Ryan, you are our rock. Our encourager, our provider, our spiritual leader, our protector. I have to pinch myself every day that God chose me to be your wife. I feel incredibly blessed to be your partner in crime. We have the most beautiful babies who absolutely adore you. They miss you terribly when you are gone and get so excited when you come back home to us. They love their story time with dad and to run and flip over you. I love to watch the little boy come out in you when you are playing with them and laughing hysterically. Your bond with our baby girl is the sweetest relationship that I have had a front row seat to and it is just beautiful. Your boys admire you and look at you like they’re staring at superman himself. Your unwavering faith in our Lord during the good times and bad is something I am constantly striving to achieve and you are so faithful, supportive and encouraging to me. You have unconditional love for us. We are so grateful and thankful for you. Thank you for being our husband and father. We love you! Happy Father’s Day!
We are just three weeks away from Father’s day! For some reason it always sneaks up on me, but this year, I already ordered Ryan’s gift from the kids and have something in mind for my dad so I feel like I’m way ahead of the game. I asked Ryan to sit down during some down time over the weekend and put together some of his favorite things along with some items I found on Amazon, because, prime. We all need prime in our lives. Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift is always so hard. I feel like shopping for men is way more difficult than women. Anyone else feel that way? I hope that this gift guide helps you find the perfect gift!
Today is such a Monday. We had the best Father’s Day weekend, but like most weekends, we were pretty busy running all over and we are now all getting sick…days before we leave for the beach. Did you notice my man-like voice in my instal-stories last night? I was definitely singing base at church yesterday. I feel like this happens every time we try to go on vacation. It never fails. We either get sick right before or during our trips. So, I will be loading up on orange juice and bananas over the next few days and praying this sickness away!
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This Father’s Day is sneaking up on me! Thanks to some of my favorite brands, Ryan has already been really taken care of, but I still have some shopping to do for the other men in my life – my dad and Father-in-law! 😉
I have picked out items for all budgets. Some nice gifts are included and some other really affordable gifts if you are on a budget! I know I am! For Father’s Day I love to get the men something to wear and one of their favorite snacks. It’s a fun combination and I know a way to every man’s heart is through his stomach, so it typically makes them happy. For my dad, that is sunflower seeds and for Ryan’s dad, that is cashews.
Our Father’s Day weekend was full of lots of sweet memories this year! I have the best dad and husband and loved having a good excuse to celebrate them. We enjoyed lots of family time and I got in a good bit of extra rest which was a good thing. Last week was a little rocky and I’ll be honest, kind of difficult. After being put on partial bed rest and having another little scare on Thursday, I was told to take it very easy. No lifting, lay down as much as possible, etc. Ryan was out of town on Thursday when I had my second little scare, so it was a hard day with the babies. Thank goodness for my in-laws who kept our kids overnight for us on Friday which allowed me to get a lot of rest and we even got in a quick date to our favorite restaurant!
This Father’s Day weekend was a good one! Friday night we stayed in, popped popcorn and watched a movie. It was So. Nice. On Saturday, I went on a little mini shopping spree where I bought myself a new book and then stumbled into Dillard’s where they happened to be having a sale! I snagged a tank and dress from Gianni Bini at 65% off and bought Ryan some blue seersucker shorts at 40% off! I felt like I hit pay dirt!
Saturday night, we celebrated Father’s Day with my dad and also celebrated my sister-in-law’s birthday! We ate a delicious meal at Olive Garden (my cheat meal for the week) which is my favorite! Give me all the pasta!
Father’s day fell on the first day of summer which was appropriate because it was beautiful and HOT outside. We spent the afternoon at Ryan’s parent’s house where H and his cousin played really hard. They are so adorable together. When we pulled in, H ran to his cousin chick flick style – arms outstretched. It was precious. It also happened to be national wear your Lily Pulitzer day! I wore mine on Saturday night, but Rae took part in it as you can see. 🙂 My little preppy diva!
|(Rae is not a fan of the sunlight. haha)|
Late Sunday afternoon, we got a phone call. Someone wanted to see our house. Yes, we officially put our house back on the market last Monday and we have already shown it twice! Y’all please pray it sells quickly! It has been 15 months since we listed it (the first time) and we are hoping after taking it off the market for a month and now listing it at a lower price that it will sell. Fingers crossed.
All of the dads in our family were spoiled this weekend! It was a blessing being able to be with all of them.
How was your Father’s Day weekend? Did you do anything special?
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With Father’s Day only a few days away, it has got me thinking a lot about my dad and what a wonderful person he is. He has always worked extremely hard and provided for our family. He has been there for all of our big moments and he has loved his children unconditionally.
When looking for a husband, I subconsciously found a man with these same qualities. Ryan is a wonderful Christian man. He leads our family and he pushes me to be a better person every day. He is so hard working and has loved me unconditionally. Let me tell you, I am not always easy to love. He has such a servant heart and is always willing to help anyone who is in need. From helping my sister with her homework to doing yard work for widows in our church, he is always happy to help.
His kind and loving spirit made me extremely confident in his ability to be a father to our children. Two and a half years ago, if you told me we would have two children right now, I would have laughed at you. During our struggles to conceive Hampton, (other than God) he was my pillar. He kept my spirits up and encouraged me daily. He loved me when I was in a miserable place. He helped me through the most difficult time of my life. He was and is my anchor.
Watching him become a father was the most precious thing. He loves our babies so much. He plays with them and is always more than willing to help out with them. He watches Sophie while I run during lunch. He bathes Hampton when it has been a long day. He loves to spend countless time with them and is so patient when Hampton wants him to read the same book ten times in a row. It is a beautiful thing to witness.
Needless to say, I definitely wanted to get Ryan something special for Father’s Day this year! Because we are going on a cruise in 7 weeks (not that I’m counting), I decided to put together a Nautical/beach themed gift basket!
I drove up to Hoover to visit the Galleria and ran into Macy’s where I purchased the Nautica Life Gift Set! The scent is wonderful and reminds me of the sea with a romantic twist. The gift set includes two fragrances as well as aftershave balm and shower gel. I can’t wait for him to wear it! I also included a pair of sunglasses, swim trunks and sunscreen. Instead of using an actual basket, I put everything in a duffle bag because I know he will use that a lot more.
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Who is the anchor in your life? What are you planning to get your father or husband for Father’s Day?
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