June 14, 2008

One Man's Trash & Celebrating Dad

Isn't it amazing that what some people don't consider fit to be in their homes, other people find to be the most amazing of treasures? I found this at one of my favorite antique stores, $3. I know most of you wouldn't take it for free. Clearly, I'm not most people. I think I will use it to hold supplies in the studio. I love the color and find myself buying things by color lately. Do you do that too? I'll have to have a blue day soon and show you some of the things I've been buying.

So really truly, aren't Daddy's the greatest? I miss mine terribly even though he's been gone for almost 10 years. I can't believe that actually. Wow. I'm so grateful though that Maddie and Emma have been graced with the best version of a Daddy that I've seen anywhere. He built this for Emma a few weeks ago (with a little help from one of the other best Daddy's I know. Thanks Chris!). She is loving it. But not content to just be your average Daddy, he agreed to camp in it with the little princess.

They ran electricity out there and watched a movie and made the space all cozy and just right for snuggling. It turned out to be a chilly night and even though Emma tried to sneak out in the wee hours to cuddle up in bed with Mommy, they made it and I am sure it will be one of her best childhood memories.

I hope you're blessed to have a Daddy like this for your kids and for those of you that still have your Daddy around, hug him tight on Father's Day for those of us who can't.


  1. Wow! What a fantastic fort - and fantastic hubby!

  2. Oh, Emma will have such wonderful memories. Nothing can take that away from her. She will always know what a special little girl she is.

    I miss my dad, too. He's been gone for just over five years. We will always miss them, won't we?

    I love that special playhouse. I think my sweetheart should put one in our backyard!

  3. (((Jen)))
    What a wonderful hubby you have! Your sweet girls are SO blessed to have him AND you.
    Beautiful post honoring the special fathers in your life.


  4. What a sweet daddy and daughter memory!
    Vintage Lily

  5. Such a great fort - but even more ... such great memories for Emma. When our kids were little, my hubby would set up a tent in the garden and they would "camp out" - at 23 & 18 they still talk about those great "camping days" :-} Love your blue metal tool box find too Jen.

  6. I lost my Dad 12 years ago to heart disease. Like you I have many special memories....Mary

  7. The greatest POST! Thanks for sharing such a great story!
    Hugs and come for a visit!

  8. For some unknown reason, I love tool boxes...my Dad was always bringing one home from an auction

    ....I've missed our chats...

    What I'm about to share over at my post, I've waited two years to experience...Nic's wedding....

    Here's a blanket invitation to share in our joy....

    let's chat

  9. Wow, what a wonderful Father's Day post! The fort is fantastic and the memories are even better!

  10. What sweet memories your daughter will have.
    Love your blue metal tool box.

    Irma :)

  11. LOVE this!! Such wonderful daddy and daughter memories.

  12. i love the tool box.

    I actually have a couple that I use as storage for art supplies.:)

    And a fantastic tree house! And even more beautiful memories as father and daughter...

  13. How SWEET is that? What a good hubby you have there. And you're right--that memory will stick with your daughter into adulthood. I love the picture of the two of them lying up there--too cute.

  14. How special & exciting! I am very happy for you that your girls have such a great dad, what a great post this is :)

  15. What a cool playhouse and an even cooler Daddy to share it with...what more could you ask for? Life is good!

  16. That is so cool, I wish I had one of those!

  17. oh WOW! i love it! LOVE IT! i would love to know the brand and where you purchased it...that daddy you married rocks! go girl! blessings!


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