I was looking through Grizz’s latest shots he dumped from his camera and came across these. They make me laugh so I thought I’d share them here.
A peek behind the scenes of what the Butterfly Twins mini-shoot looked like!
I’m not sure what I was doing here…
It tickles me to see me photographing and setting up my subjects. I’m glad Grizz got his camera! When I look through his image dump, I love seeing me with my family in them <3
Yes I realize I’ve been MIA from here for awhile. I got caught up with life the last week. But I finally got caught up with our camping photos too. Well most of them at least. So this post is pretty image-heavy and light on text
Every year, on Labor Day weekend we meet up with our good friends who live in OC for our annual camping trip. At Lake Lopez. I look forward to it every summer. We’ve been doing this for 10 years now (more I think) and have only skipped the years where we’ve been pregnant!
If you’re interested, here is the post from last year’s Lopez trip. I was not even shooting in RAW yet at the time! How much things have changed in a year. But you know what? Some things, even over 10 years, never change. Our friendship with them! And now we see it grow even more with our kids.
As with most years, we usually rent a boat and spend a lazy afternoon on the gorgeous lake. Just motoring around. And fishing.
The first year we did it our oldests were just toddlers and stuck pretty close to us the whole time. Now they jump around the boat like it’s an obstacle course. And even find a way to play hide and seek on it.
I imagine we’ll need a bigger boat next year when the two toddlers are all over the place too!
One other highlight of our weekend is always a trip to Walmart! Ha! I LOVE Walmart. And you know what? So do our friends! So we always find an excuse to hit it up and stock up on supplies.
We spend a lot of time just lazing around at the campsite too. This year, we got our nails done, built muddy volcanoes, played in the dirt…
And soaked each other with the Nerf water blasters “someone” brought for the kids!
Of course the evenings are filled with yummy foil packet desserts, hot chocolate and s’mores!
The weekend goes by too quick as usual.
This time though was a much sadder parting than usual. I think we’re all feeling the effects of life’s changes and curveballs that it throws us. We began this tradition when it was just us four. We’ve doubled our numbers and are getting older and busier. However, I am hopeful and optimistic than we can keep up this special tradition we started over a decade ago.
I do have more pictures to share, but I thought I’d break them up into several posts. Look for some family portraits (and failed attempts) later today!
We are back from our last camping trip of the year. It was such an awesome weekend with really close friends of ours. I’m working on all the shots. As usual there are a ton. They should start creeping on to the blog as I edit over the next few days.
We took a pimping boat out on the lake one afternoon. Here’s a shot of both our pilots.
Stay tuned for more soon!
These are the last of our camping shots I’ll share. Promise
They were all taken by Rachel. I wish she had a blog/photo feed I could link to because you would love her work! Alas, all her photos are for family and friends only. Except when I get permission to use them here!
Like these gorgeous ones she shot of me and Jack-Jack just before dinner one evening.
I am so in love with them. And so happy that she took them! These are going in frames and/or walls in our home somewhere!
Wish I had makeup or was wearing something pretty. But hey, despite all that, she still made these shots absolutely priceless to me! Thank you so much Rache!!
On our first night camping I stayed up with my baby girl after the boys went to bed.
She’s at that precocious age where everything she does is just hilarious and unassuming. We talked about colors, bugs and stars. Yes she responded and carried on the conversation with me in her own special 2 year old way. Gave her hot chocolate, some Reeses cereal and her headlamp and she was a happy camper (literally).
We stayed up late enough to watch the moon rise and sing twinkle stars to the billions of stars we normally never get to see since we are a city family. Love her to bits this one.
After a few too many yawns though I decided to bundle her up and sneak into the warm tent with our boys.
I’m still working on the rest of our camping photos. Hopefully they’ll be done tomorrow!