During our stay, some of the extended family came over for a day-long mini reunion. Eric's Aunt Sue is very talented in the hostess department, and she showed me how to make this fun and refreshing party drink. The recipe is quite simple: just freeze several cartons of guava pineapple juice, let it thaw slightly, and serve in cups, along with a spear of fresh pineapple, a maraschino cherry and topped with a pretty parasol.
Here I am, pictured with Aunt Sue and Great-aunt Marion after assembling the drinks.
For our anniversary, we went out to dinner and took a trip to a beautiful pier along Lake Michigan. We had a picture taken in this exact same spot 5 years ago!
In addition to the usual boat and jetski jaunts, I tried kayaking for the first time. It was actually my idea, surprising given my fear of the water, but it was fun. I was glad Eric was with me--I don't think it would be as relaxing if I was alone.
We also got to meet up with some dear friends near Chicago on our way back--love you, M+M!
So that was our trip--it was wonderful to be with family and friends!