Sunday, August 5, 2012

I am back!

What a beautiful, memorable and relaxing trip!  We stayed with my brother and sister and their families at a little vacation cottage in Michigan from Wednesday night through Saturday afternoon.  I loved not having an agenda and being able to take a nap between trips to the beach and trips to town.  We would go to the beach for about 3 hours then I rested before going into town to do some site seeing.

We watched the sun set both Thursday and Friday nights over Lake Michigan and it was breath taking and beautiful.  On Thursday night, we watched the sunset from the light house at South Haven, Michigan and Friday night from St Joseph.  I think between the two I liked South Haven a bit better but both are neat towns.

The kids enjoyed playing with their cousins a lot.  I'd have to say it was a wonderful relaxing time as a family.  I even got to enjoy building a small sandcastle at the beach and guard it till I was done to keep my 2 year old nephew from wanting to smash it right away. :)  It was fun watching the kids play and run in the sand.  It was Kailey and Matthew's first time to a beach and they LOVED it!  The kids would get into the water and venture out little by little, working up the courage to dive in.  And it didn't take too long and they were diving in and picking up rocks and shells off of the the bottom of the lake.

Lunches were always a bit interesting trying to keep them from touching any sand so they could eat their cheese and crackers, chip, cookies, fruit...without getting some sand in with a bite.  They were never too interested in having to stop to eat anyway.

I loved letting the waves rippling to the shoreline and hit my feet, writing our family's name in the sand, and feeling the warmth of the sun embracing my cold body.  Yes, I was chilled, even at the beach.

Our family made lots of  cherished memories this week and I am so blessed I was able to be a part of it with them.  Many thanks to my brother and sister and their families for making it all possible.

I have a doctor appointment with the specialist in Chicago on Tuesday regarding setting up the biopsy surgery.  I will try and update on Tuesday or Wednesday with the information on it.

God is so good and I am so thankful for all of HIS many blessing.  I treasure the small things things in life. I challenge you to one day this week to sit back and watch the sunset and maybe even eat an ice cream cone for me while you do it:)

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