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Sunday, February 7, 2010

glamping re-visited

we've been back from camping a couple of weeks now, so it's time i shared some pics with y'all!

i took this one using my new fixed 50 lens and there are only TWO words one can use to describe this pic...


camping is a relaxing time for us, and with a couple of musos in the fam, it's nice to sit back and listen to them strum

an arty shot from miss 18

and some cool boogey boarding moves too

exam results became available online while we were camping, and someone didn't want me to photograph her in case it was bad news.  yeah right!

some nights we got the most amazing sunsets

and during the day we soaked up the sun and surf

i just love this pic.  don't ask me why...

2 of our number have birthdays in january

someone turned 12, and someone else turned 51

this is my favourite shot of the holiday
we visited a local berry farm and they make fresh fruit icecreams
this pic mimics a huge photo they have on the wall
i tried several times to get this shot and when all 6 of us ordered icecreams, i would yell "DON'T LICK THEM YET!!!!" so i could take the pic, which was really difficult, as it was so hot they were melting right before our eyes!

we also played relaxing board games

another gorgeous sunset
(maybe i should devote an entire post them - i have enough pics!)

we went for after dinner walked and played wave chasing

fresh strawberries picked by our very own hands!

and there's the jumping pillow
fun for young AND old!

we flew miss 18's bestie up for the last 6 days
here she's balancing turtle island in her palm

do you feel like you came camping with us too?


mandyb said...

haha i think that jumping shot is the teenager (between you and I) coming out.... as for glamping... maybe a scrap glamping getaway??

theUngourmet said...

I do feel like camping with you! Can you send over airline tickets??? :D

TheEclecticElement said...

Oh yes I do! This post single-handedly inspired me to start working on my health so I can get out into the world and experience those things!
The pictures were STUNNING as well! You captured the fun of the whole event :)
Please extend birthday wishes to the two lucky people who celebrated last month! Hopefully this year will be the best yet for them!

Rachel Cotterill said...

I love camping, and that looks like a great holiday. I could just eat one of those ice creams!

Marie said...

Late stopping by from SITs. Happy belated SITs day! Beautiful trip and beautiful family!

blueviolet said...

Ahhhh...those feet!!!! I love the photo of you on the tramp!

cat said...

Oh yes, that was a great camping holiday. We ad to teach the two year olds in December to take their crocs off as the come into the tent and put one when they go out. Not an easy task. (My answer to camping feet)

Debbie said...

I'm there! Count me in.
And that ice cream looks incredible.

Karls said...

Camping feet... totally sums up the camping experience! Love it! Stopping by from SITS and I love the shots!

Michelle L. said...

I found you through SITS and the camping trip looks like a lot of fun.

Eva Gallant said...

Your photos are great; your girls are beautiful; Hubby's a hunk and the ice cream looks delicious! Lucky you!

I just received your card! Thanks so much. Hope you find a new job you love!

angie said...

You have been taking the best pictures lately, and I'm JEALOUS of all of your fun times camping at the beach!

Denise said...

Great phots! Makes me want to visit! Want a house guest?LOL!

Kat @ said...

Just loved this post... coming from SITS. Random, but are you going to Bloggy Boot Camp in Baltimore?

Anonymous said...

I Love you pictures! All those girls - an whole new world. And girls are so much more "let's make each moment a celebration" than boys. I bet your vacation is much more fun with teenage girls:)

I personally cannot stand dirt on the bottom of my feet. I'm just getting the shakes here just thinking about it!

I'm glad they got such a great picture of you, though:)

Michelle said...

You got some great shots. Had to laugh that you had your computer while "camping."

How do you like your new lens??

Betsy ( said...

I've always wanted to come to New Zealand!! Your camp trip looks beautiful!!

Teri said...

You are totally rockin' the 50mm! Love your shots. And the beach pix are a welcome sight on this below freezing day in the ATL.

Kekibird said...

Yay for camping! We have a trip coming up in April and we can't WAIT for it!

Visiting from SITS!

Langdowns said...

Hi! I just discovered you via SITS. New Zealand looks beautiful. Your photos are very nice. I popped across to the South Island once but would love to return! Not sure about camping though :)

Jaina said...

Wow, that looks like a lot of fun! Beautiful photos!

Kristi Smith said...

Oh my, them some dirty feet. Exactly why I don't like to camp. :)

I like that photo too (The backs of the girls walking).

Working Mum said...

Great fun! And what's even better is that my new laptop shows ALL your photos (I only used to get half of them on my old machine, v frustrating). I loved the one you did of the girls walking along the beach - I'd have that on my kitchen wall if I were you.

Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents said...

Waiving hi from Connecticut! Visit from SITS on a little late for your SITS day! Wow, I don't know where you went on vacation, but I so want to be there! The water looks gorgeous, and those mountains! We camp too and luv the beach!

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Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Now that looks like a lot of fun! Wish I was along with you. Beautiful sunsets although ours yesterday wasn't too shabby either. I loved you pics, capturing all the fun you had!

Puanani503 said...

coming through from sits! love your pictures, I miss camping:) lol @ camping feet..

Heather said...

Looks like so much fun! I want to come and go camping there. We have fun camping here too, but I like the looks of yours better :)