Gorgeous Grand Haven

How lucky am I?!?!? I actually grew up with this in my back yard!! I took this last week when I was home visiting my friends and parents in Grand Haven, MI. This was taken at the end of our street at Buchanan Beach. My mom was on her way home from a teacher’s conference and called to tell me I was missing a gorgeous sunset. I hopped in the Jeep and raced to the end of the street in time to capture these colors.

I feel so blessed to have grown up in a fun little town in West Michigan. My heart and soul belong in West Virginia, but Grand Haven is the place that I grew into the person I am today. The awkward teenage years, getting my driver’s license, getting into my first “fender bender”, the turbulent times in High School, winning a Cheerleading State Championship, many Coast Guard Festival celebrations, growing both apart and closer with some of the best friends a girl could ask for…these are just a few of the things that I think about and find comfort in when I visit Grand Haven today. Many thanks to my mom and dad for bringing us to GH and for keeping us there. I love you!

In photography news…I’m waaaaay behind in my processing!! Life has been moving at turbo speed lately and I’m still getting over a horrific cold that kept me down and out for a few days. I apologize that you haven’t seen the fun photos that I took last weekend. THEY ARE COMING!! I promise! Chris, Kristen and Bell…I haven’t forgotten you. Marley, you’re next…then the Smith’s and then Emma. Whewy!! Lots of irons in the fire.

In Marathon news….I completed my furthest and longest training run so far. Meg and I ran EIGHTEEN MILES on Tuesday! I felt like a super star! It wasn’t as difficult as I thought it was going to be. I feel confident and actually excited to tackle our big 20 miler in a couple weeks. All of your support and well wishes have been greatly appreciated! Thanks for being my cheerleaders!

And in Birthday news….I’m spending the weekend with a few very special people who are all near and dear to my heart. So, as I ring in my 27th year…I will not be lugging around the camera. No one needs to see the debauchery that we could find ourselves in.

I’m out for the weekend…yes I know it’s only Thursday…27 only comes once in a lifetime.

Mmmmmmmmwah!!! (That’s a huge kiss to you all!)

September 26, 2008 - 5:51 am

Mary Ann - Great shot, Meg Peg! We love you, too. Have a wonderful weekend and super birthday!

September 28, 2008 - 5:47 pm

Aunt Lori - Meg, Wow! What a shot. You are right GH is an awesome place. I know you are going to have a great weekend and I can hard wait to hear about it.. We love you! Aunt Lori and Uncle Tom ?

October 3, 2008 - 9:58 am

Uncle Jim - Another beautiful pic Meg Peg, hopefully Aunt Cathy and I will be able to see some of those views of GH in November *S*.