Happy Father's Day

Fathers mean a lot to me, even though I didn't grew up with one. Technically, I had no father but thankfully God gave me a grandfather. My grandfather Jacinto ( my son is named after him) is and has been my father figure, and boy he continues to be such an inspiration for my siblings and I. His qualities of honesty, hard work, determination, optimism and most of all faith in God, have always been a role model for me. 

I'm so grateful for the amazing men that God has placed in my life. When I met Mark Walter my husband, I knew that I have met the one for me. It was weird because I have always valued and admired my race and culture and the last thing I wanted was to marry an american boy( I've always been counter culture). This man, my husband, has been my angel on earth. Sometimes, the angel frustrates me, but most times he melts my heart. His heart, his mind, his character are unmatchable to me. I have never met a man more caring, loving, kind and smart. His devotion to his family always impresses and inspires me as well as his faith. 

It wasn't until I met his family on that special Christmas, that I truly understood him. Who can raise a precious child? Answer: a precious family. Gary, my father in love(law) and I hooked up instantly. It was my first time experiencing the snow and he was so gracious and charming about, never making me feel like this ignorant third world child. He told me all about banana nut muffins( I was very into them for a while), the wedding we were heading to that day and who knows what else. All I know is that he is the kind of person you always feel comfortable being yourself while he is being himself too. Such a charming guy! I heart you Gary.

As I see my son grow up and his personality shine, I take note of how much he is like these three very important men God has placed in my life and my heart rejoices. So full of thanks I am today, I just want to say happy father's day!!!

Went to Market Bar at the Ferry building. Gary had flown here for two days to spend time with us. It was so much fun getting to share a few of our favorite things to do here in the city. Mark Jacinto loved the fresh strawberries he got at the farmer's market. Is that you smelling fruit? haha.

That day we went to the park and then headed to the Children's Creativity Museum for some lego building, our beloved karaoke, crafting and carousel. 

A goofy picture of us. Silliness is default mode in our family, you are never too old to be silly.

I absolutely loved sharing this with my Ohio family. Aunt Michelle singing with the kids and grandpa engaged with the children's favorite spots just plain melted my heart.

After many hours of play, I promised we had at least three hours between brunch and dinner ;-), we headed to My China at the Westfield Mall in Market street. Ok, all I'm going to say is.. you have to try the Kung Pao chicken when you come here. Simply divine. The softness of the sautèed peppers, the crunchiness of the peanuts, the mildly spiced huang fei chilies, and the pan fry chicken....fireworks in your mouth. Oh, and don't forget the pork tacos here. Highly encourage you to try it. 

Dominika, mi amor, your faces in this post crack me up girl.


Thank you for reading and hope you have a wonderful father's day.