Jane picked up a new outside office mate while her son was away with his studies.
On Cam's first day of his summer learning, our family left home a little after 3pm to head to the cottage for cousin Calla's first birthday celebration! We had the important duty of picking up the bday cupcakes at our favorite Dutch bakery in Muskegon, Ryke's. Everything was decorated and we feasted outside on appetizers and a delicious meal of grilled meats and an assortment of sides.
Although we didn't linger too long since we all had to be awake early, we were happy to be a part of the fun and see much of our extended family.
Driving home, we talked about how we remembered meeting Calla after she was born and she was the "newest" newborn Cam ever met.
During the week, Amanda and Cam found time to add funny filters to some pictures they took together. Ms. Ann stayed with Cam Friday evening while his parents enjoyed dinner out and a movie.
Saturday morning, we loaded up the van with a new gas grill for Oma and Opa and ourselves. The sunny day practically predicated that we would be on the beach. Upon arrival, Oma had a delicious lunch all ready for us and then we made our way to the sand. The cousins were near the water and Lake Michigan was bearable to swim in. Cousin David, who had recently driven in from Texas, joined us later in the afternoon and stayed for dinner. After a grilled meal on the porch, we were able to see the sunset as a family and my oh my, it was a beautiful one.
"You're right! It's much better if I can see them instead of just hearing the loud noise."