We did dinner, his choice, Saturday evening at our home. He wanted to grill hamburgers so after I made a huge grocery trip, I shoved him out the door for a long run so I could get some treats together, locking the door behind him. I thawed a bag of ready-to-eat shrimp and Hayden made the cocktail sauce. I made a jaeger sauce and bread to dip in it. I had also purchased some of his favorite goodies that I rarely have in the house: pretzels, peanuts, BBQ potato chips. Bailey put the cherries and a “pit bowl” on the table and he made the adorable “Happy Father’s Day bab” and “We love you, bab” signs. (Lower case bs and ds still trip him up.) We placed the toppings and condiments there as well. I was THRILLED to get to use some of my new Pampered Chef serving items.
When Matt came home he found the door locked and a family who made him hide his eyes as he passed through the dining room to get a shower. When he came out, he was AMAZED at the sight! Let’s just say that by the time dinner was ready, the shrimp were gone and we barely finished our burgers. We didn’t touch most of the goodies on the table, but at least Matt had his choice of what he wanted to eat… and all those things were to HIS liking!
This morning we gave Matt his treats. Bailey had made him a special Lego creation and they had all made him cards. We have this deal… if you have something you want then you ask for it… that way on Mother’s/Father’s Day you get something you’ll want. (Remember my ShootSac?!?) He needed a carry-all bag and some sunglasses. I was more than happy that he knew what he wanted. I tried to find something authentically German but had no luck… No worries, he was happy with his gifts!
After a great church service and a fun lunch at the PX we headed home for a LONG Sunday afternoon nap. Then we loaded up the coolers and left for the “ChapelNext” picnic at the Volkspark. The skies looked so ominous that we were hesitant to even go, but we made it. The rain never fell but we about froze to death out there! Parker had on 3 layers and Matt and I were wearing coats. I’m guessing it was 55 degrees or so, with a cold wind. (I loved it but was none to disappointed when we headed back to our house to play cards with friends.)
My husband is the most precious friend on earth and I am so glad he is my best friend. He loves me and shows the boys that he does. I am honored to be married to him and so blessed to watch him as he interacts with our children. What a blessing they have in their father.