As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sunday Snapshots: Father's Day

Yesterday, we honored the fathers in our family. 

It was a casual gathering with lots of good food. Crab dip and crackers and a veggie tray to get us started. Chick-fil-A chicken strips, Mom's potato salad (by special request...again), a colorful tossed salad, deviled eggs, sweet potato biscuits (made by Maddie and Owen). Four desserts. No one walks away hungry at our family gatherings! 

We reminisced and told stories about family vacations. 

We gave tokens of love to the dads.

We passed around some more old photos. 

Kati took some photos of a "visitor" on our porch.

Kristin and Owen played a piano duet. 

The kids all piled on our bed to watch Puss and Boots on Netflix. 

We braved the heat and humidity to take some family photos. 

Later in the evening, Ron's mom, his brother Max, and sister-in-law Pat stopped by for a visit and we had more cake and coffee and lots more conversation. 

Uninvited guest sunning himself on the porch ~ photo by Kati


 Daddy and his daughters
L to R: Linda, Daddy, me

Ron and his daughters
L to R: Bekah, Kati, Ron, Kristin

My son-in-law Brian and his children
L to R front row: Ben (6), Alaine (4)
Middle row: Owen (8), Maddie (10)
Back row: Brian, Gavin (12)

It was a lovely day of memory-making moments...the kind of day that reminds me that I am most blessed! 


  1. Great photos of your family (except the visitor on the porch - I rushed by that one trying not to look). These are days to savor.

  2. Lovely, Cheryl--yes the best kind of day! I love how you took photos of each father and their children--Priceless!
    Oh and that is the cutest photo of Owen and the yummy looking dessert! ♥

  3. Any day that involves the phrase "more cake" is a good day!

  4. You are blessed and the good thing is how you stop and take note of that and give thanks. Wonderful photos! Love seeing those churchill dishes!

  5. If your mom ever wants to share her potato salad recipe, I'm all ears. I can not make potato salad for beans.

    I see the family resemblance between Ron and his brother. How nice to meet new to us members of the family.

    Love the family photos of dads and kids...all of them. Such a cool thing to do!

    That Kati took the photo of the uninvited guest does not surprise me in the least. Of course, Kati did...

  6. What a nice bunch of fathers to honor! What a great bunch of grands!

  7. What a lovely family. I love the photos of the dads and their children. I want to eat dessert and drink tea out of your blue willow dishes. I also want to sit and have a nice long chat with you. I miss you!

    Ron's family does all look alike! Strong genes!

    Love you


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