Seeing as it was Tyson's first Father's Day, I wanted him to feel extra special. He woke up to a new shaving kit that he had been eyeing for quite some time. I also got him a tie, a picture of Penelope to take to his office, and his favorite donuts. Kiersten and I made him German Pancakes with homemade syrup and fresh strawberries.
He took a nap while Kiersten and I went through a box of my dad's old things. We sifted through old pictures, letters from his mission, and yearbooks. It never gets old looking through his things.
Here are just a few of my favorite pictures. It's crazy to see the similarities between my dad and brothers. They have the same build, smile, hair, and interests. Father's Day is always a little bittersweet. I love to remember the good times I had with my dad. He always had a way of making me feel special. I miss making him laugh and seeing his eyes twinkle. There are times when I look at Penelope and wish so badly I could see my dad with her. I know that they would have a special bond. I take comfort in knowing we will all be together one day. I know my dad is smiling down on me and was with Penelope through her surgery. I feel him by my side and still feel his nudge of encouragement to fulfill my dreams.
I feel so blessed to have Jon as my father in law. He is such a great example of love and generosity. He is constantly serving others and wanting to make sure we have what we need. He always goes above and beyond in everything he does. I know that I can always turn to him for advice. I love watching Penelope and him together. Penelope see's him and instantly smiles. She constantly looks up into his eyes. He spoils us all like crazy. GiGi even gets spoiled. We tell GiGi when we are going to Grandpa's and she immediately runs to the door. Thanks to Grandpa she has a whole plethora of treats and toys. Our yard is beautiful thanks to his hard work. He is our handyman and I appreciate him teaching Tyson the ropes. He raised an amazing son and I'm so grateful for all he does.
We finished off the night with a delicious tri-tip dinner and strawberry shortcake.