Monday, June 18, 2012

Let's all go to the Dairy Queen....

I have been craving a DQ cone all day! Janae took this portrait of her dogs, and our dogs this afternoon in our old Dairy Queen wagon and I think that is fueling my craving.

Janae is so amazing with her animal portraits!

We had a lovely Father's day! We went and visited my Dad this afternoon.

We spent some time enjoying his pond and his fish.

We had our favorite family dinner...which I hate to admit is deep fried steak and cheese. (a type of fondue) Could you get anymore unhealthy?! We only have it on special occasions..and it is always so delicious.

I knew Jerry would be happy with this unhealthy meal for his special day:) Janae got Jerry a fishing license. Chantel got him some strawberry plants for his garden and a glow in the dark fish cave for one of his fish tanks. Wyatt and Gage got him a tropical plant he has been wanting. Jerry was so happy with all his gifts. Celebrating being parents is one of our favorite things to celebrate..we are so proud of all our kids!

Gage gets giggly happy with every bite of fondue! I feel blessed that Gage can eat steak..a lot of special kids can't. Eating is one of life's joys for Gage!

I am just loving my David Austin Wildeve rose bush that I got last year. These roses are gorgeous! My Eden climbing rose that I got this year is starting to have buds--I thought it might not until next year..but I am pleasantly surprised! I can't wait to have beautiful blooms on that one too. Roses seem to do so well here..despite all the rain. I guess there is a reason we are the city of roses!

I hope that everyone had a great Fathers day. Our relaxing day full of fattening food was just perfect for us. I still am craving that Dairy Queen cone though! (chocolate dip would make it extra good) :) Wanna go with me?

Thanks for visiting!


Janae said...

It was a great day!!! Thank you for the yummy dinner :)

Melanie said...

Yes, the chocolate dip sounds wonderful!!! Now I want one too!!! Glad that Father's Day was wonderful for you and your family!!! The cheese steak sounds yummy!!! Since you only eat it on special occaisions, that makes it even more enjoyable!!! Gage is so very precious, love that picture!!! Your daughter's picture of the sweet fur babies in the wagon is adorable!!!

Grandma Carolee said...

Dad so enjoyed your visit for Father's Day. Thank you for coming, and for your special gift. I'd forgotten about that fondue type dinner that we used to have for special occasions. So glad Jerry was pleased with all of his gifts. Love the photo of Gage, and the one of all the dogs in the cute.

Karen said...

Your fathers pond is gorgeous and so are your roses. The fur babies look so cute in the wagon, its a sweet picture.It's good to throw out dietary concerns sometimes and eat what you want. I'm glad you all enjoyed your day and go ahead treat yourself to that cone!

lambs and ivy designs said...

What a wonderful post, full of fun and beauty!

I love the dogs in the wagon!!!!...I don't know how she got them to be still!

The fondue soung good too and Gage's smile makes me smile!

You rose and your dad's fish pond are pure eye candy!!

Have a happy week friend!

Cindy said...

Awwww, what a happy day! Gage looks like he's in hog heaven!
And, my goodness, that rose is so beautiful, it doesn't even look real!


Julie said...

Ohhh Sandy - don't tempt me - I'm trying to be good and the big DQ is just around the corner. J

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Fish...Those are whales! So glad you had a great fathers day....Oh I love her animal pictures, I don't know how she does it!

Carol....Going to have some ice cream!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

It looks like you had such a sweet Father's Day! Your rose is beautiful. DQ sounds yummy :)


farmhouse-story said...

look how big those fish are! your rose is gorgeous, sandy!

Ana said...

Hi Sandy,
Sounds like you all had a wonderful day celebrating Dad! You have such a sweet and very united family. What a true blessing.

Hug and Kisses,

Ana said...

Hi Sandy,
Sounds like you all had a wonderful day celebrating Dad! You have such a sweet and very united family. What a true blessing.

Hug and Kisses,

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Sandy,
Thank you so much for visiting me, its a pleasure meeting you..I have really enjoyed my visit with you today, your blog is so delightful I have become your newest follower.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Nann said...

Love the photos of your beautiful family. What a wonderful day you had. Also just loved the wagon photo with all your darling furries. They are all so cute.

I'm in the midst of a huge project and hope to get back to my blog soon. Have alot of catching up to do with reading all the back posts of so many that I've missed while on our trip.



Anne said...

What a fun day!WOW those are big fish.What a lovely pond.Such a sweet photo of Gage.He looks pretty happy.