Sunday, January 12, 2014

Lake Michigan Ice - Week of Jan. 6th

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. ~Victor Hugo 

An arctic freeze settled into Michigan this week suggesting that winter is here to stay for awhile.

Chris, Jane and Cam traveled north over the

weekend to spend time with Oma and Opa.    At Cam's grandparents home, the wind whips off the lake and the air seems so crisp, it could snap.

Some complain about our winters, but maybe they've never walked on the ice or seen the beauty of waves frozen in mid-flow.  It is an amazing sight to see on Lake Michigan!

This trip also brought a Christmas present delivery for Jane's parents- a new ottoman for extra seating in the living room.  Cam thought the big rectangular box made a good fort and tested out the bench with Oma and Opa.  Looks like it will be comfortable for two people and quite cozy for three...

Chris ventured down to the ice formations and it was quite a trek just walking out.  It is an eerie feeling to "walk" where one normally swims.

The cottage is situated just about in the middle of the picture, nestled to the right of the hill/dune.

Cam's preference on this day was to stay inside with his grandparents, picking out books to read with Oma and find games to play.
It is a reminder to us that we are indeed fortunate to have family so close and accessible.

Even on the coldest of days, family warms our soul.

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