Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

we are alive

After an intense weekend of competitive dance, including a back stage fire, we are grateful to be alive and out in the open air inhaling air and not hairspray.

my baby at a Detroit dance competition

I told her to purge the weekend of sequins and hairspray from her soul by performing her dances on the shores of Lake Michigan. She is so obedient it's hilarious.

both my babies

sweet william (I think)



12 responses

  1. Beautiful babies!

    March 26, 2012 at 11:25 pm

  2. Great post today. I really enjoyed your photos very much. Thanks for sharing.

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    March 26, 2012 at 11:47 pm

  3. Of course! What a great idea. You are the best mom ever. :D Funny thing is, I remember MORE, visiting Lake Michigan with a coat on than I remember visiting it with a bathing suit. Must be a Michigan thing.

    March 27, 2012 at 7:32 am

  4. Oh shoot… not lake michigan? What lake is that?

    March 27, 2012 at 7:33 am

    • melissakoski

      It’s the bay in Traverse City and temps are back down to Michigan spring norms. No more balmy 80 degree days this week (:

      March 27, 2012 at 9:25 am

  5. Congrats to your daughter winning that big trophy. Beautiful photos. :-)

    March 27, 2012 at 9:34 am

  6. louisva

    Glad to hear you’re alive. If it’s any consolation, it has turned cold here too (relatively speaking). I have one of those digital weather stations (yes, I’m a weather nerd) and it got down to 36 last night. Supposed to be in mid-30s tonight as well then a gradual warm-up. Might fine lookin’ “babies,” Melissa.

    March 27, 2012 at 10:19 am

    • louisva

      Should read “Mighty fine lookin’ “babies,” Melissa. I hate it when that happens. Oh, be on the lookout for a personal email. I took some good pics (considering the camera) of our cherry tree just before rain and wind ruined it!

      March 27, 2012 at 10:23 am

  7. Amy

    Love the pics and loved seeing you and K last weekend!! Enjoy your week!!

    March 27, 2012 at 2:24 pm

  8. what a great mom you must be! dancing and sequins purging! brilliant (no pun intended)

    March 27, 2012 at 10:54 pm

  9. Flowers are beautiful, but that smile is gorgeous. Shots of the children in the lake are breathtaking. Makes me long to be there dancing with her!

    March 29, 2012 at 6:53 am

  10. Oh my gosh, she’s adorable! Can’t believe mine will be that age…sooner than I think. Beautiful!!!

    March 30, 2012 at 12:11 am


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