Friday, June 17, 2011

Sand and Sea Sunday - Fathers Day

This past week was pretty gloomy and rainy but that didn't stop the kids and I from taking our morning drives out to the lake.
These are just a few pictures we took of the dense fog coming over Lake Michigan.

The marina almost looks haunted but in a romantic kind of way.
I am the only the that sees that?

This little one now comes with us, she does not do very well all alone yet.
I am pretty sure she is enjoying herself.

I also wanted to say Happy Fathers Day!

This is my dad, still skiing at the age of 69!
(my mom still skies too but she would hurt me if I showed you, maybe one day she will let me.
Love you mom!!)

Thank you daddy for all you have done for me.
You encourage me
believe in me
walk beside me
catch me when I fall
pick me back up
dust me off
guide me
love me no matter what

You are my hero
my rock
and I will forever be 12 in your eyes and you know what, I am really ok with that now.
I love you more!

Linking up to Sand and Sea Sunday at the Gypsea Nurse!



Two Shades of Pink said...

I love your lake pictures and what a sweet tribute to your dad! Loved this post!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your lake pictures are gorgeous! What a wonderful place! I can see why you even visit when the weather is gloomy.
Your dad totally rocks!! So awesome that he still water skis!

beachcomber said...

it's good to see the area where you live. the lake is beautiful!! lovely photo of you and your dad.
cheryl x

Anonymous said...

I love the picture of you and your dad, just gorgeous!!!
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Low Tide High Style said...

Such beautiful pictures Michelle, but none quite as beautiful as the one of you and your Dad together...that one is my favorite!

Kat :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love the pictures you took! The foggy marina is wonderful. You little guy looks so cute hanging out the window.

Your dad is great on skis. Way to go dad! My dad played tennis into his 80's. I did not inherit that from him though.

Ann said...

Oh I love your images...
but I love how you express your love for your Dad the most ♥

tinajo said...

Your dad is a cutie - and I really enjoy these pics! :-)

It´s raining here today so I´m glad I was weeding and such yesterday - makes it OK to just stay inside today..! :-)


Deborah said...

Michelle those images of Lake Michigan are truly beautiful!!! Oh how Id love to go there!
Baja is adorable ..he makes me smile!
And your father looks like he has a heart of gold...I know he does sweetie!
Love the two of you together!!!
What a precious post of your love for him!!
Love you sweets!!

Deborah xoxoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I did not think it would happen, but it did. I wept when I saw how you thanked your DADDY. I called my dad that 'til the moment he died, 25 years ago, two weeks from today. TODAY is when my mom passed. May you treasure every second with this gracious and most athletic man. I cannot believe how BLUE Lake Michigan is dearest! You are living in paradise! BISES MA BELLE! Anita

simone said...

Hey there, Happy sunday my friend. Wonderful post.

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

what a sweet pic. of you and you dad. I don't have my dad anymore. Looks like you are close - what a blessing to have his love and wisdom in your life. Love the 'sand and sea' shot too!

Tonya said...

Beautiful pics & a beautiful post! Great one of you & your dad!! So sweet! Hope you have a great day my friend!

Martina said...

So romantic the misty marina! And the picture of you and your dad is amazing! You're so pretty Michelle! Happy fathers day!

At The Picket Fence said...

Beautiful post Michelle! And I agree about the marina has that melancholy look about it which is always somewhat romantic too. :-) Have a great day my friend!

Love of the Sea said...

What a nice post and tribute to your father. Hope you are having a great weekend so far.

Cindy Adkins said...

Aww, how precious! I hope your father has a wonderful Father's Day!

Jessie said...

Great pics Michelle! My new job is on the I get to see Lake Michigan every morning also. And the fog in the marina IS hauntingly romantic!

Love your cute little doggie chillin' with her head out the window.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!:)


blessedmom's simple home said...

We went to the beach this week, and it was so cold and overcast that I didn't take a single photo. I love that photo of you and your dad :)

Cat & Cricket said...

Love your post!
What great photos of you both...
And you too use one of my sayings...
"I love you more..."

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dear Michelle
What a lovely tribute to your 'Daddy'!! and beautiful shots of your lake and surrounding areas.. I love that shot of the marina.. and yes do get what you see.. it looks like a fishing port from some bygone era....

Once again I can't get over how much you look like my other friend Michelle..! hehe..

Have a lovely week.. ciao xxx Julie

Vicki said...

