Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Home again...

Phew...we made it. It was lovely, refreshing and fun. By the second morning we all missed our dogs but we persevered and knew we needed to get away from the grind. Our continued hunt for rocks (this time Petoskey was just as fruitful. Mostly, the children got along as a car full of teens can be sharp tongued. Here are a few of the highlights.


The resort was quaint and very quiet. Nestled along the shores of Lake Michigan in the small town of Glen Arbor.

Although there were fewer rocks than Lake Superior, Lake Michigan offered up a gorgeous color and loads of sand.


Glen Arbor was small but suited for tourist. We rented bikes, tubes and kayaks to meander around the lakes and rivers. No visit would be complete without a visit to the mesmerizing Sleeping Bear Dunes. Upon which we swiftly flung our shoes off and proceeded to climb.


The water was amazing.


Thank you Michigan...our home away from home.

P.S. I snuck into one antique store and I did a bit of hand stitching...can't wait to show you tomorrow.

25 comments:

Kathy said...

Looks to me like a lovely family had a lovely time together and those are priceless!

Chenille Cottage said...

Welcome Home, my sweet friend!
I have been checking this morning for your first "at home" post! I hope you are as refreshed as a daisy!
You've been missed!
Hugs,
Carolynn xo

Ruby Jean said...

Oh your vacation looks like it was Lovely and very relaxing. Can't wait to see what you have been stitching!! :)

Shirley Hatfield said...

Welcome back, cute Renee! Can't wait to see what you'll come up with now that you're refreshed and recharged. =D

Debby said...

What a fun time. Beautiful family.

chris mckinley said...

Looks like you had a great vacation!! So much fun to all be together!!

chris

craftyles said...

Renee, Glad you all made it back safe and sound. What pretty vacation shots. Looks like you guys did it all. I'm sure your doggies are glad to see you back home. Can't wait to see what you've been stitching.I missed coming over to your blog!

JoAnne said...

It sounds lovely! Did you find any beach glass, though?

vintage grey said...

Welcome back sweet friend!! So happy you had a restful and wonderful vacation! Looks beautiful there, and what sweet family photos!! xo Heather

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Welcome home and looks like a wonderful time. Glad you had time to sneak away....

Kim K. said...

Home sweet home. Our state certainly knows how to entertain...especially in the summer. Beautiful pictures.

Barbara said...

Looks quite relaxing. Welcome back!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Michigan looks fantastic. I really enjoyed your photos. Great mosaics!

ImagiMeri said...

Great piccy's pretty lady! Isn't Picmonkey great for collaging them?

Your latest apron, made from that adorable tea towel, is heaven!

I hope you can use the vintage hankies I sent for something cute.

Love ya'
Meri

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Glad you had a good time! Aw, Sleeping Bear Dunes! We lived in the Manistee area for 5 years. I miss the Lake, the wind and the awesome thunder storms that would roll in over the lake! One house we lived in had a lake view and we would look for ships through the telescope! Good times! (There were some really bad times there too, though! Ha!)

Mecky said...

Glad to have you back!! It looks like you had a great time. It looks like a nice change from this Kansas heat!!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

While a vacation is nice..
it's always nice to be Home Sweet Home!
Fun photos!
Warmly,
deb

Tammy's in Love said...

Nice mosaic pictures! Glad that you had fun and found a treasure for yourself too in the antique store! My my! Is Claire as tall as you now!?

Dorothy Prudie Vintage said...

Enjoy your time.

Jacqui Wise said...

Beautiful photos. It looks like a lovely place to visit. The picture of the yellow VW Beetle took me back a few years. Exactly the same as the first car I owned. The heating system was awful (air cooled) so in the winter I used to have to lay hot water bottles on the dashboard to stop the front window from freezing up so I could see out! Look forward to seeing your stitching and finds.

LBP said...

Welcome Home! Looks time you and your family had a lovely time! The only had part about vacation is the mountains of laundry when you get back! Can't wait to see your antique store finds and your stitching!

Linda

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Welcome back sweet friend! Looks like you had a lovely refreshing time! I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings :) xo Holly

GardenofDaisies said...

Welcome home, Renee! It looks like you picked a really wonderful and relaxing place to enjoy some fun family time together, away from all the stresses of daily living. Can't wait to see what you found and made.

Corey Moortgat said...

OH, looks like such a lovely trip! Those dunes look so fun! Can't wait to see your show and tell!

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

looks like a wonderful time...love the pictures of the family!!