Jersey Junction in Gaslight Village. 

Jersey Junction in Gaslight Village. 

'And all the Michiganders rejoiced together: Michigan summers are the best!' Amen! 

Summer has been good to us at the Kladder household and we're taking full advantage of the weather by spending lots of time on the golf course, sipping cocktails on porches and back patios, strolling through our neighborhood, working on our yard and enjoying the lake in Rockford. 

 Wilcox Park in Eastown. 

Wilcox Park in Eastown. 

For Memorial Day we spent the weekend with the Kladder family at Lake Bella Vista. We grilled, cruised the lake and played beach games. We also celebrated my sister-in-law Stephanie's upcoming nuptials at her bridal shower hosted by our Aunt Sue and Mom Mari at Thousand Oaks Golf Club. The wedding, which has been over a year in planning, will take place July 23rd and will be a full family affair! 

 A toast to Stephanie at Thousand Oaks Golf Club for her bridal shower. 

A toast to Stephanie at Thousand Oaks Golf Club for her bridal shower. 

 All the brothers wives at Stephanie's bridal shower: Sandy, Me & Jen. 

All the brothers wives at Stephanie's bridal shower: Sandy, Me & Jen. 

Last weekend we celebrated my 29th birthday. It was a low key soiree as Jeff had a bachelor party, while Natalie and I spent the day with my Mom in Eastown. In the morning we strolled to Fulton Street Farmers Market where we picked up some fresh fruit and a few house plants. On the walk home we picked up Sami's Gyro (my Eastown favorite) for lunch later followed by some birthday shopping at The Mitten State and Eastown Antiques. And while Natalie took her afternoon nap, we sipped a few cocktails on the porch together and chatted. 

Later, Natalie and I popped out to the lake to blow out some candles and enjoy a glass of wine with my in-laws. It may have been a mild in nature, but the day was really enjoyable. 

This week I head to NeoCon (a trade show for commercial design and business trends) for work. For the past month the brand communications team at Steelcase has been hard at work completing projects to enhance our showroom experience offered at the Merch Mart - videos included. I'm eager to see everyone's handwork on display. Expect a few Instagrams! 

Speaking of Steelcase video, check out these Telly's awarded to a series of case study videos in collaboration with one of my favorite video vendors, Ideology. Congrats to the entire team! Anyone need a solid hood ornament? 

 The Steelcase Video Team: Mark, Me, Kevin, with our Telly's; credit to partners Ideology. 

The Steelcase Video Team: Mark, Me, Kevin, with our Telly's; credit to partners Ideology. 

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