Sunday, August 29, 2010

Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of a sister?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

waiting patiently......

My oldest daughter's (Shannon) due date was yesterday, and other than some cramping, it came and went w/ no true signs of labor.
We're all trying to be so patient, but Shannon has reached that point (if you're a mom you know what I'm speaking of) where the thought of going on one more day totin the little one around in her belly is more than she can stand! I think she's reached the breaking point.
I'm thinking today will be the day...hoping anyway.
Come on Cooper.....
we're all so eager for you to make your appearance!
Stay tuned :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

More Michigan Fun

Antique Yard Sale Trail

Along Beautiful Lake Huron
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
August 13, 14, 15, 2010

200+ miles of antiques, yard sales, and much more to explore!
From Sebewaing in the north to Algonac in the south, M-25 / M-29 follows the rugged and majestic shoreline of Lake Huron, then continues down the banks of the beautiful St. Clair River.
Many communities along the route offer unique shops, "antiquing," museums full of local history, and small diners for convenience and comfort.
It's not the longest yard sale, but it's a goody that's for sure! It's a beautful ride up the thumb area of Michigans Lake Huron coast.
I haven't been in quite a few years, and last time I went was w/ my sister, and we went on Friday, and came home late that evening, and then on Saturday we snatched up my mom and took her with us and made another day of it!
I found lots and lots of goodies on that trip.
Anyway, hub and I are gonna go tomorrow and we're taking Zoey with us. I hope she's not bored!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Michigan BEAUTIFUL Michigan

Just recently I went on a little mini vakay to the western side of the state to visit my Aunt and Uncle. We joke that their home is a B& it could easily be, as it's huge, historic, and they give the VIP treatment every time we visit!
We had a really nice time visiting, and while there we enjoyed seeing some of the beautiful sites Michigan has to offer.

They purchased this beautiful home a few years back, in horrible condition, but they've worked hard to restore it and it now is the nicest house in their little town of Fountain!

We went for a nice drive up highway 22 which follows the coast between Manistee and Traverse City. It was about a 200 mile drive (round trip) , and what a gorgeous ride it was!
We stopped at a look out site in Arcadia, and was it ever a site to behold! Our Great Lakes look more like oceans!

I climbed up the walkway to get these pics. Lots and lots and lots of stairs to climb, but so worth the trek!
It was breathtakingly beautiful!

The pics above are looking to the south, and the one below is looking to the north.
Lake Michigan is my favorite of all the Great lakes w/ it's beautiful sandy beaches and sand dunes!

There are so many quaint little towns along this drive.
Below is Lake Glen, an inland lake in the Sleeping Bear Sand dunes area. It was so pretty w/ the sand dunes in the background, and just over the dunes is Lake Michigan.

If you ever get the chance to visit Michigan, I highly recommend you do, and be sure to see Lake Michigan while you're here!