Thursday, July 13, 2017

Hilton Head Island 2017

Another year, and the week flew by faster than ever. The kids are seriously growing up and I'm glad they have some traditions to remember this time. We adults like the traditions too...ladies Pure Barre (so sore the next day!), coffee, and shopping trip. Guys accountability meeting. Long dinners and devotions. Tea party for the little girls, crabbing and soccer on the beach for everyone. 

Though our perspectives aren't always the same and there are plenty of conflicts when we try to do life together, I'm so thankful for my family and how we fight the odds to stay close. 

Poppy told us after this night that she loved soccer and she's "Kind of a sports girl." This may have taken her parents by surprise, but far be it from us to stand in her way.

Love this face when Cetty saw the sky turning pink at sunset

Unprompted. Cetty is just this awesome.

What did this poor guy get himself into? He's so good with our girly girls and I love him for it.

Can't get over Fife's face in this photo. And Cetty with lots of that Cetty attitude that will for sure get her into trouble.

This girl can stare down the camera and posing seems to come naturally...she did not inherit this from me, but I do enjoy it as the family photographer

Cetty decided it would be a fun game to run away from me as fast as she could whenever I tried to take a photo of her. I got a nice action shot out of the deal and since the wild child can't ever stand still, it's accurate.

This is classic Fife. Opinionated, displeased, and always requesting to be carried along since she can't be bothered with mundane things like entertaining herself.

My favorite girls! I love them.

And had to document this tragedy. A strip of metal broke off the dryer and destroyed almost an entire load of our clothes. Just look at the remains of that sad little swimsuit! (I should note that the rental company was great to work with and is sending a reimbursement check. But how can you quantify the emotional trauma of it all?)

We tried for one last trip to the beach the night before we left. A storm was rolling in and it was way dark for photos but I kind of love how vintage and moody these grainy shots turned out to be. I feel like they could be photos of my grandma and her girls.


sarah.flyingkites said...

your photos are gorgeous! And so sad about the swimsuits!! Glad you got all those adorable beach shots first!

Amber Steffen said...

Just saw these photos. SO beautiful! Seriously so blessed with such beautiful and fun nieces (you guys are pretty great too ;) ) Looks like a great time!