Today is kind of a big day. Today is what I like to (jokingly) call my Dad’s “Old Man Birthday.” That’s right….today my Dad is turning 70 and Fiancé and I are in town to help him celebrate. And yes, Boyfriend is now Fiancé and since I feel so weird and even a little pretentious typing out the word fiancé all the time – he will now be referred to as “Dude” (per his request). So as I was saying, Dude and I made a special effort to make sure we were able to spend my Dad’s birthday with him. For me, it was especially important to be there. I mean this is the man who taught me how to bake and has in so many ways shaped the person I am today. While most girls like to say, “I’m turning into my Mother” – the phrase you’re more likely to hear out of my mouth is, “Holy crap, I’ve turned into my Dad.” I usually say this about once every couple of months to Dude, who whole heartedly agrees with my statement.