Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day & Pick Your Father's Day Table Results & More

Happy Father's Day!
I have been a busy girl
(or old woman as MyHero calls me to the grandkids)
That's okay- I pay him back 
by posting pictures of him
when he least expects it-HA!

Yesterday, I moved 3 rooms of furniture around-
Hello---what was I thinking?
I had family coming; 
arriving at about four o'clock.
Just as I finished putting the last pillow in place
they drove in.
HA!  Once again I played against the clock 
and  I WON!

So today we have kids/grandkids here for the day.
If I am a little remiss in visiting this weekend
bear with me.  
I will be back on schedule this week.

I must say that I was surprised at the results
of the 
Pick Your Favorite Father's Day Table.
The votes were all over the board
with no real strong hands-down winner.

 Mad For Navy Plaid 
edged ahead by just a couple of votes.
Beachy Bobbers 
came in 2nd but only by two votes.
Tie A Yellow Ribbon was a close 2nd also.
And right on the heels of the above?
Not Teed Off Yet  &  No Boos For Blues 
           source                                      source                     
This was SO much fun for me!
Thank you all for taking time to humor me and 
play along.
I love that we are all so different 
in our tastes and yet 
so alike in so many ways.
You are THE BEST!!!

Happy Father's Day to 
MyHero, my two sons,
my two sons-in-laws
and all the other dads out there.

One more quick little note!
My father was 53 when I was born.
I was his first child-long awaited.
He was a wonderful, caring, well-educated farmer
that loved the art of farming 
and tending to his animals
He loved me and my brother and our mother.
He was the funniest man I have ever known.
He died when I was 21 and not a day goes by
that I don't think of him.
I love you, Dad and miss you!
You were one of a kind...
You would have been so proud of your grandchildren.
I bet Heaven has a corner filled with laughter
because of you!
Have a wonderful Sunday, peeps!
(I woulda said chicks but I know
Ron from the Uptown Acorn reads my blog, too!;>)
your photo name


Vee said...

Your father was one handsome man! What a thrill it must have been for him to have you and your brother in his life.

I see that my table came up tails. =D

Pam Kessler said...

Have a fun family filled Sunday! Your dad sure was a looker!

Hartwood Roses said...

Happy Father's Day to all of the men at your house!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Hope your Hero has a wonderful Father's Day, Diana! I'm sure he will get some naps in today on "his" day, so it will be a good opportunity for you to get some "material" to keep on hand to share at another time. ; )

Anonymous said...

oh Diana that was beautiful, you have your fathers eyes!

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

have a great day with all you family. loved all the tables but that golfing one is so fun.

boopnut said...

I would have had to pick Tee'd Off for my hubby! He loves to golf! Don't have any photos easily available of my Dad, but miss him just the same.

Ron said...

Thanks for including me, Diana! I know there are not many MEN in blogland, but I always appreciate the ladies out there who include the few of us. I am so HAPPY that I picked the winner too. Woohoo! It's a lucky day! Have a great one. xo

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Diana, I know Father's Day is special at your home! You have a wonderful "hero" that helped you raise two wonderful sons! I enjoy reading about your family! It seems love and laughter abound in your home! I know you miss your dad; he was so handsome! I know he's smiling down on his precious daughter with pride today! Happy Father's Day to all the men in your family!

Cranberry Morning said...

Such a nice moment of reflection about your dad, Diana. So glad you posted that photo.

Yea for Mad About Plaid!! Proof that every vote counts! :-)

Beth said...

Your father was very handsome and you have such wonderful memories of him.
Have a 'grand ' day with your family!

Donna said...

Diana, I just loved the tribute to your dad, and your description of his little corner of heaven! Have a wonderful day with your kids and grandkids, and enjoy eating at that beautifully decorated table!
Happy Father's Day to your house!

Willow said...

I have been slow on the rounds lately ~ but have been missing you .
I love the winner , looks like a good choice indeed.
Your fathers picture is fabulous as is the tribute to him.

Donna said...

I love the photo of your dad, Diana! I do believe that you have his eyes:) Yes, he would be so proud of you all. Enjoy the time with your family today!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

What a beautiful photo of your dad. Sounds like he was a great father. :) Happy Father's Day to all the dads in your family!

Debbie Harris said...

Your dad was very handsome! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, you have your dads humor. :-)
Have a beautiful Fathers Day with your loved ones Diana.

