My Happy Place

First, thank you all for your sweet, kind, and supportive comments on my breastfeeding story.  I was a little nervous to share, so to get positive feedback was so very heartwarming.  It really makes me want to take a step back and spend time writing more posts like that, so thank you from the bottom of my heart.

All of that being said, I'm going to take a mini blogging break.  

We're currently in Chicago and we'll be heading out to Lake Michigan this Sunday.  

Lake Michigan is my happy place.  

I grew up going here in the summer and it is the one place that I go back to and instantly feel like a kid again.  My grandmother's view from her house is above...that's the lake in the background.  There's a small bayou that lights up with fireflies at night and the sand dunes beyond that.  As kids, we would hike down to the beach, play hide and go seek in the dunes, float the river, horse back ride and play flash light tag in the old Indian cemetery.  I loved feeding the ducks with my grandma, getting soft serve in town, and watching the rolling thunder and lightning storms during the summer nights.

{that's me raising my arm in the background, with my brothers and cousins}

I'm so excited to introduce this place to Ethan.  Though he's too young to appreciate it now, I know we'll go back in the summers and he'll get to experience the same magic that we did growing up.

So with that, I hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend.  I'll check back in after the long holiday!

And if you want to see how our trip is going, follow me on Instagram!  @schuelove

xo natasha


  1. Have fun in Chicago!! One of my favorite cities! =)

  2. Aw how special that you get to share it with your son! I've heard Lake Michigan is gorgeous - enjoy! :)

    sorelle in style

  3. Have a great trip! I love memories like those!

  4. Ah Natasha that sure does look like a magical place. There's nothing like that bit of nostalgia from childhood, it makes you feel young at heart. Have an awesome time with the family! xo

  5. Ahhh I love this post, Lake Michigan is my happy place too :) We used to go every summer as a kid, but I haven't been able to go the past few years and I really miss it! Have an awesome time in the Midwest friend, miss you!! xoxo

  6. Hope you have a great time with your family! It's always nice to check out for a few days :)

    IG: megawat
    Would love for you to stop by my blog :)

  7. Awe love this! So happy you will be wrapped up in nostalgia of summers spent with your brothers. Rest up darling cause I am coming for you in t-minus one week! xoxo

  8. How fun!! Have a great time and make wonderful memories!!

  9. enjoy your vacay!

  10. what great memories you have there! and how fun to introduce it to E for the first time. Enjoy your time away!