June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

{ My dad & me }

{Forest being great with our kids}

Feeling so thankful to have some of the best dads in my life. How did we get this lucky?

My dad is one of the most real people I know. He is a great story teller, a talent my brother inherited from him - when they get together we just sit back and watch them "talk story" and laugh. His pearls of wisdom I cling to and he's always the person I want to call when I'm dealing with a tough situation.  

Clyde, Forest's dad, can pretty much fix everything. His patience is other-wordly: I've seen evidence of this when he explains to Baker in detail how an engine works or is helping us with yet another house project (he lives closer so he gets roped into these often).

And Forest, as shown by these photos, has such a kind heart.  He knows how to love us best and takes care of his whole family so well.  As I type he & Baker are out working on our new front walk, on Father's Day. Such a good man I tell you.

We are heading to Ojai later, our Mother's/Father's Day tradition. Hope you have some lovely plans to celebrate the Fathers in your life. xoxo


toridawn said...

That sounds like a really lovely tradition. And I'm totally loving that picture of your dad. Luke has always really looked up to him...now he'll be envious of his style too, after seeing that picture;)

Raya Carlisle said...

Thanks Tori - my family has a soft spot for you & Luke :) Early eighties baby...digging those flare cords?