Although we don’t have a lot of traditions, one of my favorite ones is the “no gift” policy for anniversaries and other special occasions like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Jon and I established this early on in our relationship, both confirming that we prefer to spend the day on an adventure than purchased gifts. As a result we have the gift of memories that lasts a lifetime.
After a Saturday away with the boys to celebrate the soon-to-be brother, Jon asked for a low key, unscheduled day for Father’s day and we delivered.
After a little extra sleep in the morning, we showered and packed up for the day and headed out to a late breakfast at a local diner.
We take up a full booth now.
The girls were awesome at entertaining themselves as we spent 20 minutes waiting for food (apparently Father’s Day is a popular day to go out to a late breakfast, go figure) and we made friends with the table next to us as the two parents looked at our girls and reminisced to their adult children about their younger years.
After breakfast we lathered up the sunblock in the car and met up with friends at a local strawberry patch for some berry
I was sure that we would get in trouble considering how many berries were consumed by our children prior to weighing the boxes. (As a tip to the orchard, I would advise weighing the kids themselves before entering the strawberry patch and then again after. I bet it’d really increase the profit margins.)
After filling our bellies, we headed to the grocery store to grab some non-berry foods and then the beach for some lounging.
and we headed home for some dinner and an early bedtime for everyone.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.