Friday, July 24, 2015


So it has finally arrived in MI for us.  Just in time for us to enjoy about two weeks of warmer temps and then we head back south where it is hotter than heck.  What can I say?  

So we fully intend to take advantage of these warmer temps.  Today we are hitting the beach.  I haven't been to the beach up here since my parents owned the other house further south than here.  

We used to live right on Lake Michigan, which was awesome.  And our summers and weekends from about May through September were spent at the beach in front of our house and on our boat.  We used to take boat rides, waterski (okay, that was my sister and our neighbor, but I was in the boat driving or spotting), tubing, swimming, riding jetskis... doing what any other good Michigander did.  enojying the outdoors.

The good news is that here, my parents' boat is right out front of our house (or back... I will never get ued to that.  We used to call the Lake front, the front of our house and the road side, the back.).  But our "beach" has been taken over by weeds.  The lake we are on is so different than Lake Michigan.  

It is smaller, but just as beautiful.  But we have snapping turtles, and leeches, and other things that are closer to our shore here.  So swimming isn't really an option.

Anyway, I digress.  The best summer memories for me were spent hanging out with my friends, having bonfires, playing on our boats or jetskis.... in essence, just being kids.  I hope my kids can appreciate and enjoy this house, like we did the other house we owned.  

Here's to summer finally arriving...  and to making amazing memories.

What are your favorite memories from the summer?