Monday, August 23, 2010

Its about time... Madi and Alex

Hard to imagine:

-It was too hot to take many pics this weekend.  Nolan's football team played in their jamboree and I was too, too busy wiping sweat away and trying to hydrate everyone to take photos.

-We went to the Westra family reunion yesterday and I never took my camera out of the car.  There were tons of photo opps, but I didn't jump in like I normally do.  Grandpa Jim, if you share some jpegs with me I'll post away, but I have nothing to use otherwise.

Soooo, what I am going to share is lonnnggg overdue.  Surrounding the passing of my father over the 4th of July weekend, was a visit from my brother, his wife, and his two girls.  As much as we  treasure our time with them, our attention and focus was obviously diverted away from them this time.

Plus, some of these are photos we printed and placed in the casket with my Dad.  I suppose I've stayed away from them for awhile to distance some of the emotion around them.

Today however, I see them for what they are, 4 lucky cousins who always enjoy spending time with each other.

July 7th, 2010

What do you get when you take 4 giggling cousins.  Fill them full of ice cream.  And traipse all over trying to take their photos?

Besides a headache?  If you're talented like my hubby, you get shots like these of my beautiful nieces.

Alex is 8, going into 3rd grade and the boys will tell you she smacks the ball in baseball like nobodies business. 

Madison is 10, going into 5th grade, and just discovered the Babysitter's Club series of books.  She is a sweet young girl after her auntie Vicky's heart in her love of reading.

My favorite photo.  Rick knew Nolan would probably dump Colton off his back to be funny, so he did opposite cousins.  See that glint in Nolan's eye?  He is still thinking of dumping Alex, but he didn't quite dare, whew.  

Just so you know where the "headache" part for Rick comes in... clearly the boys were their usual antic-prone selves, even around their cousins.  Alex summed up the experience for everyone well.  Its a wonder those girls seem to want to come back every year to see us... *wink*


  1. My favorite memories from childhood are those spent with cousins. These are great photos!

  2. Missy, I think some of mine are too :) I sometimes wish they had more cousins like we did, or at least they lived closer, but its really is perfect the way it is.

  3. What a beautiful foursome! So much joy there.

    I love the look on Colton's face as he seems to be checking out the chorus line of crossed legs!

    This is the stuff of life isn't it?

  4. You can tell that they enjoy being with each other so much. All wonderful pictures. God bless them all!

  5. Oh my gosh, in that first photo I totally thought the girls were twins!!!

  6. What a lovely happy wholesome bunch of kids Vicky...and the cousins are like peas out of the same pod...

    Happy days

  7. What a Pride of joy!
    Girls are nice
    Thats why they come back lol

  8. If I wanted to take pictures of "Wholesome mid- American kids, I'd use these.
    Their smiles reveal how much they love being together. Kids that age can, or won't fake that.
    Lucky you.

  9. I can sure see the family resemblance. How fun for your boys to spend some time with their cousins. Love that last pic..all with their legs crossed and each a different expression on their faces.

    Thanks Vicky for you kind comment on my post and reading my thoughts.

  10. What great kids. I love how expressive Alex's hand-to-forehead gesture is in that last shot.

  11. The picture of your children with their cousins brought a huge smile. Their smiles are very infectious :)


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