July 6, 2010

refreshed...

there is something about just letting children be when you take their pictures...

for instance...

the four cousins together
and how they interact over several pictures...





I loved it capturing those minutes of them together
it made me laugh seeing them all sit together looking in all different directions and saying "cheese" over and over again


we spent the weekend just enjoying family at the lake

feeding the ducks one morning...
{the splotches on the pictures was from sprinkles of rain}



Hayley talking to the ducks







Madison was so excited over the ducks...
and Hayley was too...until one decided to take off and fly right in front of her...
and that was the end of that for her

 with any free time we had...

I was relaxing on the porch in the morning with coffee before our run
or relaxing on the porch in the evening listening to the boats, the waves, and the lake
and actually falling asleep to them

I swear I haven't taken so many cat naps than these past four days
to be honest...I don't ever take naps
but I feel so refreshed
and feeling a little better



but watching the girls together is always so fun
and taking pictures of them just being makes you smile...




Hoping you have a great week ahead of you...

***just a side note...
I know I'm not a professional photographer...
but this time last year one of my pictures was used without my permission
from the same vacation
so the only reason why I bring it up again
it's not okay to do so and thank you for your understanding....



***but on a better note...
check out French Larkspur...
Tracey is having a fabulous give-a-way in support of her friend's upcoming shop opening...

11 comments:

Kasey said...

gorgeous photos my friend...simply beuatiful.
Love that one of you and the girls.
Hope you had a wwonderful weekend.
xo

Kasey said...

i meant beautiful.
it's early..i can't spell before 8

Kasey said...

i mean 810.

Jules said...

I love the first set of pics with the four girls. They are priceless.

Amanda Bruss said...

Glad to hear you had such a great relaxing weekend!!! You deserve it!!!

Shannon said...

Cute pictures and I am glad you are feeling better. Sounds like a very relaxing trip!

I hope nobody takes your pictures again, kinda creepy!

Tara said...

sounds like a wonderful vacation, you look so cute with your girlies and I love that your little carries her dolly around, that is just darling!! xo

LuLu & Co. said...

Darling photos!! And i laughed over your nap comment.... i took a nap on Sunday.... sat down on the couch with my daughter and I fell fast to sleep... that hasn't happened in forever! Glad you are feeling better,
xo,
LuLu

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Martha, your photos are always gorgeous.

What a great vacation! And I adore sleep. I mean like it ranks right up there with dark chocolate and s*x. LOOOOVE sleep. :)

koralee said...

You have the BEST images my friend..your children photos are the best in blogland! What a fun time...and I sooooo agree with you..I am not a nap person but boy do they feel good when you can have one or two.
Hugs for a great week..hey it is already Wed....where does the time go?????
xoxo

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

your picture taking skills are awesome! the girls are so pretty and you get the best shots. this post made me realize i haven't been taking enough pictures of our little one lately. thats weird...