Although we currently reside in New England, Jon and I are rooted in the Midwest. I grew up in Michigan, and Jon has lived in both Minnesota and Michigan. Since Gracie has been born, we have been excited to take a trip back. These past few weeks, we finally were able to do so.
Our trip started in Minneapolis, with a visit to Jon’s parents. Gracie’s first plane ride from Boston to Minneapolis was fairly uneventful. We spent a week touring the twin cities, and we loved every second! Here are some of our Minnesota memories:
On Good Friday, we continued on to Michigan to visit my family in Bay City. It had been a while since I’d been home, and I was so excited to visit some of the new places in my growing hometown. Easter was also the first holiday that Gracie was able to spend with extended family. Here are some of our Michigan moments:
Traveling with a baby was not nearly as difficult as I had feared. Sure, I started making a packing list in January and our checked baggage fees tripled. Yet, I loved embarking on our first big adventure as a small family. I loved sharing our daughter with the family and friends that love us. I love all the changes I saw in Gracie this trip, and I gained a new appreciation for the brave and flexible personality she has. I loved spending time enjoying our daughter, without worrying about work or the house…I loved being home.