Vacation - Anniversary and Birthday!

On June 15 we celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary!  I used to think that people who had been married for 10 years were OLD.  Guess I'm old.  The gray hairs starting to pop up here and there would not suggest otherwise...(I'm trying to see them as highlights...free highlights...right.).

We took the kids up north to my parents' cabin for a little less than a week.  Nate and I left on the second day and went to Mackinac Island for one night.  It was so fun to spend the night on the Island!

We stayed at the Inn at Stonecliffe, a beautiful mansion away from the hustle and bustle of downtown.  Our room was so nice and BIG!!!

 Since we had been to the Island numerous times, we decided to bring our bikes and ride around the inner trails and roads on the Island.  I wanted to see things I hadn't seen before, like...the park.  Hidden away by the apartments and small houses of all the workers on the island is a very large recreation area complete with a place to practice your equestrian skills.

We also saw this, which is not something I see every day...or ever.  A horse tethered to the fence like a dog.  Awesome.

I only had to walk my bike up the steep hills a couple of times.  Nate rode the whole way, saying it was "easy" to ride his bike up the hills (bragger).  At least he was kind enough not to mention the fact that it was the 80 year old ladies and me walking our bikes up the hills.  I was totally okay with that.  Nothing to prove.  Remember the gray hairs?  I was going to see if they wanted to have tea later on, but couldn't quite catch up with them...  I was also admiring the seats on their bikes: large and comfy with a back rest.  Gotta get me one of those.

Oh, the houses on Mackinac Island!  Beautiful!  

I told Nate I thought I could handle owning something like this someday as long as it came with a butler and a maid and a cook.  ;)

In the neighborhood where the above house was located, there were these large hedges.  I take it they don't want to get very friendly with their neighbors (or those pesky tourists).

On the ferry ride back to the main land, we rode with the Girl Scouts.  They are very special people, if you didn't already know that.  The leader of said Scouts asked if the captain would drive under the Mackinaw Bridge and he did!  So, we all got to benefit from their extra special-coolness.

We had a great 10 year anniversary getaway!

At the cabin, we played around...

Tommy can play Angry Birds.  Hilarious!

I rode with Emilia.  Love the guys' windblown hair!

Special times with Matthew Bud and Grandpa Buddy.

We ate very well.  Thank you mom.  I'm still a little full.

We also celebrated Emilia's 8th birthday!
 I have friends who make cakes that look something like this:

So, I thought it was most appropriate to show off my totally awesome cake decorating skills.

Drum roll, please:

Yes, I know.  I'm talented.

(Don't worry, we can count.  We did eventually find the other candle so that she had 8 - not 7 - candles to blow out.)

I like to think of that huge candle as creative flair...similar to the pumpkins in the picture above.

We had a ton of fun on our vacation!


And because I have about 936 pictures on my camera (slight exaggeration), here are just a few more pics from our vacation - in no particular order.

View at Cedarview Cabin

By the Iroquois Hotel - we ate an excellent lunch there

Beautiful woods on our bike ride.

Unknown Soldiers - talk about emotional.

Games with Grandparents

On the dock at Cedarview Cabin

My mom with her parents

Sparklers and bonfires

Tubing and throwing rocks

The Woods.  Best restaurant ever!  Great food.  Great service.  NOT cheap.  ;)

Found while walking through the woods on the grounds of Stonecliffe.  They have weddings here.  I can see why.  It's like stepping into a fairytale.

Everyone was making these rock piles.  I was feeling a little left out ;), so I made one right before we boarded the ferry.

Some random shadows kissing.

10 years together and we STILL love and enjoy spending time with each other.  So thankful.  It's all God.


Sarah B said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Looks like you guys had a great time!

LOVE your final picture!!!!!

Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sounds like you had a fabulous time with each other and as a family -glad you were able to get away!

Beautiful pics too :-)

Amber said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Looks like SUCH a fun time!!! I was definitely sad I am not in some of the pics at the cabin with you guys! Hope to get up there with you this summer, the 4th maybe? I totally dig your cake skills! And Tommy's sweatshirt is pretty awesome!

Blissful Blooms said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful way to celebrate! Loved all your fun pictures! What a sweet family! Blessings to you as you venture through the next 10 years!

Heidi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks everyone! :) Amber, we won't be able to go up over the 4th... :( Thanks for "digging" my cake skills. I can teach you if you'd like. ;) Ha! And, yes, we are liking the sweatshirt. Perfect for up north. Thanks!

Kate @ Bliss and That said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congrats on 10 years!!! The time goes SO fast... It looks like you had a great time, both on the island and at the cabin. (Love the pics of you and Nate- so cute!) What special memories and times...

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