What Better Way to Spend Father’s Day

What better way to spend a sunny Father’s Day than on a boat?

Pretty Day

A little after 10 a.m., my mom, dad, Ryan and I took my parents’ boat out to cruise around the Gulf of Mexico and test out the new mask, fins and snorkel I got yesterday.

My sister was actually taking a scuba certification course all day, so she wasn’t able to join us. 😦 (We have a trip to the Keys planned in a couple of weeks and want her to be certified so we can enjoy some family scuba diving! )

Though my sister couldn’t join us, we did have a stow-away on board… 

Me & Shark Bait

(Apparently the above picture was taken mid-lick. 🙂 )

Family Photo

My dad did a good job of taking us to an area in the Gulf where it wasn’t too deep so I could test out my gear.

Captain & First Mate

I wanted a hot pink mask, fins and snorkel set but settled on a hodgepodge of neon colors at the scuba shop yesterday since they didn’t have my size in pink fins and the pink mask and snorkel sets were a weird muted pink.

Gearin' Up

I think I will try to get a variety of color into my scuba gear as I get myself some more supplies. I’ll be Rainbow Bright the scuba diver. 😉

Splish Splash

How Cool Do I Look?

Sadie got a little jealous of all the fun we were having in the water. Once she was suited up, she was ready to join us for a dip!

Ready for a Dip

Swim, Swim

Days on the boat are so much fun!

Why do we have to work? Every day should be spent like this! 😀


We arrived back home from a fun day of boating with hungry bellies.

We quickly made sandwiches and enjoyed some fresh fruit on the side.

I had a chicken salad sandwich on a multi-grain sandwich thin with a side of fresh pineapple.

Chicken Salad Sandwich

Taste of the Tropics

The pineapple was so sweet and perfectly ripe. I ate a bunch!

Once our bellies were full, Ryan and I packed up our bags and hit the road to head back to Orlando.

Now it’s time to unpack and get organized for the week!

31 Responses

  1. You guys are all so cute! I wish that is what I was doing for Fathers Day. 🙂

  2. I love Sadie’s life jacket!!!
    Looks like you had a great day

  3. Awwwwww – such lovely pics, Julie!
    I´m sure you had a great time this afternoon 🙂
    Wish you a wonderful week, girl!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,

  4. aww that doggy life jacket is adorable. Looks like a really FUN day!

  5. That sounds like so much fun! And Sadie is too precious!

  6. Aw that looks like so much fun! I’m jealous since I was sick in bed all day 😦 But apparently my dad had a great day back home so that’s all that matters on Fathers Day!

  7. You have such a gorgeous family! I got a huge kick out of your dog’s life vest. Too cute!

  8. Ooh I love mango! And keep fighting that recovery battle because you can do it and you deserve to life a great life!

    • thank you but i’m not sure what you’re talking about… what recovery battle???

  9. What a FUN day!!!
    I wish I could snorkel without water getting stuck in my ears for days afterward…

  10. Sadie’s life vest is AWESOME!

  11. Looks like fun! What kind of Dog is Sadie? We have a lab and swimming is his life!

  12. Awww- LOVE Sadie’s little jacket- so stinkin’ cute 😀
    Sounds like you had an awesome day!!

  13. I love Sadie’s life jacket. Perfectly girly and cute.

  14. I am so jealous!! I absolutely love pineapple, I just wish my stomach could handle it.

  15. Looks like you had a blast!! My parents used to have a sailboat on Lake Michigan… I totally miss it.

    I love that Sadie loves the water!! Piper dog won’t jump in. But she’s scared of everything, so whatevs.

  16. I love days on the boat!!! And I love the little doggy jacket, so cute!!

  17. That dog life jacket is HOT – where can I get one?!

  18. We spent father’s day on the boat too 🙂 I don’t think there is a better way to spend it…Where did you get Sadie’s life vest?! I need to get my new puppers one but I want to wait until he grows a bit so he doesn’t grow out of it…

  19. Like your other readers, I love your dogs life jacket! And a day spent on the water looks so fun! I haven’t been to the beach in YEARS… med school has taken the life out of me… 😉

    Only kidding… but that water sure does look nice…

  20. Looks like a very fun day!! Lovin’ the sadie in her life jacket pictures as always 🙂

    Cute suit too!

  21. Please tell me you sang “I’m On a Boat”…at least in your head. 😉

  22. I just found your blog through Rachel (Lifestyle Diet) and immediately fell in love with Sadie! I have a vizlsa, too! Aren’t they the best pups?? Looking forward to reading more from you!

  23. Boats are the best. :] And aww, look at Sadie’s cute little life vest! Is she not a good swimmer? My friend has a boat house and her golden retriever that she’s had for more than 4 years now just finally got the guts to jump off the dock into the water last weekend! We were all so proud of the little chicken butt, hahah.

    • she’s actually a fantastic swimmer, but we just do the life jacket thing for our own peace of mind just in case something (like a current or something?) were to come out of nowhere… safety first! 🙂

  24. There’s nothing quite as entertaining as seeing a dog eat a big gob of peanut butter. Diving Fins

  25. hi there…snorkeling is always fun, especially if done together with family.

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