Friday, July 30, 2010

Vacation is my middle name...

So, we got back on Monday from another family vacation!  This time with Mark's family.  It was so fun.    Mark's parent rented the cutest lake house in New Buffalo, Michigan.  It's only a little over an hour drive from Chicago, so it was super convenient.  We had the best time relaxing, playing with the kids, going to the beach, shopping, playing tennis, and the theme of the weekend...eating:)

I had never had the opportunity to go in the water at Lake Michigan until this weekend.  We drove to the dunes and I have to admit, I wasn't so excited when I learned I was going to have to make a two mile hike to the beach.  A two mile hike carrying a baby and a heavy bag of stuff.   In fact, there were a few times on the hot, sandy, hilly trek that I almost told everyone to just leave me behind to die.  But when we arrived at our destination we were greeted by a practically empty amazingly beautiful beach...I was almost won over.  Then when I got in the water and the waves were crashing down on me, I was sold.  Why had no one ever told me that a place like that existed?  No salt water to get in your eyes and make your skin itchy and gross!  It was amazing and I wanted to go back every day...until I had to make the trek back:)

We really had a blast and I can assure you, it was horrible having to go back to work on Tuesday.

I almost forgot to mention the huge treat we got last week...The Ellis's came to visit!   It was so wonderful seeing Mellie and Dave and getting to meet their adorable little munchkin, Mei Li!  Boy is she cute!!!!  We were able to have a little BBQ over at our house so all of their Chicago friends could see them.  The Browns, the  other Murrill's, Brandon Nudd (his fam was out of town), and Danielle came over.  It was a blast and the food was yummy.  We were sad to leave them to go on our vacation, but we were so glad that they had a comfy home to hang out in while they were here.  They are the sweetest friends.  The house was not only spotless when we got home, but the sheets and towels had all been washed and they had done some grocery shopping!  I could kick myself, because I didn't take any pictures while they were here!  NOT ONE!  Next time:)

It hit me this week that in less than a month, I will have a one year old!  I am not ready for this.  I almost started hyperventilating.  Where does the time go?!!!!

In other news, our good friends the Putt's, welcomed their adorable little man, Mateo!  I love him already and can't wait to meet him.  Congrats friends!!! We wish we were there.

Here are a few pics from our trip.  Love to you!

1 comment:

Mellie said...

I just got back to reading my blogs and saw this post. It was such a treat for us to see you all and to stay at your home. Thank you for your hospitality and letting us stay even when you wouldn't be there. It made a world of a difference with a baby to stay in a home that was so baby friendly. We were kicking ourselves too because we didn't take a single picture of you and Mark. I of course didn't miss the opportunity to take a picture of Monroe while we were there. Take care and I can't wait to see pictures of Monroe's first birthday party. Don't forget to breathe!