May 26, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy!

....finishing school, spring cleaning, trading summer for winter clothes, a tiny bit of landscaping around the house, and: camping! The following pictures were taken a week ago when 11 "kids" let my husband and I go camping with them on Lake Michigan. (Some of the people who went are kids, some of them are actually in their teens and twenties. I, however, have reached a certain kind of age where anyone under 32 is a kid. Hence, we went camping with a bunch of "kids".) Other than freezing our gigies, we had a great time!

These pictures were all taken by one of the kids, "Alex". She's the girl on the right. (Thank you so much for the pictures kiddo!) The other two are our two youngest sons.

My two again:

This is my dream home. It belongs to the Coast Guard. It's in a terrible location and they need to find a more stratigic spot for their headquarters. I just need to convince them that that's true....

Our little guy with one of the brave girls who decided to freeze with us:

Apparently we weren't the only creatures strolling the beaches.

The Lord blessed #3 with these unique pinkies. Here he demonstrates one of the many ways they've come in handy:

It was such a freezing, wonderful, exhausting, refreshing, relaxing, strenuous trip.
We pigged out on s'mores, flew kites on the beach, took long walks out to the lighthouses, slept about 3 hours total, did some horizontal rock climbing, fed swans and seagulls, visited a museum, talked a ton, looked for ant lions, watched fishing boats, sail boats and a ship, and spent many hours sitting in front of a got down into the 30's at night, and did I mention we were tent camping?


  1. The east coast of lake Michigan is one of my favorite places to go and I haven't made it up there in a few years. Thanks for posting the pics.

  2. I am so impressed! Your photos are stunning and to think you actually slept in a tent.....alas, camping of this sort discomposes me something fierce. But what delights.....

  3. Wow! You posted so many of the photographs! Thank you for publishing my amatuer attemps to rearrange vast beauty into a small rectangle.

    Oh, get over the cold factor. You brought an electric kettle and bushels of hot chocolate and Bengal spice tea. ;)

    We have been calling this camping exursion my "Senior Road Trip". Thanks for letting this "kiddo" tag along! :)


  4. Love a post with pcitures. Thanks Alex for contributing! What a marvelous, wonderful memory. :-)

  5. Great pictures! And you are a brave soul for doing that...I have a big barrier to just plain ol' tent camping, let alone doing it when it's freezing out!

  6. Great photos. Looks like you had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Yeah!!! That was the best camping trip ever!!!! And I'm so glad you came, Judy! It was so good to see you! Love ya and hope to see ya again soon! :)

  8. These pictures are incredible! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful, amazing, memorable time!


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