A portrait of my children once a week in 2015.
Double photos today because we spent the past week in one of our favorite places on earth: Lake Powell. This annual family vacation has been a tradition for 45+ years and is highly anticipated by all. This year we were a smaller crew, mostly just my family; though with 5 siblings and their significant others and children, it's not so small. My aunt, uncle and cousin joined us as well. In years' past we've had many many more.
The week was filled with heat (upwards of 115 F a couple of the days), water, fishing, snorkeling, kayaking and boating, a giant slip-n-slide, hours of floating in the lake to cool down, and lots of downtime to visit, read, paint and draw.
Ethan tried to learn to water ski but was frustrated and decided to wait for a year or two. Elijah was fascinated by the fish. Ellie entertained us all with her wit. It was such a good week. We're already dreaming about next year.