Monday, August 15, 2011

to michigan, to michigan, to play at the beach

happy face

beach boys

sand dance




at the top of the dunes
at the top of sleeping bear dunes

sleeping bear dunes
this was actually banks' best shot, believe it or not

the descent
the best part of the dunes: running down at top speed!

We returned from our trip to Michigan on Saturday. It was a blissful two weeks of picture perfect summer.

Lots of frog catching, salamander hunts, BEACH, walks through the forest, cousins, ice cream, fireflies, marshmallow roasting, and all around fun. And all of that sandwiched between lots and lots of driving. Ben and I even got away alone on a little side trip to check out residencies. Perfect.

We miss it already but it's good to be back home in our own beds. Benson starts school tomorrow and Ben on Monday. Crazy!


Randy said...

Someday we may need to join you in lovely MI for vacation. I loved Bank's water wing thingies.

laura d said...

Love the pic's! for not taking too many, you sure got some good ones. way to go. Someday I might vay-cay in MI. perhaps if you move there we'll come. it looks suuuuuper fun!

Rachel said...

Gorgeous pictures! What a fun experience! I'm so happy to see so many.

Good luck to the school boys!

Anonymous said...

It was so good to spend time with you guys! I am sad you are gone, but yes I agree about the own beds thing. Such relief when you settle into your own bed! Your pictures are beautiful. Good luck getting the boys off to school! Love you!

Pam said...

Gorgeous pictures!!!! Love them, love you. Miss you all...good luck in school everyone!

melissa said...

who are those kids? they're all so big! congratulations on having a summery summery time. sometimes it's hard to make sure your summer is summery. (or is that just me being lazy?)

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stephanie joy said...

Roman's tasty cheesy grin on the top of the post kills me!!!!!

Anyway I responded on my blog, but thought I'd do it here too in case:

Carrie- I have no clue what it is like to raise three boys and do it as well as you so you take your time on whatever family plan you can handle! That's what we are doing. Taking our sweet time. It's good to just be able to breathe and enjoy the sweet kids we have instead of always thinking about what's next. That's what I keep trying to tell myself anyway.