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July 13, 2004

I'm back. And let me tell you, boys and girls, there is nothing worse than a Monday at work after a lovely holiday.

It was indeed wonderful, as I?m sure you were all dying to hear. I wasn't able to swim the entire time I was in MI, due to rain and general crappy weather. I don't think it was warmer than 72F on any of the days I was there, so I had to settle into wearing long pants and the one sweater I brought. However, not all was a loss, as I had a fantabulous time, and got to see the Grandma. One more thing to tell you: the Grandma rocks. There were a few things I found out about my family that surprised me a bit. Like my family drinks. A lot. They're not drunkards or anything, they just enjoy a good bruhaha, I guess.

A small photo essay of the highlights? Sure, why not:

The G'ma's house is awesome. Heart.

The G'ma's lake is awesome as well. This was the day I arrived. The only really nice day.

We went to a very windy, rainy, and cold Mackinac Island, where I promptly walked to the Grand Hotel. I was soaked from head to toe by the time I got there (approx. 7 mins. walking), and ended up drinking $10 vodka collins(es?) until I was dry.

One of the really really cool things I found while rifling through G'ma's stuff was a photo album my G'pa kept when he was in the Army, stationed in occupied Japan. Most of the photos I took of the photos were totally blurry, but hopefully one of these days, I'll be able to steal them away long enough to scan them all in. Also found was a scrapbook my G'ma kept when she was in high school. She told me to hide it so no one would ever find it again. I should have stolen it. I never knew she was such a social butterfly - oh the committees, oh the sororities. She's so bleeding cute.
And that's about it, folks. I should have taken more pics, but what can you do? I was there to enjoy myself, not document my life minute-by-minute. That's what I have the B for, but he's in Israel until Aug. 4th. Hmph.


yay! fun fun photos!

it looks beautiful.

Posted by: fern at July 13, 2004 7:46 PM

Cool. My grandfather has pictures from when he was in Europe but he won't talk about them and I have never seen them. He showed them to my brother, though.

Posted by: Auntie Sarah at July 13, 2004 8:01 PM

Hi cutie!

Did you get any pictures of yourself while you were in Michigan? I would love to see how you look now. It's been so long since I've seen you!

Love ya!

the BOY

Posted by: Benjamin at July 13, 2004 10:29 PM

good gracious, B. it's been 2 1/2 weeks... I haven't suddenly become blindingly beautiful, nor sickeningly ugly... I have a couple that I took with the phonecam, so I may post them tonight or tomorrow. ^_^

Posted by: devlyn at July 13, 2004 11:40 PM

I want to go stay at your gma's house!! It looks so beautiful there.
Oh...thanks so much for the fudge. Mr Bear has almost eaten it all!

Posted by: kibberella at July 13, 2004 11:49 PM

Dev you should have stolen the albums so i'll do it for you next time i go. I'm glad you had fun and the pics are great it's too bad the weather was so crappy. We love you and you are so blinding beautiful. ps Was Grandma still mad at keith?

Posted by: auntie su at July 14, 2004 8:05 AM

wow those photos from your gramps and the scrapbook of your granny sound SO intriguing... do find out more will you...

Posted by: j-a at July 14, 2004 8:28 AM

i'll try to get scans of all of the scrapbook and photo album stuff when i can. i would love to be able to just take some time to look through them - i was kind of rushed this time.
aunt su - of course g'ma was still mad at keith. she will be for a while - you know that she's crotchety. she's still mad at lindsey for the stuff she did this past spring. she'll get over it eventually. ^_^

Posted by: devlyn at July 14, 2004 3:33 PM

Ooooh, that looks lovely. Glad you had a good time! I love looking at old pictures of relatives. It reminds me that I need to take lots of pictures of the stuff I do now, so that someday my grandchildren will say, "Wow, grandma, you were so young and glamorous then!!"

Posted by: teahouseblossom at July 17, 2004 12:27 PM

Are you ever going to post again, Dev?

Posted by: ms.chan at July 20, 2004 3:22 PM

yeah, as soon as i get some actual time, yo.

Posted by: devlyn at July 20, 2004 3:43 PM