Friday, June 19, 2009

Photostory and a Father's Friday

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek


So I was tagged by my friend Cid to participate in a photo meme, and I thought it was so fun, that I would share it on my very first Photostory Friday as well. I had to look up my very first file of photos on this computer and find the 10th photo.

And this is what was there, I kid you not, just in time for Father's Day:



See how fuzzy that photo is? We were having problems with our first digital camera, the flash timing was off. But this photo says it all. It was taken during a staycation in the spring break of 2004, before I got pregnant with the girlie. We've always loved to take the kids downtown Toronto, and this time we stayed at the Royal York hotel, brought the boy with us to a fab dinner at Biff's (where he slept the whole time). He wasn't yet four years old. If they were to sit in the same position now, hubs back would be broken, or severely dented. That boy now goes up to my ear and weighs 72 lbs.

And look at the man, with his beer. What more could a guy want, a great pint of brew, and his little boy on his lap. Turned out that Remy's in Yorkville, the place where we'd occasionally go as singletons, was growing up a bit too. Quite family friendly.

For this photo meme I tag the following blog buddies...


Tooj
Kami
Tara
Louann
Heidi

*****

I wish I weren't so organized sometimes:


I found this card last year for the kids to give to Dad this year. I had two cards, because this one was so perfect I had to get it as well. He would have loved it.

Mom is going on a trip up north for the weekend with friends. I am very happy for her. The little brother and wife are going to a wedding tomorrow so we've got my cutie niece for a sleepover. My sister and her family are off to their weekend retreat.

How I wish we were all together again like we were last year. And not scattered, as we try to avoid yet another family gathering, where the grief and sorrow of missing him is just too much for us to bear.

How I wish.

15 comments:

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

Oh that must be so hard, each holiday being a reminder. You all just have to get over it and get together and celebrate him! His legacy will never die because it lives in all of you!

This is an easy meme, I can do it! Thanks for the tag, off to go see what I come up with...it will either be great or, well, not so great!

louann said...

Sending you a huge hug Karen. Father's day is bittersweet for me too. I shouldn't say that it gets better every year, it just eases up a bit I guess.

Thanks for the tag!

Cid said...

I can't imagine Father's Day with out my Dad, I'll be thinking of you. Celebrate with your hubby and the kids and talk about their Grandfather so they will always remember how special he was.

meandtheblueskies said...

What a great photo. It sounds like you guys have a really good thing going on. My daughter (who is 29) is taking me out to my favorite restaurant tomorrow for Father's Day. (Enjoy your kids now cause they grow up so fast.) Stopping by from SITS.

Tara R. said...

Thanks for the tag! I'll have to go searching for my older photos. This will be fun. Love the shot you included. Perfect for Father's Day.

Dorkys Ramos said...

I hope you and your family will be able to come together and remember your dad and laugh at the wonderful times you spent together, but it will take some time until you're all ready for it.

Kristin said...

A beer and our little man in his lap is the hubs' idea of heaven! I'm so sorry for your loss!!

Cheryl said...

Hugs Hugs, each special occasion is tough...somehow we make it through. Have a wonderful day your family!

Project said...

I'd give anything to be organized! Truly, I would. I try . . . but that's usually not enough.

And this . . . "What more could a guy want, a great pint of brew, and his little boy on his lap." Awesome.

Take care, you!

Laski said...

That "Project" comment is from me. ;P

JustMiss said...

Big huge squeezy hugs. I cant make it better but just remember you aren't alone.

LOVE the pic too!

Heidi said...

Thanks for the tag and happy belated Fathers Day to your husband.

Momo Fali said...

I am sorry for your grief. I wish I could make it better.

Momisodes said...

I definitely thought about you this past weekend. I can only imagine how difficult it was. I'm glad to hear that you mom is going on a trip.

I love that photo of your hubby and son. So sweet.

Karen MEG said...

Thanks for everyone's kind words; I know it's lame to answer everyone in one fell swoop here, but I did want to let you all know that your thoughts and wishes were really felt this weekend. We're all getting through it, I think the first year of everything without Dad around will be hard.

But we'll get through it.

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