Friday, May 29, 2015

Family // May Trip to Michigan

Happy Friday everyone!

Henry and I are finally back in Portland after spending over two weeks in Michigan spending time with my family. We took Henry to Michigan for the first time back in March, but we weren't sure when we'd be going back. However, Cameron had two work trips come up back to back in May, and so it seemed like a perfect time to go. And since both of Cameron's trips were on the East Coast, he was actually able to Michigan for the weekend in between, which was nice so that way he could see everyone in Michigan too, plus that way he wouldn't have to be away from Henry for such a long time :)

I actually meant to put up a post about our trip to Michigan back in March...but I never got around to it. This time, I ended up not using my actual camera at all the entire time I was there and instead I just snapped a few pictures on my phone. Obviously I haven't had quite as much time for blogging over the past few months as it is and I'm realizing that when it comes to family stuff, I don't want to put pressure on myself to try to blog about every little thing we do. Our time together is precious and my first priority is being present and enjoying it, not worrying about sharing every moment on my blog or social media. That said, on the plane ride back to Oregon, I was looking back through all the pictures on my phone from the past two weeks and couldn't help but sharing a few of my favorites :)


I flew there and back by myself with Henry, and thankfully, he did great on the plane! Now that we have a few trips under our belt, I'm putting together a post about traveling with a baby so stay tuned for that! Also, my eyebrows look a little nuts...anything to try and get my baby to smile for a selfie...ha!



Once my sister found out we were coming to Michigan, she decided to fly in from New York for the weekend as well, so that was awesome! She's getting married this summer but it's been hard to try to coordinate a time for a bridal shower with everyone's schedules and the fact that we live on opposite sides of the country. However, my mom and I ended up throwing a bridal shower with our family for her while she was home and it turned out really cute! It was really nice to be able to celebrate her, especially since not everyone will be able to be at her wedding being that it's in France. The iPhone photos from the shower aren't the best, but there was lots of black, white, and pink!


My sister hadn't seen Henry since March and so they had fun hanging out together :)


She was only there for the weekend, but Henry and I were there at my parents' house the entire time and so he got lots of time with his Grammy and Grampy. My parents were clearly loving it :)


Henry also got to spend quite a bit of time with his great grandparents while we were in Michigan, and that was really special. My grandparents live close to my parents and so I was glad they were able to see Henry again because I feel like he has changed a lot since they first saw him in March.


We had lots of time with family while we were in Michigan, including time with my cousins. My cousin Olivia's little boy is a year older than Henry and seeing them together is so cute! I am excited for the two of them to be able to run around and play with each other once Henry is a little bigger :) 

We were telling Luke to hold Henry's hand and so he was very gingerly trying to grab his finger...haha :)

My cousin Kayla just graduated from college, and so we celebrated that while she I was home. She and I are the ones in our family that love cake so obviously we needed a picture together :) 


In addition to spending time with family, I was able to get my haircut, do some shopping (and go to Tim Horton's...definitely something I miss about Michigan!) and visit with friends. I forgot to take pictures with some of my friends I saw, but it was nice to catch up with people and have a little me time :)


Henry was really good while we were in Michigan; he's super social and loves having people around to entertain him. He's at such a cute age where he's just laughing and smiling all the time :)

Henry's toys at Grammy and Grampy's > Henry's toy's at home...ha!
He also got to wear a lot of his Michigan gear!
His faces kill me :)

I already posted this on Instagram, but how funny is this side by side of me as a baby with Henry?



The day I flew home, my sister happened to have a flight for work connecting through Detroit and she was able to take a later flight out so she could have a long layover to hang out with us. We had lunch in Ann Arbor (and had to go to Zingerman's of course!) and it was nice to visit a little bit more.


Plus, since we had flights out at the same time it was a huge help having her with me at the airport to help out with the baby!


It was really great to have some time with my family and it's always nice to be back in Michigan. We were there last May over Memorial Day weekend, and I had just told everyone that I was pregnant  with Henry so it's really crazy how much can change in a year!

But even though I had a great time in Michigan, it's also nice to be back home in Portland too. Unpacking and getting back in the groove of things seems to take much longer with a baby, but I'm hoping that this weekend things I can get everything done and things will start to get back to normal :)

Have a great weekend everyone! (And stay tuned for a fun giveaway coming up soon....)




11 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a great trip! I love small, intimate showers like that. It's nice to really be able to spend time with people celebrating the milestone!

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  2. Oooo those chubby thighs! And him with that gigantic bear - wait til he's older and can really cuddle with it instead of just lie on it :X I really enjoy these photo posts because they sort of tie together your instagram feed into a story. I bet when you make your photo album of Henry's first years it is going to be so chock full of adorable photos of so many of these adventures he has! and really, a lot of pictures say a great deal without needing a lot more extra explanatory sentences with them anyway!

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  3. I love the pictures of Henry with your grandparents! Fingers crossed the next Michigan trip includes a stopover in Chicago :)

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  4. Another super fun trip with adorable Henry! I see where he (and you) gets the dimples. Your family has a strong gene there. So cute! Looks like a lot of great memories were made, and you'll cherish these photos for many years to come. :)

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  5. It looks like you had a wonderful trip!

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  6. Looks like you had a lovely trip with lots and lots of time with friends and family! The shower looks adorable, and those pictures of Henry are beyond cute!

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  7. What a beautiful little guy! Special time with family and friends is always a treat! Glad you had a fun time!

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  8. I think it's so great that Henry is learning to travel as a baby!! He'll appreciate it when he's older :-) And such a happy baby :-) Glad to see the trip went well with lots of celebrations!

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