Weekend Gratitude: Father’s Day 2012

Dear friends,

For Father’s Day, our older daughters planned a picnic in a local park, Lake Lily, and brought Sonny’s Barbecue.  My husband Thad usually cleans up a lot in the kitchen after family celebration meals, so they figured they would take that out of his hands.  As you can see, however, he still managed to clean up, consolidating the leftovers.  I edited the photo using the free download version of Picasa, and you can see the difference in the clarity of the colors. The second one pops out more, especially his face.  It is my submission to the P52 Photo Project for this week’s theme of Fathers.  I chose this shot because it is so typical of my husband to be helping out with the nitty gritty of life.  I appreciate that about him.

Original photo

Edited with Picasa
Two of our sons are away at Student Life youth camp in North Carolina, but the other eight kids were there, along with our two sons-in-law and two grandsons.
It rained pretty hard while we were first arriving, but settled down to a drizzle as we ate and then cleared up to beautiful blue skies.  Joanna and I took a lot of pictures (she got some really cute ones!) and posted them on Facebook, but here is a small sample of mine.  She took the one at the end.

Two of our kids sucked the same fingers

Thad and Virginia
(photo by Joanna Knowles)

Happy Father’s Day!

Other blog posts from Lake Lily:


About virginiaknowles

I am a mother and grandmother of a huge family, and I still home school my youngest daughter. I write to stay sane. My WordPress blog is a combination of my Blogspot blogs, and may not be continually updated.
This entry was posted in God's Good Creation, Holidays~Celebrations, My Children, My Grandson, P52 Photo Project, Photographs, Weekend Gratitude. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Weekend Gratitude: Father’s Day 2012

  1. Donna says:

    Nice job editing the first picture. Your family is beautiful. Looks like a fun time.

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