Monday, December 30, 2019

Christmas in Michigan

We are back in Florida after a whirlwind visit to Michigan for Christmas.  We were able to spend time with friends, my daughters, my son in law and his family, siblings, parents, aunts and uncles and many twenty something nieces, nephews and boyfriends and girlfriends.

We drove from one end of metro Detroit to the other, including a trip to my brother’s house in Toledo.  The weather was a balmy 53 degrees most of the time and our winter coats were not required.  We had breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinners at many different homes and a few restaurants too.  Many glasses of wine were enjoyed, as well as a real treat when my daughter shared a bottle of Dom Perignon while we opened our family gifts on Christmas Day.  I received many lovely gifts and even managed to fit them all in my suitcase for the flight back.

The night before we left, my brother in law rented an arcade for my side of the family and after eating pizza we played games for two hours with all the nieces, nephews and significant others.  Who says millennials aren’t fun?  This is our fourth year doing something together the night after Christmas and we plan on continuing the tradition.

I think the photos speak for themselves and tell the story of a family happy to be together, enjoying each other’s company and knowing that family time is precious in our crazy, busy lives.

Happy New Year!


  1. Great pictures! What a fun time! I know you totally enjoyed being with your family for Christmas. Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  2. It looks like everyone had a lovely time. Renting the arcade sounds like a blast and I'm glad the weather was good for you too. Welcome home!

    1. A white Christmas is nice, but mild weather to travel in is even better!

  3. Wow! You have a very fun family! It sounds like Christmas was just perfect. Onward to a good and Happy New Year!

  4. Did I read that right? Your family rented an arcade? I didn't even know you could do that! What a great idea! Such fun pictures! I pray you have a blessed New Year!

  5. Looks like a fun time! Happy New Year!


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