Friday, September 3, 2010
But for now, today I am reminiscing of our little vacation at the coast... and feeling in the mood to post pictures. And because it's my blog- I can do that!
So, I have had a few friends ask about the beach pictures that have been popping up here and there on my blog and facebook- wanting to know who took them. Well I am proud to say that I did! I was determined to get all 9 of the cousins in a decent picture while we were at the beach, so with the help of my sweet sis-in-law we figured out the right clothing, planned it for early into the trip, and just got 'er done!
We steered away from the TRADITIONAL "beach portrait" look of everyone matchy matchy in white and khakis or jeans.
And I LOVED it!
When did he get so big?
A favorite of my nephew Samuel
It's the twins!
This one could quite possibly be my favorite of the entire week. I LOVE their expressions and everything else about it! Elliana simply adores her cousins!
A few strong men!
Sweet sweet Makenna
Noah- always photogenic. Always.
ANd this one cracked me up! It's the popeye face!
Yes, the dads were there too! I managed to get a few family shots.
And after a little bit, I just made sure the camera settings were correctly adjusted and then handed it off. Aren't you proud of me?! First was Randy. I think he did an amazing job with this one- I love this photo.
And then Allyson took over. She did awesome- I am so glad we got a few of our family. You know the "really important shots" that you don't want to miss. Like this one. hee hee.
No really, I love some of these that she took
If you normally receive Christmas cards from us- forget you ever saw these! lol
Just wanted to relish in the lazy days of summer for a little while longer. So much to be thankful for and to praise the Lord for. Even as we get into the next crazy couple of weeks (only two more weeks till Africa and LOTS to do still!)I don't want to get overwhelmed by the tasks and forget that I am serving the Lord and not anyone or anything else. Looking at all these kids together makes me so thankful that we homeschool and have such a great relationship with the cousins. The truth is- summer doesn't have to end just because school started! In fact today we headed to a local park with water to splash around in and there were dozens of other awesome friends there to play with! Should have brought my camera, but it was a bit too wild!
Anyway, thanks for bearing with me through all these photos!
And speaking of wild...
Next post: Update about our trip to Ethiopia- and another way you can be involved! Stay tuned!