Memorial Day Weekend in Michigan is a big deal. Pools and parks are opening, campgrounds are booked solid, and the traffic is a nightmare if you’re heading north. Which is exactly what we did mid-morning.
I was honored to have been able to attend the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets Leadership Summit in Washington DC this past week. It was three days of education on the issue of malaria and the work of the Nothing But Nets program to defeat it for good. We also had the opportunity to lobby on Capitol Hill to advocate for the program and funding that is so desperately needed to continue NBN’s work.
This weekend I had a new launch to get prepped and photographed for The Wittle Whale, a custom order to start, and a custom order in the pipeline. It also happened to be the start of Spring Break for my sister, who is used to a full Sunday at church and youthgroup.
We were both feeling a little stir crazy and decided to go for a drive up to Newaygo and a three story antique market named River Valley Antiques.
it was a beautiful day last Friday, but it turned out to be a windy and cold gray day at the beach in Grand Haven. The last of winter was clinging on to it’s last chance to make a statement, but luckily it wasn’t too cold to check out the pier and watch the waves.
A few weekeends ago, my sister, her friend and I went to opening day at John Ball Zoo. It was cold and I immediately regretted wearing my Chaco’s. Thankfully many of their animal exhibits that were open were inside, so we got to check out a few of them!
March in West Michigan is a beautiful time. The snow starts to melt, the sun starts to shine, and fish fry dinner signs abound. Springtime is just around the corner, and it’s first sign of arrival come in the form of the annual Butterflies are Blooming exhibit at Frederik Meijer Gardens.