Yesterday was a day filled with celebration. Ryan and I are blessed with families that get along with one another and are actually friends. So we don't have to spend the day divided between two places or by ourselves. We all got together to eat and love on our dads at my in-laws house. (I hate the word in-laws, it has such a negative connotation. My in-laws are actually great people. I have no crazy stories about them because they are truly like a second family for me.)
Anyway we had chicken salad sandwiches for our get together. Ryan loves his mama's chicken salad. He can eat it for days on end and gets really excited when we are invited over for dinner when she makes it. So it seemed fitting that we have one of his favorite meals for his first father's day. I love that our families can sit and talk and enjoy each other's company for hours on end. Our siblings all play games with one another and our parents have great conversations. It truly warms my heart to see the great big loving family that my little girl was lucky to be born into. There will never be fights about having to go to the in-laws' house, or having to see the dreaded mother in-law. One less conflict for us.
Anyway I digress. Ryan ordered himself some new computer parts for his gift. It saved me the stress of shopping for him (he's impossible to shop for) and it gave him something he truly wanted. I did get him a nice card though. I went to shutterfly.com and made him a card with Sarah's face on it! How awesome, I am now obsessed with this site. I could spend tons of money on that site if I let myself. Ryan really loved the card. We took pictures of Daddy and Sarah together to memorialize his first Dad's day. It was a day filled with love and fun.