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.


Blogger Julia Pequlia said...

I wish I had that shoe in my backyard.

7:30 PM, April 09, 2008  
Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

I will always love the Midwest!
I lived in Indy for 3 years,....and omigosh at the yummy thrifting I did. It was an awesome place to focus on the fam,but dang if I didn't get a bit fat ,what with their potato chip lovin' ways! I'm much thinner in my home town!

6:16 PM, April 10, 2008  
Blogger Mary Jane said...

Hi little petula in the big shoe

11:37 AM, April 14, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People in Grand Rapids are giants.... They are all 6' tall and blonde. It literally is like Holland! *born and raised in Michigan*

The Great Lakes Region rules!

6:54 PM, April 14, 2008  
Blogger Gina said...

LOL! You crack me up!

8:53 AM, April 18, 2008  
Blogger Petula Wright said...

Hi Petula... I came across you from google. Hope to see you posting soon.

10:25 PM, May 05, 2008  

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