Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Last Couple Weeks Part 2: NY Trip (Part 2)

I admit that I am a big fan of "posed" pictures. Though I have learned that children between the ages of 2 and 4 don't enjoy them, at least I know I will definitely have pics during this stage of our life. Here are some of the ones I captured at the lake.

There were 7 of the 9 kids at the lake. Unfortunately my Uncle David was in the hospital, but is home and doing better. My grandmother (in the red sweater) just celebrated her 90th birthday and her sister Ruth (next to her) just celebrated 95. What wonderful women!!!

My grandmother has 26 grandchildren and 18 of us made it to the lake this year. These are the ones that were around for the pic.

I actually think these group shots turned out pretty good.

I am so thankful for David. I am so thankful he loves family. Unfortunately, while we were in NY, David found out his Papa Ira had passed away. David did a tremendous job mourning his loss, but still enjoyed his time at the lake. We headed to Charleston, SC from NY where David did a beautiful job singing at his grandfather's funeral. To top it all off, Noah, Gavin and I were all sick last week, so David (along with my mom...she is great) had to mister mom! He is the best hubby ever!

The Last Couple Weeks Part 1: NY Trip (Part 1)

We had a great time at the lake with my fam! As I have said in previous posts, I really do believe that Canandaigua Lake is one of the most beautiful places in the world. For many reasons, we were thankful for awesome weather. We were able to take many boats rides, naps in the sun, sleeping in tents (for the men) and endless hours of playing for Noah and Nate. I am so thankful for a family that though I live many miles away, I still feel close and included when I am there. God has truly blessed us with great extended family on both sides!

There is no possible way I can post all of the shots we got out at the lake. I guess this would be the time for me to learn how to make a slideshow...I don't think today is the day!

The infamous view toward the lake. It will never get old looking out the cottage windows and seeing this.

Canoes were a big entertainment in and out of the water.

Gavin loved being outside. He took a few naps on the lawn...so sweet.

The water was cold, but that didn't stop the guys from taking the plunge.

This is the 21st year that my grandma has rented the lake. In years past, the television was off limits. Being that it is always opening day for Georgia football, it puts us in a bit of a tough spot. Grandma has gradually loosened the rules, and we were allowed to watch the game. Here is Gavin watching his first game. Noah had just gotten up from a nap. He looks how we all felt after we realized we weren't going to win!!!

*Don't you just love my dad's new glasses. He is so hip!!!

The next post will compose some more "posed" pictures of our trip. Coming soon....

Thursday, September 3, 2009

My Favorite Place on Earth

We are headed to New York for our annual trip to the cottage with my family. This is my absolute favorite time of year! The scenery makes for great pictures, so stay tuned!