I’ve blabbered more than a few times about our trip to Michigan. Now it is the time to share all the details of our trip! We flew out of Bakersfield on Dec. 3rd, bright and early at 6:30 am. My parents/sister were watching our cats and our house for us, and Tundra was supposed to stay with them. A few things happened when we left, yadda yadda, and we decided that they could take her to the kennel (ummm…more like doggie paradise imo). The flight there was long, but it went well.
Chris’ Dad, stepmother and stepbrother picked us up from Detroit and drove us back to their house near Flint, about an hour away. We stayed with his Dad the entire time, but spent plenty of time visiting other family members. The week went by REALLY fast…too fast! Everyone was super nice and said very nice things about me…which was a relief!!! It’s a different lifestyle for SURE – ie., the weather, the fact that everyone smokes, his dad’s fam is into hunting (all things I was fully aware of btw). But I felt so much relief after finally getting to meet Chris’ family; after all we’ve been together over 2.5 years.
We spent a few days with his mom. You all know I love animals? She had something like 15+ cats!!! I spent my time petting the cats and going through tons of photo albums from every year Chris has been alive 😉 His mom sent me home with all the doubles of his pictures, any pictures he wanted, and even his baby book!!! (I’ll have to scan some of his baby pics sometime…omg CUTE!) His mom was so sweet, and so was his sister, she’s about 15. We spent another day with his grandma on his mom’s side – she had a GOOSE! While we were there his aunt and cousin stopped by as well. We also spent time with his other grandparent’s (soooo nice!), I got to meet some of his other cousins and aunts and uncles as well.
Other than spending time with family we really only did a few other things. We went to “the big mall” – which was actually very nice and I’m annoyed Bakersfield has sucky malls! We also spent an evening in Frankenmuth, MI. It’s a little German town which was decked out for Christmas, and apparently has the biggest Christmas store in the world!
We also played lots of scrabble, scattegories, and sudoku. We did go on one little walk on the last day we were there…it was probably only like 25 degrees (HAH – only!).
At least we made it home nice and safe.