We spent last week in Michigan visiting family and attending our niece and god daughters confirmation. We really had a wonderful time! I had the opportunity to go to Mackinaw Island with my mom and her friend Mary for a couple of days. Paul and I are both from Michigan so I’ve been to Mackinaw but it’s been probably 15 years. It was soooo wonderful! We stayed at Grand Hotel and got the royal treatment. I really enjoyed the ferry ride over, hikes around the town and island, spending time with my Mom and sitting on the worlds longest front porch with my Starbucks coffee! Meanwhile, Paul and the kids visited Aunt Mary, Uncle Roy, Ian & Sam. They had some great adventures including a hilarious “emergency” sheep herding at the MSU farms. Then we reunited at my parents home and attended Katie’s confirmation and open house. My niece is an amazing young woman. I remember being that age and feeling so awkward but she seems to have it all together. We spent the remaining time showing the kids around Mommy’s hometown, visiting and letting the kids get to know their ten cousins in Michigan and all the Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents. The flight home was the only slightly epic part of the trip. Both flights were delayed, Luke was sick and the airline lost our luggage. We finally got our airport weary kids home at 2 a.m.. Thanks Birschings, Henleys, Deys and Doans for the great memories!