How is it already Monday? Sorry for disappearing for a few days. I feel like my quick vacation to Michigan was over at the snap of a finger! I’m dreading being away from my family again and my beautiful homestate but am reminiscing on the wonderful weekend I had.
Thursday B and I flew into Grand Rapids, Michigan as we were there to celebrate my grandmother’s 90th birthday!
We got in we freshened up, visited with my grandma and headed downtown to check out the downtown market! Check out the fresh seafood! I was in heaven.
My parents, B and I headed to Grand Rapids Brewing company for some dinner and delicious organic, Michigan craft beer.
After that we decided to head to Brewery Vivant for some dessert and another brew. This brewery is located in an old church and is SO unique. The brewery also had its own Pastry Chef so the chocolate platter and cheesecake were out of this world!
Friday my parents, brother, B and I headed up to Ludington, Michigan where my Aunt and cousins were renting a beach house for the week. We had a great day jumping through the Lake Michigan waves and soaking up that sweet summer sunshine. Growing up my grandparents owned a cottage on Lake Michigan where I would spend weeks during the summer and my hometown Petoskey sits right on Little Traverse Bay. So to say I missed the lake is an understatement!
After a day playing in the waves, we worked up an appetite and headed to a Turkish restaurant for a DELICIOUS spread! We started with the appetizer combo to try a little of everything including hummus, tabbouleh, eggplant salsa, grape leaves, etc. I went with the Lamb Shish Kebobs… SO much food. I just couldn’t handle it all but it was delicious!
Saturday was my grandma’s big day so we spent the morning setting up for her party then celebrating with lots of family and her friends. I can only hope to look as good as she does at 90!
My mom and aunts did such a wonderful job planning the whole party, not to mention the delicious food and cute decor! It was a truly wonderful day!
And before I knew it I was back on my flight to Atlanta. Wah! It sure makes the small moments with family that much sweeter.
Hope you all have a great start to your week!