Confession- I cheated a little. I followed Rick and his camera. I bent low when he did. And turned my camera when he did. And looked for what he saw. It was like when you are little and learning to dance and you climb up on your dad's shoes to get the feel of the steps for yourself. Dancing on my own after awhile, I was feeling bold after getting the hang of what he was doing, and took some from my own point of view.
Then I "picniked" my way through editing. My tiny, outdated, point and shoot, needs some help on the back end in bumping up the volume. Rick's photos are stunning straight out of the camera. Oh well. Mine end up looking similar to his in the end. I guess sometimes it doesn't matter which path you take, the destination may be the same regardless.
After some shopping for school shoes at the Mall of America and getting my Imac fixed (yay for the Apple store), we stopped at my friend's house on the lake. Normally we would have left for home by this time. We knew it would make for a late night. I knew, it would be worth it.
It was a gorgeous night. The boys were drawn to the fishing instantly. My friend Kristi and I spent a few precious moments together catching up.
We went for a pontoon ride around the lake to cap off our night. All too quickly it was time to leave.
Colton and Christopher being goofy together.
Sweet little Brynne who has grown again since I saw her last and delighted me with all she could say and do.
Thanks Paul, Kristi, Christopher and Brynne!
It was Colton who pointed out the sunset to me. He is learning so well... "mom there is the sunset, just like the ones you love!" I feel such urgency to squeeze as many moments into my day as possible. I don't think I missed a single one this day, I was completely filled up.