Well, we're in Indy now, on the last link of our family vacation. We've been in Michigan for the week visiting our friends, Jared and Elizabeth, and their four boys. We met Jared and Elizabeth 10 years ago in California when we all went to the Calvary Chapel Bible College. It's been a friendship that has stood the test of time. We try to see each other once a year, but last year passed us by, so it was good to get there finally! We did alot, had alot of fun...I'll be posting pictures soon.
Right now we're in Indy, currently sitting in my parents RV at my aunt and uncle's house. Mom is cooking breakfast..ah..this is the life! :) We had a campfire last night, although it was sprinkling. It was quite a site...us under umbrellas, sitting around the campfire! Dad and the girls slept in a tent...in the barn! :) We're gonna hang out here for the day and then head back. I have a photo shoot in the morning, and then I'll head out to Midway to pick up some veggies. Shane and I joined a local CSA. (http://www.localharvest.org/) We have planted a garden this year in our yard with some friends, but we aren't sure how much we'll harvest, so we decided to buy a local crop share. Plus, we like the idea of helping local small farms. We're excited about that. I'm getting the urge to start baking bread again and eating healthier. We've been eating "lighter", but not always "healthier", as far as whole foods.
Speaking of good food...:)...our friends in Michigan own Great Lakes Chocolate Company. They have the most amazing chocolate and they roast their own coffee beans. It's better than Starbucks..really. I'm not just saying that because they're our friends. Check it out. You can order online. The truffles are to die for! It was so nice to wake up every morning and have a fresh cup of coffee or a mocha brought to us by Jared. We almost stayed just for that reason! :) No, but it was great...they have the most "full-bodied" coffee we've ever had. And, did I mention the truffles....?...:)
Anyhow, it's been a great vacation...the kids got really dirty playing every day (my motto is: the dirtier they are at the end of the day, the more fun they've had!), Shane got to shoot guns and do some bird dog training, we got to go to Amish country up there, and even disect pig eyeballs! Yes, we know how to have fun! :) It will be good to get home and get back to church and normal life again, but we had a great time. Cari and I are having a big garage sale on Saturday at her house, so come on by if you're near Shelbyville!