New Farm Park, Brisbane

Monday, September 4, 2017

FATHERS' DAY

We just had a great weekend. Our girls organised a surprise visit to see their Dad on Father's Day weekend. They arrived on Friday evening amongst much laughing, hugging and kissing. Bill had a great Fathers' Day surprise. Of course it was a lovely surprise for me too. Carol flew from Sydney and Sonya from Melbourne. Sonya left the boys with Bernie for a bonding weekend for Fathers' Day. (hee hee).
We went for a walk in the forest before breakfast.

 We went to Bill's favourite restaurant, The Des Alps, for lunch.

Happy Father

I had a salmon Rösti Pizza. It was delicious and I had a Crepe Monique for dessert. It was filled with vanilla cream and topped with chocolate sauce. I ate it before remembering to take a photo. Too scrumptious.

So nice having lunch with our daughters we were taking photos with our phones.

The most wonderful, thoughtful daughters. We are so proud of them and love them to bits.

On Sunday it was time to say good bye as they had to get back to their families and their jobs. It was nice to get a family photo of the four of us together. We had fun comparing it with old photos like the one below.

When Fox saw this photo via FaceTime he said, "Grandma looks newer." (priceless)

Too soon it was time to drive them to the airport and say goodbye. Sonya wanted to take the weather with her. It was a sunny, warm Spring day of 27°C where as it was cold, windy and 12°C in Melbourne.
Bye bye my lovely girls until Christmas.

22 comments:

  1. Very nicely played by Sonya. Lol at you looking 'newer'.

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  2. What a great surprise and bet you all had a wonderful time. Like the newer you LOL. Take care and have a good week t'other Diane

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  3. don't kids say the cutest things? lovely photos of your family and i'm glad you had a great weekend. :)

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  4. How nice you have your girls at home for once without annexes (that's what a friend's mother called DILs and SIL's, lol) Looks as you enjoyed your staying together very much !

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  5. How wonderful. I'm not even sure when Father's Day (or is it Fathers' Day) is in the UK.

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  6. great surprise for your husband. Father's day is here always in June :)

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  7. Hello Diane, what a nice surprise for Bill. A happy Father's Day for sure. You have beautiful girls and a lovely family. Great collection of photos and new memories. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  8. I enjoyed seeing you and your girls together and glad you showed the older family foto. he he he on the kids bonding with their dad... a great Fathers day for all of you

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  9. What a wonderful surprise! There's no better gift than when adult children take the time to visit, I think. You have wonderful daughters.

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  10. Memories are made from shared times like this one you shared with us, Diane. You and Bill do indeed have lovely and thoughtful daughters. Looks like the weather cooperated as well and belated Father's Day wishes to Bill.

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  11. I totally agree with Bill of Tell's restaurant selection - "The Des Alps".
    That was one of my best recollections of get togethers and "reunion meeting planning
    sessions" when I lived in Brisbane. And I loved the food and if memory serves me right, the Swiss Beer?????
    Great that the girls were able to have a wonderful day with "William of Tell".
    Cheers
    Colin.........with the "Spots" going - thank God!

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  12. I loved all your photos Diane and what a lovely surprise for Bill! Des Alpes is my favourite restaurant so it was a pleasant surprise to see it mentioned in your post. I live a lot closer to it though, compared to you. I usually pick it for my birthday dinner.

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  13. What a wonderful surprise! I'm glad you had a wonderful weekend with your daughters. By the way, you still look fairly 'new' to me.

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  14. Love this post, Diane.... I KNOW how wonderful it is to see our kids...... What an awesome Father's Day for your Sweetie... He looked so happy just being with his GIRLS...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  15. "Grandma looks newer", what a classic expression. That looks like a great day of celebration with your dear daughters. The pizza looks delicious, I had not heard of a Rosti pizza before.

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  16. How lovely to have both your girls home Diane, such a gift. Great to see you all enjoying yourselves and the photos were super. I met a couple of guys from Sydney today, we had a 40 minute chat with them. Great fun and they were a couple of super nice fellas. Will probably post about it sometime in the future.

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  17. "Grandma looks newer" Hilarious A wonderful family and wonderful pictures old and new. How fantastic that they came all the way to celebrate fathersday

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  18. That's really nice! you look great newer and (less) new! And your daughters look so much like you.

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  19. What a happy time - these kind of surprises make great memories. (I'm catching up with you a bit after staying off the computer most of our summer.)

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  20. Will probably post about it sometime in the future.


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