Pier Blooper

February 27, 2019 in Beach, Michigan, Vacations, Videos - No Comments

Getting four boys to cooperate simultaneously is not an easy task. I mostly capture candids for everyone’s sake, but occasionally I ask the boys to all line up and participate. I should know better than to have expectations, because there’s always at least one child that is less than cooperative….

Extraordinary Waves

February 18, 2019 in Beach, Michigan, Swimming, Vacations - No Comments

We’ve seen countless sunsets over the years at Lake Michigan, but we’ve never seen accompanying waves like we did one particular night. The wind was whipping over the water, creating ocean-like peaks. We were out for dinner with extended family and when we saw what the waves looked like on…

Beach Nights

February 17, 2019 in Beach, Michigan, Traditions, Vacations - No Comments

There’s something about evenings at Lake Michigan. The sun doesn’t set until after 9pm in August and we all love those long summer nights. They are filled with walks to the beach. Play structures. Sand angels. Re-bandaging toe injuries that are covered in sand. Did I mention sand? Always some…

Final Pier Walk

October 6, 2016 in Beach, Michigan, Vacations - 1 Comment

It has become tradition to take one final walk to the pier on our last night in Michigan. We did the same thing two years ago, just four weeks before Finn joined our family. It’s hard to believe there were only three back then and how much they’ve all grown….