My family has spent at least a week up at "Poppy's house" in Michigan every year since before I was even born. My grandfather (whom we called Poppy) bought this cottage many years ago as a summer home. After he passed away in 2005, just 2 months before I was married, the house was given to his children so that our families could continue to make memories there for years to come.

I look forward to spending time there for many reasons. It is 5+ acres of serene space with areas of trees, a large field where the kids play baseball or tag, a sand pile that Poppy had dumped for his grandkids to play and dig in, a pool and a cozy little house that has expanded with additions here and there over the years. And it is just a short walk across the street to County Park and beach access on Lake Michigan.

It is a place that I am grateful to have in our life. It is a place that I will always cherish - as well as the many memories made while Poppy was still here to enjoy it. It is a place that I will bring my family and feel at home. Thank you Poppy!

Here are some pictures from our trip at the beginning of August. We had so much fun picking blueberries, playing at Deanna's Playhouse, at the beach, and around the house. Anyone can see the excitement in the eyes of the kids while spending time there. It makes my heart ~ SMILE ~.

1 comment :

  1. Wow-what a lovely post and super photos, makes me want to have a Poppy's cottage! You have a way with words Taryn !