Sunday, August 3, 2008

Celebration in New Buffalo, Michigan

We celebrated my belated birthday Saturday in New Buffalo, Michigan. It was also Our 34th Wedding Anniversary....As you can see, my terrific family gave me a Coach wallet for my birthday. I feel so special. Steph, of course was the shopper and she chose something that would go with both of my Coach purses. I had mentioned a few months ago that I was going to look at wallets and she told me to stay out of the Coach store.
We ate lunch at a very nice italian restaurant close to the beach in New Buffalo called Brewster's. They had the best home-made dishes that we all enjoyed so much. We sat in an area that was very private for our little group and it could not have been more perfect...after lunch we walked around and looked at the interesting shops and even had a private concert with this man who played the guitar and harmonica and sang. I rocked Abby to sleep on my shoulder, it was so soothing to hear. Then it was off to the beach, which was not too far of a walk. It was such a beautiful day, very sunny and pleasant, no humidity. Even though there were riptides in the lake, Jeff & Carter jumped the waves when everyone was allowed to go back in. I loved just standing and letting the water hit my feet and watching the kids playing in the sand, building castles. It could not have been a more perfect day.
Abby & Gray enjoying breadsticks
It is very hard to get all 4 to look and smile at the camera at the same time...Oh well, I would rather have action shots. Abby is usually smily, but I don't think she wanted to share my lap.

My wonderful family,Back row is: Mike, Jeff, Steph, Elsa & Nate
Noah, Carter, Mimi seated, holding Abby & Gray....Oh, Ivy is also in the back row! Sorry if the picture is a little blurry.

Noah is jumping at the waves. He is not much for getting too wet. I love this picture! Carter is our fish. He loves the water! Gray was very content to just sit and play in the sand or chase the seagulls. Abby was having fun dumping the bucket of water in the sand. She is also in love with her flamingo bathing suit that Aunt Diane got her. She carries it around the house like it is her lovey.

Thanks family.....for a perfect celebration! I love you.

17 comments:

casual friday everyday said...

Happy anniversary! 34 years is amazing :--) The pictures are so good and I love the one of you and all the grandkids.

:--) Nell

Anonymous said...

Looks like ya'll had a fun day in the sun! Those kids put a smile on your face!
Love,
Diane

Adventures In Babywearing said...

It was really a great day. And I'm glad you like your gift!

Steph

Lisa said...

How very fun! Happy anniversary. You have a great family.

Jen @ One Moms World said...

What a wonderful day to celebrate your birthday and anniversary! I loved your story of the details and the pictures are soooo good.

I love family time as well!!

Ann(ie) said...

What a fun family day in the sun!! I love the group photo!

My Wonderful Men said...

Looks like you had a wonderful weekend.

Courtney said...

Callee has that same bathing suit, it is too cute!

It looks like you had a lovely time, you are truly blessed.

Momma On The Go said...

Happy Birthday and Anniversary! I love to read Steph's blog and found you there!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Happy Anniversary! What a sweet family you have. (: It looks like you had a wonderful time. Oh- and I love the wallet!

Sarah said...

It looks like you guys had a great time. I've never been to New Buffalo, but I've heard good things.

As We Sail... said...

Happy anniversary, and birthday. We'll be celebrating our 34th in Jan.

I can tell you love to have your hands full of grandkids. You're a great mimi.

Kristi said...

Looks like a great birthday. We made it to the "big lake" last weekend as well, and the wanves were HUGE. After about ten minutes I turned around and saw the RED FLAG flying. Ooops!

Life With All Boys said...

We LOVE New Buffalo. Looks like you had the best day ever.

Ren said...

You have a beautiful family. I love reading Steph's blog, I can see where she gets it from ^^ You both are great writers. Thank you for the comment!

Erin said...

What an awesome birthday celebration! :)

More Than A Single Mom said...

All the grandkids are getting so big! Wow, what a beautiful family celebration.