Sunday, August 18, 2013

(Sunday Snapshot) Summer Vacation

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"Happiness is a Summer breeze, sand between your toes, and your best friend right beside you."
 
~ unknown
 

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"For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It's always our self we find in the sea."
 
~e.e. cummings
 
 
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I call it beach therapy, for us also known
as our Summer vacation.
And the beach can be at the ocean, a lake or a bay.
I've had a love affair with being near water for most of my life,
so naturally my children would love water too.


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These were taken two weeks ago while we were in Door County
enjoying some time together in the town of Ephraim.
I had great plans for taking even more photos that
would eventually be used for our Christmas
card but that didn't happen.
We came home a little bit early as our oldest son
was ill, thankfully
he's well now.

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 I have found that my favorite photos are the ones where I just sit back and observe what's going on.
So I'll let the rest of the images speak for themselves.



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(Grace created this woven wreath herself with things she found
on the beach,
a twisty vine and leaves made a beautiful headpiece).
 
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Ni Hao Yall

16 kind words:

carolinagirl said...

Beautiful photos! I love love love the water too!

Cheryl said...

I love your eye~ honestly... I wish I had started taking photos when Alexandra and Graham were Grace and Will's ages. These are just magical!
So happy Will is better!
You need a vacation, now!!!!

Love Letters To China said...

So magical Gail! Looks like you had fabulous weather to go along with a wonderful vacation. So glad to hear Nick is better now. I know it's so hard to be away when a child is sick. Doesn't matter the age... mom's make everything better. :-)

You're going to get your fill of the water very soon! CANNOT WAIT!!!

xoxo

likeschocolate said...

I love the water too! It calms my soul!

Natasha said...

All gorgeous shots! Makes me want to take another vacation!

Hannah said...

These are just beautiful. I loved our time in MN, I was surprised by how gorgeous and calm it was. You captured not only the beauty but the feeling too. Amazing. Simply Amazing.

Jboo said...

Beautiful -- love these! Glad your son is feeling better!

RaD said...

Wow, your photos are gorgeous. While I love smiles looking at the camera, I also love photos of real life. Great captures. I especially like the black and white silhouette of your kids.

groovy mama said...

Really really lovely!!!
Your daughter is breath taking!
Hugs
Donna

Life with Kaishon said...

I loved this post yesterday morning. I tried and tried to comment via my phone but I see that it never went through.

I am so glad you had a lovely vacation. I hope your son is feeling better soon. Sending love.

Jodee Leader said...

Love, love, love these beach pictures! You are such an amazing photographer and I especially love your collages!

Eva said...

Gail, you captured your vacation beautifully. No doubt these photos will be family keepsakes. And Grace and Will are growing up too fast.

I'm sorry to hear that your son got sick. That's certainly no fun on vacation. I'm glad that he's better, though.

Eva said...

Gail, you captured your vacation beautifully. No doubt these photos will be family keepsakes. And Grace and Will are growing up too fast.

I'm sorry to hear that your son got sick. That's certainly no fun on vacation. I'm glad that he's better, though.

Shay Ankerich said...

You never fail to blow me away!!! LOVE every single image! LOVE!!!!! XOXOXO

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

the beach fixes everything! Stunning just stunning!

lea
xo

Michelle said...

You photos are always beautiful and inspiring!!

 
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