Sunday, June 17, 2007


Happy Father's Day to ALL the fathers/husbands out there. Most specifically, my dad, Julius. I LOVE you dad! My husband, Marque. I simply adore you, sweetie. And my mothers husband, Peter. I love you and thank you for taking such great care of my mom.

And just as I did for my mom on Mother's Day, I made a special scrapbook layout for my dad. He's supposed to be coming here to visit soon, so I haven't sent this to him yet. As he wanted me to give it to him personally when he gets here. Also, I'm not sure how often he reads my blog. So I kinda hope he doesn't...anytime soon, because I don't want him to see this yet. But Dad, if you have stopped by, I hope you like it.

(NOTE: Sorry for the bad picture. My scanner is on the blitz and my camera just doesn't like taking pictures of scrapbook layouts.

The journaling reads: "First guy to ever love me. First to sweep me off my feet or plant those scratchy whisker kisses gently on my cheek. First man to take me seriously. First pal I ever had. First guy I ever gave my heart to...Happy Fathers Day, Dad."

These have got to be some of my favorite pictures of me and my dad. The one with me on dads shoulders was taken in June of 1967 (I was 7 months old) at the Bronx Zoo in New York. And the other 2 were taken in April of 1968 ( I was 17 months old). I can never remember where these were taken. Somewhere in Philadelphia, I think. And the larger picture was taken last November when dad was here for me and Jayla's birthdays (I just turned 40).

Well, that's all I've got for today. I just hope you all have a wonderful day with your dads and those other special men if your lives. And if your dad is no longer with you physically, I pray that the good memories you have of him, make you feel as if he is.


TanishaRenee said...

Oh Dawn, this design is just fantastic! Great job! Love the journaling!

Cheryl Wray said...

Oh, that is just a beautiful layout!! I love those photos on it!!! Your Dad is going to absolutely LOVE it!!!

Leah said...

Wonderful journaling!! Such a sweet layout.. I know he will love it!!
Hope your family's Father's Day was fun!

Gretchen said...

Lovely post, and wonderful LO. What a great way to show your love and appreciation for your dad. Blessings.

gold said...

That is a sweet layout!!I know he will love it>

Lynilu said...

That is such a sweet tribute to your dad. I'm glad to see that you are appreciating having him in your life. Good for you!!

Susie Q said...

What a wonderful page, design and sweet words.
What a special gift for your dad!
You have such a wonderful family and THEY have a wonderful wife, daughter, mother...YOU are so special.
Love and hugs,

Brown English Muffin said...

I so wish I could click on the layout so I could see the pics of you and your dad!! I love what I can see of the layout though!

Gwen said...

Hey Ms. Dawn -- Love you Dad's gift and so will he. I can't wait until he gets there so that he can see it. Get the camera ready -- the Kool Aid smile is on its way.

Love you,