oh Island Park, we miss you. it was such a relaxing vacation, focused on our kids making memories and just being together. here's a a gigahertz of photos to illustrate.
my whole heart:
family we call friends, too:
the wave: (the index finger stays perfectly straight while the other fingers move up and down.)
the awesome hosts:
the bottom three photos were taken by Liz.
she posted these with her tips for better photos.
it's such a good post.
it made me realize how much my own photography is influenced by her and
how much better it's gotten because of her and Collin, too. definitely a must read!
my mom and Scott were so great about having loads of activities for the kids to do. we watercolored, decorated patriotic hats for the parade, and picked wildflowers for tiny vases around the cabin.
there was a moment when we were getting ready for dinner while Hayes and his cousins were running around - not even sure what they were doing - and Hayes had the biggest grin and was laughing so hard he could barely breathe.
Russ and I looked at each other and agreed he was having the time of his life.
it made me instantly grateful for my family and all the memories i have with my siblings and the gift it is to watch my kids and their kids do the same.
thanks mom and Scott for a wonderful weekend!