a weekend for doug

we actually started to celebrate father’s day last sunday when we took doug to cora’s for a sunday brunch. definitely a good idea to go the weekend before – much less crowded and a chance for us to spend time alone as a family. i’m not complaining about our get-to-gethers with extended family but will admit i’m somewhat selfish of our own time. it’s more relaxing, less work and we can be less guarded.

father’s day weekend usually includes doug’s birthday since it’s normally around the same time. chaeli, doug and i had some nice steaks for dinner on friday (his actual birthday), followed by a small, square, chocolate-caramel cake. he spent earlier in the day golfing with a buddy.

chaeli and i did some shopping from black helmet apparel – an online shopping site with original designs for firefighters (and fans!) the clothes are comfortable with slick, edgy designs. plus, a portion of all sales goes towards charity.

we bought him a couple of shirts for his birthday. for father’s day, we bought him a hat and a pair of beer glasses.

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“Forced Entry” T-Shirt for Men

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“Firefighter Traditions” T-Shirt for Men

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Black Helmet Cap

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Pair of silver Black Helmet logo beer glasses

oh yeah – and while i was at it, i treated myself to a t-shirt for myself. a nice, v-neck, fitted top designed specifically for ladies. i assume it is meant more for women who are firefighters, but being a wife of one, i figured i could get away with it.

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“Fight Fire” T-shirt for Ladies

sunday morning, i made brunch for everyone – sausage rounds, eggs (over-easy for doug and i, scrambled for chaeli) and toast. just before noon, we packed up some marinated beef short ribs and garlic/butter shrimp for the grill at my parents place.

our late lunch/early dinner was crazy – cold korean style noodles, kalbi, fried rice, kimchi and garlic, grilled shrimp. too much food!

this father’s day was a special one for me – doug’s been an amazingly supportive partner (and he’s always been a great father to chaeli). hopefully, i was successful at spoiling him.


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