Thursday, 17 July 2014

Family Photos from Michigan Trip

  Cherry Festival Parade
Finally, my friends, now that I am home I have time to show you the photos from our quick trip down to Michigan to see a couple of our children and their families.
I had thought that I would have at least a few minutes to do a post or two while on the road, but that sure wasn't the case!
We started in Traverse City with our son's family.
This is a photo from the last parade of the Cherry Festival that we attended.
You can see from Reece's expression he's a bit disappointed with the parade.
He had attended the smaller Kingsley 4th of July parade and had made a candy haul that was equal to that of  Halloween Eve.
So the fact that there were only two floats that threw any candy was a bit of a downer for him:>(
It didn't take him too long to forget about the candy once the parade got into full swing with the marching bands and floats though.
That's a good boy!
Back home in the yard, our Little Brig is showing off his t-ball expertise!
And Reece is the Happy Camper now playing with the belated birthday presents his Nannie and Papa brought for him.
After a quick day trip down to Kalamazoo, we finally arrived at our daughter's in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
We did go to Presque Isle for the Bog Walk, but it was so overcast that I didn't bother with the camera.
I wish now I had taken more photos now...
As you can see our Lammie is still crazy about his new puppy and giving her lots of love and attention.
And the night before we left I snapped this photo of Emily braiding Starlet's hair.
I remember well doing Emily's hair when she was young and she wore the same expression on her face, as if to say,
"Mom, do I have to have my hair braided"?
Starlet came home with us for a week, so I'll have plenty more photos of her to share as the week progresses.
I haven't visited with our Alberta g'children since our trip back from the Yukon, but here is a photo our son sent last week of  Camden, Conner, and Lexy at play.
They appear to be full of plenty of vim and vigor!
I love seeing the children and the grands too, but I am ever so glad to be back to Home Sweet Home again.
Like Dorothy said, "There's no place like home"!




  1. Such cute photos of the Grands!! How fun to have one home with you, memory making opportunity for sure.

    Such a sweet family you have.


  2. They're all so cute and happy (most of the time). Oh I just wonder what Nannie and Starlet did for a week!

  3. Welcome Home.
    I enjoyed your post today. FUN, FUN, FUN!! :-)

  4. Kimberly,

    Beautiful pictures of your grand babies and family. There is nothing better than being able to visit family, except when it's time to return home.

  5. It looks like it was fun and oh so nice to be home too. You have had such a nice summer already.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Looks like everyone had such fun! I love summer time festivities, too! Sweet hugs, Diane

  7. beautiful photos! such a handsome family, hat little fella is such a darlin,

  8. Hahaha! Love that first picture!!
    What a face *smile*. Candy is pretty important fare at a parade, when you are that age :)

    Lovely to see your trip pictures, and Grands.
    Such a sweet summer, so far.


  9. Lovely family photos, looks like it was a long trip, and home, yes definitely the best. Cheers,Jean

  10. Hi Kimberly... Wow---looks like you all had a great time in Michigan visiting family there... Grandchildren are wonderful.. Mine are almost all grown up now.. The youngest is now 16.

    But--the best thing about grandchildren is that WE can spoil them and enjoy them and then SEND THEM HOME... ha

    Have a great week/weekend... Hope you enjoy(ed) my post today about the Steam Locomotive Train ride we took.. I have a real passion for old trains since Daddy worked for the railroad...


  11. Darling photos of the grands! Looks like you had a good time with them. Have a relaxing weekend- it's always good to get back home.

  12. Oh my gosh, they are so cute! I can see why you love visiting them, they look like they are such sweeties:>) You are right though, there is no place like home after a long trip!

  13. What a beautiful family you have. Reece was my father's name so it is kind of special to me. Glad you are safely home. xo Laura

  14. Welcome home and thanks for sharing your wonderful photos.

  15. What precious moments with your family - looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Beautiful pictures, dear Kimberly!

  16. Love these photos! Ah, to be young again like that...

  17. Ah, these photos are great, Kimberly. So adorable!

  18. A cherry festival sounds super fun Kimberly! Loved the 'no candy' face. Little Briggs is to cute! All of the kids are. Welcome home!


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