Hi from beautiful Orange Country, California. 🙂 Luke and I are having an amazing time here, with him training (US Champs surf contest starts Monday) and both of us connecting with old friends, and meeting new ones.
Before we dive into Father’s Day weekend, I wanted to share something that came my way this week. Of course Father’s Day is a special holiday that I always love to celebrate. It’s no secret how much I look up to my dad. Because of this, it’s so easy for me to be thankful for the kind, smart and loving father I have been blessed with, as well as the incredible Father in Law that my boys just honored last weekend. A good Dad is a treasure!
But one thing I know: Fathers are really hard to shop for! Really hard. (tell me you agree.) Every year I go a little crazy trying to think of something (anything!) that would make a great gift.
But one more thing I know: More than anything, Dads really do love to hear how we feel about them! (whether they show it or not.) When they’re all big and smart and capable, we forget that they still love to hear how we feel about them.
If you have an amazing father (or father-figure) in your life, I’m sure you want to find a way to honor him. Instead of trying to do something elaborate, why not focus on sharing kind words and memories that would make him smile. It’s these intimate moments that dads appreciate most. You can write a nice note, email, even text him a message to express a few thoughts. ( Guaranteed he’ll like it more than the ridiculous gifts they market for this holiday.)
Shutterfly recently reached out to me to share some Father’s Day quotes , so I am sharing a few here. I thought they might inspire a few of you to find some words to express yourself this Father’s Day. Shutter fly has also added categories that make it easy to find quotes for your grandpa, dad, uncle or brother.
Below are a few of my favorites.
In whatever way you choose to pay tribute to your dad, make sure it’s from the heart. Nothing matters more than the memories you create together, since that’s the greatest gift you can ever give.
Share in comments!? Any great words about your Dad you would like to share? Or any genius Father’s Day gift ideas? Let us know in comments!
Happy Father’s Day to all the great Dad’s and Father-figures in the world. Your presence means more than you can ever know!