Happy Father's Day!

Good Morning!  Thank you for Pouncing in with us for our Father's Day Blog Hop! You may have noticed that there are more names in our Pride than before and that is because we have some new CUBS at Just a Few Friend's aka JAFF!  Please prowl on over to their blogs not only to check out their projects for this month but also to welcome them to our group!   We hope you all enjoy!

Since this month is Father's Day we have been working on projects with this theme!  My father passed away April 22, 1996 and I miss him so very, very much!  Unfortunately I haven't exactly been much on celebrating Father's day as I used to do.  I am totally ashamed of this and I will tell you all why...I have an amazing husband, Mikel,  who is not only a wonderful father to our son but he is also a terrific father to his 4 other children and step father to my 2 daughters.  His sons, Jamie, Justin, Matthew and Alex have a wonderful man to look up to.  His daughter, Callie, still looks at him like he is her hero!  She is getting married in a couple of months and this is been very emotional for him.  Her fiancee', Robbie, is a wonderful guy but I think Mikel is a little afraid that his little princess will disappear.  Don't they know that no matter how old we get, we will, for the most part,...always be daddy's little girls???  They always speak to him and about him with all the love and respect in the world.  I am very blessed to have a son with this man...he is one of those guys that you want to raise a son with!  My youngest daughter, Amanda, just got married last July and says that she married someone just like him...which is really the greatest compliment because my son-in-law, Jason, is a wonderful guy and I couldn't have asked for a better mate for my daughter.  My oldest daughter, Cassie,  has her own special relationship with her step-father and I see a lot of my husband's personality in her fiancee' as well.  Jonathan is quiet and reserved at times but will blow you away with his humor...and his tenderness and love to my daughter as well.

So I will never again spend Father's Day only in mourning of the loss of my father...I will remember him in celebration! I will celebrate the time I had with him, all the things I learned from him...both good and bad.  But most of all I will celebrate the other special man in my life...my husband, Mikel, who is such a wonderful father!

I hope you enjoy my Father's Day project!  I want to recognize my husband Mikel in a layout and I wanted to post a picture of a layout I did for my father a while back in remembrance of him as well.

You should have reached my blog by way of 
Kimi http://uniquescrappiness.blogspot.com/
please continue onto 
Linda's blog http://simpleandsassycreations.blogspot.com/

Here is the listing of all our names and blogs in case you have come to this blog by accident.
elsa http://justafewdesigns.blogspot.com/
krystal http://www.krystalsnight.blogspot.com/
kimi http://uniquescrappiness.blogspot.com/
suzie http://scrappingsuzieqtt.blogspot.com/
linda http://simpleandsassycreations.blogspot.com/
margaret http://www.auntmargaretdesigns.blogspot.com/
tina http://beansiebabbles.blogspot.com//
yvonne http://tootiebeeblebugcreations.blogspot.com/
rj http://thriftycrafterdude.blogspot.com/


  1. Awwww, now you've got me reaching for the tissues! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your post today, Suzie, and the beautiful pages you've put together! So nice meeting you, in this.. my first round of blog-hopping projects with The Pride! ((hugs)) and have a great weekend! ~tina

  2. I TOTALLY AGREE! I lost my dad too, and I miss him so much. There were so many things that I wish we could have done and talked about. I am crying as I type! But, I love how you celebrate your husband, I have a wonderful man too who is the most awesome dad to our kids (his and mine). Let's hear it for awesome Dad's...You all ROCK! I love the projects you did, they are WONDERFUL!

  3. Your layouts are beautiful! What a wonderful way to remember your own father but to also showcase your awesome husband as well!! Great job!!

  4. Great looking page! Thanks for sharing.

  5. OMG Suzie!! Your LIL GIRL LO is fantastic!!! Love your projects. I lost my dad 11 years ago to kidney failure, but sadly enough I had lost him 30 years early, never really close to him and now i just hate it. Wish I had time to change things...IF WE could only go back in time eh? Oh well... your post was awesome...so glad your part of my group cause Im sure Proud to have you!!
    kisses my friend

  6. My father has also passed away as has my husband's. I agree it is a terrific idea to celebrate the time you had with him. My husband is also a wonderful father and husband.
    Now, I really liked the layouts and the tribute to you father and husband.

    thanks for sharing.

  7. Suzie...

    Not only was this post touching...but teaching! I guess in the mourning of your Daddy you found the wonderful man that is your husband. Not only were you so blessed to be a "Daddy's Girl" but the Lord blessed you twice by giving you your AMAZING husband. You are one lucky gal. I love both of your layouts...each so special in their own way!! I am so pleased to have met you and so happy to be a part of such talent. Go hug that wonderful man tight and let him know just how much he means to you! We are both so blessed.

  8. Wonderful sentiment and I did the same when my passed. I immediately scrapbook a page.

  9. Gorgeous layouts Suzie! Love that you are remembering the good and bad times you had with your Dad.

  10. Oh wow Suzie, your layouts are gorgeous and so heartwarming too...Scrapbooking memories like these can be so therapeutic...Love the one of Mikel with his children...amazing how quickly they grow :( Great post Suzie....ttys {{hugs}} Kimi xx

  11. Beautiful layouts Suzie! I dread the day when Father's Day becomes a sad day for me. I am so glad you have such lovely memories of your father and that your husband deserves to have all these nice things said about him to all of us :) It sounds like you have been truly blessed!

  12. First can I just say that Blogger is driving me nuts!!! Just deleted my whole long post.

    These layouts are lovely Suzie! I am so glad that you made a layout in memory of your father and your husband. It sounds as if you have been truly blessed to have them both in your life :) I dread the day that Father's Day becomes a sad day. I am glad that you have resolved to no longer let it be a day of mourning for you! Big Hugs!

  13. Lovely layouts Suzie! I am so glad that you made scrapbook pages in memory of your father and also one for your husband. It sounds as if you have been truly blessed to have them in your life! Thanks for sharing!

    Blogger has deleted two previous messages so if you end up with three from me, you will know why.

  14. Lovely layouts Suzie! I am so glad that you made scrapbook pages in memory of your father and also one for your husband. It sounds as if you have been truly blessed to have them in your life! Thanks for sharing!


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