Monday, June 4, 2012

Lisa: Father's Day

Nice gardening ideas, ladies!  If we lived closer to each other, I'd say we all should do a garden swap.  I sure want some of those berries, Sara!  I've got a lot of thistles to exchange for them!!  What do you say?!!

For this new week, we've decided on the theme of Father's Day for our posts.  I adore our dad!  I have so many great memories from my childhood of dad: gardening, building a fence and a grape arbor, camping, cleaning, going to help others, the beach, running, multiplication tables, hikes, chats, puzzles, games, big breakfasts on Saturday morning, going into the mountains so he can get reception on the car radio to listen to BYU games, church, and so many more!  He taught me the joy of serving others, the value of hard work and the happiness of living with integrity!  I love you, dad!

My man (on the left) with our kids and my dad at one of the beautiful Oregon beaches!

Now I have another amazing guy in my life: my wonderful husband!  He is absolutely the best!  He's the fun guy, the one everyone wants to hangout with, the guy that you'd call in the middle of the night if you needed help, the guy I love!  He's super busy but always finds time to be a terrific husband and father!  I bet if you'd ask my children, they'd each say that they are his favorite.  He has a way of letting them know how special and important they are!  He's one terrific man!!

So what do you get such an amazing guy??  Well, I have a few things that we are getting him that I won't put on here (in case he looks!) but one thing we are doing is taking some of his favorite, old t-shirts and making them into some pillows for his soon to be office!  

  He was throwing them out anyway so I took them and did it.  It wasn’t too hard to make.  I didn't use any instructions and they turned out great.  Here's a step-by-step tutorial, if you'd like.
They turned out pretty good, I thought!  I made an overlapping enclosure in the back just incase I needed to wash them.  Really easy and kind of fun, too!  (You might notice one of the t-shirts didn't make it into a pillow.  I decided it was just too nice a shirt still and asked my husband if he was sure he wanted to get rid of it.  He didn't and couldn't remember why he threw it out in the first place!).

And, of course, what is Father's Day without something special for the main man to eat??  Our papa gets his favorites:

These are fantastic recipes!  The only thing we do differently for the meat is to add a bottle of the Taco Bell Sauce instead of the jar of hot sauce.  We like heat but not that much!! 

There you have it!! What are ou doing for Father's Day?  Allison?



  1. FINALLY...something to do with all of those t-shirts/sweat shirts we have hanging around the house! Oh, and I'm so glad that picture at the top wasn't a bit more to the left or else you would have seen one pregnant Sara :)

  2. I love all the pics from that beach trip! I love the pillows, Lisa! And now I NEED ice cream, thanks to that picture. Yum!!

  3. Awesome pillows! Yummy food!