We spent another incredible weekend with our families!
My father-in-law was away for the weekend fishing with his nephews, so my mother-in-law offered to watch Matthew on Saturday night. Allan and I spent our date night with movie and dinner. We usually do dinner first and then the movie, but this time we decided to switch it up. I hate that movie times are always scheduled
inconveniently so that timing dinner and a movie is difficult, especially if you don’t want to stay out late because you have church in the morning or a baby that likes to wake up at 6:30 AM. They should offer more movies at 8:00 PM, or simply do what we did and reverse the order. Movie at 5:30 PM and dinner at 8:30 PM… perfect!
We saw Super 8 and both really enjoyed it. I love a movie that has really good child acting. After the movie we enjoyed sushi at Fuji Ya, which has delicious, fresh sushi; but disappointingly does not offer brown rice. Our favorite sushi joint and the only place in Minneapolis that served brown rice sushi, Azia, recently closed and I am now once again in search of a nice sushi restaurant that serves brown rice. Any suggestions?
On Sunday we went to church as a family. It has been a couple weeks since we have been to church and had a very nice time praising God together. We were even blessed with piano-organ duets by Kirsten and Joni. Beautiful!
While Matthew napped I made a Father’s Day/Birthday German Chocolate Cake. Sunday was not only Father’s Day, but it was also Melissa’s birthday. She requested that I make a hers and my dad’s favorite cake: German Chocolate. I tentatively accepted her challenge… to make a low
er sugar and fat German Chocolate Cake that tasted just as good, if not better, than a store bought cake. From the praise that it received, I believe that I was successful. Later this week I will post the recipe and method that I devised.
You all know how I feel about this guy.
But I want to reiterate what an amazing, thoughtful and kind man that he is. I know that I am not a peach to live with, even though I think that I am most of the time. 🙂 Mister Peters washes the dishes even though he hates it, rubs my shoulders even though his shoulders hurt, puts stuff away in its place even when he just wants to be messy. He genuinely treats me like
the a princess that I am. I love you.
I also want to express my appreciation for my dad, Al, an incredibly amazing father. Yep, I married a man who has the same name as my dad. That has to say something about how wonderful my dad is, right? BTW, their names are not exactly the same, my dad is Alan (aka Al) and Mister Peters is Allan. Completely different, you see?
My dad and I are very similar in many ways and completely different in others. He has had a profound influence on the person that I am today and I thank him for that.
Dad taught me to always think outside the box – from a young age he fostered my creativity, teaching me to think about things spatially in order to solve problems. He has always lead by example, showing me to love and trust in God, no matter how difficult the situation. He taught me to love unconditionally, he has always told me to “love the person, not the sin” – the best piece of advice I have ever received. But most of all, my dad has always been my biggest supporter. No matter if I was singing in church, acting in the Christmas Program, studying for school or blogging – he has always believed in me and been my #1 fan. It makes me feel amazing every time that I hear him talk me up to others. I am grinning ear to ear right now just thinking about it.
I love you, Dad.
How did you celebrate Father’s Day?