|Can you tell I like this?|
With that in mind, I decided that I would ditch the electronics for most of the day (I did glance at my email a couple of times during naps and quiet time) and concentrate of giving Lukas and Annabelle my full attention.
It turned out great, too as Lukas and I played an extended game of tag in the morning, and Mrs. LIAYF and I loaded up the kiddos to go on an afternoon picnic and hike in the afternoon. We also stopped off at a local playground where Annabelle had her first playground swing action! We then rounded out the day, of course, with grilled brauts & beer ( for dad, not the kids).
As I mentioned earlier that this was a great idea, and it ended up being a very satisfying Father's Day. I'll leave the getting away part for another time.
|My Influential Male Role Model|
But the celebration didn't start for me on Sunday, but rather on Saturday as I traveled home to our family dairy farm to see my own dad and to drop off his Father's Day gift. My namesake has always been a terrific dad and a stellar all around man too. He is someone I have looked up to ever since I can remember, and easily the man I admire most in this world.
So when the folks at Keurig sent me a note saying they were looking to honor influential male role models and asked if I would like one of their coffee makers to give to my Father, I jumped at the opportunity to give one as a gift to him. He loves coffee. He loves things that are easy. Boom, sold!
|They look perkier already|
I get a ton of requests to do reviews and giveaway's here on the blog, but rarely will actually do so. However, the reason I jumped so quickly at this opportunity is that I have my own Keurig Platinum Plus brewing system, and I know how easy and convenient they are to use.
I'm actually the only coffee drinker in the house (Mrs. LIAYF doesn't even drink decaffeinated tea - because there is too much residual caffeine in it) which makes having the ability to make quick, single cups of coffee at the press of a button a godsend.
Last word I received, both my Dad and Mom were really enjoying dad's gift, and were as happy to see me on Father's Day weekend as I was to see them.
All in all, Father's Day weekend for me was a huge success. I got to spend quality time with Lukas and Annabelle, see my own dad, and enjoy plenty of rare Seattle sunshine.
I'm sure glad I don't have to wait another year to do it again.
*Full disclosure. As I mentioned, I received products from the Keurig corporation, but they didn't ask me to write about it here. I voluntarily did so because I fully endorse the K Cup brewing system.