The picture of you and your Dad is so sweet. Great shot. I love your foggy pics and that water in the skiing picture is so pretty! Can't believe he is still out there at his age! What a cutie the little Doxie is...hope she liked the lake.

Heaven's Walk said...

Hey sweetie! What beautiful photos of the lake! That fog really does make it look mysterious and spooky - but just awesome. :) That pic of Baja just melted my heart. You can see the lonesomeness in her eyes, yet - poor little thing. And your dad just rocks! Holy moly! :) That photo of you two is just adorable.... ♥

xoxo laurie

Jenni said...

Hi Michelle~

Those are gorgeous pictures of the lake! And that was so sweet what you wrote about/to your dad! What a sweet picture of the two of you, too. :)

I hope you all had a lovely weekend, and a great Father's Day!


Desire Empire said...

I think he must be a great daddy to have bought up such a beautiful girl. The way you have described him is so sweet.
Have a great week.
Best Carolyn

A Cottage Muse said...

LOVE the photos of you and your Dad Michelle, he is quite handsome!!

Natasha said...

Wow, your dad is quite amazing isn't he? Hope his day was fabulous and that you all had a wonderful day too.

Best wishes,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet one,

GLEN LAKE? Wow, it is one of the bluest American lakes I have ever seen! We have marvelous lakes here, strewn all over the Metro area, let alone the entire state of Minnesota, but none so blue. Enjoy your trip up North with everyone! I trust your Sunday was splendid! MUCH LOVE TO YOU MICHELLE, Anita

Sizzle and Zoom said...

It does look very romantic in a ghostly sort of way in these beautiful photos that you took. Wonderful photo of you and your dad. Have a great week.

Jessi said...

so pretty! I love beach grass :)

Burlap Luxe said...

Beautifully said, a perfect Fathers day!!

I so get you about the marina, and being or looking haunted!! I use this term all the time, That I want all the pieces in my life old, weathered, chippy, rusty, and hauntingly beautiful!! I sooo get you my dear :)

Thank you for the beautiful photos.

Marie said...

Omigosh Michelle - your dad is still a water skier? Good for him that's amazing! My Dad on the other hand is 73, and can't even walk a block without huffing and puffing. Your photos of Lake Michigan are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

ooooooh!! lovely pictures!!!! :)

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

the photos of the marina and the pup...LOVING.

and what a lovely tribute to your dad! hope this finds you well, ma belle.


Kelle Dame said...

Awww! Such a sweet post! I love that your dad still skis at his age! So inspiring! Your photos are just gorgeous too! Hope you're having a great week!

Rose West said...

It's nice to know I'm not the only one who thinks gloomy misty days are beautiful too :)

Kirsty said...

These photos are brilliant! :D

A Rosy Note said...

What great photos, Michelle! I love the one of you and your dad together...the one of the dog is pretty darn cute too :)

Anonymous said...

Your dad sounds like an amazing person. I hope to be skiing at his age.

Oddly, misty gray harbors brighten my mood rather than turn me melancholy. I appreciate gray more as I become older.

beth said...

Lovely post. Great to see your dad skiing. He's only 4 years older than my hubbie, who is also a water skier.
Beth x

Laura said...

You're the sweetest ever, Michelle...and I find soooo romantic that picture of your dad and you!!

Debbie said...

Hi Michelle....LOVE the picture of you and your Dad. He sounds amazing!
Great shots of the lake. The fog rolling in looks very cool.
Counting the days down....
Debbie said...

The pics of the lake are superb - I love the foggy look, it IS romantic!

What a sweet photo of you and your's just adorable.

Hope you get a chance to come over and enter our "Celebrate Summer" giveaway for a pair of Beach Glass Earrings.


koralee said...

Oh what JOY.....Father`s are such a blessing. Your images are beautiful. xoxoxo hugs

the fishermans cottage said...

What a lovely post :) and you photos are amazing x

becky said...

What? It's Wednesday and I just arrived at your blog for Father's Day? The days are flying past...cute Dad, you're so LUCKY!

Rene said...

This is such a sweet post Michelle. For starters, your sweet puppy is morning her loss. My heart breaks. And your dad still skiing? That is an inspiration in itself. Lake Michigan is beautiful!

The French Maid said...

The most DIVINE photos...I want to pack my beach bags NOW!
I'm your newest follower!
--Lee Ann

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love the pic of you and your dad...soooo sweet!!! Hope you are having a great summer:)


rebecca said...

omg what a perfect shot of your pup! so sweet. isn't it cute how dogs get excited over the littlest things?


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