Friday, October 23, 2015

MI trip | May 2015

so, back in May
our great grandma decided to
move out of her lake house. so we were 
asked if a few of us would want to come down 
and help pack up. we decided that Mary
Esther and I would go.

I'm a big road trip fan so I was so excited!

 Esther and I... and all our sleeping bags!

 got some reading done!

 for dinner our grandpa took us to this pizzaria 
that he used to go to when he was in highschool!
it tasted amazing! but when isn't pizza amazing? ;)

 Mary got to drive over the Mackinac bridge for the first time!
glad I got to experience that :)



 we got there just in time to see the sunset!
but before you exit the backdoor to get pictures you have to
be fully aware that when you go back in, you'll most likely have 
a gazillion mosquito bites! but it's worth it!

 of course, me and Esther went out to
pick flowers... 

 I even found some of my favorite flowers!

 I love trips to MI because you drive through the woods
a lot and they're always beautiful whether it be 
the colors changing in fall or the trees bright green during spring.
God's creation always fascinates me!

 on our way home as tradition leaving MI,
we got mackinaw city fudge, caramel apples,
popcorn and caramels! 

 it was rainy and beautiful!
I think I slept the majority of the ride home!

It was very sad knowing that, that may be our last time 
at trout lake, but I'm grateful I got to be part of
the moving crew and help grandma settle in her new house.

Have a whimsical day,

Alaina

Friday, October 16, 2015

Annual Spring Church Camping | April 2015

yes, i still have more spring posts. =O
but i'm trying to get em all up soon! for our
annual spring church camping, we
went to Brown County State Park... our second time there.
it's a beautiful place! 

Valerie and I were back bench buddies.

 that exciting moment when you finally arrive!

 I shared  a tent with Emily and Mary the first
night... we got soaked from the rain so our friends
 shared their DRY tent with us!



 all the little adventures my friends and I went on... the highlight!

 lilacs have a thing for smelling great! 

 it's always nice when your sisters let you ride their 
bikes around the campground! (s/o to Mary =D)

 Michaela... being
all adventurer like on our evening stroll!




 my photos don't do the beauty any justice...




 the next day, Susanna and I had been hiking with a 
group but were quickly left behind to go off trail and explore!




 trees like these ♥




didn't get the full view because there were
a buncha climbers up top!
(as you may see their feet!)

 campfires + marshmallows ...

 Saturday was a cold rainy morning, so 
we went and sat in the lodge all morning doing
bible study and each others hair!

 after we had gone back and had lunch, Me, Anna and Charissa
were tired of being cooped up inside all morning so we
decided to hike in the rain... which lifted shortly after we
headed out!







 found some of my favorite flowers.
always a plus!
















 on Sunday after everyone had packed up, a bunch of us girls 
decided to take a hike.




 after our hike, we didn't have a ride! so we had to start walking
and it was a VERY long walk! some of the girls got picked up 
but I stayed with Kate and Maggie... Kate didn't want
Maggie dirtying anyone's car with all her mud and hair!
so we finally got picked up by dad when we had
finally made it in sight of the campground!




 and... we were homeward bound! the sad part...

so... we just got back from our Fall trip to the dunes and I
have many photos from it! but summer posts are first!

Have a whimsical day!

Alaina