I am getting used to this Father thing now. At first it was overwhelming and even though it still can be hectic, I really cherish having a wonderful daughter to take care of. I am also really grateful for my own father who taught me important things like how to horse around and be goofy. Not to mention teaching less critical stuff like English and computers.
Happy Father’s Day to myself and my dad!
Even though it was a bit early, with my weekly travel schedule out to Texas we decided to celebrate Ashley’s birthday one day early.
I decorated the backyard and we bought Ashley’s favorite things to eat, seafood. There were big scallops and jumbo prawns. So that I didn’t mess up good food, Ashley cooked them while Emery and I decorated the patio. We brought the stereo outside as well and dined into the evening. We ended a great meal outdoors with a small strawberry cake, another one of Ashley’s favorite things. Here som pics from the evening.
My mom, Emery and I took a day trip to Haverhill, the town we lived in for about 2-3 years between 1988-1991. Life was simpler then and I was in third grade, learning to swim at the Y and walking everywhere with my mom. There are lots of good memories from Haverhill.
We drove to New York City to show Emery where she was born and also to reminisce about our days living in timesquare. Here’s some photos from the trip: