Henry and I are finally back in Portland after spending over two weeks in Michigan spending time with my family. We took Henry to Michigan for the first time back in March, but we weren’t sure when we’d be going back. However, Cameron had two work trips come up back to back in May, and so it seemed like a perfect time to go. And since both of Cameron’s trips were on the East Coast, he was actually able to Michigan for the weekend in between, which was nice so that way he could see everyone in Michigan too, plus that way he wouldn’t have to be away from Henry for such a long time 🙂
I actually meant to put up a post about our trip to Michigan back in March…but I never got around to it. This time, I ended up not using my actual camera at all the entire time I was there and instead I just snapped a few pictures on my phone. Obviously I haven’t had quite as much time for blogging over the past few months as it is and I’m realizing that when it comes to family stuff, I don’t want to put pressure on myself to try to blog about every little thing we do. Our time together is precious and my first priority is being present and enjoying it, not worrying about sharing every moment on my blog or social media. That said, on the plane ride back to Oregon, I was looking back through all the pictures on my phone from the past two weeks and couldn’t help but sharing a few of my favorites 🙂
Once my sister found out we were coming to Michigan, she decided to fly in from New York for the weekend as well, so that was awesome! She’s getting married this summer but it’s been hard to try to coordinate a time for a bridal shower with everyone’s schedules and the fact that we live on opposite sides of the country. However, my mom and I ended up throwing a bridal shower with our family for her while she was home and it turned out really cute! It was really nice to be able to celebrate her, especially since not everyone will be able to be at her wedding being that it’s in France. The iPhone photos from the shower aren’t the best, but there was lots of black, white, and pink!
My sister hadn’t seen Henry since March and so they had fun hanging out together 🙂
|We were telling Luke to hold Henry’s hand and so he was very gingerly trying to grab his finger…haha 🙂|
In addition to spending time with family, I was able to get my haircut, do some shopping (and go to Tim Horton’s…definitely something I miss about Michigan!) and visit with friends. I forgot to take pictures with some of my friends I saw, but it was nice to catch up with people and have a little me time 🙂
The day I flew home, my sister happened to have a flight for work connecting through Detroit and she was able to take a later flight out so she could have a long layover to hang out with us. We had lunch in Ann Arbor (and had to go to Zingerman’s of course!) and it was nice to visit a little bit more.
But even though I had a great time in Michigan, it’s also nice to be back home in Portland too. Unpacking and getting back in the groove of things seems to take much longer with a baby, but I’m hoping that this weekend things I can get everything done and things will start to get back to normal 🙂
Have a great weekend everyone! (And stay tuned for a fun giveaway coming up soon….)