Dads: Theme Thursday

You guys.  I have like 4 seconds to write this post, and it. is. killing. me.  I have so much love for my dad, my father in law, my grandfathers, my husband.  I want to wax philosophical and say all the important things about all the dads, but I just can’t.  Please forgive me.  It’s not for lack of love, I promise.

Two of my favorite dads: Kevin with our niece and goddaughter Gemma, and my brother Luke with his godson Zeke.

Also, this one.  Taken on the same day.  Please note: beer, seesaw, playground.

It’s a happy shot, but it’s only incredible if you know what’s happening on the other end of the pushmepullyu seesaw:

Dads bring joy.

Okay, I just cannot acknowledge the 3 other most important dads in my life.  Packing will have to wait.

My Grandpa Bill.  He passed away 4 months before our wedding, and it was the only sad thing about that day.  He was an absolutely incredible man, and I love and miss him dearly.

My dad on last summer’s camping trip, teaching Gabe how to… something to a crayfish.  This photo, taken on my old and terrible camera, just melts my heart every single time.

And last but certainly not least, my father in law, who is one of the most generous souls I’ve ever met.  This was taken last summer at the 4th of July parade.

To all the dads: Thank you so much for all you do!

Now head over to Clan Donaldson for more Daddy love.

P.S. To all the linkers, I am so so so sorry, but I’m going to be away from my computer for the next few days. I hope to catch up next week when I’m awake in the wee hours of the morning due to the dreaded jet lag.


  1. Great photo tribute!

  2. Micaela,
    The title of your blog grabbed me at Cari’s link up! Very cool.
    First of all, I LOVE this post. It’s funny b.c I did much the same thing with sharing pics of my Dad and then pics of my hubby with the kids ( no bro or grandpa shots though and sadly I never knew any of my grandparents. Only through story.And my kids have never know their grandpas either…but interestingly, I can’t write much about THAT b.c it is still so emotional for me.)
    I also have a parade shot…I guess Dads, parades, fun, playgrounds, happiness all go together!
    Pls don’t worry about stopping over at all. You have your hands full! I don’t envy you the task of packing, but I have a feeling that once you’re settled, you’ll be thrilled with the move.
    I am looking fwd to coming back and reading more about the family. You have a great writing style.
    Good luck!

  3. Love the seesaw joy pictures! And good luck and safe travels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. That picture of your dad and Gabe? Love it. SO, so much.
    Safe travels, Godspeed, and see you on the other (State)side!

  5. This is beautiful, Micaela, you spoke plenty. And I agree, the crawfish pic is heartmelting. Happy Travels!

  6. “something to a crawfish” LOL! So sweet, all those papas.

  7. Wonderful tribute, great pictures!
    Safe travels!!

  8. Love the seesaw pic!! Have safe travels!

  9. Wow – you are amazing. I wish I could do that in 4 seconds. 🙂 I love these photos and your stories. Thank you for sharing!