You know that saying “Expect the worst, hope for the best”? The weather report for our week in GH looked dismal. A fair amount of rain, and very cool temps! We canceled our boat slip, left the boat home, and packed plenty of pants and sweaters. Lo and behold, the week was beautiful. We got to the beach four times, which might even be a record!
Natalie filled this little fish with dry sand several times. Every time she was just as confused as to why it didn’t hold it’s shape when she turned it over. She just shrugged it off and tried again;)
We had a nice balance of dinners out and dinners in. Kirby Grill is a favorite, and we went the first night we were there!
Grace and Ryan were able to come out one night.
Grace brought Adrienne a T-shirt, and she wore it the next day in honor of Grace’s last chemo treatment.
We got lots of ice cream throughout the week. There’s a new place called Pump House, and we loved it! It had a great chocolate dairy free option and choose your own toppings.
She was there to celebrate Mark and my birthdays. We had dinner at the house and exchanged cards.
After Grandma left, we snuck out for a quick drink to celebrate Mark’s bday.
The second day Grandma came was a beautiful, but cool day. Perfect for shopping downtown.
We had big family dinner at the house that night. Everyone is always happy to be with Grandma Jackie.
Getting Grandma loaded up and saying good-bye is a family affair. The boys drove her home. Mark and Steve looked hilarious in the back!!
We had one really cool rainy day that we tried out an indoor waterpark. It ended up being great, and I think the kids would go even if it was a sunny day!
There were lots of Great Harvest Bread mornings(every morning to be exact:).
There was a girls dinner out and walk(aka throw mama off the pier).
The kids spent time with Grandma Linda. Grandma calls these “special days”, the kids call it “that day Grandma buys me stuff”.
Lexi and Livy were old enough to walk downtown themselves this year. It was a fun to pass them on the sidewalk, chat, then send on them on their way to do their thing.
We shopped the farmers market, went to the musical fountain, ran through the sprinkler park, and had s’mores at the camper.
Finally, at the end of the week Adrienne had to be taken to the airport. She was off to Vegas for Tara Foy’s Elite Ballet Intensive.
It was harder to say good bye after having so much fun with her on vacation, but I am always thankful for the opportunities she has to grow outside of our little cocoon. It is a difficult week of dance training, but she comes back stronger in every way.
It was 3 hour drive there and back, so it pretty much took up all of Em and my day. Meanwhile the others all found stuff to do! The guys took the little girls to the zoo.
The grandma’s took the middle girls to Michigan Adventure.
It was an awesome week, and we didn’t want it to end. We packed the car in the morning, but went downtown for one last breakfast.
Although we didn’t want to leave, coming home is good too.