Can you believe how fast the summer is flying by? I can hardly believe that September is around the corner. This has been a different summer for us. Adam’s uncle passed away in June, and it kind of rocked the whole family. This summer we’ve tried to continue doing activities that we know and love, because we know Uncle Doug would want us too. Even though most days I’m sure we’d rather just lay around the house and be sad.
Here’s some of our happenings over the last few weeks. I hope you all are enjoying your summer as much as possible too!
My family & I love doing The Color Run every summer. It’s become one of my favorite yearly traditions, and this years Dream Tour was nothing short of amazing. The weather was perfect. The sherbet colors of yellow, purple, blue, and coral pink were new and different. And, the party at the finish line was extra fun.
The Color Run is the best family 5K in my opinion. Here’s why we love it so much, and why I’m sure you will too!
I love going to the Dog Bowl and Balloons Over Bavarian Inn every Memorial Day weekend in Frankenmuth, Michigan. Frankenmuth is like Michigan’s own “little bravaria”. When you drive into town it feels as though you’ve just driven into the German hillside. There are cheese shops, famous fried chicken, the Bavarian Belle, shops, & lots of fun activities throughout the year.
Memorial Day Weekend up in Frankenmuth is like a big giant kick-off to summer for us, & I’d love to share it with you.
Just this past Memorial Day weekend, my hubby and I were heading up to Frankenmuth, Michigan’s Little Bravaria. We go up every year for their Annual Dog Bowl & Balloon Festival (which I’ll share with you in blog posts soon). I had noticed on Instagram that the Hello Kitty Cafe was going to be at a local mall that day, and lo and behold, it just so happened to be on our route up north. So, we packed our bags, got in the car, and began our adventure up north for the weekend.
The plan was to make a quick stop at the mall, buy some macaroons from the glorious hot pink van, & be on our way. But boy, our day turned out entirely different than our perfectly planned excursion…
Every year, we do the March of Dimes March for Babies. My youngest niece, Brianna, was born 6 weeks early. She is a happy healthy NICU graduate, which we are extremely thankful for. However, every year we meet families who were not able to take their babies home.
It is an emotional day that allows us to pay tribute to that scary time in our lives & be thankful once again that Bri is a feisty, smart 4th grader….
Hey, friends! I love these Likes & Links posts, because I get to share with all of you some of my favorite things, places, experiences, and so on. I love reading these posts on other blogs, so I decided to write my own Likes & Links series.
This post has some of my newest favorite things…Michigan-themed baby gifts, Palette Painting & Canvas Pillows at a Crafty Boutique, Jewelry made from Graffiti Art in Detroit, the Magnolia Journal, & an intentional goal planner.
So, without further adieu, I’d like to present to you my Likes & Links for this Spring. Here goes…
Just a couple days ago we had the most Ultimate Lego Day of all time with our niece, Natalie. We first saw the new Lego Batman movie in the theater and then spent the afternoon at the new Legoland Discovery Center. And, if that wasn’t enough fun, we finished the day scarfing down burgers, fries, & milkshakes at Johnny Rockets.
I’m all about a good “themed” day with the kids…it makes me feel very Pinteresty! :-). This Ultimate Lego Day was super duper fun!
I’ll break down our time at the Legoland Discovery Center, so you know exactly what to expect if you decide to take the “littles” in your life. Enjoy…
This past weekend my sister and youngest niece, Bri, took me to Disney on Ice to celebrate my birthday! It was such a fun day. I hadn’t been to Disney On Ice in well over 20 years…can’t believe I’m old enough to even make such a statement. But, through tear filled eyes, I watched my niece gaze in amazement much like I did as a kid, as her favorite princesses and characters jumped and glided all over the ice. We finished our super fun day at a newer restaurant called, Mod Pizza, where we designed our own brick oven artisan pizzas and devoured them in minutes.
Not many weekends make you feel like a kid again, but this one sure did….
Hygge is a way of life, that is embraced in Denmark, where according to various studies, people are happier than anywhere else in the world. By creating warm, cozy homes, celebrating the season, unplugging from technology, and connecting with loved ones and nature, the Danish have learned to live a satisfied and fulfilled life.
I decided to investigate the Hygge way of living, and what I discovered is simple and doable. It’s these simple steps that help the Danish actually enjoy their long winters, and embrace each season of life.