Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Our Lake Michigan Getaway 2015

Attention!  Attention!  This is be the world's largest and longest picture heavy blog post in all of blogging history!  Okay, well, I don't know if that's actually true or not. 
 
I just couldn't help myself when posting these pictures of our amazing time in South Haven!  We had so, so, soooo much fun!
 
I'll keep it simple; less words, more photos. 
 
Okay, here we go!
 
ARRIVAL
 
We used our bikes as our primary mode of transportation and it was pretty darn awesome!   
 
 
Now, to be clear, we didn't actually stay on Lake Michigan.  We stayed about a 3 minute walk away. 

There was a public access very close to our rental and, as you can see, it was gorgeous!
 





Look. At. That. View. 
 

 
DAY TWO
 
 Miss. Eliza's Birthday!
 
It was rainy, but we made the most of it be visiting the local shops, antiquing, and by going to a local bakery to find some goodies to celebrate Miss. Eliza's second birthday! 
 






 
DAY THREE
 
 Another rainy morning, but with a pleasant afternoon.  We went to a park after the rain had settled and did some more shopping!  We also waited for Grandma Terri and Grandpa George to arrive!
 
 


 
Grandma Terri and Grandpa George arrived and the kids were soooo excited!




 
*Grandpa George re-enacting a part of the book*  He's hilarious!


 
S'mores! 


Oh and Grandma and Grandpa brought a homemade pie and we sang Happy Birthday to this guy!
 

 
DAY FOUR
 
Beach time!  It was chilly, but the kids had a blast!
 






 
DAY FIVE
 
Another cool day on the lake.  As you can see, one child is dressed as if it were 85 degrees, while the other is dressed as if it were 32 degrees.  She maintained her stubbornness by refusing to remove her winter/spring clothing.  The actual temperature was in the low 70s.  LOL!
 
 
 
We had a sandcastle building contest.  Mine is on the left (red) and Jon's castle is on the right (blue).  Please vote for your favorite below.......clearly it's the one on the left.  ;)
 
 


 
DAY SIX
 
My world right here, folks. 
 
Oh and this is what Henry keeps calling his "school picture" for this coming school year.  Yeah, wish my luck with that one.  Haha.
 

He even has his sister doing it! 
 
These kids are so funny!



I mean, seriously...does it get any better?
 

 
That belly.  Love.

  
That face.  Love.
 
Oh...and that "school picture" again!

 


 
Why does she look like she's eight years old in this picture?


...and Henry looks like he's sixteen?! 
 
 
DAY SEVEN
 
Our last day.  Sad face.  We took one last bike ride to a public beach access (one we hadn't visited) and I managed to take some beautiful photographs of the kids. 
 
These were peaceful moments.  Happy moments.
 





 
 
 





 




Are you still there?  If so, thanks for sticking around!
 
We had an amazing time!  There's nothing better than sharing this amazing place with these bundles-of-adorableness! 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
XOXO,
Marie :) 
 
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