Junkchiccottage said...

So sweet the picture of your dad. The fact that we both lost our dads at 21 brings me even closer to you. I miss my dad everyday too. He would be so proud of you Diana for the wife, mom and Nana you have become. So much love you have given and get back. I know your dad is smiling down on you along with your brother. I bet they are playing cards and laughing today in heaven. Enjoy the day. Love you.

Susie said...

Diana, Your father was a very handsome man. I think your father would be proud of the way you have raised your children. Blessings to all the sweet dads in your home today. xoxo,Susie

White Lace and Promises said...

I did the teed off:)

Missy George said...

Your Father was a good looking man Diana..Hope you're having a wonderful weekend and being nice to your Hero..It's his day ya know !!

vivian said...

well, I bet you keep your father in stitches when he watches and listens to you from above! and he probably reads your blog! LOL! ok.. maybe not.. but who knows!
and just for the record... I would have picked no boos for the blues!
have a great day my friend!

Kelly said...

This was a fun time and so interesting to see how varied the choices were! Diana, your dad, a very handsome man as well, is surely sooo very proud of you and your family!!! Happy Fathers day to all the men in your life Dear friend!!! Enjoy the family gathering! <3

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

hoping you and your family enjoy this day. loved the note you made about your father.

must love junk said...

Diana, you must have gotten your orneriness, I mean your sense of humor, from your dad! Ha! Happy Father's Day to the special men in your life!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your Dad sounds like a wonderful father. Happy Father's Day to all the father's in your life!

Kathy said...

Sorry I haven't been visiting, but I am so far behind. Still reading blog entries from May. Such a nice tribute to your father. I know you miss him because I miss mine too. Happy Father's Day to the fathers in your family.

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

What a handsome man you father was and what a loving tribute. By the way, I choose the beach bobbers but it's too late now. I'm in Ireland and it's already over.

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

I can see you in your dad's face! Such a handsome fella. Hope you and your hero and all the "dad's" in your life I enjoying this lovely day. Jane

Sarah said...

Somehow I missed the Father's Day Table, so casting my vote late. I like the Yellow Ribbon. '-)
I, too, lost my dad when I was in my early 20s. He was only 62 and far too young. I miss him and think of him every day too. They live close in our hearts forever!

Debbie said...

What a handsome man your father was, Diana. A sweet tribute at the end of your post.
Hope your weekend was great!
Love to you.

Rose L said...

For some reason I missed th table setting post! I like the beach one with glass globes!

Lucille said...

Mad for navy plaid is my choice, Diana! It speaks to me, somehow! It tells me that it's deep and manly and that a man would feel comfortable sitting at such a table! I hope you had a lovely time with your beautiful family. That is such a wonderful pic of you father. He sounds like he was so very kind and caring! I'm sure he is enjoying much love, peace, and joy in heaven where he is!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Love the navy setting Diana. Hope you had a great weekend. Looks like you have really been a busy girl. I could say, welcome to my world, but you are already in my world! LOL Love the sweet tribute to your handsome father. Love the old vintage pics. I shared a few too.
I hope my dad has met yours and the two are having a great time.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Hope you had a wonderful weekend with your family. Your father sounds like quite a man.

Janet said...

Wow! Busy lady. Great post. I think all the tables are great.

cynthia lee designs said...

Diana, your dad was very the tribute to him. I just know he is missing you as much as you are missing him...and I bet he is smiling down at you on this Father's Day night.

Teresa@magazineyourhome said...

Glad you and your hero had a fun day and your father looks like a wonderful and kind man.

Jody and Stan said...

Diana, Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful post about your dad. Wonderful Father!

Weekend-Windup said...

Sounds great. Have a great time with your family members! All your table decorations looks great!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely photo of your late Dad. Hope you guys had a wonderful weekend.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

What a handsome man! :)

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

For once, I went with the majority! Such pretty tables, but I can never get enough navy blue.

Your Dad's story is so sweet. My brother is in his mid forties and unmarried, but wants a family, and I keep telling him it isn't too late!

Maureen Wyatt said...

Moving all that furniture around, just before company, was crazy but posting that sweet tribute to your handsome dad has redeemed you!

Gert said...

What a handsome father you had..and sounded like an amazing man too! I love the table settings posts! Always fun to see what others choose! smile...