Happy Father’s Day

Happy Fathers Day to my wonderful husband. You inspire me as a parent. I love watching you love and care for the girls. Even though the girls love your cooking more then mine, the clothes you pick out more then the ones I pick out, the way you do their hair more then the way I do it (and how you’re gentler then me), and your surprises more then mine…I’m ok with that. I love that they love and adore you so much. You’re a great daddy. Thanks for all you do for me and the girls.

Happy Father’s Day to my father. You are an inspiration to me and I feel you’re the reason I pursued a career in nursing. The example you set before me all the years I lived at home, made a huge impact on my life. You show love to everyone you meet, and you take the time to care for those who need extra care. You also gave and give so much love to mom and our family. Your listening ear when I experienced friendship trouble or boy problems growing up, was what got me through those tough teenage years. I always knew you’d listen without judgement and that your advice would be solid. I love you so much and I’m thankful for you this Father’s Day. I’m also thankful that the girls have such a great Pappa.

To my father-in-law, Happy Father’s Day to you. I wish we lived closer, but I love the times we do have together. You are a wonderful father and grandfather and I appreciate all you’ve done for your family.  We hope we can see you again soon, because we miss you and Nona so much. We love you!

On Father’s Day, I tried my hand at bacon, egg and tomato sandwich’s  on English muffins. They were actually pretty good, and I felt good about that considering Doug’s an expert chef and always makes me a fancy breakfast. In addition, I put together a pretty delicious Bloody Mary to accompany the breakfast sandwiches. After breakfast, we took a bike ride downtown, and on our way home we decided to swing by Nolan’s Pub for a Father’s Day afternoon drink. Unfortunately, Nolan’s wasn’t open yet. But, when we arrived home we found a 6 pack of Summer Shandy and a bag of Reese’s cups by the front door. We finally figured out that it must be a gift from Ted, one of Doug’s BFF’s.

Thanks Ted
Thanks Ted

Then the girls were ready to give Daddy his gifts. The gifts consisted of a few kitchen supplies, a new cooler and a cookbook with grilling recipes from around the world. The cookbook was his favorite.


At that point, we sent Daddy away for an afternoon massage, and the girls and I shopped for dinner ingredients at Fresh Market.

The afternoon was spent relaxing on the dock before dinner with summer time drinks in hand.

The highlight of Father’s Day for Doug (or at least that’s what he told me), was spending time in the kitchen cooking with his girls. We gave him the option to go out to dinner (since I’m no chef), or to stay home and cook together. He preferred the latter, and it was a wonderful time. We never cook without music, and the music of choice was Italian. It brought life to the kitchen. Sophie helped chop chives and Sara sautéed mushrooms, zested a lemon and seasoned the tomatoes. They had so much fun together, and I had fun watching them. This is probably one of my favorite things to do.


After the meal was complete and the girls sampled everything, we sent them off to bed/quiet time and Doug and I enjoyed a lovely dinner together. The final meal consisted of a tomato mozzarella salad to start, lobster tails with lemon butter and risotto, green beans and steak with sautéed mushrooms.  Someday I’ll cook the whole meal baby! Someday.

Happy Father’s Day my love. The girls and I love you so much!