In honor of dads everywhere.

Dad,

My heart squeezes a little when I think about all that I've learned from you. Thank you for baseball and "Father of the Bride," for huge hugs and soccer balls. Thank you for carpools and awkward dancing, for Orcas Island campouts and the Blue Angels. Thank you for unconditional love, immense patience and always, always listening. You're the best of the best of the best.

xo Your Katie-kins.

This weekend, in true Seattle style, we are celebrating -- in my obviously unbiased opinion -- the most amazing father in the world with a baseball game and craft beer.

To all of the amazing fathers, grandfathers, step-dads (including my truly remarkable future father-in-law), uncles, and the men and women who have stepped in to play that role: my most humble thank you. This weekend is for you.

Kate McCarthyComment