Friday, March 20, 2009

The Best Souvenir

Husband and I had an amazing honeymoon on a Mediterranean cruise, almost 2 years ago. Everything about our trip was near-perfect. (And the few slight mishaps make for funny stories now!)
When Husband and I got back, my only regret was that we didn’t pick up a small piece of art to display in our house to remind us of our trip.
My Dad, who had recently taken up painting, happily offered to try to paint something for us. He asked me what I wanted it to look like, and I sent him a picture of some sea-side buildings in Mykonos, Greece. (For the record, I think it’s impossible to take a bad picture in Greece because everything is so scenic!)
Here is the picture I took. And here is my Dad’s incredible painting! We have it proudly displayed in our kitchen area, where we can see it at every meal. And my Dad cleverly used the frame of an old television to make the frame for the painting.
I enjoy telling people about it, just as much as I enjoy looking at it. In fact, without any prompting or related conversation at our breakfast party, I pointed at the painting and volunteered, “Look! My Dad painted that for us!”
I’m glad that we didn’t end picking up a painting in Greece because the one we have now is so much more meaningful.
My Dad’s birthday is coming up, and I just wanted to thank him for being such a wonderful (and talented!) father.
Happy Birthday, Dad!

12 comments:

Lindsey said...

Wow!! That is the best souvenir!!!

Leslie said...

Happy birthday to your dad!

I would love to go on a Mediterranean cruise.

Bluebird said...

I'm a little jealous of your honeymoon! And I agree...I think it is impossible to take a bad picture in Greece. I've never seen a bad one.

Your dad's picture is great!

Tasha said...

Just stopped by your blog and think it's so cute! Great picture and painting!

LarramieG said...

Your dad recentlytook up painting? Amazing that he didn't dabble in it before? Lovely artistry filled with love.

J and J Acres said...

Wow, that is a great souvenir!! Not only does it remind you of your honeymoon, but it's also a great gift from your dad!! He's very talented. Happy Birthday to him!

loquita said...

I am dying to go to Greece, that sounds like a wonderful place to honeymoon. And what a great gift, the most precious gifts are always the homemade ones, without a doubt.

jlc said...

Ahhh I'd LOVE to go to Greece!!


Omg and can we NOT take a honeymoon at the SAME EXACT time. Hahaha! I JUST POSTED about this on my blog.


Well not your honeymoon of course. ;)

The Mrs. said...

how nifty! What a handy, talented dad you have.

hope he has a happy birthday!

TaraMetBlog said...

wow great painting indeed. How nice to have the up as a memory.

nanny said...

Oh that painting is wonderful!! Solar and I went to Greece and it is just one of the highlights of my life!!! Wish I had a painting, would he paint me one?????

Ann M. said...

Great picture, and painting! You are both very talented :)