He is the most generous person. He has always done whatever he can to help, and given me every opportunity in life. There are so many occasions where he has made sacrifices without a second thought, to instead give me what I wanted/needed. When I went to unversity, he make the decision to pay all my HECS fees up-front because he wanted to give me the best start in life, rather than coming out with a debt over my head. I owe everything I have in life, including my fabulous new home, to my parents (I know it's Father's Day, but as they say, behind every good man is a good woman!)
Another thing about my father is that he is a simple man. He does not like fuss, he does not need extravagance, and he shies away from the fancy and over-the-top. For this reason, our Father's Day celebration this year, as with every year before, were very simple.
Sunday morning I invited my parents to our house for a Father's Day fry-up! Scrambled eggs on lightly toasted sourdough rye, beef chipolatas, streaky bacon, fresh baby spinach, sauteed mushrooms (and I just this moment realised that my hash browns are still happily sitting untouched in my freezer!) washed down with Earl Grey tea.
It was such fantastic weather for the first official day of Spring, and after the meal my dad happily pottered around our back yard taking photos.
Later that evening, my parents and both sets of grandparents came around to check out the new house (which we are absolutely rapt with, by the way!) and we set off to the local Vietnamese restaurant (walking distance!) for dinner.
There are actually two Vietnamese restaurants right next door to each other, just around the corner from our house, so we have plenty of choice! The restaurant was hectic when we arrived with the line out the door, so I was very glad I'd thought to make a booking! Unfortunately there was a mix-up with the ordering, and we ended up having a riculous wait on the food.
When the food finally arrived though, there were no complaints! The serving sizes were very generous, and everything was very tasty.
How did you celebrate your dad? :)