Saturday, July 29, 2006

First Day in Saugatuck

Thanks to the generosity of the Cains (Cheryl Lynn's aunt & uncle, to be exact), we had a wonderful weekend at their second home in Saugatuck, Michigan. Running out to upgrade to a king size bed is not in our budget right now, but I'm certainly more tempted after experiencing this one!
The house included this dream kitchen. It's pretty hard to find something not to like here. I tried, just to make myself feel better. The best I could do was, "uh, they don't have any under cabinet lighting". Nice try. As if the stainless freezer on the bottom fridge and industro gas stove don't TOTALLY make up for the lack of some little lights that I could stick on in an instant. If I had this kitchen, that is. Which I don't. But I do have a dishwasher now, and I like it alot!
Here are our hosts, showing their smarts. You see, they have their double stroller. We weren't quite as prepared. Try persuading a three-year-old to walk when his friends are riding. What? Did you just say, "Not gonna happen!"? You're right!
Fortunately, Noah was kind enough to let Koji ride in his place. It was at the peril of his clothing though. Look at the damage!

Also, I'm not known for nature photography but I couldn't help trying to capture this. After all, these are stargazer lilies, famous for their participation in our wedding. This may be my best shot. I was enthralled; this was my first time seeing these lilies "in the wild" (if you can call a garden on a corner in Saugatuck wild) rather than as cut flowers. Too bad my photography attempts used up most of the free time Cheryl Lynn and I had...

2 comments:

Mom said...

You're right! Gorgeous stargazers and nice photography, too! :-)

Laurie Ann said...

Ollie's got the same superman jammies that I see Noah wearing. Couldn't get them off of him for the first 2 or 3 days...