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Happy Post: Dads

MarlaMeridith.com celebrates Fathers Day 2011

Today’s post Β is a shout out to all of the dads out there. Whether you are a seasoned pro, a newbie or a wannabe. This is a tribute to you. Big hugs to dads today, this is second in a series of Happy Posts. What are you all up to to honor the men in your life?

Parents kissing daughter at wedding ceremony

Mom I don’t want to leave you out. It is you and dad together that have made me the happy person I am. I feel blessed for each and every moment I have on this Earth. Remember all of these wedding photos? Great memories huh!

Y’all see my hubs to the far left? He was there too sillies it was OUR wedding afterall……

MarlaMeridith.com celebrates Fathers Day 2011

One of my biggest fans is my dad. I am one of his greatest admirers too. It’s about time he gets the spotlight on my blog, what better than to share him with the world on Father’s Day! My dad has always been there for me.

I have amazing memories of my childhood. My formative years were spent growing up on Long Island. In the summers we fled to my aunt and uncles organic dairy farm in Devon, England. That is my little girl in the photo, she looks a lot like me as a kid.

Green John Deere garden Tractor

Don’t let the wedding photos deceive you. My dad is a really casual guy. It is not often that you would catch him in a suit. In the way that I live in Lululemon he lives in Levi’s and plaid shirts.

My dad always wanted to be a farmer, but instead he is a dentist. That is why he loves his John Deere tractor. He has the best of both worlds. Teeth for work & tractor for play. Go figure.

Little girl with grandfather and big milkshakes

He makes an awesome grandpa too. Thank you for that. Our kids adore their Grandma and Papa. My kids especially love when you take them for milkshakes at Ruby’s. ‘Cause we are all about the food over here.

To my hubs, you are a dream come true……most of the time πŸ˜‰ No really you always have my back and I have yours. Without you raising these kids would be a much bigger challenge than it all ready is and not nearly as fun.

Father holding two small children

Hopefully one day my little guy will be a great dad too. For now he is precious as my small little nugget.

Pre school boy in blue paisley shirt playing soccer

If there was a dessert from my blog I think you guys would love today I would go with thisΒ cherry crisp. Just for you. Can we enjoy it together over the web?

Healthy homemade baked crisp with cranberries and cherries.

Or perhaps this Maple Apple Upside Down Cake

Healthy whole grain breakfast cake recipe with maple apples.

Either way, life is sweet. Happy Father’s Day.

*kisses* xo

Father’s Day Links

~ Marla Meridith

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43 thoughts on “Happy Post: Dads

  1. I would love to enjoy that cherry crisp over the web, or in person. It looks sooo good!

    And what a super sweet post, Marla, to your dad and also to your hubs. Yes, raising kids alone without a partner would be one of the hardest things EVER. I cannot imagine it and so glad you have your hubs there to help you and that you each have each other’s back.

    The pics of him with your kids and you and your dad….are all great. I love posts like this πŸ™‚

    1. Hey Averie, love your Father’s Day post too. Especially what you say here:
      “Because I am the β€œparent on duty” day in, day out, I may not always be the β€œfun” parent based on just having to live life and get things done.”
      My hubs id definitely the “fun” guy. Though we both keep the kiddos outta trouble πŸ˜‰
      Hope you guys have a most wonderful day!! xo

  2. I absolutely love this post! The family is gorgeous, I so remember the bond a daughter has with her father and you are so lucky to share these fabulous memories… I miss my dad so much… You really have it all, talent, good looks from your dad and the most precious of all your own gorgeous creations from you and your hubby! Blessings to all today and always… xo

    1. Claudia, I am touched by your sweet comment. I am happy you took the time to share that with me πŸ™‚ I am grateful for every minute I have with the people who touch my life with their love & kindness. It is people like you who inspire and encourage me to be the best I can be. Blessings to you too! Have a wonderful Sunday. xo

  3. Thanks for sharing pictures of special times in your life, Marla! And boy, my dad would LOVE to be enjoying that cherry crisp today. Cherry desserts are his favorite. Can’t blame him – they’re a favorite of mine as well!

    1. Liz, I am wishing I had that cherry crisp right about now too! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday, with your dad??

  4. Marla, what a sweet tribute to your dad and hubby! Your daughter looks so much like you and your son is adorable too! What a beautiful family, so supportive of each other. BTW, your cherry crisp looks especially appealing today!

    1. Thanks so much Allison. Funny to be “exposed” in my wedding dress on my blog. Never thought I would post those photos here πŸ™‚

  5. What a sweet tribute to your father and the little and big men in your life! Lovely post, Marla. I’ve so missed keeping up with your blog during this crazy busy, hectic time in my life but I’m glad to visit again and see what I’ve been missing! You’ve been sharing such lovely, yummy treats this season and I can’t wait to see more. πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Georgia, it is great to see you again too. I have missed you. Hopefully you guys will have a wonderfully relaxing summer after your big move. Can’t wait to see what you will be cooking up too!