Wednesday, April 10, 2013

We heart Michigan

We exit early at Route 49 in Chesterton and make our way through the last few miles of Indiana, heading for Michigan.  This drive is one of the main reason we do that!  It is beautiful.  Any time of year, its photo-worthy.  Just  imagine what is looks like when the trees have leaves!  Gorgeous.  

 This is what awaits us at the end of that road!  Beverly Shores, IN  They are restoring some old homes from the worlds fair in this area, right on the lakefront.  I'll save that for another post.

 Our car is practically on auto-pilot heading straight for Redamak's in New Buffalo, MI!  Casual, beachy atmosphere and good greasy burgers make it a tradition for this family.  

We drive a bit more, meandering through the string of towns just past New Buffalo:  Union Pier, Lakeside, Harbert. We see sights like this!  I LOVE this fence.  The house on the other side isn't so bad either. ;)

We are nearing our destination that the girls have been asking about since about 10 minutes into the drive.  The road leading up to Cherry Beach is a dead end... 

...and check out the beautiful property on the way:

 Even the trees here are cool!

 Two happy girls at the lookout at Cherry Beach, MI.

That is part of the SIXTY-THREE stairs that lead us down to the beach.

Wonder how old he is?


View looking North:

View looking South:

They found lots of flat rocks to skip.

Jessica, age 11

Sara, age 8

LOTS of pictures were taken. :)

We made a stop at the always popular Oinks!

 Check out the collection of old ice cream scoops attached to the ceiling!

Its the start of another beach season and that makes us happy! 

Have you ever been to Michigan?  Where are some of your favorite places to visit while there?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

I did it...TWICE!

So, a couple months ago I coerced asked my awesome cousin Ana to run a 5k with me in May!  I got a great deal through Groupon for two entrances to the Color Run at Toyota Park in Bridgeview and thought now was the time.  I have never run a 5k and really wanted to find a way to get motivated and get some exercise into my weekly routine.  I started the Couch to 5k training last week!  Once you see the schedule (link above), you might not be so impressed with what I've accomplished thus far, but its a start!  I've done the first 2 sessions of week one.  I bought a new pair of running shoes over the weekend that I will try out today!  They are really pretty, and hopefully will make me run like the wind, or something like that.  :)  Here goes...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Chalkboard Wall

We have a chalkboard in a basement and about a month ago it was getting full so we decided to start over.  We love having this wall because my sister and I love to draw!  It looks really cool!  See for yourself:
We like the things people have drawn, even the Kevin stinks(Kevin is our dad).  I'm ending this post with a picture of the whole chalkboard wall. By the way, this post was done by me, Sara, the youngest one!  Maybe I can post a little more often!