|Ahh, pure Michigan.|
Well it's no surprise that I went silent again last week. (And before I go further, it will be happening again shortly) Last week J & I escaped to Northern MI for a family (2 families actually) filled week. J's mom rented a beach house to celebrate her 60th bday. 17 of J's family members made it from all over to celebrate. One house, 13 adults, 4 children, 6 dogs & 3 bathrooms. It was quite the week!
|View of town from my parents condo.|
But, before J & I got to that crazy madness, we spent a few days with my family who were vacationing only 2 hours away. My family has been going up to Charlevoix since I was a kid, but unfortunately, when you move across the country, it's not easy to get up north.
|Murdicks is THE BEST hands down.|
You can't go "up north" without stuffing your face with fudge. J & I ended up buying 6 slices to take for his family, but I am pretty sure I ate at least half of it.
It was awesome showing J around Charlevoix since it has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember and it really is a special place.
After a few days with my family, it was time to join in the birthday madness. Duke was able to tag along which was awesome. Life at the beach without a leash suites him well.
You can always count on J's family to keep the drinks coming. Sitting outside, watching the sunset over the water & drinking wine. What more could a person want?
There was also a bonfire on the windiest night of the trip. It's a miracle the fire stayed contained!
On the last full day, the "in-laws" (well, 2 in-laws, one cousin & one future in-law) went off to explore some wineries that were nearby. One of our stops was all sparkling wine! Absolutely delicious.
|We affectionally named ourselves the runaways.|
This picture just about sums up the trip. What an awesome family-filled memorable week!