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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.

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Comment by Barbara Graham on June 17, 2014 at 2:05pm

What a beautiful way to spend Father's Day. I'm glad it was so joyous for you.

Comment by B J Elder/WA on June 16, 2014 at 5:47pm

I'm so glad you both had such a delightful day. You deserved it and so much more.  You are creating some wonderful new memories!  

Comment by AidaCJ/NH on June 16, 2014 at 1:38pm

Wonderful way of spending a Father's day.

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on June 16, 2014 at 8:39am

Those little girls know the most important gift of all is TIME.  I'm so glad they honored your DD this way.

Comment by Donna Sykes on June 16, 2014 at 8:13am

What a wonderful day. I'm sure you will remember it always. Have fun at the birthday celebration.

Comment by Barb/WI on June 16, 2014 at 7:15am

I can't think of a happier way to have spent a day that had a rough beginning.  Sounds like the birthday celebration will extend the fun.  And, listen to Pam...photos!

Comment by Pam/NY on June 16, 2014 at 6:18am

Life has a way of balancing things out...we just have to embrace it, when it happens. Sounds like a wonderful day! The look on their faces, when they realize where they are going for their birthday, will be priceless! We need photos!

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on June 15, 2014 at 8:21pm

What a happy day!  I think life is what you make of it.

Comment by Janet/MO on June 15, 2014 at 8:07pm

What a beautiful way to spend the day Terri. 

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