Project Alicia : Week 24 {365} Dad's Day

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Week 24 {365} Dad's Day

Don't know how I got so lucky...

This week was one of those weeks.... it seemed as if all cosmic forces were working against me in the universe and as hard as I tried nothing seemed to go right... luckily I have myself a good man. He seems to have a knack of being able to make all overwhelming situations better.

The photo below might not look like much, but hubs replaced those 2 little parts in my car and miraculously made it work again for only $45. It appeared to be a pretty serious matter when all lights, A/C, and gauges stopped working, the car overheated and then the outside lights wouldn't stop flickering. It truly seemed possessed and I couldn't help but worry that I'd be carless all summer. But hubs to the rescue.

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I can't even begin to tell you all the things he's managed to save or repair over the years. He's industrious, handy, and very inventive.

And when he saves money on said repairs he willingly lets me stock up on plug in refills on sale at Bath and Body.
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Hubs loves to be in the kitchen and is a great cook...
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and he doesn't mock me when I screw up my night and opt for drive-through.
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He lets me read the pages I'm behind for book club...
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while he plays with the kids in the pool.
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He is calm and humorous even while driving home in scary situations (street adjacent to ours Friday night during flash flooding.)
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He is a good sport about taking photos even when he has pink eye that he has contracted from me...
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or when the kids are climbing all over him.
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And when I totally drop the ball for father's day, he is happy as a clam with the concoction we devise for a spur of the moment breakfast in bed.
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Most of all he is a wonderful father to our children. Being the eldest of 6 children he was always more natural with them, even since birth. He finds fun things to do and enjoys being a dad.
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Thanks for being such a great husband and father!

I also want to take a moment to let my own father know how much I appreciate him on this special day that has been set apart to honor dads. I don't always get a chance to let him know how much I appreciate him. He's the most energetic, feisty 70 year old I know. He's truly an inspiration. Love you, dad.

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend with the important men in your lives...

38 comments:

  1. what a beautiful family. what a great dad!!!

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  2. I love your last minute concoction! I think it's just as good as a "gift".

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  3. What a beautiful family you have! I also liked your last-minute concoction. It was very cute! But how could he not let you hit the Bath and Bodyworks sale? Those sales are amazing!

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  4. Hang on to this one - he's definitely a keeper! Fantastic breakfast plate too.

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  5. What a great post! I loved looking at your photos too! :)

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  6. Awww I love all the pictures. Your husband is a great guy.

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  7. I hope he reads your post - awesome! I wish I had that many pix of my hubs to do a post! :)

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  8. Great husband, beautiful family! I hope you get a big kiss from him after he reads this lovely post!

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  9. Very sweet! You have a gorgeous family! We have to be thankful for these good guys we have! :)

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  10. I love that he lets you stock up on wallflowers. That's hilarious! Isn't it great to have a handy hubby? I can't even count the disasters he has saved me from! Great pictures!

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  11. That was such a beautiful post! He does sound like a GREAT MAN! You and your kids are super lucky to have him.

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  12. Now that is a keeper! Happy Father's Day to him!
    :-)

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  13. Great post. He really sounds like a keeper. ♥

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  14. I loved all the photos in this post! They tell a great story!

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  15. AWww what a great bunch of men you have in your life. Great post!

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  16. Awesome tribute Alicia! Haldan can be rough around the edges, but inside he is golden!! Can't wait to see you guys soon. =)

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  17. The pictures speaks powerfully! Happy Father's Day to your husband :D

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  18. Wonderful post! Hope you had a wonderful Father's Day! Love all the pictures :)

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  19. That breakfast is surely creative ;) and looks yummy.

    Glad you all had a great day.

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  20. Great photos Lish! And what a sweet family. Sounds to me like you've got a great husband. :)
    Thanks for stopping by yesterday. Have a great week.

    Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud
    @TweetingMama

    PS Welcome back!

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  21. love all the photos! and look how beautiful you are!! great post and we are lucky to have such great hubbies!!

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  22. I have a cook as well. Praise God! For although I enjoy baking, am not much into the other cooking!
    You look like me with the Mc'D's! LOL!!! Other then you're much more gorgeous! ;)
    A beautiful acknowledgment post for a special Dad and day.
    BTW, where's the post on your 5k??? :)

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  23. Beautiful photos and what an awesome dad and partner. He really had me at letting your catch up on your book club book. My husband does that too and I ADORE him for it. Oh, and mine cooks too. Thank goodness, or I'd starve!! How did we get so lucky? :)

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  24. What a beautiful tribute and your family is just so beautiful.

    I've got a cook and a MacGyver, too and I feel so fortunate to have him.

    Happy Father's Day to your man and all the other good men out there.

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  25. Very inventive last minute concoction! :)

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  26. What a great post! So fun! and I love what you whipped up for your hubby!
    Londen

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  27. How sweet! That looks like it was some flood too... And I'm sure your husband was happy with that cheerful breakfast :)

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  28. I enjoyed reading that post!!! Beautiful pictures and a sweet tribute to obviously a wonderful hubby and father!

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  29. You have such a delightful family. And what a great testament to your husband this was. he pulls off pink eye well ;)

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  30. Hey! The cosmos has been working against me as well....but don't you feel guilty saying that and then posting about your beautiful family? I do. Your family is so cute and such great pics.

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  31. What a sweet photo tribute to your guy! Looks and sounds like you have a great thing going for you. Love the photos! -- Dawn

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  32. Um. Looks and sounds like you have a keeper. :) I knew someone as talented and kind as you had to have an excellent partner. :) I stocked up on plug in's this weekend, too.

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  33. Beautiful Post!! I love your breakfast smiley plate! My husband also LOVES to work on cars :)

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  34. what an amazing family you all are!!!
    hugs to you!

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