|Sleepy but happy!|
|My uncle prepping the the fishing rods|
|Some of the fish we helped catch.|
|Me (looking very tired) and my uncle with his silly hat to protect him from the sun.|
(My hat helped keep my hair from blowing all over the place.)
|Delicious sweet blueberry wine.|
from Keel and Curley in Plant City, FL.
|Elvis keeping cool in the heat|
|One of the appetizers Chris and I helped prepare.|
Mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes.
|The birthday girl and her wonderful cake prepared by the beautiful girl carrying the cake.|
|The birthday girl blew out all of the candles!|
|Aunt Nora, her mom (the birthday girl), and her brother.|
|Rose and myself|
(The humidity and my hair were not getting along.)
|Roses the birthday girl received, which I loved!|
|My favorite is on the left.|
|My favorite type of palm tree!|
I have always been fortunate in that I have had other family and friends who I have been close to who have also really understood me. Two of those people are my Uncle Bill (aka UB, my dad's little brother) and his wife, my Aunt Nora. I love them both so much.I have always been able to talk to them about anything and ask them for advice. When I lost my dad, they continued to be there for me, and there is no way I could ever express how much they mean to me. While no one will ever take the place of my dad, my Uncle Bill feels like the next best thing. I even plan to have him walk me down the aisle one day. So while Father's Day was difficult, I was happy to spend it with my amazing family. Before Chris and I headed home, we all watched the movie Invictus, which I loved. I recommend it!
|Me and my daddy|
|My tongue is sticking out|
|My favorite picture of my dad. He just looks so happy.|
Bob and Flash are the two pups.
|It's dark, but this is a picture of my dad and UB, taken Thanksgiving 2004.|
Finally, I did not run this weekend, but I did go for a very early 6 mile run with Caitlin. The first three miles I was tired and did not feel awake yet, but the last three felt really good. The entire run time was 1:08:42 for an average of 11:27. It was very, very humid, and we were both soaked by the end of the run. It felt good to take an ice cold shower when we finished. We have a 4 mile run planned for the morning.
I hope that you all had as wonderful of a weekend as I did. And Happy Late Father's Day to all the dads out there.