Today is/was Father's Day and it started out being a bit rough as the realization that I would no longer have my dad around. I also knew how hard this day is on my DH as he lost his only child, his/our son Bart, 2 months before his dad and I were married. After church today, we were invited to the home of our adopted Granddaughters and I was so glad we went. The girls made a big fuss over DH and made him Father's Day cards. After lunch, we all went to a Nail Salon to get manicures and pedicures, including -- wait for it -- our DH's! You could have knocked me over with a feather when my DH said, sure, I'll try anything once. He and Mike sat watching a soccer game on TV during the pedicure and shot the bull while getting a nice manicure. The girls just fussed over "grandpa" and told him that "real men" get their nails and toenails taken care of. The girls had their nails polished in preparation for birthday celebrations tomorrow when they turn 7, and their mom and I had our nails done as well. I thought the gentleman who was doing nails would run screaming the other way when he took a look at my hands. The past 2 weeks have been extremely rough as I picked my nails to the point they were bloody stumps. Instead, he performed what I considered a miracle and I now have some nice acrylic nails painted a deep apple red!
After the salon we went back to their home and Josie and I played Junior Scrabble with the twins while the guys shot the bull and prepared the grill to receive corn on the cob and some nice steaks. We had a thoroughly enjoyable day and, as we prepared to leave after a nice movie after dinner, the girls presented Ray with some beautifully done handmade cards AND bear hugs! My husband still has a grin on his face. Tomorrow, we will arise very early to be at their home by 9:30 a.m. to make a trip to Miami to celebrate the girl's 7th birthday at the American Girl store. They have no idea this is where we're going.
Today was just what DH and I needed and it was nice to laugh, smile and talk about anything and everything. Looking forward to tomorrow and another adventure with our granddaughters.
Hope that everyone had a wonderful father's day, either sharing the day with dads and/or granddads or with wonderful memories of past father's day.