Hey, folks, I'm back--twice in one week! Which is good, because I have a ton to catch up on.
Our big summer event was a cross-country drive to Utah, so we thought--If we have to drive west anyway, why not drive a bit north and visit some of our favorite people in Michigan?
No joke--I hate packing. We planned on picking up Christian from work and heading out, which meant I had all day to stress about whether or not I had everything we needed to be away from home for a while month. By 3:00, we were off, with 6 hours of driving ahead of us.
We stayed with our buddies, the Wesels, while in Michigan--which was awesome, because in between catching up with all the friends we needed to see, we could spend our evenings chatting and playing games and watching stupid YouTube videos.
For our first day in Michigan, we headed down to Silver Beach--our favorite spot on Lake Michigan. It was a gorgeous day for the beach--warm, nice waves, and I loved playing with the kids in the water.
We spent 3 hours playing frisbee with the old group, and some people drove in nearly 2 hours to play with us :) Christian had a blast--it would have been worth driving to Michigan for frisbee alone.
Afterward, he visited with the family of his coworker. They had a 4-wheeler and a large property, so the kids got to swim and fish and explore while we talked with friends.
That evening, the Wesels hosted a bbq with friends from the ward, including an old college friend, Bill Fredricks and his family, who recently moved to Kalamazoo. Good food, good times...a good reminder of all the things we miss about living there.
Next up--23 hours to Utah, and a month full of fun!