Sunday, June 19, 2011
I've always loved Mother's Day and Father's Day. I know there are cynics out there who feel many of these holidays were invented by the greeting card companies to sell cards (and they haven't made much money from me, since I've been making most of my cards since I was a kid!) but call me sentimental... I love them. Especially as a Mom, and wife of a Dad. It's been fun through the years to be on the receiving end of homemade macaroni art, clay handprints, and cards made from construction paper and crayons. Nowadays, our kids (who are all far away) are more likely to post their greetings to us on Facebook, or text us. (I should put a stop to this, but gee, it's better than nothing!)
I love to make something special for my sweet husband and Father of our 4 children on Father's Day. For the past 10-12 years, it's been of the digital variety... often a collection of photos of him through the years, with the kids, or last year- a couple of sweet pictures of him with his little grandsons. This year I thought there would be nothing he'd like more than a copy of one of our favorite photos from Amy's wedding. I added an appropriate quote, a nice frame, and voila! A perfect Father's Day gift.
Yesterday we spent the entire day in South Pasadena, where we attended our high school's annual alumni picnic. We're on the board, and we both had responsibilities at the picnic, so we were there all day. We had a blast!
We then drove around town, taking photos of our lovely home town, with its charming homes, schools,and beautiful buildings. We had ice cream at Buster's, and browsed through a used book store. We then drove down into the Arroyo Seco to take photos
of the golf course, and lovely park and baseball fields. Then we wended our way at sunset, up the leafy Arroyo Drive into Pasadena, to shoot photos of the beautiful Greene & Greene homes, and the stunning Colorado St. Bridge.
I shot a great photo of Bruce in South Pas, and I decided that I'd add it here, because I wanted my sweetie to know how much I love him, and what a wonderful Dad he is to our kids. Today was a wonderful day, we enjoyed a lovely church meeting, including singing in the choir (I'm the director), and then relaxing at home. We heard from all of our kids, and are proud that our boys are both wonderful Dads themselves. Life is good!
Posted by Stefanie Eskander at 8:39 PM