Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Hey Dads out there! Hope you have a great day!

Lots of love to the three most important fathers in my life...

My own Dad, Marty, who in addition to instilling a great love of Disney in my life (see below), is the perfect gentleman with a wicked sense of humor, a strong work ethic and character, and a great love for my Mom and us kids. He was the first person who taught me how to face challenges head-on and to pick myself up and make beauty from the ashes when things went sour. I never give up, because he never has.

My Father-in-law, Jim, who raised five children and is the most humble servant I have ever met. No matter how inconvenient, there has never been a single time that he's said no when I called in need of assistance. And he makes some incredible lemonade. Which I wish I was drinking here in Shanghai right now! (Photo from our last night in America during our visit in February.)

And of course, the father of my own children, Michael, who goes to crazy lengths to keep our family healthy, happy, and whole. We celebrated him yesterday on Saturday by going to a brand new Texas BBQ restaurant called Stubb's, based out of Austin, TX. Steaks and smoked, grilled, meats are expensive everywhere, but the price here in Shanghai means we don't eat as much beef as Michael would like. But June is a bonanza for him... both Father's Day and our anniversary plus a surprise date night on the first of the month after payday. Stubb's was amazing, and being right off our Metro line means I suspect we'll be going there more often (much to Michael's great joy!).
Once again, Happy Father's Day to all you dads and dads-to-be, as well as all those men who step in and positively influence a younger generation. You're doing a great job, so keep it up!

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