Before he was my Dad…
he served his nation…
he was a boyfriend….and then husband…
and best friend….
He became a Father…and loved every minute of it…
He worked hard so that we could see…when you put your mind to something you will achieve success.
He took us all around the country….encouraging us to discover new places.
Married to his best friend for 42 years…
And he loves my hubby and feels blessed that we found each other.
And I can’t help but think how proud his Dad would be of him…..
Happy Father’s Day Dad….
I don’t tell you nearly enough how proud I am to be your daughter :)
Love to all the Dad’s in my life :)
When I was little…I followed my Dad around everywhere. He traveled during the week…so on the weekends when he was projecting…I would be right there. That is where I learned how to paint, fix things, use a drill and screwdriver….I learned by watching him.
Our little peanut loves to project too….reminds me all the time of me….when I was little.
“He didn’t tell me how to live;
he lived, and let me watch him do it.”
— Clarence Budington Kelland
And then there’s Putter…..he’s just real good at supervising….
I wish you all a wonderful Father’s Day weekend :)
“Time is the coin of your life…..
It is the only coin you have,
and only you can determine how it will be spent.
Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”
Took these last night at sunset…and I thought they were too lovely not to share.
Taken at f/5.6
I love a recipe that freezes well. Especially if it is good in a pinch for a imprompto party! I made a double batch of this dip recipe and froze it in 5 individual freezer bags. When you need a dip…you have it ready in the freezer! Just pull it out and defrost in micro…finish heating up in the oven. Great for lazy summer days when everyone comes in from playing and they are starving!
Drain and chop up your artichokes (I use a scissors in the can…less clean up!)
Place everything in your mixer and combine well.
The other great thing it this dip calls for low fat ingredients…they freeze better and thaw better too.
Spinach Artichoke Dip (I doubled this to make 5 quart bags full)
10 oz pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
2 cups lowfat sour cream
8 oz. pkg low-fat cream cheese
1 cup part skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 can artichoke hearts (in water), drained and chopped
1 tsp fresh black pepper
1 minced garlic clove
1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes (optional)
– Combine all ingredients together well.
– Divide into 4 portions and store in 2 cup containers. Freeze.
– Bake it at 350 degrees, stirring once or twice, until heated through (probably 40 minutes) OR heat in microwave until heated through, stirring every 60 seconds.
For the end of year party I did a little candy favor “bar” for the kiddos. It was a big hit! Super easy to put together!
I got out 8 glass containers…mason jar size…and a couple small vase sizes.
I wrapped them with ribbons that were school colors.
A little sign to remind kids to not go overboard….
Candy, candy and more candy….
Always fun to go home with a little sweet :)