A Week In The Life, Vol 31.
It’s hard to believe we’re into August and right now we are actually on our annual northern michigan vacation. I am so grateful we are here and we’re still able to come! We just arrive this weekend so last week was a jumble of getting ready.
Okay let me tell you about making pesto. My herbs are killing it this year and I wanted to harvest some basil to make pesto for our trip. I got it all and wash it thoroughly – like in an apple cider vinegar/water bath and everything.
I thought I picked through every leaf and literally right before I threw it in the food processor, a lady bug crawled out. YES. After I spent 30+ minutes picking through, washing, drying, etc. How many ladybugs do you think we’ve consumed in our lifetime now?
Best summer combo on a homemade sourdough bagel!
We bought a cargo/turtle box for the roof of our car this year and it came in this giant box. Which was turned into a super fun activity.
Car wash before our trip!
The car ride was amazing – easily the best we’ve had since Max was born! It was wonderful. We only had to stop once too (Eddie and I basically dehydrated ourselves so we wouldn’t have to go to rest stops, ha) – and we stopped at Cabelas which was so clean, distanced and safe. Definitely the best place to stop!
And then we made it!
This early morning scene is my favorite.
Annnnd the famous cherry donuts.
We’ve had a few gorgeous sunsets!
Couldn’t you just live in that photo?
Had a morning muffin stroll.
And a buckwheat caramelized onion and egg crepe. It’s amazing because most almost everywhere here is doing curbside pickup/takeout.
Again, we’ve spent the longest times at the beach that we have since Max was born! The kids are just at the most perfect age.
Emilia has no fear. She loves playing in the waves.
It’s just been the best. xo
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I am so jealous!!!! I have been obsessed lately with watching Lakefront Bargain Hunt on some form of HGTV, and my favorite episodes are when people are looking for houses along the Great Lakes. The water looks so beautiful, there are amazing views, and I like that it’s a non-woodsy lake community — at least, not as woodsy as other states with lakes that are on the show! (woods = bugs = NO). Enjoy your vacation!! And those cherry donuts.
Which area do you visit? My brother and sister-in-law spend the summer in Charlevoix/East Jordan in her family’s newly restored original fishing cottage. We went up for several years, it is just beautiful there.
we stay in boyne city! :)
Former Michigander here… where are you? I would love to return to Michigan. Left in 2016 for TN.
we stay on lake charlevoix (my dad’s grandparents lived here)!
Would love it if you could post a travel guide to Northern Michigan! I’m DYING to do this based on your annual pics, but don’t really know where or how to get started. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE?!?!?! But seriously, pretty please? 🙏🏻
I second this idea!
hi!! i did this a few years ago (it’s still pretty relevant!) https://www.howsweeteats.com/2016/09/boyne-city-travel-diary-part-3-video/
I love that cardboard boxes are what kids love playing with the most. Glad you guys had a safe ride up. I don’t know which picture I like better, the sunset or the doughnuts :-) Have a great trip. Can’t wait for a recap in next weeks post.
We’re in Harbor for another week! Where did you get the crepe? I want to try!!
boyne city bakery!!