15 Moments: #10 Home

‘Tis the season for year-end posts, so I thought I’d highlight 15 of my notable moments from the year. This is part 10 of 15. Previous parts are here: 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9

After a brief break, we’re back to our regularly scheduled posts…

#10 Home

This year, my parents sold their home in my childhood “hometown” in Michigan. Like many 20-30-40-somethings, I spent my first Christmas outside of my hometown. Although I’ve been coming to Boyne City for summers and winters for years, this was the first time we’ve spent the holidays in my parents new “hometown.”

On Christmas Eve, we went and saw Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s new movie, Sisters. Not only was it hilarious, but it had a great – and timely – message about what is home. Tina and Amy’s characters – Kate and Maura Ellis – struggled with letting go of their childhood home. Spoiler alert: the movie ended by the sisters celebrating their first Christmas in their parents retirement condo. I believe their quote was: “Still smells like home.”


In the end, it still felt like our home and our Christmas. Even though I’m getting used to the drive up to Northern Michigan, I still feel the excitement that surrounds coming home for the holidays.

Stockings hung with care
Stockings hung with care

Oh, and they have killer sunsets.

Northern Michigan Sunset
Northern Michigan Sunset


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  1. Love this post and that last photograph is gorgeous. You really captured that winter sunset perfectly.

    • Thanks, Tania! Because it is so far north, the location of the sunset moves so dramatically. It’s crazy to be there in the summer and it is so far north of where this spot is!

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