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Sunday, June 20, 2010


Happy Fathers Day Everyone!

<3 I hope everyone is having a great Father's Day! I know for sure that I'm a Daddy's Girl, so I just wanted to tell you all  about how great my dad is. <3

***He's really funny, and has a great sense of humor... haha***

***He loves his kids,***

***And Grandkids!***

***and everyone in the family!***
(notice the AMAZING "#1 Dad" shirt, made by me in kindergarten)
This is my Dad and my 2 fantastic grandpas!!

Daddy and Grandpa James (HIS Dad)

***he's a GREAT grandpa!***

(he makes special magic reindeer food!!)

***AND husband***

**and uncle**

** and son (he rebuilt that whole porch for my grandma!)**

*** and daddy :] <3***

<3***<3 I LOVE YOU DADDY!!! YOU'RE THE BEST!!! <3*** <3


I think he's pretty darn special too! I married this wonderful man 17 years ago after a no-so-good marriage that left me on my own. He took on  3 boys who were hurting and became Dad in every sense of the word. He is so proud of the men they've become and tells anyone who will listen of all the accomplishments of his sons. He coaches for our youngest 2, sits through countless games and cheer practices, misses his grandbabies terribly (and mixes up special sparkly reindeer food a month before they visit for Christmas!), and most of all loves their Mom unconditionally. I know he's been a great role model as a Dad because we've seen our son with our grandbabies and couldn't be prouder. He made a wonderful choice of a wife

 and has shown himself to be a phenomenal Daddy.

I also want to wish a very Happy Father's Day to my own very special Dad. I couldn't have asked for better. 

 I feel very blessed

xoxo Pattie

Stay tuned- Allie and I are cooking up some Father's Day treats for our favorite chocoholic Daddy. We'll be sharing later :)

As Always,

Buon Cibo, Buon Amici,

Pattie and Allie 


  1. That is the sweetest post, girls! I loved reading every word, and I can't think of anyone who deserves a dad and husband like that than you two!


    Sheila :-)

  2. Make that "more than you two!" Rushing... ;-)

  3. What wonderful memories. How grand to have photos That trigger them. He will very much appreciate your tribute to him. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  4. Allie, what a wonderfully sweet and endearing tribute to your Dad. the picture of you and him in the hammock is priceless. You sure were one darling little girl and now you are a beautiful young lady that I know is making your Dad proud. Pattie,oh how proud and blessed you must feel to have such a wonderful family unit, not everyone is so blessed I know you are very thankful and know what is important in life. It shows through your beautiful family. Have a wonderful with your hubby and kids today, Hugs Kathysue

  5. Happy Father's Day to all the Dads in your family!!!
    God bless them!

  6. Happy Father's Day to all your family's dads! Beautiful tribute to the love you share as a family. Enjoy your day.

  7. Allie and Pattie this was such a wonderful post! Daddies are always so special to their little matter how old we get and even when they are gone.
    ♥ Pat

  8. What a wonderful post ladies! What a great way to show them how much you love them. A message to the whole wide world.

    It is so wonderful to have such great men in our lives to share in our lives.

    Warm wishes to both of you!

  9. What a lovely post and wonderful tribute to the special men in your life. You have a very beautiful family Pattie.

  10. This is a wonderful tribute to all the special men in your life. So glad you had a fantastic Father's Day!!!

  11. I don't know how I missed this one. It is absolutely beautiful! Allie your words brought tears to my eyes!

  12. Very nice!! All pictures from so long ago!! All the fathers days!! Every June, pictures are taken and ever year, I look a little older just like Allie!!! Allie' s going to be an excellentmom someday!!! ~Margaret

    1. Margaret!!! So happy to see you here. You have a pretty special mom and dad yourself! Love and miss you xoxo
      Aunt Pattie


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