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We’re in Michigan! The weather is lovely and wanting to be fallish. It’s great.

And, we’re with Granddad and Groovy! Which means we ate a delicious meal for dinner tonight that I did not make. And Oliver gets to see his cousins. And we got to take a long walk on the trail behind Granddad & Groovy’s house after dinner. It smells like home here. I mean, Tennessee smells lovely, but there’s just something about a late summer Michigan evening. It’s crispy and distinct.

Tomorrow my cousin Jake is getting married. We’re going to get dressed up and go to his wedding and celebrate with him and his new bride,¬†Katelyn, and all my family. I’m quite excited.

We can’t decide whether to take our kids so all my family can see them and dote on them, or to leave them at home with G&G for quality Michigan-Grandparents time (and so we don’t have to rassle our wriggly crew in a dress and suit).
I guess tomorrow will tell.
How are y’all doing? Any big Saturday plans?

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19 Responses

  1. Micaela 9 September 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Ooh, you’re just one state below my province! Have a wonderful time at the wedding.

    Tomorrow morning I’ll be garage sale-ing with my best friend and of course my baby sidekick. Hope I’m half as lucky as you always seem to get!

  2. keight 9 September 2011 at 10:21 pm

    aw. that’s why my heart hurts. your so far away again. i have never smelled michigan…but hazel’s bossy manager arms KILL me. p.s. just finished limitless.

  3. Ashley 9 September 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Have a wonderful time! I just love weddings. Beautiful pics! This weekend is chill for us, except for my much too early 5k tomorrow morning! Hoping I don’t pass out.

    Whipped up a camera strap cover using your tute today… yay! Thanks!

  4. Ammie Barbee 10 September 2011 at 7:13 am

    Awww! Hazel is such a big girl now. I have followed your blog for quite a long time but rarely comment. The summer has been crazy busy here so I haven’t checked in much and she went from being a baby to such a big kid now. How did that happen so fast? I love that she wants to walk on her own without holding hands, but I know that has to make you a little sad. (I love holding my kids hands. My 7 year old son still reaches out for my hand. Sigh. I love it.)

    • Raechel Myers 10 September 2011 at 7:59 am

      Hi Ammie! Yes, she is getting big! I’m hoping this uber-independent thing is maybe just a phase. Oliver went through phases of being too busy to snuggle, but he has also had very cuddly stages. Ready to snuggle when you are, baby girl!

  5. Ashley Ward 10 September 2011 at 9:14 am

    Oh my gosh Hazel is beyond adorable. Love that little arm! This weekend is full of working for me (turns out when you fire people you have to cover their hours yourself…) but then on Sunday we get to go to our friends house for a crab feast–one of the highlights if our summer! Have fun at the wedding; are you wearing your pretty turquoise shoes!?

  6. Amy 13 September 2011 at 8:13 pm

    OK, your family is just adorable! Love the pics you share with us! Good choice on leaving the kiddos w/ G and G! Much more enjoyment for you guys at the wedding! (I read about twice a week to get caught up and read the wedding post first!) Also, just curious how did Groovy come about as the name of choice? (Maybe I missed it in an earlier post?) I like the idea of having different names for different grandparents. We do not have that in my family.

    • Raechel Myers 13 September 2011 at 8:27 pm

      My MIL became Groovy when my niece was born (the first grandchild) and she said, “I don’t want to be ‘Grandma’, I want to be something cooler, like… ‘Groovy’.” She said it partly in jest, but my SIL liked it and the name stuck! :)


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