Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Lake Michigan, how we love thee

 

We were lucky enough to spend the holiday weekend with our friends the Flemings in Lake Michigan at their beloved Timberbluff. Yes, the same place where we freeloaded two years ago.

How we lucked out with friends who will not only tolerate us and our two kiddos but actually invite us to spend time with them while they're on their own vacation is beyond me. But I'm not asking any questions. Don't want to jinx it, you know. (Never mind that Charlie's not-seen-in-six-months 2 a.m. wake-up calls probably already sealed our fate.)

[Captain Clare and Mary Clare in the kayak]

  [hated the water, loved the sand]

[beach-side sliding]
 
Anyway, it was three great days filled with beach time, good food, even better cocktails, and, of course, wonderful company. We even managed to squeeze in a family photo session for both us and the Flemings, and best of all, we were both pleased with the results! Knocking them out at the same time definitely kept Chip's and Bob's complaining to a minimum. (Okay, maybe just Chip's. Bob didn't complain. At least to me.) I will have to keep that in mind and try to hoodwink other friends into future amateur photo shoots.

 [the photo that better already be in place of the one my mom currently has on her wall]

[burning off some steam after the family photos]

Thanks again to Anne, Bob and most of all, Clare, for playing with and taking such good care of Mary Clare and Charlie. You guys are the best!

P.S. I had been avoiding doing posts with photos because I feel so guilty about still not posting about Charlie's birthday, Table Rock, Michigan with my family, and pretty much anything else we did this summer, but I finally decided to bite the bullet and just post, dammit. Let's hope furious photo editing follows.

1 comment:

  1. Those are great photos - and it looks like your own private beach!
    - Tracy

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