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Happy Father’s Day to my daddy and ALL the magnificent men in the universe that take on the role of fathering. Even though it can be a tough job at times, fathers step up to protect and provide for their families. I am grateful for the gift of my Daddy, who I think is absolutely AWESOME. He is a fantastic father, a good-natured grandfather, and a hard-working husband. Without fail, I can count on my father to be there when I need him. He is smart, creative, and has a terrific sense of humor. He is always game for trying new activities and foods, going on adventures, and taking selfies.

Yesterday morning, my hubby and I drove to the south shore to visit my parents. We all went to eat lunch together to celebrate my daddy. Since he was the guest of honor, we asked him to choose the restaurant. He selected Desi Vega’s Prime Burgers & Shakes located on Hickory Avenue in Harahan. I was excited because I have only eaten there once with my fabulous friend Michelle, and this restaurant serves delicious burgers, chili cheese fries, and shakes.

We arrived at the restaurant at the perfect time because there was no wait. Both of my parents ordered The Soprano burger. My daddy ordered it with cheese and my momma ordered it without cheese. My hubby ordered Desi’s Turkey Burger, and I built my own burger. I chose a veggie burger on a wheat bun with a slice of pepperjack cheese, tomato, pickles, and mayo on the side. I also added a squirt of ketchup. All of our burgers came with fries; however, I had to order chili cheese fries since I didn’t eat at Bud’s Broiler during my scrapbooking weekend. Everyone enjoyed their meals. I only ate half of my mine and took the other half home.

Even though the restaurant makes yummy handmade shakes, we did not order any this visit. Instead we headed over to PJ’s in River Ridge for some coffee and more conversation. We had a pleasant day, and I am so grateful for the time I spent with my hubby and my parents, expecially my father. He is one of the good guys, and I am blessed to have him in my life. We have made many wonderful memories together, and I hope we have many more years to make new ones.

Today, dear reader, my boys and I will celebrate my hubby and their father. Son #1’s girlfriend Kayla and her son Landon will also join us for the day. My hubby will grill ribs, burgers, and hotdogs for lunch. It will be a laid-back day at home with the focus on family. A shout out to all the fathers out there who provide care, love, and protection for others and remembering all those who are watching over us from heaven. Happiness!

Milton (aka Daddy) and Baby Kat

“As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.” ~ Psalm 103:13

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Dad and KatHappy Father’s Day to all the dads out there who have earned that phenomenal title “father” in some form or sense of the word. A special shout-out goes to my daddy, Milton Walters, who I think is absolutely AWESOME. Yesterday, he, my hubby, and I spent some time celebrating him. Barry and I drove to River Ridge to pick my daddy up and take him to lunch. He chose Bobby Hebert’s restaurant on Veteran’s Blvd in Metairie. We started off with an appetizer, Fried Eggplant Sticks. My daddy and I both ordered the Bobby and Deke’s Mardi Gras Pasta (shrimp, crawfish tails, bell peppers and onions in a creamy alfredo sauce), and Barry ordered the Cajun Cannon Redfish (sautéed redfish topped with crawfish & mushroom cream sauce; served with vegetable du jour). Everyone enjoyed their lunch choices. Next, we visited Cold Stone Creamery for ice cream: Coffee Lovers Only for my daddy; Strawberry Blonde for me; and Peanut Butter Cup Perfection for Barry. YUM! Afterwards, we headed over to PJ’s for coffee and conversation. As a Father’s Day gift to my daddy, Barry made reservations to take him on a tour in July of the PT-305 in New Orleans. That particular boat also holds special meaning to Barry because of his own dad who is no longer with us. Apparently, he did some work related to that type of boat during World War II.


Kat & Barry 2018

@ Superior Grill

The other man in my life that needs some Father’s Day love is Barry. He is the father of my two incredible sons, Andrew and Barry, Jr. and works hard to provide for his family. After we dropped my daddy off at his house yesterday afternoon, Barry and I drove to St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans and checked into the Best Western Plus St. Charles Inn. Surprisingly, we were not celebrating him for Father’s Day. I wanted to see the author Matthew Pearl at Octavia Books last night, so Barry volunteered to take me and suggested we spend the night since we could get a free stay using his travel points. After the event, we went back to the hotel and walked over to Superior Grill which is on the corner next to the hotel. Since we had eaten huge lunches and ice cream earlier with my daddy, we opted for chips and salsa with our margaritas. It was a low-key and relaxed evening. It was a terrific way to end an already amazing day.


This morning, Barry and I woke up early, ate breakfast at the hotel, and traveled back home. He is spending today relaxing. Our boys have decided to get Barry an accessory for his grill which he uses all of the time. In fact, he is grilling burgers this evening for dinner. I hope, dear reader, that those of you who have a father or father figure in your life get to spend some time with him this weekend or in the near future. And, for those of you who have had your father called to his heavenly home, I hope you get to spend some time in remembrance of him. He will always be a part of you, and his memory is worth celebrating. Happiness!

“Dads are like chocolate chip cookies; they may have chips or be totally nutty, but they are sweet and make the world a better place, especially for their children.”   ~ Hillary Lytle


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