June is one of my favorite months…the kids are finally done with school, schedules relax a bit, and the excitement of Summer lies ahead! Plus, we celebrate our wedding anniversary (usually with a trip!), and Father’s Day.
Funny enough, our wedding day actually fell on Father’s Day 21 years ago. I remember thinking, ‘I can’t wait to have kids with this man!’ I just knew he’d be the best dad. And I was right!
Mr. SP is always game for everything from shooting hoops to deep conversations. He’s the one the kids go to with life problems because they know he’ll listen and give good, nonjudgmental advice. (He’s a therapist, after all!) He’s also who they ask when they want to go for donuts or snow cones…he rarely tells them No!
He’s the center of our family…the strength and the laughter! And all he ever wants for Father’s Day is an afternoon at home…swimming and cooking out. And maybe a nap and a round of golf! Ha!
And thanks to our new patio, the backyard area is our favorite place to be now! It’s become a true extension of our house, and the most popular ‘room.’
We eat dinner outside every night, spend weekends by the pool, and even have family movie night out here!
You know Macy’s is my go-to for all outdoor entertaining pieces!! They have an amazing selection, and the prices are always reasonable. I added a few more pieces for our summer entertaining, including this fun drink bucket with an attached bottle opener that coordinates with this serving tray.
Mr. SP or the teen usually mans the grill, so we gifted him a new grill set for early Father’s Day. The set is so well-made, and the wood handles are beautiful, but it’s still a great price!
The prep trays stack together perfectly, making it easy to transition from prep to serving.
Havianas are my hands-down favorite casual flip-flops! They are soft and squishy, and the rubber is not stiff (you know how some flip-flops are too firm, or too stiff between your toes…these aren’t like that!). I wear the rose gold and they’re a great neutral. They also last forever, I’ve had this pair for years.
You’ve seen this criss-cross one piece on the blog before…I have the solid black one! I couldn’t resist the colorful stripe on this one…or the great sale price! Wear the coverup open like a kimono, or zip it for full coverage. It’s a jacquard fabric with a fun flamingo pattern!
Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size 4 swimsuit, and small coverup. Flip flops are true to size.
We strive to keep Little Miss in modest swimsuits (it’s getting harder every year!), and she loves the athletic fit and open back of this Nike one-piece.
Mr. SP loves the fit and feel of the O’Neill board shorts, and has this style in several color combos. They hold up great for years, too!
I still can’t believe this backyard is ours!! We’re putting the finishing touches on it, and I’ll be sharing the full space soon! This year we’re celebrating Fathers Day in Greece, but I know the rest of the Summer will be spent out here!
How do you celebrate Fathers Day? What special requests does he make for the day? Macys is a great source for Dad’s Day gift ideas, and is having a big 20% off sale with code DAD, until June 16!
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*Photos by the darling Audrie Dollins. This post is created in collaboration with Macys and ShopStyle, but all product selections and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*