THE THING ABOUT WIND & LAKE MICHIGAN

Always a relaxing time in our home away from home up north on Lake Michigan. Little backstory. As I’ve shared with you many times before, Mr. Nine and the boys and I have been going yearly to this town for years and years. My mom has never come along because she’s always been the one to take care of our sweet Daisy. This trip was planned before Daisy's Passing but Mr. Nine thought it was due time to get my mom up to see the town that we so dearly love. So, we spent four days there a couple weeks ago.

Northern Michigan, especially on the lake, is absolutely beautiful and I love that our condo overlooks it. The only negative thing about up there, is that the weather is even more unpredictable than it is in Indiana. Luckily, mom and I did get one fabulous beach day but wind put a damper on some of our time there for outdoor activities. Nobody wants sand in their eyes or getting knocked off the pier, lol! We always make the most of it but, instead of talking about all the things we did on our trip exclusively in this post, I want to talk a little bit about wind!

As many of you know I really despise wind, there isn’t anything good about it! However, for this post I decided to do a complete 180 and use wind as a positive metaphor in relation to how I feel about my mom.
Isn't she so CUTE!

She truly is the wind beneath my wings. She’s the kind of person you truly want in your corner. She will lift you up, laugh with you and cry with you. She blows in with such a sweet presence, stylish presence and oh so fun presence. You think I’m fun? My mama is way more fun; the life of the party and the laugh til it hurts kind of fun. she is game for anything! 
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I am lucky for trips like these and I count my blessings every day. Lucky to be able to not only call on her for anything, but to call her mom. It’s an honor to be her daughter. This sweet little breeze of sunshine will brighten your day just like she has so many of mine. Be that kind of light and be the wind to lift up others. And Life is short, eat yummy things like Chocolate with one another!

Unique little European Chocolate shop in a town of less than 200.


Our Favorite Breakfast, so fun to split..the BEST Eggs Benedict and French Toast with Vanilla Mascarpone and Berry compote. 

At the Roadhouse, The BEST Margarita's, Queso and Mexican food! 

Of course, on our last morning, the winds became calm. But on our last walk out on the pier, the seagulls flew and reminded me, with people loving you like my mom, wind or no wind, you really can soar! 

My sweet friends, may the wind be at your back to help you blow through this day with ease. 


xo

41 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post Andrea. I love your metaphor and your mom is as cute and pretty as you are. You have such a beautiful relationship, reading this makes my heart feel so full. Happy Monday and wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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  2. Such a beautiful and special post :) xxx

    www.fashionjazz.co.za

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  3. Your mom is something special! It was so sweet of her to send me a card with such beautiful and encouraging words when my dad passed. I'll never forget that.
    The two of you are two peas in a pd - both beautiful on the inside and outside!It's an honor to know you BOTH!!!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  4. So sweet!!! It's so evident you have such a great mom! I am so thankful that I have a close relationship with my mom (like you do) because I know not everyone has that.
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  5. This is just the sweetest and I love everything about this! Your mom really is the cutest and I love that you got to spend this special time together. I also love your take on the wind for this. I hear Michigan has some really beautiful parts. My sister was saying how she would love us to go one summer. Now I feel like we need to plan something and take our mom, too.

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  6. So awesome that you got to do this with your mama! So many fun things and so many beautiful pictures. Have a great week, lovely friend!

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  7. So sweet and your mama always sounds absolutely amazing. I love all of the adventures you two have together. I hope this week is kind to you (and us all!) xoxox

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  8. This is such a sweet post! You mom is an amazing woman! It's awesome that you get to spend so much time together!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  9. I love how close you and your mom are! You both are absolutely gorgeous and it looks like you have a blast together!

    Rosy Outlook

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  10. You and your mom are just the cutest and so glad you had fun together on your trip. It looks so pretty there and the food sounds great.

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  11. Such a wonderful post dedicated to your beautiful mom! I pray you guys have many more fun and adventurous trips for years to come! Vicki did a great job raising you into the fantastic friend you are today! I just wish I coulda been there for the wine! Ha!

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  12. How fun that you were finally able to get your mom up to your vacation town! Such cute photos- you two are gorgeous peas in a pod!

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  13. I love your relationship with your mom, it's really lovely!

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  14. I have got to add this beautiful spot to my travel list! I'm so glad you and your mom had such a wonderful time - you two are the sweetest people around! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  15. Michigan is truly the best! And I love the relationship you have with your mom - just so very special!

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  16. Lake Michigan is so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. That breakfast place looks absolutely delicious!

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  17. Your mom is so lucky to have a sweet daughter like YOU! Also, your mom is a total beauty! You two are such a fab mother/daughter duo and it makes my heart so happy to see the love you have for one another <3

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  18. It's so nice that you were able to have that outing with your Mom. You two look so much alike.

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  19. This is so amazing! I know many daughters and moms don't have great relationships (me included). You are so,so blessed!

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  20. You and your mom are just gorgeous! What a beautiful location -- I wouldn't mind taking a trip there. :) Hope you have a great Monday, xo!

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  21. This is so heart warming Andrea. You have such a special relationship with your mom and it's always so good to hear.
    XOXO
    Jodie

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  22. What beautiful words, Andrea. I love how close you and your momma are and I'm sure she's so proud of the daughter she has raised! On another note, I hate wind, too! B always makes fun of me for getting so mad at it! Haha.

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  23. This is such a beautiful tribute to your mom. She is a blessing to you, and all those around her. What a sweet lady!

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  24. Ahhh - I wish Daisy could be there with both you & your momma!!! :(
    Always love to see the smiles on your sweet momma's face!!!

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  25. What a sweet post, I love the sentiment towards you Mom. You both are so special and wonderful, glad you had an amazing trip!

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  26. Your mom is beautiful! Yall look like sisters!
    oh I hate wind too. It will just mess up everything.
    Happy Monday
    Lisa

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  27. I just found your blog from Metamorphosis Monday, and I'm so glad I did! I love your sweet post to your mom! You're both lovely and I'm looking forward to reading more of your beautiful blog! 💗

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  28. You can tell that you and your mom are so close and she sure does look like she's lots of fun to hang out with.

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  29. I love this! The two of you are so cute!!! And there is a lot to be said about both of you with how close you are with each other. Two fabulous women! Cheers to amazing moms!

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  30. So beautifully written, my friend. You are beyond blessed to have such a strong bond with your Mother! It truly is a GIFT that I know you appreciate every single day. May you both have the most special relationship all the days of your life!

    Shauna

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  31. I certainly wished I had your mothers genes! Wow, you both are such beauty s!

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  32. A Michigan girl here! You don't have to tell me how amazing the beach towns on Lake Michigan are. We love them, too! You took beautiful pics and I'm glad you had a lovely time.

    Visiting from #happynowlinkup

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  33. SO beautiful! I would love to visit Lake Michigan!

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  34. This is such a sweet post! You and your mom look so much alike, she could be your sister! Such beauties!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  35. Aww, your mom is adorable! Love that she was able to get up to the lake with you- wind and all!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  36. You two are really the dynamic duo! What a fun mother/daughter trip. I hope Katie and I will do things like that in the future!
    XOXO
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  37. What a wonderful tribute to your Mom. So glad you still have play time with her.

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  38. You and your Mom are adorbs. You've got some good genes, girl!

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  39. You and your mom are so beautiful! It's obvious how close you are with her. I hope I can have that fabulous relationship with my girls!

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  40. Such a sweet post about your mom. Love the relationship you two have!

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  41. You & your mom are both so gorgeous!

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