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Monday, June 16, 2008

Father's Day and the Big Move

I must hurry. I think our computer and desk are next on the list for Dathan to pack. Yikes! The sad part is that I won't have any internet access until next week. A week without a computer. I am not sure how I am going to survive. Just the thought of it makes me feel so......so alone. Weird! I will be back just as soon as I can.

We had a very memorable Father's Day. My sweet Dathan was served an early breakfast before we headed out for 9:00 church. Then we came home and bar-b-qued a pork tenderloin for dinner. Delicious! Finally, for dessert, we made homemade ice cream in the ice cream maker that Dathan received as a Father's Day gift.

It was a great day for a great dad. Actually the only thing missing was a place to sit down. Our kitchen table has already been moved out, along with most of our other furniture. We had fun making the best of it. It will certainly be a day that we will remember forever!

21 comments:

Grammy Staffy said...

Well table or not, I wish that we'd been there to share your father's day dinner with you.

Ican't believe that your table is gone. I guess it should sink into my head soon that you are really moving. I still can't believe it.

Mindy made a wonderful sushi dinner for dad and Ernie yesterday. The day would have been perfect if we just could have been with all of our sweet kids.

Good luck with the move dear. Lots of Love, Mom

Tricia said...

I guess it doesn't matter that I post this comment, since you won't see it for at least a week?! I would feel like I was on one of those Reality shows, like SURVIVOR or something without my computer LOL!

What a cool memory that will be for the whole family! Erin thinks I should post recipes for the Father's Day dinner I wrote on my blog, we should totally do that! Join me! How did you season/roast your pork tenderloin? What kind of ice cream did you make?

PS - I heard Dathan took the time to "steal" his tomato plants at your old house to move to your new one! ROFL!! That is TOTALLY a Jacobson! I'd hate to be the people moving in thinking I totally scored getting a garden already planted and then... wha...??? LOLOL!!!

Wendi said...

I am laughing at Tricia's comment.
Tomato stealer!
Too funny!

Looks like you guys had a great Father's Day with or without a table.
You always make the best of things.

Enjoy the move.
Try to make the best of life without a computer.
Yikes!

Jill said...

I need to stop by and see you before the move since we are in town.

Erin said...

Oh my... that picture make me so so sad! Like mom, I'm also in denial that you are really moving. I've said it before, but we have had SO many fun memories in that house.

I thought you were moving on the 20th? We would have been up to help you!! You won't get this for a while, but I will call you tomorrow to get the 411!

Marie said...

I hope your move runs smoothly with no big hiccups! They say moving is very stressful. I hope yours is stress free. Sounds a lovely celebration! I can feel for you not having internet access for a week! Ours was down for 24 hours this weekend and I hated it!

scrap chair potato said...

Wow! A whole week without a computer!?! I will miss you. :)
Good luck with the move.

Cecily R said...

My kids (particularly Gracie) would LOVE the no table dinner!!!

Good luck with the move. I'll be thinking of you while I am packing my own house up!!

An Ordinary Mom said...

Good luck with the next week! Isn't amazing how much we have come to rely on technology and the Internet ... what did we do back in the 80's and 90's?!?

Danielle Christiansen said...

How fun! A fathers day picnic in the house looks like a great Fathers day to me. Sounds like he got spoiled which is good they deserve it. Good luck with the big move!!!

Kelsi said...

What a cute Family! Hurry back,I will miss you! Good luck with the move! Take care, Kelsi

Corey and Susie said...

The other night we had a swim party at my mom's and Lonica and Johnny came over and roasted marshmellows with us in the fire pit. I have to tell you that they are so cute! Lonica is so outgoing and friendly...and they are both so well mannered! They must've said Thank You 10 times! You sure have great kids!

Misty said...

Best wishes for a wonderful move. Your family is so beautiful. Content and happy, their eyes light up. I love that. That's what I want. Always.

KATE said...

Good Luck!!

Allie said...

how was your first sunday at your new ward? We sure missed you here! Hope everything went well with the move and your not under too many boxes still!

jamie in rose cottage said...

Your mom posted a happy birthday to you, so I just wanted to stop in and wish you a happy birthday, too!

Erin said...

Happy Birthday, sis!

Love you!!

hoLLy said...

Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Birthday! Hope the move has gone smoothly. Have a great day!

Lots of love~hoLLy

Angie said...

Just been reading your mum's birthday piece about you. How wonderful to have a mum like that! I wish you the happiest of birthdays and also good luck and happiness in your new home.
love, Angie, xx

Grandma B said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU !!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR LYNELL...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU....

AND MANY MORE !!!

Mindy and Ernie's Clan said...

THIS IS E.J. AGAIN. I LIKE YOUR OLD HOUSE. WHAT IS YOUR NEW HOUSE LIKE? IS THERE A TRAMPLIN? WE WILL COME VISIT YOU. LOVE E.J.