a sandy father's day and a proposal

Father's Day for Matt this year was pretty much the biggest failure on my end. I neglected to get him (and even my own father!) a card. I forgot Matt's gift at home. And he had to change his fair share of dirty diapers. I did skip my morning run so he wouldn't be alone with three kids (that's my story and I'm sticking to it), and Dom said "da" for the first time so... does that count?

Anyways back to the beach it was! Which is no small feat!!! Carts and chairs and umbrellas and towels and toys and oh my!!! The only way to survive this is with beverages and then a dip in the pool. Again. We are predictable are we not?

All the dads and non dad love to pick crabs. Like for hours. Like get crab shell in their hair like it. So what better way to celebrate them than letting them pick those crabs? With beer and corn on the cob and mac and cheese (and chicken for those who don't like to work for their food - me). 

And then the moment we have been waiting for since we learned of his plan a few weeks ago!!! The Proposal!!! Dan had Letty hand Heidi a stack of photographs of their friends and family (and pets) holding silly signs saying "say yes" or anything along those lines. Then he said some nice things I can't remember like partner and love and best friend while I was playing paparazzi and Steve photobombed practically every shot. She did say yes. Thank God Reg (the dog) now has an honest man for a father! Shortly afterwards Heidi's brother and sister-in-law and baby showed up to join the celebrations. These photos do make it seem like the baby is their's but no, baby Silas would be their nephew. 

So yay!! A proposal! A wedding! Woohoo! Congrats to the happy couple! We all love you and wish you nothing but the best!!



  1. well isn't this the sweetest! also tell matt that he and i are gonna recreate our crab-vaganza as soon as i get back up there and we're gonna grab that net and catch that beautiful bucket o crabs from baltimore then feast. while you watch and get grossed out by the mess :) this was the most random comment ha.

    xo cheshirekatblog.com

  2. Dan had crabs for Fathers day too!
    Dom and Syd are so cute!!! You guys are so lucky with how many cousins are the same age!
    and congrats to the newly engaged couple!

  3. Great pictires!! Steve photobombing never gets old.

  4. What a great proposal!! YAY!!!

  5. Yay!! How exciting :)
    Also. those beach babies.

  6. Dom is soooo adorable. Those cheeks! Such a cool proposal. Congrats to the happy couple. :-)


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