Pure Michigan

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So… sorry for the radio silence last week. The three of us snuck away for a trip to the homeland. Pure Michigan. And while it was crazy, busy, go, go, go the whole time (poor Harry met about 75 people, cut a tooth, and slept in a different place pretty much every time he napped) it was so wonderful.

Summertime in Michigan is fantastic (and if we’re being honest, so are Fall and Winter. Spring can sometimes leave a little something to be desired). We had a blast running around with fireworks and Chinese Lanterns, relaxing by the bonfire watching fireflies, boating on the lake, and eating some really great food.

Every time we go back it gets harder and harder to leave. My siblings are all getting older and are pretty cool now, our little family is growing and it’s so much fun to see Harry around the extended family, the weather is completely 100% better… We miss Michigan so much that we even Zillow-ed houses there. Not that we even have the option to move back for another 9 years, but it’s fun to dream, right?

It’s funny how badly we all just wanted to get out. Move away. Spread our wings. And now, I wouldn’t do anything to get back, but I’d do a lot. It’s one of my favorite places in the world… you’ve got Lake Michigan with it’s gorgeous sunsets, Metro Detroit with any shopping, food, entertainment you could ask for, Northern Michigan with some awesome outdoorsy activities, Mackinac Island with it’s bikes… and not to mention our nearest and dearest spread all around the state. We miss it.

I hope you all enjoyed your holiday last week (we even enjoyed our first date night without Harry on our anniversary). I’ll be popping in this week a few highlights from our trip. But in the meantime, I’ll be sitting in the air conditioning dreaming about the gorgeous old farmhouse we found online. A girl can dream right?

xoxo, Mallory

PS that cute farmhouse up there isn’t for sale. It’s where I spent some pretty great years growing up.

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3 thoughts on “Pure Michigan

  1. […] July we celebrated our fourth year of marriage (has it really been that long?!) in good, old Michigan. It was so wonderful to be around fireflies and bonfires, wearing sweatshirts after the sun sank […]

  2. Wendy says:

    Ah, Michigan. I understand.

    I did my first trail marathon there (Grand Island). My sister and her family live there. My uncle’s work has left a positive impact on both halves of the state. Of course the blueberries and cherries. Oh, and the drive down 94 to Indiana to visit my Grandma remains one of my favorites!

    Here’s to hoping that farm house is till available in 9 years or another house that best fits your family’s needs (and wants).

    • Mallory says:

      Ooh, I’m so glad you know the magic that is Michigan Wendy. Isn’t it just great? I miss it so much.

      Fingers crossed that we’ll come to a day when we can move back. Or at least spend more time there. XO

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