Kickin’ Back at The Beach

AUTHOR: | POSTED: July 23, 2012 | COMMENTS: 13 Comments
CATEGORIES: Love This...Not So Much,

Carolyn Savage

Every year, for one week, I escape with my kids to shores of Lake Michigan.  It’s a respite that I’ve grown fond over the years, simply because it’s home.  I didn’t grow up here, but that doesn’t seem to matter.  I guess it’s not always about the place, but more often about the people… in the place. 

My parents moved to Bridgman fifteen summers ago.  Ryan was just a baby the first time our toes sank into the sands of Weko Dunes.  Ever since, it’s been a place of great solitude, happy laughter, and cousins.  Lots and lots of cousins!

Yesterday I had the pleasure of introducing Reagan and Isabella to our family treasure.  They couldn’t have been happier.  Neither could I!

 

So pardon my absence of humor and wit.  We’re kickin’ back at the beach this week!

13 Comments on “ Kickin’ Back at The Beach ”

  • lynda crossman | July 23rd, 2012 12:58 pm

    Hey Caroline!! ENJOY you vacation!!(if having the girls with you) can be considered a vacation… I love the pictures!! So glad you have this place to escape to… have fun! 🙂

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  • Carolyn Savage | July 23rd, 2012 6:33 pm

    You aren’t kidding! Dragging the girls on and off the beach darn near killed me today! A whole ‘nother post!

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  • Dani | July 23rd, 2012 6:02 pm

    Of course love the post! Have fun. And you’re right. Home isn’t always where you grew up. Home is where it feels comfortable and for lack of a better word, ‘right’.
    -Dani
    @sunshinemommy

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  • Carolyn Savage | July 23rd, 2012 6:32 pm

    Thanks so much for the comment, Dani! Means a lot to me!

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  • Cindy T | July 23rd, 2012 8:32 pm

    Just adorable. When I started reading I thought “WOW she is really going off alone, I can’t belive it!”, then I started seeing the lovely pictures. HA I knew you could not leave those precious babies even for a minute.

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  • Carolyn Savage | July 23rd, 2012 9:28 pm

    Oh my goodness…alone! I can’t even imagine! But wouldn’t trade this beach fun with my girls for anything. Can’t wait to add my big boys over the weekend! They couldn’t come this week. Practice…commitments…jobs. They grow up so fast!

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  • Kathy | July 26th, 2012 1:27 am

    “I guess it’s not always about the place, but more often about the people… in the place.”

    So true Carolyn.

    Love the photos of your family at the beach! Gorgeous pictures and looks like you all had a wonderful time.

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  • Carolyn Savage | July 29th, 2012 7:19 pm

    We did, Kathy! Have fun this week! I can’t wait to hear all about your trip to NYC!

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  • Lynette | July 29th, 2012 6:26 pm

    Looks like lots of fun!!! You are a brave woman! Every time I take my boys to lake Michigan, I feel like all I do is count heads, count heads, and then count heads again!!! Love the beach, but it can be a lot of work with kiddos!!! Enjoy what’s left of the summer!!! 🙂

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  • Carolyn Savage | July 29th, 2012 7:20 pm

    Lynette,

    You are so right about the constant counting of heads. Beaches are a ton of work right now…but worth every second of the chaos!

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  • Sara | July 29th, 2012 10:57 pm

    I hope you had a lovely vacation! I have to ask about the wagon the twins are in. Where did you get it? Was it easy on the beach? Does it collapse? (Looks like it does!) Do tell!

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  • Carolyn Savage | July 30th, 2012 8:24 am

    Hi Sara, The wagon will be featured, hopefully, in a give away later this week on this site! Stay tuned!

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  • Kathy | July 31st, 2012 10:10 pm

    I was wondering the same thing, about the wagon… I had never seen one like this (collapsable?) before your post and then we went to Six Flags Great America last week and saw a few of them. Very cool!

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