Day 20 –  Happy Father’s Day

It is the twentieth day of my  June ‘Accentuate the Positive’ challenge and today we are celebrating Father’s Day.

I wanted to do something a bit different this year so I have put together a little tribute to my father-in-law, Nick.  It has been eighteen years since Dan’s father passed away but I was fortunate enough to share many special days with him while he was still with us.

Nick and Dan’s Mom Elizabeth (Elizabeth passed away before I had the opportunity to meet her.)
Nick & Elizabeth at Dan’s graduation.
One of the first days that Nick celebrated a special occasion with us. Nick and my Mother were both with us to celebrate my sons’ graduation.
I have no idea what Nick and I were doing but I am not too surprised that we were the ones goofing off on this obviously solemn occasion.
Later that day….
Celebrating Christmas with Nick.
Over the years we  entertained Nick and his family. (Nick with his niece Kelly and brother-in-law Alex).
And Nick spent time with my family.  (Nick with my sister Elaine and her husband John).
On this day, Nick was honored for having volunteered over 10,000 hours with the St. John’s Ambulance.
Always a dog lover, Nick seldom went anywhere without his precious Buffy
Even when Nick’s health was failing, he made a point of being with us when we brought our Casey pup home.
Nick at his home – sitting beside one of the amazing macrame hangers he had created.

I hope you enjoyed meeting Nick and sharing a few of our special moments together. He was a good man who lived a life of dedication to his family and his community.

Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers out there today – Especially to my Dad who unfortunately did not live to meet Dan, to Dan who opened his life and his heart to my sons and my daughter and to each and every one of our grandchildren, and to my sons and son-in-law. Thank you!

Twenty days down and ten to go! I cannot believe I am already two third of the way through this challenge that I have set for myself. 👍

Wishing everyone a nice Sunday and I will see you tomorrow. 💞


Random Moments

Dan had the day off to celebrate Canada Day yesterday. We did not do anything too earth shaking but we (mostly he) got a few things accomplished and we got caught up on a few holidays.

Dan got the water pump/fountain on the pond so the birds could drink safely.
Dan finished repainting our mushrooms
We found the solar cover for the pool.
I Miracle Grow’d the flower beds
And the vegetables!
We popped the cork on our New Year’s champagne and toasted my retirement at the beginning of June
And we feasted on Dan’s Father’s Day supper of steak, shrimp, corn, mushrooms and baked potato.

Wishing everyone a particularly special day today🌞