Sunday, August 7, 2011


We had a wonderful weekend camping in Pentwater. I wondered as we drove in to town Thursday evening how many times I've made that drive? (A. I have been going to Pentwater since I was 1) I wondered as we set up our pop up camper (that was my parents, and I have camped in since 1987) how many times have I done this? Tom and I spent time this weekend talking about traditions, the ones we had as children and the ones we are starting with our children. Tom talked about his cottage, I talked about our trips to Pentwater. We are so excited to be carrying on some of the summer traditions of our childhood while starting new ones for our family as well.

Pulling the camper to Pentwater, August 2011

Rolling down the hill in the park in Pentwater (insert Anna, Martha, Laura years ago)

Good and Plenty in the Park in Pentwater (another Anna tradition)

Silly girls

Abby Jane

My boys

Sophie Grace

Cannon Ball (learned from 'Uncle Ben! Cannonball!!')

1-2-3 JUMP!!!!

Abby at the beach

When the kids were really little we would swing like this and whisper, "I love you, I love you, I love you so much". They turned 7 1/2 the day this was taken.

Did I mention....silly girls!!

Flying Sophie


Ernie loves waking up in the camper

Those of you who have followed our camping 'saga' since the kids were really little will smile to know that we camped for 3 nights in Pentwater with my parents and aunts and uncles. Yes, of course it rained, but we 'weathered the storm' and had a wonderful time making memories and carrying on traditions with our family.


Chuck, Martha and Family said...

Oh my! How we (Laura and I) wish we were there in Pentwater and our kids wish they were there playing with their cousins! Hopefully next year! Beautiful! Love you all!

joan b. said...

Looks like great fun! Traditions....hard to beat :)