Well, as some of you may have noticed, I have been very slow to post lately. To say I am way behind is a huge understatement. I can offer you a few (at least in my mind) good
excuses valid reasons. The first six are named--Lincoln, Spencer, Jackson, Lucky, Mike & T-bone. The first three are kids, the last three are pets. After that, the only explanation I can offer is, as Kid Rock says, "summer time in northern Michigan", with some east and west side action thrown in.
Our summer was action packed and with three boys four and under there just isn't much brain activity left for mommy at the end of the night. I did finally get our April vacation completed. Here's the first full day and here's the last. I ended up doing 29 posts on that vacay. That was one FUN vacation!
I also went back through all my posts and changed the dates to the actual date that it happened. My main reason for doing that is that I am planning on getting this blog printed into a book annually and I wanted everything in order. That's just the way I roll.
So, now Lincoln and Spencer have turned five and have started kindergarten. I can't say that I will have any more time on my hands. In fact, it seems like less, but I think having a routine will be good for everyone. Although, now that I have two weeks of being a mom of school children under my belt, I do already miss not being able to just pick up on a weekday and decide to head out of town on a moment's notice.
|Pentwater Pierhead Light|
Also, I have an interactive list at the top of the page. It's called, "where we've been". It lists all the lighthouses that I have posted about so far by state. If you click on the name of the lighthouse it will take you to the post about it. Lots more to come!
In addition to that, I have an interactive map on the right side of the page. If you click on that it will take you to a larger map. You have a couple different options there. You can either click on the name of the lighthouse on the left side (they are listed in the order in which we've seen them) or click on the flag. Either way it will show the name of the lighthouse in blue, that is a direct link to the post about that lighthouse visit.
Have fun exploring!!
|petting a blue tongued lizard|
|tooth fairy visit|
|The Verve Pipe|
|watching ducks & turtles|
|Spencer & Lincoln's 5th birthday party & Grandpa's 61st|
|green eggs & ham breakfast|
|WE LOVE THE USA!!!|
|Home Depot kids clinic|
|meeting the Berenstain Bears|
|there's too many people in my tent!|
|Lincoln & Grandpa laying tile|
|mapping out our next adventure|
|watching the Cherry Festival Air Show|
|Cherry Festival Air Show|
|ice cream truck|
|4th of July fireworks over East Bay|
|cherry pie eating contest-Cherry Festival|
|looking for Petoskey Stones with Uncle Beau|
|Petoskey Pier Light-in the background|
|beautiful Charlevoix sunset|
Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen Tour
|Pentwater Pier Lights|
|haircuts times 3|
|petting sting rays|
|riding a camel|
|fish fry from their catch|
|beautiful sunset-Crooked Lake|
|McGulpin Point Lighthouse-in the tower|
|Friday Night Live-Traverse City|
|picking flowers for mommy|
|on board the LYNX in Frankfort|
|Traverse City Film Festival|
|Sleeping Bear Dunes|
|just became Junior Rangers|
|Frankfort North Breakwater Lighthouse|
|Frankfort North Breakwater Lighthouse-in the background|
|Traverse City (where they were born!)|
|West Bay in Traverse City|
|Lincoln-first day of kindergarten|