Unless you are sleeping under a rock in the Himalayas somewhere, I'm sure you know that yesterday was Father's Day. And if you didn't, I am sure you figured it out pretty quickly from all of your Facebook newsfeeds.
In typical Brian fashion, he made all of his plans and bought his own gifts. I must admit though, that this year he did a pretty great job.
I was however able to surprise him with one gift. On the eve of this epic day, after Chase went to bed and before B himself went to bed, I conspicuously changed Chase's shirt. I put a rockstar "I love Dad," shirt on. which if you've been reading for a while, you understand.
The following morning, we decided to go to the early service at church so that we could head out to grab lunch before the baseball game. One of my favorite pastimes is finding hip, little places to eat. Give me off the beaten path, options for both B and I (i.e. vegan and burgers:) with a cool environment and I am sold. A helpful new to me app that I absolutely love is urbanspoon. This helps so much and I can search on it for hours...good times, folks..good times. I found an absolutely yummy place to eat that satisfied us both. The name was Tap and Tapas and it was located in downtown Nash.
Brian was hesitant but trusted my plan. He looked relieved when he saw burgers on the sign outside. He had a stuffed burger with an fried egg on top and I had a portobello mushroom "burger" with fried eggplant straws. The food was excellent and it was the perfect place to chill before the game.
Once we arrived to the game, it was pretty hot. Chase was super excited to get onto the field AFTER the game, so I prepared myself to stay for all 10 innings. Luckily, the stands weren't too full and I could get all country and prop my boot over the seat in front of me...you think there is no leg room on airplanes...I could barely fit my legs in front of me!
We must be a lucky charm to the Sounds because they broke a losing streak and won the game. Chase absolutely loved yelling for each hit and sighing for each miss. It was quite adorable. And quite annoying for a grumpy, older lady in front of us:)
After the game, we proceeded to the field for father/son pitch. It was great watching B and C pitch and hit. Brian grew up going to these games with his dad and it was very special for him to not only go on this day but to continue on with this important tradition.
After we left the field, we were all pretty sweaty and beat. By the time we got into the car and started the AC, Chase was out in five minutes. That to us meant a pretty successful day. It really was one of the best days for dads that we've ever had.
So what were your plans for Father's Day? Any special memories with your dad?
General meditations on life and balance.