Archives for the month of: October, 2012

I think anyone that was born in the 90’s will know exactly what I am saying when I say, where has our childhood gone? It is crazy to think that all of the shows we watched growing up are no where to be found, unless you find them on Netflix or something. All of the shows nowadays are terrible and honestly to me not as good as the old shows. Just to name a few, Rugrats, Barney, Hey Arnold, Roscos Modern Life, Rocket Power,and Angry Beavers, those are just a few of the best shows from the 90’s. My brothers and I use to sit in front of the television and use to just laugh our heads off to Rugrats, that one was our personal favorite. Our mother use to make keep telling us to scoot back from the television, but to us we felt like if we were far away from the t.v. we would not be able to see! Crazy I know, but thats how it use to be.

Another one of my personal favorite shows was the Big Comfy Couch. I found it hilarious and so cool that they were able to go into the couch cushions. Also, she use to have clock time where she would lay down on a mat and use her arms and legs as the “hands” on the clock. I just could not have asked for a better television shows in my childhood. If kids do not know who loves orange soda, they did not grow up in a time of good television shows! Everybody knows who loves orange soda!


Rugrats (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Little Traverse Bay at sunset, viewed from Pet...

Little Traverse Bay at sunset, viewed from Petoskey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When I think of the perfect place to go on a vacation I can not help but think of one specific place, Bay View, Michigan. My family has a little white cottage over looking the beautiful Michigan Bay. I have never been more lucky than for my family to have a place like this. My parents have taken my two brothers and I up there every year since we were born. It makes it extra special when we go because Bay View is not open in the winter so you can only go in the summer time. The reason it is not open in the winter is because it gets so frigidly cold. If you have ever swam in the Michigan water you know that it is one of the coldest lakes in the world to swim in! I remember as a young girl jumping right on in, now it takes me awhile to decide if I want to actually get in the water or not.

Bay View has the most beautiful sunsets in the world, or I think so at least. How can anything beat the sun setting over a huge beautiful lake? We have two favorite places to visit when we go to Michigan, Petoskey and Harbor Springs. They are both little towns that have stores on both sides of the streets. There is so much to do in both these towns, such as shopping, eating, and site seeing. Our favorite place to eat is also in Petoskey, it is called Jesperson’s. It is a little family owned restaurant that has the absolute best banana cream pie in the whole world. My dad and I will order a whole pie so we have one at the house to eat. Most of the pies will be gone before 1 p.m., because they are honestly the best things in the whole world. It makes it very special that I get to spend this time with my family and that we have this special place for us to bond. I would not change going to Michigan every year for anything in the world. It might be a relaxed trip, but it is by far the best time in the world!


christmas tree

christmas tree (Photo credit: peminumkopi)

Cover of "The Pumpkin Patch (Picture Puff...

Cover of The Pumpkin Patch (Picture Puffins)

Holidays are such joyful times of the year, my two personal favorites are Halloween and Christmas. Starting off with Halloween, I love all of the fall colors and smells. I remember back along time ago my parents use to take my brothers and I to the pumpkin patch. The couple things that really stand out to me about Halloween time is fresh apple cider and carving pumpkins. It use to be a contest between my brothers and I to see who could carve the best pumpkin. Now that I don’t live at my parents house anymore it’s very tough for me to get out there and find another pumpkin patch to go to. I feel like it is a family tradition and hopefully when I go home to visit my family we can make a trip to the pumpkin patch.

Now for the best holiday of the year, Christmas! I have always absolutely loved Christmas time. There is nothing better then the beautiful white snow outside your window on that Christmas morning while spending time with your family. Every year my family and I would put up our Christmas tree together, the boys would put up the lights and we would all decorate the tree together, while blaring Christmas music throughout the house. Our family Christmas’s have never been all about the presents, but honestly just for the time we have with our family. After my immediate family Christmas we always go to Indiana where all my other family lives for two more Christmas’s. I can not wait for these two holidays to come up, because then I get to spend so much quality time with my family.