What an absolute joy it was to share our first Father's Day as a family. We had such a fun fun day, enjoying time with GG and Papa (sort of) at the pool and having an absolutely fabulous time grilling out, just me, MKG, SMG, and jer jer. Afterwards it was a yummy treat from Peachwave and the interesting and compelling finale of The Killing. Lots to be grateful for yesterday.
Ok this is totally not meant to be a rant about my in-laws. Yesterday was just a little tense is all. They are wonderful, superb, great people and in the interest of this blog- here is what I am so so so grateful for in my adopted KC family.
MIL- always looking out for me, defending me, helping me with baby S in every way humanly possible. Loves her fiercely and loyally in a way that really is unmatched by anyone else in our extended family. Great caretaker and incredibly, incredibly generous.
FIL- the decision maker! a decisive, strategic, motivated, and introspective man who is above all else, the number one provider for his family. Would never let one of his children suffer and loves his three grandkids immeasurably.
BIL- such a sweet, sensitive, though mis-understood guy. He means well and is always ready with a helping hand. Good for a laugh and loves poking fun. Big help with Baby S and so so good with kids. We love you big D!
We had a fun day and while I was a pretty big brat it ended up being a wonderful day and I am so so so happy that I have a beautiful family and a wonderful home to create all these memories.
On to the next- I need some new appliances. Stove, dishwasher, and unfortunately- coffee maker is totally dunzo. It is a nice one too! Three year old stainless Cuisinart. Should not have died already! Hoping it can be salvaged somehow. If I had readers I would ask- what is a good stainless steel gas range that is affordable and self-cleaning? I need someone to come hook up a gas line too. Suggestions for a dishwasher?
Much love and thanks- RG