kendall watched videos on You Tube while Nicole and I watched Ratatouille and I finished 4 loads of laundry. Then, at 4:00 we drove to the base and played 2 games of bowling and then had dinner at the bowling alley while watching the Laker game. All in all, it was a great Father's Day and although we miss Lonnie so much and wish we could have celebrated with D2 and Eric and Aaron, we had a wonderful family day together and I think Jay could feel how much his family loves him. Not just on Father's Day, but every day of the year. We really are so very blessed.

Enjoying his musical cards

Showing off his new valet

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE the pics of you guys with the girls. How awesome! Glad you had a nice Father's Day!!! It's so funny because I think that blogging had made us so much closer. I LOVE to see the updates of your sweet little family!



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