I had a great Father's Day with MY boys. I went to the fire station after church and had dinner with my dear husband and my dear son. Both are captains and at the station, they're in charge. I had the best seat at the table and they treated ME like a queen. I wanted to look nice and hadn't bought a dress in years, honestly. I needed a new dress.
|Easy Simplicity Pattern #5767|
Father's Day at the Fire StationI arrived at the fire station right after church and when I got there Dustin was going-out to a call. Steve looked-up the call, and it was in his sector, but because Dustin's engine was parked one engine over closer (GPS) to the call they received the alarm. It was lights and sirens and Steve already had been on a real terrible call earlier in the morning. I had told them to quit talking about it because it was so bad and we were going to eat. I suppose the talking...is a form of debriefing, but it was really upsetting for me to hear about it all.
Dustin's call was horrifying to hear. It was a large spider that had bit someone on the back of the leg. The call wasn't too far from the station and he returned soon and said that they had the spider with them. Nooooo! They confiscated the spider?
|On-Scene Report County-wide. Plastic Spider Removed From Home|
The firefighters served us and did the dishes. I had a visit from the Stake Presidency and renewed my Temple Recommend. My husband and I have so many dates planned to go down to the Temple. President Watson was very sweet to visit me at the station, even on Father's Day.
Now for the present. I picked this out months ago. It's a saying at the fire station and he's not leaving it down there. We had always thought those silly saying were funny. I saw this on Pinterest. Again, I was inspired to try and make the posters and have them framed. The site that had the free download was in a small resolution, so I had to re-sized them. Actually, I had to re-do them because I didn't want round edges and I wanted different colors and I didn't take long on my Photoshop and I had them made at 16 inches by 24 inches and the resolution at 600. There wasn't a bit of pixeling, very sharp copies. I bought the standard frames at K-mart that matched. I also bought chalk paint for the glass. The one that looks like orange is a very light coral color.
Our Father's Day HolidayWe took a vacation day, even though I've been under-the-weather with my cold. It's passed the contagious time, but had to go on antibiotics to recover from it, so after going to the doctor's again and off to the drug store. We hurried and went to breakfast at our new favorite spot near Ventura High School. We drove to places we wanted to see, people we wanted to visit, and talked about the things we want to accomplish this week. Steve stopped on our way back and bought me some yogurt and yep, it hit the spot.
|Ventura County Fair Livestock Brand New Fencing!|
|The Barn At The Ventura County Fair|
|Faria Beach, Mondos, "The Cove"|
|Darling Beach Cabin|
|Santa Paula Airport|
|Abrupt and Useless Bluffs Santa Paula California|
I loved being with you, Steve on Father's Day. You're a great example to me and I'm trying to do right. I love you so much. You're the greatest dad and finest example any child could ever dream of having in their life. A great grandpa, too. The "cuppy-cake" making Grandpa Steve for any "little ones" and "teens" that come through our door.
|Steve Lazenby at 911 Tribute Ventura, California|