A few months ago, our former pastor in MI had invited Scott up to fill the pulpit while he was on vacation. We were really excited to get to see friends of ours again, and visit the church that loved on our family for nearly 5 years. (Five years is a LONG time for a youth pastor to be in a church.) It was so nice to hug everyone again and catch up on life.

It was our vacation for the year. We decided that we were going to make it fun, because this year had been anything but fun. haha! It’s been a rough year on all of us. It was so wonderful to refresh and remember what God has called us to.

We visited some of our favorite places and ate our favorite foods while in Michigan.

Port Huron is one of my favorite cities that I have been to. It’s full of old beautiful homes, and has a long stretch where you can walk along the water with Canada just across the river. Also, there is a beach… really, more than “a” beach. The Great Lakes are so beautiful. The girls always call it the ocean… and you can see why.





We had so much fun playing in the water. I should also mention that it was in the seventies, so swimming was NOT happening. The weather was beautiful.


We even squeezed our traditional pizza and a movie night in. 😉 Note the huge case of bottled water. #Flint

We headed home on a Monday. We drove to the other side of the state to visit Pastor and his wife where they were camping. It was SO good to see them again. They took us over to see Lake Michigan and another town that we had never been to. Goodness, Michigan truly is BEAUTIFUL. We always lived in some of the.. not-so-pretty (or safe)… areas.



We were invited to come vacation with them next year, and if we are still in IL we may take them up on it. Michigan will always have a piece of my heart. I hate winter there, which feels like it lasts 9 months of the year. But, we have spent most of our married life there, and all three of our babies were born there.

This trip was so needed for all of us. I can’t wait to go visit again!!

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