Wednesday, April 09, 2008

I'm Back!

Not that you knew I was gone due to my being an ill-mannered blogger who didn't tell you I was going on vacation - sorry about that!

Anyway, we just got back from a tour of the old country to see the land of Davis' people and to pay our respects to his heritage:

We had a great time in Michigan.

If the mid-west looks a little different than you expected, it's because that photo was taken at the Dutch Village theme park in Holland, Michigan.

Davis is from Grand Rapids, so we went on a pilgrimage to visit his very large family there (he has seven brothers and sisters!). I only have one sibling, so it can be a little intimidating but they always welcome me with open arms and make me feel like one of the family.
Here's a photo of me peeking out of a window in the house where he was raised:

Well, maybe not the actual house he was raised in, but it's pretty close to the same size. I don't know how they did it at the time, but it seems to have worked out well - they're still a close-knit bunch who have a great time together. Every time we go there's a big boisterous family party that goes on well into the wee hours....or so I'm told... I always poop out long before the rest of them do.

I hope to post some more pictures from our travels shortly, but first I need to spend some time unfunking our refrigerator. Two weeks of being sealed up with aging perishables has led to some rather unappetizing aromas.

swing by the archives to see more petulishness
(the link is in the sidebar on the right)