"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love."
Mother Teresa

Friday, June 19, 2015

A Beach Day.....Finally!

We packed up lunch and went to the beach today.  This is the place that makes Michigan winters worth it to me.  This is where I find peace.

It was a perfect day....sunny, not too windy, not too humid, not too cool.

The perfect place for kids is the channel from a smaller lake that flows into Lake Michigan.
The water is shallow and warmer in the channel.  Lake Michigan water is still pretty cold.


You can always make a new friend at the beach

Sissie and I get along at the beach!

Going on an adventure

Dodging waves in Lake Michigan

We feel very blessed to live only a few miles from this beach.  This is one of many great beaches on the West Michigan lakeshore.   

It is the perfect place to take an almost 11 year old pre-teen and an almost 3 year old and have them both be able to have fun and play together.  There are generally quite a few kids so they often find someone their own age to play with....bonus! 

(And Nana and Bapa stay sane!).  

Til next time, 


  1. The beach is a great equalizer. My grandchildren have a big age split as well, but taking them to the beach puts them both in such a good mood.

  2. Lake Michigan is gorgeous, it looks like a perfect summer day.