Chip and his wife, Joanna, are expecting their fifth child (a baby boy due sometime this summer), which makes Father’s Day even more special this year. To mark the big day, the couple will celebrate with a few fun—and yummy—traditions. “The kids always pour their little hearts into homemade gifts, and I’d say there’s a pretty good chance I’ll wake up to the smell of Jo’s biscuits in the oven,” he says. “That’s a great day in my book!”
Over the years, Chip has loved seeing his kids grow up and develop their own personalities and passions. “I’ll never forget my first Father’s Day after our oldest son, Drake, was born,” he says. “I remember feeling such an overwhelming sense of pride and gratitude for being blessed with the gift of fatherhood, and those feelings have only intensified over the years.”
The holiday is also a time for Chip to celebrate his own father and reflect on their relationship. “My dad taught me about the true value of hard work," he says. "He taught me about the importance of honoring your commitments and pursuing your passions with a sense of tenacity." And he hopes to instill the same ideals in Drake, Ella Rose, Duke, Emmie, and their little one on the way.
"I’ve worked really hard to make these values a part of my daily life not just for me, but for the kids, because I really believe it’s less about what you do, and more so how you do it that defines your character," he says. "And I hope to pass all of those things on to our kids—just like my dad did for me."
All four kids have expressed interest in following in their parents footsteps and taking over the family business one day (with some already starting ), so he must be doing something right.