Thursday, August 02, 2007

Summertime in the mountains

Had an amazing 8 days with the family at our hideaway. Here's the goofy bunch of characters on our deck.

We were at the lake every day except one. 6 of the 11 of us decided to camp overnight at the lake so they were too tuckered to go back the next day.
Jimmy and Ginger, his sister, are in the canoe towing her girls around the point where I'm standing. This was our first lake day, before Jimmy's brother's family joined us.

Jimmy's boating the kids around the lake. In tow, on the frequent flyer is...
my 9 year old niece and her Uncle Steve, my BIL. Tubing seemed to be 'the' activity of the week.
Ginger and her 11 year old daughter, were next on the tube.

Here's my little protégé, hee! I let my 4 year old nephew borrow my little camera in the waterproof case and he took over 300 photos! It's awesome seeing the photos they take from their perspective. He even took a few self-portraits.

Awesome kids. Great family time. Love 'em all!


Ragged Around the Edges said...

All of the photos are wonderful, but I love the first shot. How happy you each look; how relaxed and happy. A wonderful capture of a memory.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Hey looks like you all had a good time. I love the little guy with the camera, i agree i love to look and see just what they find interesting to take a photo of.

Jodi said...

Good, good times! It looks like you had so much fun!

susan d said...

What fun! Your little guy is a doll.

Shammickite said...

Heehee thos pics are such fun. specially the first one with everyone making silly faces. I hope the little chap in the middle survived, it looks like he's being strangled!! A vacation at the lake with a boat and tubing and friends and family and sunshine, couldn't be better! So glad you had an awesome time.... and on a serious note.... back to WORK on Monday???? YUK!

Nan said...

The photos are wonderful! I love all of them. The group photo is hilarious...what a great family!

I love the shot of your niece and BIL on the tube. The looks on their faces are priceless.

And your nephew is such a cutie. (I love kid's photos too. Lots of nostril and knee shots usually, but every once in awhile they get something that is pure magic.)

Ginnie said...

I love what you've shown of your vacation time with family, Mad! I know what those times are like and know you'll cherish the memories!

Your nephew is adorable!

Anonymous said...

i wanna go!!! where is this beautiful place you had to yourselves for 8 days?

thanks for stopping by my blog with your sweet comments:)

see you soon i hope!!!