So it has been just over two years now since we moved to Michigan. Two years, and five months to be exact. Things haven't changed much since that last post. It is still hard, busy, crazy, stressful, fun, and wonderful. We are still learning so much about living here, it seems like it is going to be an ongoing theme to our life.
|Tree in spring bloom from last year.|
So in honor of another year in the greath north, I bring you another list. Another year means another 52 things. This list will be things we love about Michigan combined with phrases we never thought we would hear ourselves say. Enjoy!
1. Green 2. Spring 3. Summer 4. Fall 5. Winter 6. Trees 7. Lakes 8. Rivers 9. Ponds 10. "We need to plan the garden." 11. Birds 12. Family 13. Congregation 14. "Better bundle up for service today, it is 0º out this morning!" 15. Flowers 16. Wild vegetables 17. Grass 18. "No school today, it's a SNOW DAY!!!!" 19. Friends 20. Farms 21. Backyard wildlife 22. Small Towns 23. "We need to plan a trip. . .to ARIZONA!" 21. Fall colors 22. Homecooked Goodness 23. Not ever reading 110º on the thermometer 24. "It's raining" (again, or still, or period!!!) 25. Snow 26. "I live in Michigan" 27. Wildflowers 28. Weather 29. Bald Eagles 30. Forests 31. "We need to shovel the driveway today" 32. Homecooked Goodness 33. Garden 34. Wild Berries 35. Strawberry picking 36. Snowmobiling 37. Pick-Your-Own Farms 38. "We need to weed in the garden." 39. Aunts and Uncles 40. Space 41. Deer 42. "The kids are down swimming in the lake." 43. "Sorry I missed your call, I was out stacking wood." 44. Four - yep, four DIFFERENT seasons 45. Grandma 46. Dinners consisting of only what we picked from the garden that day 47. Sledding parties 48. Lakes as big as oceans 49. Fireplaces that get used 50. GREEN - have I mentioned this!?!?! 51. Festivals 52. The Scenery!!!!
|Potato fields just a few minutes from our house.|
Needless to say, we love, love, love it here. This third year is already almost half over. Each year brings its own challenges and we are working through them. Each passing year also makes the missing of or friends and family back in Arizona so much worse. We miss you all so much. I can't believe it has been almost a year since we have seen you last.
It truely is beautiful here, you really must see it for yourself. Our door is always open and we would love to see you.
|Squash Blossom from our garden last year.|