Happy Father’s Day from Desiree Hartsock and Maggie Sottero!

June 11

With Father’s Day fast approaching, we took some time to chat with Desiree Hartsock about the two most important men in her life… her dad, and soon-to-be-husband, Chris. Read below to discover some of Des’ favorite memories, life lessons, and more with these important men! Plus, see some darling family photos from the Hartsock family, as well as Des and Chris’ stunning engagement photos!

Happy Father's Day from Desiree Hartsock and Maggie Sottero.Happy Father's Day from Desiree Hartsock and Maggie Sottero.Happy Father's Day from Desiree Hartsock and Maggie Sottero.


Q: What is your favorite thing about your dad? Chris?

A: “My favorite thing about my dad is his patience and joy. With Chris, I love his adorable laugh and charisma!”

Q: What has been the most important lesson you learned from these men?

A: “From my dad I’ve learned that true happiness comes from love and family, not from expensive or materialistic things. Chris has taught me that you can never be too open.”

Q: What is one of your favorite memories with your dad? And while you and Chris have years of memory making ahead, what has been one of your favorites so far?

A: “When I was younger, my dad and I would say a prayer together each night before I went to bed. The things kids pray for is hilarious, but my dad was so great with each little request. I’m excited for the memories Chris and I will continue to make, but so far, my favorite has been his proposal. When he got down on one knee, I will never forget his shaking legs!”

Q: What is one of your favorite things to do with your dad? What do you and Chris like to do together?

A: “I enjoy watching TV or movies with my dad… He loved old Western movies, and it’s fun for him to explain what is happening. With Chris, I love to be anywhere overlooking water and just enjoying each other’s company. Some of our best moments happen just on our patio drinking coffee together watching the sunset, or watching boats on the lake.”

Q: What is one thing that you’ve learned to share a love of with your dad and with Chris?

A: “Sweets and chocolate from my dad! Chris and I both love to travel!”

Q: Finish the sentence, “Like father, like daughter…”

A: “I’m smiley, just like my father!”

Q: “Like boyfriend, like girlfriend…”

A: “I’m stubborn, just like Chris.”

Q: What are some characteristics that you admire about these men?

A: “When it comes to my dad, I admire his work ethic most. With Chris, I admire his whole personality!”

Q: Favorite trip…

A: “My dad and I took a road trip from Indiana to Colorado, stopping at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. My favorite trip with Chris would have to be Antigua.”

Q: Finish this sentence. “My dad/Chris makes me laugh when….”

A: “My dad when he tries to tell a joke, Chris when he tries to dance!”

Q: “My dad/Chris makes me melt when…”

A: “When my dad shares stories and his love for his children. Anytime Chris kisses me, I get weak in the knees!”