Father’s Day + The Best Surprise

I’m trying to be better at writing in the evening and scheduling posts for the next morning so I can have a post Monday - Friday. No one is asking me to do this, but it’s something I’ve been wanting to do, so here we are. 

Its getting late and the world is quiet, like it nearly always is when I write my posts. Von fell asleep just a minute ago and I haven’t moved her to her crib yet. It’s one of my favorite parts of the day.

Father’s Day 2019

Griffin and I celebrated Father’s Day and mother’s day with a fancy homemade dinner the other week, but yesterday we went to this funny little restaurant in Lakewood called Casa Bonita. We went with Griffin’s parents. His dad had been before and warned us that the food was not great but we had to go for the experience.  

When we first entered I felt like I was about to go on a ride at Disneyland, the way the line was set up.  

Griffin’s dad was right. The food was not great. But it was okay enough that we ate what we got.  

We also watched some of the divers dive into the pool they had and Von was just wide eyed, taking it all in. I should have taken some pictures because it was definitely a weird and fun experience.  

Today Griffin stayed home from church because he’s got a nasty cold. I went and taught his primary class.  

After church Von took a long nap and I worked on my book, but more on that this week.  

When Von woke up, we FaceTimed my parents to wish my dad a happy Father’s Day.  I’m going to Utah in a few weeks with Von and it will be my first time flying solo with her. I’m a bit nervous but also really excited about the trip. We started talking about my trip and my dad said “and you know where I’ll pick you up right?” I was slightly confused, I was thinking, maybe we’re going to ride the train home from the airport? And then my dad said

”from Denver”  

it took me a second before I said “wait what?” And then I started crying because I’m a cryer.  

My dad decided to surprise me and fly out that morning and then fly back to Utah a few hours later so I don’t have to fly to Utah alone with Von.  

I feel so blessed and grateful and it takes off a lot of stress. We’ve flown with Von before, but I haven’t flown by myself with her. My dad was going to just surprise me at the airport, but they didn’t want me stressing too much that morning so they told me! Best surprise ever! 

I’m so grateful for my dad and for Griffin. They are both amazing fathers and I’m so glad they are in my life. I’m so glad we got to celebrate them and all fathers this weekend. 

Now I’m feeling pumped and ready for the week ahead, I hope it’s a good one for you too.