Monday, December 1, 2008

A walk in the park....

Ludington State Park that is! Hello everyone, just thought I'd pop in to show you what the crazy Vander Helm's did yesterday! We are seeking a new family tradition since this may be the last year we cut down a real Christmas Tree! They are getting quite pricey! So Steve and I thought, "Hey, let's go up to Ludington and hike to Big Sable Light!" Great idea! So after the early service at church we headed north! Here are some pictures of our day! Our hike ended at the Lighthouse with a cup of hot cocoa for the kids and cappucino for Steve and I! The dog didn't get anything, but let me tell you a good long walk cleans that dog right out! Enjoy and I hope your thanksgiving was wonderful!!!!Notice the Orange clothes! Hunting season you know, had to be careful!!!!

10 comments:

Cheri said...

What a fabulous day!! Champ is so cute. I bet the kids just loved going for the hike.

Mari said...

Those are awesome pictures - I love the orange you all had against the snow. Looks like a great day!

Diane said...

All I see in the 3rd pic is a bandana below a couple eyes and nose! ;)

I'm glad you had fun and it looked like you stayed somewhat warm! I love that lighthouse and the steps in the last picture look so familiar!! We had a family pic taken there. :)

Mocha with Linda said...

First of all, I'M SO GLAD TO SEE A POST FROM YOU! Been missing you!

Secondly, Brrr!! I can't even imagine all that snow and going out in it to cut down a tree! But it does look like fun in a freezing kind of way!

Shelly said...

Looks like you had a great time. I have not seen that lighthouse before. Glad that all of you had orange on. Safety first!

Nate and Brenda said...

Looks like you had a great time!!!

All My Blessings said...

What a great new tradition to start! You guys look really cold.... I'm glad you posted and I look forward to more...thank you....Kae

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun! You're very adventuress,it was storming soon after you guys left.Take care,Patty

Miss*Suzanne said...

Hey you're back!!! Yeah!! It looks like you have a great day with the family. What fun! I love the picture at the lighthouse. Your puppy is adorable.

I love your new background too. Don't stay away so long next time. :)

Joanne said...

So glad to see you back in the blogosphere...I never said goodbye because I was in denial!

Love the pictures. It is still in the 60's around here...so irritating.