Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Father's Day

I know there are many, many women out there who think they have the best husband/father-of-their-children, but sorry ladies... I do!

I am SO very blessed to have such a wonderful husband, but am in awe every day of how amazing he is as a father. This year for Father's Day, I planned a day for Jamie and six of his closest friends to go to Oakland, IL for a day of shooting! His friend, Jon, helped me for about two months get everything squared away and everything seemed to be set. Unfortunately, we received the sad news that his great Uncle had passed away, and the funeral was set for that same weekend. I ended up having to tell him about his surprise as things were starting to overlap. It all ended up okay as Jamie was able to go visit with his family at the visitation and still be able to enjoy his Father's Day treat, but I was a little sad that he didn't get the cool surprise I was hoping for.

Since the surprise was set for a couple weeks before Father's Day (so those father's that were going could still enjoy their special day), I wanted Jamie to have something on the actual day itself. So I found an idea on one of the blog's that I read and tweaked it to be what I wanted... I thought it turned out great (and we're all getting to "share" the goodies!!) :-)

I found this large jar at Walmart, filled it with snack size candy (Twix, Snickers, Hershey's bars, etc). But before putting the candy in, I sat down with Sean and asked him why he loves Daddy, and what kinds of things he likes to do with Daddy. I wrote his sayings on strips of paper (along with some from Nathan and a few of my own reasons why I love him), taped them in place of the candy label, and filled the jar. Now every time he goes to get a piece of candy, he can be reminded of why we love him so much!! Here's a picture of the jar... I was pretty pleased with how it turned out.


Keeping up with the Jones' said...

You are so creative and such a great wife! I knew there is a reason we became best friends all those years ago! XOXO

Heather, TJ, Brock, and Jillian said...

CUTE idea!!!