Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!


We are up and at it early this morning to go watch my nephew, Connor, play lacrosse.  We're having a fabulous weekend celebrating Father's Day with our family.  Normally, the boys and I would get up and make Pat breakfast, but an 8 am game means donuts!  So, I'm here typing up this early and quickly.  I am so blessed to be married to the most amazing husband and incredible father to our four boys.
I'm doubly blessed that I had the most loving, encouraging father.  It has been eight years since my dad has been gone.  I miss him dearly. It is the little things I miss. The slight squeeze of a hand. The pride he took in a job well done.  Him calling me pumpkin.  Dancing with him.  His laughter that filled a room.  His memories are always close to my heart.

Happy Father's Day!

PS These two cards are also being entered in the FUSION Challenge.

23 comments:

Hannelie said...

I love your cards Lynn... the one with your family ... priceless!
Blessings to you!

Quip1320 said...

Totally awesome, Lynn! I love how you incorporated a photo in the card. Super fun!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun card -- I hope your guy has a great Dad's day!

Tracey McNeely said...

Wonderful cards Lynn. Love your subway art and the one with the beautiful family photo and perfect sentiment. Happy Father's Day to Pat!

BrendaB said...

Love your cards! Such a great idea to include the photo of your family; that really makes it a keepsake!

Marisa said...

Great card for Father's Day. Enjoy your day together and celebrating your hubby :)

sandie said...

Love the plaid background, really perfect for a Father's day card. Have a fun day x

Maureen said...

good morning! I'm having coffee in my Ohio mug and smiling at the photo of one of my favourite families :) The perfect card for Pat. You both are raising such great young men that will be great dads as well :) LOVE all the sentiments on the first...cool way to use them all! Sending you hugs as you remember your dad. I know he is proud of your beautiful family and your career accomplishments :) ox

Bobby said...

Both cards are wonderful.

Barb said...

I love this post, Lynn! We are so lucky to have wonderful memories of our dads - I'm missing mine today too.

Love both of your cards - that first one is so fun with all the sentiments and fab colors, and your second one is awesome - what a great photo of all of you!

Lyndal said...

Fab Father's Day card Lynn - love the plaid! So glad you joined in the fun experimenting@ FUSION - hope to see you again soon!

~amy~ said...

Hey, nothing wrong with donuts for breakfast! Love both of your cards...the plaid is so fun on the first one and I LOVE the pic on the 2nd one!

Father's Day is a tough one for me since my Dad passed away in 1999. I think what makes me really sad is that he didn't get to know the only 2 grandchildren that he had.

I hope you're having a fantastic evening!

Karen B. said...

Donuts are good too! and I absolutely love your card I love that sentiment I love the frame everything about it!!

Sue Lelli said...

I just LOVE your Father's Day card and the family photo with the embossed background and frame is so Wonderful! You are very blessed indeed!

Noelle said...

Gorgeous cards! Happy Father's Day to your hubby. I'm sure he is an awesome Dad. *hugs*

Arlene said...

Two really great cards Lynn! Wishing your husband a very Happy Father's day!

Virginia L. said...

Love your beautiful card and beautiful family, Lynn!

Virginia L. said...

I am with you about missing our dads, too! He is watching out from heaven for you, Pumpkin! HUGS!

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE your cards, Lynn, especially that gorgeous one with the pic of you both with your handsome boys! And I just love that your Dad called you pumpkin. That's what we call our cutie pie, too!

Kara said...

Love that photo card!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the photo card, I should do more of those...

Stacey Schafer said...

so fun! love this father's day card!

Lisa Arana said...

amazing card, amazing photo and yay for donuts! lol.