Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Our Father's Day

We made it new and different. We couldn't pretend our day would be the same, simply without the recipient of our honor. We ran away with my parents: Rocky Mountain National Park, here we come.

We explored the mountains, Estes Park, and the YMCA of the Rockies. Strolling past the craft center at the Y, I took one look at this splash of color, and I knew what our day needed.

We took them home with a paper slip of instructions:

1. Hand wash with cold water until the water runs clear.
2. Remove rubberbands.
3. Hand wash with warm water until the water runs clear.
4. Wash by itself in the washer.
5. Hang dry.

Whew. Might as well hand me a washboard and some rocks.

This was one serious process. Let's take a moment to be thankful for my washer and dryer. And for the fact that I was not born 200 years ago. A pioneer woman I am not.

I kind of love how each of our designs reflects our personality: Tuck is subtle, mine is simple and classic, and Tyler's is - BAM - a bold orange X. I love these new expressions of us.

Bright. Vibrant. Colorful. Strong.

The perfect souvenir for our very first Father's Day without the man we love.


To Starve Is To Feast said...

Looks like you guys had a fabulous time and I totally agree with the pioneer woman comment! Amen to that! :)

Emily said...

This rocks.

carolinagirl said...

What a great idea!

txartist62 said...

your boys are so sweet. and your shirts are so unique and cool :) the three of you are so lucky to have each other.

Penny said...

Love the shirts~ another sweet memory for your family. :)

Melanie W. said...

How perfect! Totally worth the washboard efforts! Great idea and good memory-making.

Terry said...

hi tricia..i finally have a real spare hour and so i want to get caught up with my comments to you...i get your precious posts in my email of course and i read each and every one of them but it is not the same as coming here and seeing all of the great photos!
i knew that you were a writer but you are an ARTIST too!!!...and the boys are TOO!!
the paintings are so full of colour and not one bit dull!....and so full of meaning.
you know what tricia.?.what a great way to honour robb every fathers day like this...you, tricia are a jewel and those two laddies are gems!...love terry

Kristi said...

I've been following your blog for awhile, can't remember which other blog I found it thru. Have been praying for you for awhile...and prayed very specifically Saturday and Sunday. I only tell you this so you'll know...people you don't even know are lifting you in prayer while you travel this path! It takes all of us in the Kingdom to help one another thru. I have an ailing mother...and I find myself reading her even more often as my heart is starting to grieve. Just posting your journey is ministering to many!
In His Name
Kristi M

Jan said...

Love the shirts!