A Father’s Day I Won’t Soon Forget

I had a great Father’s Day this year.  Based on the fact that I’m writing this post a month after the fact just goes to show how memorable the day truly was.  The day started off on the golf course with my dad and brother.  This has become sort of a tradition and one that we really enjoy.  It was a beautiful day (at this point) but it was a bit slow on the course.  We decided to just play 9 holes and have a leisurely lunch.

I got a nice note that a good friend of mine Tom Whittaker had mentioned me on his blog about Father’s Day.  Tom’s an awesome guy and it really made my day to hear such nice words.  If you’ve got a few minutes get into Tom’s head by reading his blog here:  www.tomwhittakerblog.com

My in-laws live in a community with a huge lake in the middle.  Last year for Father’s Day we got both families together and had a great big cookout.  This is perfect for A and I as we both get to spend time with our dad’s (and families).  It worked out so well last year that we decided to do it again this year.

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The Crew Down By The Lake – Before The Rain Came

Everything at the lake started off perfectly.  The boys were having a grand time playing in the water and on the beach, the grill was kicking and everyone was enjoying the afternoon.  There were a couple of rumbles of thunder off in the distance  but it looked like it was going to blow over.  PLUS, Dick Goddard said it wasn’t going to rain so we were golden.  Yeah right.

The heavens opened up just as we got everything off the grill.  We did the flight of the bumblebee trying to get everything packed up in the car before we got soaked but to no avail.  It was just raining too damn hard.  So… I found myself rolling a grill down the street back to my in-laws house in the pouring rain. We recently fixed our garage door, which I highly recommended garage door repair, so seeing as everything was already cooked & prepared, we decided to set up shop in the garage and continue our cook out.

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The Gang In The Garage – After The Rain Came

While it was a little bit unconventional, I can’t remember a Father’s Day where I had a better time.  I really can’t think of a better way to spend a day than with my wife, kids, parents, in-laws, brother, sister-in-laws, brother-in-law and grandfather.  Can’t wait to do it again next year!

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A Happy Dad On Father’s Day

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