Sunday, June 20, 2010

Marvelous Michigan

As soon as we hit the heat and humidity of Missouri, my husband wanted to turn the truck and camper around and head back up to the cooler, dryer weather of Michigan. We had a great time with my sister Elizabeth (above left) whose house we stayed at. My brother Victor drove in from Wisconsin and my mom flew in from New Jersey. Only sibling absent was Sophia who stayed behind with her family in New Jersey.
The above photo was taken at a belated birthday party for my mom.
I am seated to the right.
Elizabeth's whole backyard is pretty much deck and in-ground pool.
It was like staying at a resort. We had no reason to leave the house!
Being that it's Michigan, the pool was heated, so the water was always warm enough for swimming!

The kids were in the pool as long as there was daylight and Dad couldn't resist joining them.
When we weren't swimming, we were eating (my stomach never got a chance to grumble) and when we weren't eating or swimming, we were garage saling.
Romeo, MI (nearby) had their city wide garage sale while we were there.
A major event!
We shopped two different days and found all kinds of treasures.
Many will be slowly showing up in my etsy shop.
A good time was had by all.


~*~Patty said...

sweet photos and it just looks so summery and refreshing ... glad you all got away ... such a nice start to your summer!

welcome back ... missed ya!

femminismo said...

I am having trouble not being jealous. I have forgotten it is summer in other parts of the U.S. Still cloudy, cool and rainy here. But green! Nice and green. I have a good friend in Michigan. Someday I hope to visit there again.

kiwicarole said...

Nathalie it all looks so summery, while it is cold here and I have the fire going! What a lovely pool to have in your back yard! Love the family pic too!

Margaret said...

Yay!!! welcome back Nathalie!! great pics of your start to summer!!
Can't wait to see your garage sale treasures!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Having fun in the sun - lucky things.
Freezing here today in NZ, in fact it's the shortest day so thats great as it's all downhill to SUMMER from here!

Linda said...

I love seeing your family! Your mom is adorable! Your sister looks exactly like someone I know here! Incredible. You look cute, too, btw! Glad you are back....

ooglebloops said...

No vacation is complete, I say, without some out of state garage sales!!!!! Looks like you had a great time - welcome back!

Jeanie said...

So glad you had a safe trip and wonderful time! What a nice looking famly! It was a hot one! Welcome back!

Laura said...

What a great picture! Your sister's place looks gorgeous and as you said like a resort.
You are going to love the journal's great!

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daysease said...

I am so glad you had a good time with your family!! Sorry that you could not have a complete reunion, but hopefully next time. Glad to see your mom!! She looks like a lovely woman. :-) Obviously she loved to have her family around her, I am sure. She looks happy. Hope you have a wonderful rest of the summer!!

Ashlyn said...

How AWESOME!!!! :)

Great pic of you with your fam and the kids with sylmon!!

Looks like a BLAST!!
hugs, Ashlyn