Monday, August 2, 2010

Vacation 2010

Week before last we spent a week in Port Austin with my family. My parents generously rented a cabin for them, their kids, and their grand kids; 13 of us to be exact; 7 adults and 6 kids under six. We had a blast. My brother went back to work for a few days, but the rest of us were there for the week. We spent our days walking on the beach, playing in the water, eating ice cream, going for bike rides, laughing, playing board games and the Wii, and just enjoying each others company. This was our first year doing this and after this week, I am sure we will make this a tradition in the years ahead. I feel so honored and privileged that we could spend a week with my siblings and parents and enjoy every second of it. The kids loved being together. Eva and my niece Sydney (who are 6 months apart) did EVERYTHING together, from going potty to playing in the sand. It was adorable to watch.

The Whole Gang
Our Family

We ventured in to Pigeon for the farmer's festival one morning...We fed animals, went for a train ride, decorated cupcakes, took pony rides, and the girls got their nails painted all for free. It was a great time.

Beach fun....We had a private section of beach out in front of our cabin. Hours were spent on the beach and many treasures were found and built.


Our beautiful Eva

Where it all began...Thanks mom and dad for an incredible time. You are truly a blessing.

My parents and all the kids....morning snuggles with Nana

A daddy and his kids

Our clothes line looked like this most of the time

Going out for a before bed walk on the beach in our jammies
and getting ready to ride. Three bike trailers to hold six kids. :)

I have hundreds more pictures...but you get the idea.
Hope your family is making many beautiful memories this summer too.


karen said...

thanks for taking such beautiful pictures you truly have an eye for it. We were so blessed to spend this time with all of you.. love you honey

beckyjomama said...

This brought a tear to my eye - I sooooo wish my family were closer so we could do this stuff.

Great pictures!

Nicki said...

Love, Love, love the pics Meeghan. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time.

Anonymous said...

Thx for sharing the pics Meeg. I want you to come on vacation with us to take our pics!! Those pics were amazing!!

Teri~Facedown said...

Beautiful Friend, great pictures! :)

Seriously though, can your kids *be* and cuter?

Love you!

Rebekah said...

Such a great family. Maybe next year the WHOLE family can go :). Your pictures are great!

Running after the heart of the Father. Seeking His face in All things. Walking His will out in my life. These are the desires of my heart. Along the way I am a wife and mom who wants to capture memories that will last a life time.