saturday night we met my parents and my grandmother at marcos bistro in grand rapids to celebrate my birthday. we hotwired a deal on a plush hyatt hotel room and decided to hit the beach sunday morning since the snow has finally let up long enough for us to make it to the west side of the state.
we had hoped the weather forecast of 55 degrees would prove correct (i know, foolish of us right?) but we still had our coats packed and enjoyed the sun while the chilly wind swept over the beach. steve tested the icy water, and decided we probably shouldn't try swimming (ahahahahah).
on the whole we had a very fun weekend catching up with pals on friday, stuffing our tummies with family on saturday, and braving the cold in the name of vitamin D on sunday.
and now that's it's monday we actually HAVE gotten some of that 55 degree weather! happy week starter!