and man, is it good to go home! Even if our week back in RI was tightly scheduled, rushed, and otherwise insane, it was certainly worth it. Thankfully we got lucky and had some beautiful weather, allowing for some of those classic summer moments that I would have been severely depressed to have missed out on here in Michigan:
- Strawberry picking at Shartner's Farm We left with three flats full and I sunburned the tops of my thighs. Weird.
- An afternoon at Sand Hill Cove I mean, Roger Wheeler State Beach, or whatever you want to call it. Nothing beats a breezy, sunny day in the sand, reading a good book, smelling the ocean, and watching the sailboats. Yes we do have beaches here, no they are not the same.
- Clam Cakes and Chowder Period.
- Bonfire nights Eric has earned his honorary Boy Scout badge for mastering the correct structure for a killer bonfire. (Actually it was my idea, but shhh!) Fun times with good friends and good beer (especially you Katie, who may be the only person who actually reads this!)
- Family parties Charlie turned 1 year old on Father's Day, so the
obligatory massive family get together, full of beer, water, and frosting, ensued. What's cuter than a baby's first taste of cake smeared all over his chunky bod?
And of course we had to throw in a few other things, like lunch at Richard's Pub of all places (thank you Lynds!), going to Iggy's, and scouting a site for our reception. Which we finally settled on, so save July 5, 2008 on your calendars! And even though Blissful Meadows sounds like a home for retired veterans, it's not!