Sunday, May 3, 2009

Michigan or Bust

Back in March, the kids, and Rick and I headed up to Michigan to visit with the lab that prints all of Photo Graphic's work.

The graciously welcomed us and made us feel like family the whole day.

Not only were we lucky enough to get to see everyone, but there were also Disney themed goody bags waiting in the conference room for RJ and Heidi. We were also fortunate enough to be able to visit long enough to enjoy lunch with Becky and Kathleen and dinner with Becky and her husband.

I had an amazing time visiting with everyone and getting to tour the facilities, meeting everyone again, and visiting with Becky.

Becky is the person at the lab that deals with all of my ridiculous requests every day.

Becky and her husband even came back to the hotel and we visited in the lobby til 11 that night. I felt terrible keeping them that long, but I was enjoying myself so much. Becky and me

Sasha, me, Rodney, and Becky

The next morning we headed for home, but had plans to stop at the Butterfly Gardens on the way.

I just love these picture spots. The rest of the family, not so much.

Heidi wore her butterfly wings so the butterflies wouldn't be scared when they saw her. She thought this would make them think that they were her brothers and sisters.

All the butterflies getting ready to hatch.

I gave Heidi a camera and she took so many pictures of all of the butterflies.

They looked so cute.

A butterfly even landed on my finger. Heidi was so jealous
And RJ and Rick found a turtle while Heidi and I were in the gift shop. I didn't know it until I looked through the pictures.We had a great time! On the way home, we still had plenty of time to kill and no place to be, so we headed into Chicago and went to Legoland. While we had a good time, I'm glad we didn't make the drive just to go there. I'm not so sure it lived up to the hype.A little town built out of legos.RJ next to a lego spiderR2D2RJ with Indiana Jonesand Darth Vader

We had a fantastic time in Michigan and can't wait to make the trip back up to see everyone again.