"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

June 18, 2012

Celebrating Dad!

The day started out with 4 teens, getting up at 7:00 AM on a Sunday (you know you are loved when that happens -lol) and making Dad breakfast! You have to get up early if you are going to bless a morning guy who loves to jump out of bed at 6:00 AM on the weekends. (have I mentioned that we are opposites?) : )

They went all out making him a breakfast burrito bar with all kinds of fixings like: sausage, bacon, eggs, cheese and diced peppers to put inside. There were even pancakes on the side. There were homemade cards/letters and some coffee related gifts. The big surprise that we were all excited about was a new (but not exactly) FISH TANK.

In 2006, hubby kept saying that a fist tank would be the perfect thing to make our living room relaxing, so that was what we got him for Father's Day. You can read about the hurricane that helped us put awesome rocks in it and all the fun here.

Over the years, we've given him more fish for Father's Day, because well, I guess we never decided who would actually do the feeding and they die. lol -Our fish have been fasting quite a lot lately. It is survival of the fittest around here and we have two extraordinary fish who have remained. The tank was also really green. -When people would come over and say "oh you have a fist tank" and walk that direction, we'd say "Um, actually we don't or we do, we just don't feed the fish and you definitely don't want to look at it." : ) All that to say, we think we haven't thoroughly cleaned it out in a few YEARS. So, we decided to redo the tank for him. It took pretty much all day! Bless the boys heart, they spent about two hours and a whole lot of elbow grease scrubbing it out in the front yard. Lots of work, but by 4 o'clock or so, we had all the 'fish' stuff put away and the tank set up with new water, live plants and new fish. (and I the pet store had a fist sale!) The plan was to keep the light off and hope he wouldn't notice the tank until Father's Day. But it looked SOOO much better that even with the light off, he was sure to notice! -Or you could say, that it had looked so bad even with the light off, he was sure to notice. lol! So, the kids covered it up with a white board that said Happy Father's Day and told him they were getting excited about the holiday early. And it worked!
He was very surprised at the unveiling that morning and very happy! He EVEN fed them. lol -One of us is going to have to keep doing that. : )  

We went to church and weren't hungry for lunch after that big breakfast, sooo Dad's Day lunch turned out to be dinner. It was Chinese, of course. I'm a picky Chinese eater at best, and I couldn't talk anyone into Panda Express, lol so I was WAY out of my comfort zone. I reminded my hubby that 'I'm Andrew all grown up" -meaning PICKY eater in the extreme. I ended up getting chicken lettuce wraps, which I had to wrap myself and the meat looked so weird, but they were pretty good. Hubby finished them for me and that made the fact that his fortune cookie said "He who grabs the last lettuce wrap is the least hungry" funny and appropriate.

It was a great day, celebrating a great, godly man who makes our world go round! And if 'a picture says a thousand words' then I just sum it up with this:


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