Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Father's Day 2009

This weekend my dad came to visit to attend a family reunion (more on that later) and we finally gave him the gift for Father's Day that we've been working on for quite awhile.... well, that Ryan's been working on.

When we were in Paris we found the apartment that my dad lived in as a missionary... and Ryan photographed it with his wide angle lens. He created this beautiful canvas print of the building.

My dad told us that each morning they would smell the deliciousness of the breads and pastries baking from the patisserie below... but they were too poor to buy anything, so they'd make their own pancakes which inevitably turned out too hard to eat... so they'd throw the pancakes out their second story window like frisbees. Oh, the glory of missionary life.

Before we gave him this gift, we loved it. After he opened it and we saw that he loved it too, we loved it even more. Happy Father's Day (only a month late)!

**What's one of the most memorable gifts you've given?


Beckie said...

Ryan does some amazing work with photography. Does he ever sell it?

Linn said...

That is the sweetest ever and I love the picture of Stan! He is the best and I have such happy memories of our fun day together while we still lived in SD. Have I ever shared with you my favorite picture of him with our little guy? It is too cute!

Lisa R.D. said...

Beckie: He does sell it once in awhile... you can see more on his photography blog (www.ryanharperphotography/blog).

Linn: I don't think I've seen the picture of my daddy-O with your little one... I'd love to though!

Kristi said...

That turned out beautiful!! I love it when you can come up with those wonderful gifts that have such a wonderful meaning behind them.
This Father's Day I gave my dad a tile with a quote on it from his father, who recently passed away. The quote came from my Grandpa's own biography and talked about having an eternal family! I almost couldn't wait until Father's Day to give it to him!

emilyw said...

What a fabulous idea! And it's beautiful too! Great job Ryan!