Friday, June 14, 2013

Life at my Folks' House

Phil started his job in Muskegon, and we've been living with my parents until our apartment becomes available (in mid-late July).
The best part of moving- seeing my niece and nephew more!

She loves being with her cousins!

My brother Andrew visiting with his 4 month old son:

My "little" brother Heath, a cool uncle :)

He joined us on a quick trip to get groceries. Heath had to rein me in a little because I was getting too excited over prices down here. (Apparently 2 bags of bagels for $6 is normal here... They're $5 a bag on Mackinac Island!)

My little helpers!

We enjoyed some rain earlier this week,. and the girls played in it!

Marble works! They are as awesome as I remember!

A tire swing out back!

I'm job searching. Anyone going to the island for Lilac Festival? I can't believe I missed the lilacs this year! :/ These Instagram photos are from last year:

I'm mackinacmommy on Instagram too. I will eventually change it, but I'm not ready just yet!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Move off of Mackinac Island :(

There's a reason I've been so quiet- we moved off of Mackinac Island over the weekend. My husband is working on a seminary degree with the goal of full-time ministry. He was offered a position with the Christian non-profit Love INC of Muskegon County. A worthy reason to leave the island! (But I admit I'm rather heartbroken). It happened so quickly I didn't get the chance to say goodbye to many dear Mackinac folks. We packed up our household in two weeks. We fetched boxes with our burleys.

We have too much stuff! (An ever present truth when packing). These are our movies... And we needed one more box. (Don't even ask how many boxes we have of books!)

My oldest went on a road trip with her grandma, which was helpful for our packing. Here she shows off her drawing of the Mackinac Bridge while on the ferry:

Oh man! The fact that this is no longer home is killing me!

Mission Point was wonderful! And the send off cake was incredible. The frosting was as tasty as truffles. And there were fresh strawberries in the layers- so good!

There are two ways to move off of Mackinac- by dray or by luggage cart. We used the latter:

My husband may be a packing genius:

It was great to see one last old fashioned bicycle before we left!

The girls went to grandma's for our final day of moving. Hey! This isn't a catamaran!

I actually broke down and cried while buying fudge before I caught my final ferry off. Who'd have thought I'd get so sentimental over fudge! (I wasn't much better on the ferry- my apologies to the couple sitting behind me.)

It took a lot of work- thank you Dad for making the big drive and helping!

And thank you to Arnold Line Ferry for being so helpful!

I have taken SO many pictures while on Mackinac Island, I can continue my blog. Plus, I will have to visit!