Our trip to visit family in MI was wonderful. We got back about 3 weeks ago and we are still adjusting. Jackson has not gone back to his previous beautiful sleeping habits and it has affected all of us. We are all tired and grumpy for the most part. Other than that, we have wonderful memories of our two weeks back home! The beach was my favorite part....
What a beauty!
He loved the hole daddy dug for him!
Walking the pier as a family of four - amazing!
We have a picture of Jackson and me on this pier when he was just a newborn so this was a special photo op for me:).
I don't know why I love it so much, but this picture is just too cute.
I know I look silly - but this is me and Addy watching the Coast Guard parade - I marched in this parade for more years than I can count so it was such a sweet moment to watch it with my children.
Jackson and I waving at the helicopter at the parade:). He waved at everyone and everything - it was a riot!
Another day at the beach - so sweet!
Addy meeting her great-grandma K. This is Jason's all time favorite grandma and we are so glad she finally got to meet Addison (she met Jax when he was a newborn).
Jax had a huge birthday party too!
He was so excited about his presents:).
This is Jason's family (one side of his family anyway) - I love this picture!
Addy fell in love with her "Papa Jim," who is really her great-uncle.
We have so many special memories from our time in MI. I have over 500 pictures to prove it:). I will say, the time there made us all the more determined to move back to MI as soon as an opportunity arises. We always felt it was hard to be away from family - but going back and realizing how much we are truly missing, how much our kids are missing, was hard. Overall, the travel went ok (we did have some pretty rough "traveling with grumpy toddlers" moments, one special one with Addy that was straight out of my travel themed nightmares, lol), and they slept well away from home for the most part and had a wonderful time. Jackson did return with an ear infection, though...just in time for his second birthday:(. More to come on my big 2 year old boy (I am already 2 weeks late on that post:)).