Mackinac Island Weekend

by Kristi Van Dyk in

Sigh ... we knew it would be difficult, but we knew it was also important to the family. There were lots of highlights to the weekend as well as a few challenges! Highlights: * Dan proposed to Maria and we were there just in time to hear the news! * Lots of family was there: Dan and Rhonda's family, All of Bill's family, Kyle and Rebecca from Bob and Susanne's family and Grandpa. * We (Kayleigh, Benner and I) got to see Cabeto for the first time (or first time in SOOOO LONG) * It was BEAUTIFUL weather * God's splendor was apparent in all of the beauty around us * We got some fantastic exercise * We got to go to Mackinac Island!! (Steve and I haven't been in FOREVER, and Kayleigh and Benjamin have never been).

Challenges: * Arriving at the hotel at 9:30 with babies wide awake who usually are usually long since sleeping * NO sleeping the first night as we all shared a room, and little Benny recuperated from an ear infection * Spending 8 straight hours on the island with two little kids and no naps! * Settling down from a no nap day :( * Diarrhea for both after all of the stress and change (Kayleigh's causing some pretty awful conditions for driving home!) ... we MIGHT be over it now.

Here are some picture highlights that just made it worthwhile!

[caption id="attachment_876" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Kayleigh on the shore"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_877" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The kids "just wakin' up""][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_878" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="B in the coffee shop"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_879" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Benjamin and Cabeto"][/caption]