Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Vacation Time!

We just returned from our annual camping/water-amusement park/soccer in the sand tournament excursion.
We LOVE the Lake Michigan shoreline!
Sadie and Zoey played on the beach the entire day of the tournament.

The weather was great, and lots of people were out enjoying the day!

My grandson Ethan is number 15, and his long time friend Noah is next to him.
They've been playing soccer together for most of their young lives.

Noah will be heading off to college this Fall, and Ethan will be a senior.
Ethan is playing for Schoolcraft College this summer, while practicing with his high school team for the Fall season.

This is our traditional family photo at the water/amusement the end of the day.
Ethan wasn't with us for this.
He was heading off for Schoolcraft to start playing with the college team on Monday.
We move into the amusement park section to ride the coasters, and other rides for the remainder of the evening.
I look forward to this vacation time with my family every year.
I cherish being able to spend time with everyone together.
We can compare the photo's from year to year, and see how the kids are growing, and changing from one year to the next.
We all went back to the campground after, and made s'mores around the campfire.
Today I'm catching up on laundry, and putting things away.
Anson and Charlotte came home with us, and more of the crew will be coming up tomorrow for the fourth of July weekend.
I'm hoping the weather warms up, and the sun comes back out!
Have a great holiday weekend!!!


  1. Hi Debbie
    What great pictures of your sweet family! it really looks like you had the best time. The best is the memories you are making with them. Beautiful!!! enjoy your day Debbie

  2. Hi Debbie, what an amazing time with your beautiful family. Love your pics and the smiles. Blessings, cm

  3. I love the pictures---they show what a fun family you have. You are all so happy and active and that's great for family vacations! What part of the Michigan shoreline were you on? Is that you on the right with the long hair in the group pic? It's been so long since I've seen a picture of you!

    So glad you had a great time and can I say that I love all the names of the cute!!

    Jane x

  4. It's great that you can do an annual vacation together like that. I loved the pictures. I was blessed to have all my family together in June, but that is a very rare thing. Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend too !

  5. Debbie,
    Thanks for sharing your vacation photos with us. The location is absolutely beautiful and I see lots of happy smiling faces in your photos! Go-ooooo Ethan, hope his team wins. Enjoy your grands and your July 4th celebration.

  6. Hi Debbie,
    I'm so glad you were able to get away with your family! It sounds like you all had a blast in the sun, sand and beautiful Lake Michigan! I love the pic of you with the gang, you look so tan and young and happy:)

  7. Love your yearly family photo - such a great idea.

    Cripes, the last time I swam in Lake Michigan was probably when I was around 20 years old. It's always too cold for me. LOL. I'm better suited to Florida water.

  8. Hi, dear Debbie. I'm back! It sounds you had a lot of fun with your fantastic family. Thanks for sharing with us these lovely moments of your beautiful vacation.