Sunday, June 15, 2008

Our First Family Trip Home to Michigan

Reagan and I just returned from a two week trip home to Michigan. Steve couldn't take the whole two weeks off, but he was able to spend five days at home with us. The main reason for our trip was Tommy's High School graduation. Denise planned a wonderful graduation party for him at their home on Lake Huron. The weather was beautiful and Steve and Andrew did all the grilling for the event. Steve made a special marinade for the chicken and we all helped shape hundreds of hamburger patties the day before. Reagan was a huge hit at the party (although she decided to sleep through the first two hours of it). We also got to attend Tom's graduation! Congrats Tom, we are so proud of you! Good luck next year at Michigan State!
We spent the first few days at Grandma Denise's, and Reagan got to sleep in the same bassinet that was used by her father and her aunt and uncles. She did really well with all the company, and her only problem was that she did not want to be put down for bed or for naps because she didn't want to miss out on the action. The remainder of the trip we stayed at Grandma Barb's. Here, Reagan slept in a bassinet that her great-great grandfather made and that both Karly and I slept in. Grandma Barb read her lots of books and got her lots of stimulating toys. We spent most of the time visiting family and friends. We spent several days with Grandpa Bob and Grandma Margy and we had dinner at the ranch with Grandpa Cap. All in all, it was a wonderful trip! It was so nice to have Reagan surrounded by her loving family! Of course it went by way too fast, and the next time we are home, Reagan will be much bigger. Thank God for webcams :) Reagan also did very well on both plane rides. She nursed most of the time so the pressure wouldn't bother her. Aunt Cate was with us on the flight home as she is staying with us here in Charlotte for a month! I was so thankful to have her on the flight because about half way through it, Reagan had a huge blowout in her diaper! It went through her diaper, her onesie, her pants, and through the burp rag I desperately put around her. As soon as we landed, Cate and I ran to the airport restroom and stripped Reagan down. The only thing I had in the diaper bag was a sweater, so Reagan met Daddy and Aunt Karly in the airport in her diaper and a sweater :) We must have looked like real rednecks! But nevertheless, we made it home and had a wonderful trip! It is good to be home, but we can't wait for the next one!


Anonymous said...

it looks like so much fun. I"m glad you had a great time.

Jon & Jessica Wilkins said...

Hey Jess, it's so good to hear from you. You look great and Regan is adorable.

Paz123 said...

Sounds great!! So, you have enjoyed a wonderful family vacation trip.