We were on the road for Father’s Day this year so Emily and the kids helped me celebrate Monday. I didn’t really expect much in the way of a gift so I figured the menu Abigail provided was just perfect. They asked me what my perfect meal was and they hit it pretty close. I guess I am a pretty simple palate, but I couldn’t really think of a better meal!
We have a bunch of raspberry bushes in our yard so Abigail was able to pick a great assortment of red and black raspberries for me. I think they were supposed to be an appetizer…at least I ate them before the meal so they surely worked that way! When I got home, the smell was awesome and the table was already cleared and set! It was starting off great!
After we ate, the kids took me back outside to light a fire in the new burn pit they bought me! I have always enjoyed sitting around a nice fire but in the city and with our yard, a regular campfire in the yard didn’t really make sense. We had to have a fire pit for me to feel good about it. They picked out a really nice metal pit and even bought some pre-dried wood so we could have a fire right away! I have been taking wood we cut around the house to the country so there isn’t a lot laying around the yard to burn…I’ll have to remedy that problem! Anyhow, we started a fire and had a great time roasting marshmallows for s’mores, the perfect dessert! Even after we were done eating and the fire started to die, Abigail sat around the pit a bit longer and talked about my childhood and all sorts of things. Only the mosquitoes drove us inside. I see many more nights around the old fire pit…I am glad to be a Dad and couldn’t be happier with how my family honored me!
Decorated by Abigail