If we were having coffee…

You’d notice a bright twinkle in my eye this morning as I met you at the door. Our recently married daughter came to me with a request that I just have to share.

The newly weds are ready to begin a family of their own, and she has asked me to build a baby crib. While that alone is more than enough to get me excited, her words put the idea way over the top.

“Dad I want something special built by you that will become a family heirloom.”

I find it a great honor to be asked to build something that will be passed through the family long after I am gone.

My mind is racing through ideas, and I can hardly focus on projects I already have going.

Such exciting news!

If we were having coffee…

I’d ask how your past week went. Terrific I hope, but please do share.

If we were having coffee…

I’d have to apologize for the chaos in our dining room. I am packing for a week long trip, and have turned our table into my staging area.

I am traveling back to my childhood home for a week of fishing with my dad and wandering around town with mom.

It’s not often I have the opportunity anymore to spend a week with them, and I am looking forward to it.

Ice fishing gear and tackle temporarily rest at the base of a mountain of clothes. No, I don’t need matching outfits and accessories, but rather extra’s of sweat shirts, gloves and cold weather gear.

My laptop and writing notes are going as well, just in case I have a bit of down time to write.

Not to worry, there’s still plenty of room to sit and chat!

If we were having coffee…

I’d show you pictures of a most gorgeous sunrise.


The Michigan winter wonderland is finally in full swing. That means our frozen lakes are safe enough to travel across in the dark.


One of our daughters and I made it out to take in this spectacular sky as the sun rose over ice as far as we could see.


We both stood in a silent reverence as the scene unfold before our eyes.


As the colors of the sky dissolved into day light, the time to turn our attention to fishing was at hand. This was our home for the day.


We were warm and toasty as we watched the underwater world through a small port hole drilled into the ice.

One of these days, I’ll share some pictures of the what we see looking down into the lake, but for now I must excuse myself.

I still have final preparations to make, gear to pack, and a few hours of driving lay ahead of me.

May your week be stellar and full of good things.

Next week if my jeep is not yet back in it’s place next to Mama’s comfort cruiser when you stop by for coffee, please excuse me.

I plan to make the most of my trip out of town and just might not make it back in time for our weekly coffee. This time of year, even the weather plays a big part in travels around the beautiful state of Michigan.

It would not be the first time I asked my beloved Jeep to eat snow drifts for breakfast! She’s always more than willing to take up the task, but it does slow my roll a bit.


6 responses to “#weekendcoffeeshare

  1. Thanks for stopping by and joining in!

    I can’t imagine contending with the snow day in and day out, but it’s really beautiful.

    And your story about your daughter made me smile. That’s a lovely request!


  2. If we were having coffee, I’d probably tear up a little at your daughter’s request – what a wonderful gift you will be creating – a crib which will house generations to come. It truly is a lovely thought. We have a similar crib in our family. It’s been fixed and modified over the years, and is cherished. I’d also tell you how beautiful the photographs are, and how nice to share the experience with your daughter. I miss those moments with my own father. I hope you enjoy the trip, and thanks for the coffee! 🙂


    • Thank you for your kind words. And yes her request even made me a bit misty eyed.
      I treasure every second I get to spend with any of our children as they are all nearly grown and sprouting their wings.
      I hope your coming week is a great one!

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  3. I hope you have a fabulous trip. I love that heirloom story, too. Thanks so much for joining us for the coffee!


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