Archives for October 2014

Appreciation

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Remember these two cuties I shared back in January who weighed in at 4 Lbs 6 oz and 4 lbs 13 oz? Well, my have they grown. I call them my “Georgia Peaches” as they live in Georgia. I have always tried to make it a rule that my children should not have my grandchildren out of state. However, my daughter doesn’t seem to care for that rule. I understand. Her family is established in careers and friends and life. But it doesn’t mean I don’t miss them being closer. My grandchildren are my prides and joys and I miss these two so much! I was thinking the other day though, that while I’ve spent a fair amount of time whining that I can’t see them as often as I want, that when I do see them it is solid quality time. I’m learning to appreciate the time I do have with them. While I see my local grandchildren a couple of times a week, when I get to spend time with these two, well it is long term quality time. And because of the beauty of Facetime I still get to “see” them weekly. So the word for the day is appreciation. We may not always get things exactly the way we want, but learning to appreciate things the way we have them can be a lot  more relaxing. It doesn’t mean I don’t miss them, but I sure do appreciate every minute I get to be with them. How about you? Anything in your life that you may have forgot to be appreciating?

Peace,

Julie

Traditions

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Happy Fall Everyone!

I bet you thought I forgot about you?!? Life has been very busy over the last 6 weeks or so…all good stuff, but its been keeping me from sitting down and finding the time to share with you. Last weekend we went to the upper peninsula of Michigan. It was a beautiful sight to be seen. This is a tradition in our family. Lots of times we go to Mackinaw Island, or White Fish Point (my personal favorite, rocks…you get it!!) This time we visited the Soo Locks. Its quite amazing to see how much higher Lake Huron is than Lake Superior. There is a whole process they go through of “locking” the boat in an area until they can raise or lower the ship to send it out to the lake. I highly recommend the visit. After the day at the Soo, the kids came back to the campground for some trick or treating. That was a first for all of our kids and they had a great time. This was our first trip to the UP this summer, so of course I wanted to pack as much in as I could. Sunday morning we went to White Fish Point for some ship gazing and of course rock picking. After that it was on to Taquenenom Falls. There are upper and lower falls. So beautiful, so powerful and the color was awesome. A lot of nature to absorb. Sometimes the colors of the trees are just so spectacular its hard to take it all in. I would like to share a few pictures of our trip in case you have never been to Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula!

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Notice My Little Rock Picker in Training!

Hope you get a chance to enjoy some fall beauty!

Peace,

Julie