Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Carnival of Homesteading - Tribute to Fathers Edition

For this edition of the Homesteading Carnival, I would like to pay tribute to my wonderful husband who is the love of my life, and all the fathers out there. Take time to love them extra special this week and let them know what they mean to you!

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother." - Unknown

My husband and I were married for 12 years before our son came to be part of our family. That gave us a lot of time to grow our friendship and do things together like working on cruise ships for several years in both Alaska and the Caribbean.

Tipper presents Appalachian Tea It's Good For The Garden posted at Blind Pig & The Acorn.

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. - Jim Valvano

HowToMe presents How To Dry and Use Dried Lavender posted at HowToMe and says, "Our neighbor kindly offered to let us collect some of their lavender before it died back. She suggested that we might want to make some potpourri and an eye pillow for headaches. What neat ideas! "

Any fool can be a Father, but it takes a real man to be a Daddy!! - Philip Whitmore Sr.

When our son, Cody, entered our lives it changed our world! And my loving hubby became Daddy.

Here is a wonderful recipe for Easy Parmesan Potatoes that my family just LOVES!

He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. - Clarence Budington Kelland

I learned to make these German Paper Stars from watching my Grandmother, and I am hoping my children will also learn to make them to pass it on to their children, too.

HowToMe presents How to "Line Dry" Discretely posted at HowToMe. "Hang to dry" laundry tags (especially on unmentionables) have historically left me searching for a way to rope items over a shower head, hanger or shower curtain rod to drip dry. Well, not any more. :-)

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. - Johann Schiller

Since our children are both adopted, we can tell you how true this is! Two years later, our daughter, Alissa, came into our family and again, our lives changed forever.

And speaking of changing your lives, I think remodeling the kitchen floor might fall in that category. Jacque presents Homeschooling 201: Remodeling the Kitchen Floor posted at Walking Therein.

A father carries pictures where his money used to be. - Unknown

Alex presents Make Your Own Free Printable Wedding Invitations posted at Home Life Weekly. Wedding invitations can be very expensive, so why not make your own printable wedding invitations. These are really easy to make.

I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich. - M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter

Grandma Rosie presents Grandma Rosie's Texas Home - Garden Plans for Birds & Butterflies posted at Grandma Rosie's Texas Home.

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong. - Charles Wadworth
Children look up to their Dads and want to be like them. It is very important to us that we be godly examples for our children so that in emulating us, the are becoming more like Christ.

Jennifer in OR presents Of Deer Sheds and Eggshells posted at Diary of 1.

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.- Sigmund Freud

As our children are growing up and entering those teen years, it is more important than ever to be there for them. I am so grateful to God for giving me the gift of a man who stands by my side, walks with me every step of the way, and loves me and our children unconditionally!

Card Blogger presents The Best Gas Rebate Credit Cards posted at Credit Card Blog.

I just want to say "THANKS A MILLION" to my amazing husband and the father to my dear children whom I love with all my heart. I love you, Joe, and wish you a Happy Father's Day!

Don't forget to submit your articles for the next Homesteading Carnival hosted over at Laura Williams' Musings.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for hosting, it's a great theme!

Anonymous said...

Great Carnival. Thanks for taking time to share.

Anonymous said...

What a super job you did! Thank you for adding me to the list. Your family sounds very special. Happy late Fathers Day to your husband. A good Dad is a true blessing.

Jacque Dixon said...

What a great carnival! Sorry, we were on vacation, and out of the internet connection area!! :)