Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Summer Description

Our summer can pretty much be described by two things.
The lake.
The Shutes.

I may have mentioned our lake before :)  The lake is an AMAZING part of NJ.  It has the beach.  It has diving boards- high, low and medium (which now even my 2 year old will jump off all three).  It has shallow water for my kids to play safely in and deeper water for them to become awesome swimmers in.  It has docks for them to jump off of.  It is has gorgeous scenery.  It is 2 minutes from our house.  And it always has friends there to play with.  In this case, it wasn't just any friends, it was the Shutes.  Who, despite living directly behind us and spending every waking hour that we allow them together, still make even the lake more fun. 

 We pretty much head to the lake every Saturday after the house chores.  Daddy ends up throwing at least one of the kids around, in this case, Ava.

Bless you Crestwood Lake.  Bless you.  May Labor Day stay far, far away.

Overload of Us

Prepare yourselves.  This is going to be serious Kearl overload.  Just so you know, I narrowed the favorites down...drastically.  We had two photo shoots in Utah, one with our own little family and one with the whole Kearl fam.  This first slew of pics were taken by my lovely friend that I played Volleyball with, Lauren Evans.  It was so much fun.

 We did the pictures at StarMill Antique shop and it had amazing props for the shoot, like these stop signs. 

 Isn't this old bike the it.
 Now we are moving on to the Kearl family photo shoot which were done by an old high school friend of mine, Hayley Anderson Kase.  Do mind that we are all wearing the same thing except Bennett.  It is hard enough to come up with something for all 5 of us one time, not to mention two.

 I am dying over this picture.  His little hands in his pockets is soo cute to me.
 oops, this one's not mine...but I'll take her.
 The gang.  Dang that is a lot of kids all about the same age...photographers nightmare, but Hayley was soo good with them all.
 Grandma K spent sooo much time sewing these darling shorts for all the grandkids and my kids love them.  I think this picture is adorable.
What's that you say?  You want to see more?  Well, if you must...