Hello, I’m Stephanie! I’m a working, Fenton mom of one wild little boy named Knox, an equally as naughty dog named Zoey, and wife to a handsome guy named Tim. I was born and raised in Genesee County, and am so excited to be part of GCMB!
I love everything about living in Michigan, and I stand by my theory that if you don’t like it in The Mitten, it’s because you don’t like being outdoors. I consider myself an all seasons girl – I love spending time on the lakes in the summer, love fall football games and the orchard, playing in the snow all winter long, and the beautiful flowers that come with spring. I am so thankful my husband and I landed in the Fenton area to raise our family. Our towns have everything we really enjoy about Michigan, are close to both of our jobs, and have easy access to our family!
Besides being outdoors, I also really enjoy my job, Michigan State athletics (Go Green!), spending time with my family, trolling instagram, Target, being up north, Bravo shows, planning events, dabbling in hand-lettering, and finding new fun things to-do!
A few of my most favorite area activities include:
Downtown Fenton: This place should really be called the city of festivals, as there is always something going on. The Fenton Freedom Festival over the 4th of July is awesome, complete with a parade and fireworks visible from about anywhere in town. In the fall, if your looking for a great apple pie, carnival rides for the kiddos, 5k/10k, and a night out, there is the St. John’s Applefest. All of these events are followed up with Jingle Fest in December, where everyone can get a picture with Santa!
Back to the Bricks: Having grown up in a family that loves cars, this is one of my favorite events of summer. From the tune-up parties all throughout Genesee County, to the rolling cruise down Saginaw Street, and drive-in movie, there is something for every age.
Spicer Orchards: We started this fall tradition when my sister suggested we go pick apples when my son was born and I love that it’s just a short trip down the freeway to delicious cider, donuts, farm animals, hayrides, and picking out the perfect pumpkin.
Lastly, not a specific activity but definitely a family favorite – Uncle Rays Dairyland: My husband is a huge ice cream “connoisseur” so we frequent this place often. Their homemade ice cream and fro-yo comes in any flavor you could image, they even have giant splits and specialty ice-cream cakes for parties. We recommend the peanut-butter fro-yo, a key-lime shake, and Zoey’s personal fave the doggy sundae complete with a milk-bone!
We truly love living in the southern lakes area of Genesee County and enjoy all that our two towns have to offer. I can’t wait to share and connect more with you here on GCMB!