Traditionally, I have been told that it is difficult to shop for me, during birthdays, Christmas etc. Some have told me that it is because I am “hard to please.” Maybe that is one way to define it, but I like to think that it is more that I am a bit practical more often than not. What I mean is that I have a hard time getting a new pair of shoes for example, if my shoes are still in decent condition. So while I am thankful for gifts, I often times would rather money be saved. So having said this, I can completely understand the notion of being hard to please. To remedy this, Sonya and I have been trying to give one “big gift” that is considered our gift for the entire year of gift giving. Last year, I got a piano. This year I have had a gift in mind, but haven’t been able to justify it = hard to please right? Hardly! Sonya, for Father’s Day, surprised me with one of the best gifts that I have ever received. It is something that I have wanted for a long time, but couldn’t seem to justify it either.
An ice cream maker. I love ice cream! Funny thing is that my favorite is the simple flavor of vanilla bean. Every Sunday, including Father’s Day, that I have had the ice cream maker, I have made ice cream for friends and family.
This past Sunday I made Vanilla with Butterfinger mixed in.
I enjoy watching the ice cream forming in the maker.
Sonya got me this ice cream scoop to go along with my gift. Orange, as many know, is my favorite color.
Oh and did I mention that, Noah and Lyla love the treats that my little treat gives them each Sunday!