Monday, June 22, 2009

Father's Day

For Father's Day we gave Trace three quaking aspen trees, probably already fifteen feet tall, and we took him to Lake Tahoe for lunch. It was a lovely windy day at the lake, and it was really fun to spend a day with all six of us, which we haven't done for a while. After our lunch, which was a little disappointing since unbeknownst to us they had discontinued their fabulous Sunday buffet (with prime rib and crab and such), and it was a burgers and sandwiches kind of menu, we had a lovely time wandering the beach outside the restaurant. Trace with all of his kids, sitting around the firepit. Then we drove around the lake and stopped at the Concours d'Elegance, an annual show of wooden boats. They were truly beautifully built. Will and Jack looking over the rail. Andrew, Trace and Will. Jack's in this picture too: he's just a lot shorter than the other two.
The boys all loved seeing the boats driving out and leaving for the day, but Caroline thought it was "noisy." Part of the fun of the show for us was watching several different boat owners struggle to get their boats running. It's just like our boat---only a lot nicer! Trace walking with his youngest child. Who would have thought he would be a dad to a daughter? We had a lovely day, celebrating a wonderful man. Happy Father's Day Trace!


Jo Miller said...

What a fun, family day. Those boats are lovely and so sweet to see all the guys admiring them. Cherish the family days, those guys are getting bigger. Thanks for sharing the memories.

katie clement said...

I think they should've given you your meal for free.
Happy Father's Day, Trace. Where are the Aspens going to be planted?