Sunday, June 28, 2009

...in which the Sabourins take a vacation










































So I honestly did not anticipate how thoroughly I would enjoy getting away, out in nature, for a full week with my family. Troy grew up vacationing in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where in summer the days are long, the lake water cool and kids roam free on bikes, scooters and skateboards throughout their neighborhoods. I can see now why he, why anyone for that matter, would get the urge to leave behind television, Internet, cell phone coverage and head North. 


We stayed at his late grandparent's house, which is now mostly empty save for a couple of beds, arm chairs, pots and pans and a coffee maker (whew!). We bought groceries on an "as needed" basis. We read, played board games, took long walks, went on field trips and actually rested - really and truly relaxed. More than once I awoke in the middle of the night, snuggled up close to my peacefully sleeping husband, and simply relished in the light breeze pouring in through our window and in the knowledge that we had nowhere to be at any certain time, nothing pressing or urgent to rush out of bed first thing in the morning for.

We are stuffed, filled to the brim with pizza and ice cream, ice cream and pizza. Tomorrow, later today even, we will hit the ground running but with a little less harried perspective and seven days worth of new and fantastic memories binding the six of us just that much more intimately one to another. 


10 comments:

Grandpa Mike said...

What BEAUTIFUL vacation pictures, Molly!

SOOOO glad you all could get away!

Love,

Gramps

Jeanette said...

My kids were looking over my shoulder and wanted to hear all about each picture: the names of each of your kids and what they were doing. They've all asked if we can go there on vacation someday... It does look just lovely. Glad you're back to blogging.

daningo said...

What beautiful pictures! It looks like you had a fabulous time! I am sure it will be nice to come home relaxed and walk into a nice organized home :)

Kara Lane said...

These pictures made me feel so happy!! x Kara

Sara said...

Thanks for sharing your pics. It looks like a wonderful place to vacation. I'm so glad you could get away from normal, crazy life!

Beth said...

So glad you had a wonderful time! The pictures are fantastic. Look forward to talking to you soon. Love you.

yudikris said...

great family pics :).

Molly Sabourin said...

Thank you everyone!! It was fun to share those memories and pictures with you!!

HollyO said...

And you still didn't stop in Traverse City! I'm so bummed! I guess I'll have to hire you to speak at some philoptochos function, not that we just got a chapter at our mission church.

I'm so glad you love the U.P. It's our favorite place to vacation too!

Holly in Traverse City

HollyO said...

ooppss...should read "now" that we just got our chapter