I have had one of the best maternity leaves in the world. After getting my mom footing in the first few weeks, I got to enjoy the rest of my summer with Theo, Paul, and my family. It's been fabulous. It helps that baby Theo is a very low key baby and even sleeping through some nights (!!!). It really has been one of the best periods of my whole life.
One special part of my maternity leave was spending the first week of August with our family in Michigan. My family has been going to Frankfort, a small town in northwestern Michigan, for about fifteen summers now. I haven't been able to make it for a full week of vacation with everybody for a few years, but luckily maternity leave was timed so that I could join this year. And it was so special to bring Theo to a place that means so much to me.
Some years in Michigan are packed full of activities - day trips, beach time, shopping - and we did all that this year, but we also had lots of downtime in the condo just watching the lake (and baby Theo). We took lots of walks, most of them included stops at the ice cream shop or the bakery.
I divided my pictures from vacation into a series of posts. This first post is all Frankfort -- pictures from around town, from the beach, and from our condo. Most of the beach and sunset pictures were actually taken from the deck of our condo. I had dozens of lake pictures, but for your sake I edited them down a bit. Hope you enjoy a little tour of Frankfort, Michigan!
Not our condo - just a really cool old house that Al Capone was rumored to have stayed in back in the day.
My youngest brother holding my son. Heart explosion.
The view from our condo.
Theo watching his first soccer game with his uncle and his grandpa.
And cuddling with his aunt. Can you tell Theo has a few fans?
Grandma making sure Theo is warm and cozy in his stroller.
I wasn't the only one who loved the sunsets. I signed my dad up for Instagram just so he could start sharing all of his photos.
And just one more sunset for good measure. Oh Michigan I love you. Hope to see you again soon!