(You can read more about that transition in my very first post, here.)
Anyway, my parents subsequently separated, my sister moved back East with me, and my brother had a little daughter. So needless to say, visiting my parents is quite different than it would have been four years ago.
Last weekend I packed up my bag, some Tastycakes, and some Wawa coffee and headed to South Bend, Indiana. I got to spend time with my mom and her new husband, my brother and niece, and my dad and his new wife. It was a busy weekend, but I truly enjoyed everyone's company and getting to do some "quality" stuff with my family.
|Granny (my mom) and niece in Thing 1 & 2 shirt|
|First order of business? Strawberry picking, of course!|
|"Yook! I found one!"|
|Check out that deliciousness. And adorableness.|
|Cutest picture ever (We picked cherries when we were done with strawberries).|
My brother, niece and I all trekked up to the teeny tiny Michigan town where my dad lives. Unfortunately I didn't get any good pictures of our activities, but we visited a local winery and had dinner together. Very fun.
|Clearly she agrees. Also, I discovered that car seats fit very comfortably into my little car. Score!|
It was a great weekend, but after 10 hours to get there, about 3 hours to and from Michigan, and 10 hours back, I was very glad to be home!!