Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
To ring in the New Year, we headed over to Outback Steakhouse to dine with Ms. Ann, Molly and Gordy. Cam thoroughly enjoyed the french fries covered with cojack cheese and bacon, dipped in ranch. They were actually a bigger hit than the chicken fingers. Because Cam's milk was brought late in the meal, he also scored some free ice cream. It was a fun evening with our extended family. Ms. Ann ventured over after dinner to hang out a bit longer, which always makes Cam extra happy!
When we woke up on Saturday, the sun was shining and we decided to take advantage of the final days of Cam's winter break by heading up north to visit Oma and Opa.
It is always surprising to see how much the beach changes in such a short period of time. Over the summer months, there was barely enough sand to sit on before the water came up on shore.
Now the shoreline has transformed and although some of the high banks have dissipated, the path to reach Lake Michigan is much easier to traverse, especially for the Cam-mobile.
Oma and Opa cooked a delicious Sunday dinner and we were able to see their holiday decorations before everything was put away. We stopped to see our cousins, too, before heading home. Cam really enjoyed seeing his younger cousins, Gavin and Ella.
Chris preparing to install a new kitchen light with Jane standing nearby.
"Mom, Dad is going to put two holes in our wall. Is that ok?"
Cam is known as the "informer" and "translator" making certain that both of his parents know exactly what the plan is!
Happy New Year and....keep on smiling!