Sunday, August 20, 2017

Almost 17 Pictures for the 17 of June 2017

We have incredible dads in our family.  Calvin and I often discuss what deliberate and conscientious fathers they are.  This quote by Reed Markham explains part of it:  "The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family."

June's 17 on 17 theme is "With my dad . . ."

Jane:  Agreed, Calvin isn't my father, but he is an incredible father
to our children -- all of them.  He cares.  He loves.  He serves.

Cali:  A few weeks ago Dad and I found Flower's kittens in the haystack.

Levin:  Dad, Atlas, and I went salmon fishing in Alaska this month.

Atlas:  I like to dress up with Dad.

Henry:  Helping my Dad pick Grandma's strawberries.

Hazel:  Telling my dad and mom good-bye so they can go to
Georgia to find us a new house.

Ty: Dates with the girls today made me think
about great times with my dad.
I couldn't have asked for a more perfect example
of fatherhood or a better friend.

Michelle:  Grateful for my dad this weekend. He's always been my biggest fan and advocate,
and his children and grandchildren are his pride and joy.
He's a great example to me of putting family first.

Afton: I got to go on my dream date tonight.
A fancy dinner and a dance with my number one man.
I'm so blessed to have an amazing dad!

Eliza: I got to go on a swimming date with Dad again!
After swimming like a fish, Dad had to wake me up from my nap.

Kathryn: Grocery shopping prior to slushies and the park. A fun date with Dad!

Joe taught the kids how to make rice balls.
And then cleaned up after.
He's a good dad. He's a good husband.

Zeph and Ezra: Dog pile on Dad.

Joe and Winnie waving and smiling at each other through the window.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

17 (or so) Pictures for the 17th of August 2017

With the solar eclipse coming next week, August's 17 on 17 theme is "In the sun . . ."

“Some people are so much 
sunshine to the square inch.”
― Walt Whitman

Ray:  A picture with some sun in the background and some bedhead
in the foreground . . . Medusa incarnate.  My lovely sister-in-law is here
visiting from South Carolina.  Wish she were with us all month!

Cali: Ande and I had a day of no kids that included the temple, pedicures, and sushi.
Certainly brought sunshine.

Levin and Atlas:  Hiking with Dad.

Abe - nothing brightens your day like your
favorite cereal returning after 10 years.

Grace- today I took Henry and Hazel to an indoor trampoline park.
Paw Patrol was there visiting during toddler time
and the kids were thrilled!

Henry - enjoying my new trampoline in the hot Georgia sun.

Hazel - enjoying our new yard despite the sunshine.

Ty:  Enjoying a brief glimpse of the sun before my 4th flight of the day.

Michelle: The one playground this exhausted pregnant lady
will let her kids play in during this hot, sunny,
and humid Mississippi summer.

Afton: I like to go out in the sun to pretend our backyard is a jungle and I'm an explorer.

Eliza: I have cute brown curly hair with a hint of blonde
from being out in the sun for a lot of the summer.

Kathryn: I love pretending to be mom.
Even down to her usual outfit of late: pajamas.
But don't tell her I told you.
 (With rays of sunshine behind me).

Ande:  No sun, just the house of the Son.

Zeph:  I practiced climbing the trees today at Grandpa and Grandma's.

Ezra:  Practiced shooting bad guys today at Grandpa and Grandma's.

Winnie:  A walk in the sun always feels good whether in SC or WA.

Calvin:  Taught the boys how to catch a fish, then clean and eat it.