Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Memorial Day 2023

Did you have a nice Memorial Day?  For many the holiday marks the beginning of summer even though summer doesn't officially arrive until June 21st.

Our family had such a nice time at Indian Springs Metropark in White Lake last Memorial Day that we decided to return again this year.  The park is the best kept secret, because it's a beautiful park with few visitors or picnickers.  The entry fee is only $10 per vehicle, unless an annual pass has been purchased.  Our daughter arrived around 11:00 a.m. to secure the same pavillion we had last year, and the rest of us trickled in around noon or shortly thereafter.

It was a picture perfect day with a high of 87 degrees and a gentle breeze - ideal for the little [and not so little] grandkids who wanted to enjoy the splash pad and/or play corn hole. 

[Jeremy and John]

[Brooke and Izzy]

[Landon, Brooke and Izzy]

~ The Family Patriarch ~

And an uninvited guest who wasn't shy and made himself right at home among us.

The family gathering wasn't only a time of celebrating Memorial Day together, but a farewell for John, Tiffany, Evie and Juliette.  John accepted a new ministry position in Oceanside, California and they will leave Michigan next week.  It was a bittersweet gathering.


Four of our grandchildren are adults now, so it's difficult to have an event where everyone is present - four were missing in the photo below, but we still had a great time together.

To include tea in this post, I recently saw a photo of a tea mural painted on the side of a building that I thought was very creative.


  1. You have a wonderful family! I know you'll miss seeing Tiffany and her family often but I pray their new home will bring them many blessings.


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