I had so much planned to say. So many great stories to share about my dad. But now, as I sit down to write this post, it seems all jumbled and pointless. I miss my Dad. That’s it. What more is there to say really. I don’t feel like being clever, intelligent, witty or even nice. I’m so sad.
However, I do want to honor him on Fathers Day. If you didn’t already know him, by viewing these photos you will get an idea of the kind of man he was. It’s evident that he loved kids, life and family.
He is missed so much.
HAPPY FATHERS DAY,
I LOVE YOU DADDY.
The boys tried out a craft that I recently saw on Pinterest. I don’t know yet how well it will hold up, but it was fun for them to come up with ideas for a mug for dad on Fathers Day.
I have a special pen that I purchased for just such a thing as this, but I can’t find it. (It might have something to do with the fact that my art studio is a complete disaster area.) But since this link on Pinterest said you can use a plain old Sharpie the same way, we decided to try it.
After drawing what you want on a china dish, pop it in a 350 degree oven and bake it for 30 minutes. I didn’t bake it high enough at first… and then when I did, the colored Sharpies didn’t fair as well as the black. I’d stick to the black next time.
Anyway, after it’s cooled off it should be good to go. Just don’t put it in the dishwasher. I read that it will get messed up in there. (If I could only find that pen… I think that one could go in the dishwasher.) Well, if you have the chance to go out and buy a pen… get the special paint pen that writes on china. I would trust it to last better than this.
(You won’t get Guy’s side of the mug unless you’ve seen the movie Napoleon Dynamite. This is a character from the movie that Guy quotes and imitates all the time! JJ actually drew Kip for him. It’s SO good.)
But honestly, the only thing I know of that is truly permanent is China Paint. I used to do that back in the day. It is my favorite paint medium. You mix this powder with an oil to make your “ink”. I used clove oil… it smelled SO good while I painted! The smell of cloves still brings back great memories. You have to fire it in a kiln though. Which I had. But had to sell it about 17 years ago, after we were married. 😦 Long BAD story. I won’t go there.
I miss it.
Now I’m sad.
I want my kiln.
I saved my money while in high school… and bought it myself.
*shaking it off*
Not going there…
Just had to share with you the card that JJ drew for the boys to give their Daddy.
It is so cute and clever of JJ to capture all the different “modes” of his Dad in this drawing!
I just love it!
Note, in the golfing scene, that the golf club is flying away!!
One of the things I like most is how JJ has been able to put an appropriate expression on his face for each of these activities. So cool!
And here is the inside.
JJ redrew the hammer smashing scene, and Guy wrote the rest.
Dave loved it!
Harrison was a bit left out here with the card and coffee… none of us knew the extent of his hurt little heart until I found him curled up in a ball crying… and after some “digging” found out that he didn’t have anything to carry into dad, so he had gone to find something and when he came out I was taking pictures and it seemed as though the moment was over. Bless his little heart… he felt like he had missed it all. I was dealing with my own issues and hadn’t even noticed that he had been left in the other room at first.
Poor little guy. I told him that we still had breakfast to give him and that he could take it in to him.
He beamed and got right up!
It had a happy ending for both of them!
My kids are lucky to have a loving father.
Ummm… your Fathers Day card will be late… just like your birthday card was! Yea, I’m kinda “challenged” that way. Sorry.
But in the meantime… I want you to know that you are loved and missed VERY much!
I wish so much that we lived closer and could spend more time together.
Remember our special trips to the State Fair… just the two of us? Those are good memories Dad! We always got some cotton candy and were going to write a book on all the different techniques to eating it!
I have a lot of good memories Dad, and plan on getting a lot more!
You are so good with kids… all kids…
…but especially mine! 🙂 Thanks! (Guy looks thrilled!)
You are a wonderful and caring daddy… and I love our talks over the phone. Just wish I could follow them up with a hug every time!
Hope your day at the air show (with my brothers) will be great fun for you!
You’re the best!
Happy Fathers Day Dad
I LOVE YOU,
your little girl