Thursday, June 30, 2011

Trip to Michigan

Oh my. We went to Michigan last weekend and had the. best. time.

We left in the afternoon on Friday and were welcomed to Michigan with strawberry rhubarb pie (right out of the oven!) and hugs from our niece and nephew. We stayed up late chatting with Rachel and Rebecca about everything and nothing.

On Saturday, we picked strawberries in Becca's garden and got ready for the beach. I wasn't totally convinced about Michigan beaches until we got there on Saturday. It was beautiful! The sand was soft and it "squeaked" under our feet. Some of our group were even brave enough to climb the sand dunes. It looked like a lot of work so I supervised while reading a magazine.

On Sunday, we went to church with Rachel and heard a great message from a pastor in Egypt. It was inspiring to hear from him what the Lord is doing in Egypt and how we can pray with the Egyptians. After church, we had a cookout, game of hillbilly golf and mini photo shoot. How adorable are these kids?!

Being in Michigan was so special. It's rare that we get to spend hours and hours with just Ben's sisters and it was so good sharing what's on our hearts, planning the family reunion in August and just having fun together. We are so blessed to have fantastic sisters on BOTH sides of our family (although I sometimes think Ben is more grateful for the awesome brother-in-laws we have).

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