cabin week 2011!

hello friends!

yes, there has been silence on my end for the past week. we just returned from a family vacation at a cabin up north. we vacation with another family, and this year there were 15 adults and two babies——our (almost) one-year-old niece, hannah, and our friends' eight-month-old son, miles. it was a relaxing and wonderful week, and we loved every minute of it. my immediate family has had this vacation tradition for almost 25 years, and i am so thankful that we all make it a priority to keep going, even though life gets so busy. grateful.

i didn't take many pictures. okay, that is a lie——i didn't take many pictures of things other than hannah. :) but here are my five for the week, plus a few extra at the end because i'm a sucker for my niece's eyelashes.

capture2011 :: no. 161 :: 8.14.11 :: baby swing

hannah spent a good amount of time in it!

capture2011 :: no. 162 :: 8.17.11 :: the week's reading

most of us are big readers, so it was fun to see what everyone had brought along as vacation reading.

ben and i listened to an abridged audiobook version of this guy a few summers ago, but i wanted to read the entire thing. so much to like, so much to cringe over. i'm still only a third of the way through.

capture2011 :: no. 163 :: 8.17.11 :: a three-hour tour

pontoon ride at dusk. love the warmth of the sky, the sun sparkles, and my dad's smile.

capture2011 :: no. 164 :: 8.18.11 :: lunches at the beach

we had really lovely weather. not too hot. beautiful.

capture2011 :: no. 165 :: 8.18.11 :: sand toys

the babies spent water time at the kiddie pool, but when the time comes, there are plenty of toys at the resort for building sand castles!

and here are a few of my favorites of hannah. she's getting so big. i bet she'll be walking soon.

i hope you all had a great week!