This past year has been pretty crazy for my brother and sister-in-law. It is so great and brings us much peace to see them finally together as a family!
This January our whole family made the trek north to our childhood home of Marquette, MI on the shores of Lake Superior to witness Adri and Luke commit to each other in marriage. It was a beautiful weekend as a family – celebrating their marriage, enjoying each other’s company, and hanging out with my two super cute nephews. Of course they had to steal the show with their impromptu courtroom discussion.
We kept things pretty simple, but I had to capture some of the day. Here it is.
This past February I escaped the blowing snow of Michigan for the warm sun of the Golden Coast. This was my first visit to California and I honestly think I fell for the West Coast life. Everything seemed so laid-back and easygoing. What shocked me most was that people actually waited at a crosswalk if it said “don’t walk” – a far cry from the midwesterner’s hurry to cross the street. Seriously though, I couldn’t get over this!
As an added bonus, I was able to explore the great city of San Francisco with my oldest brother. Tasting the brews of many a local coffee shop, biking the Golden Gate, taking in the sunrise from the pier, and enjoying a (post) sunset picnic on the ocean together – yeah this is what vacation is supposed to be.
I’m pretty much decided that this is a necessary trip to repeat in the coming year.
Seeing the Mrs. Doubtfire house was one of the few items on my list of ‘have-to’ see places in San Francisco. I was pretty much raised with that movie. So glad I made it!