Tuesday, December 27, 2011


The YSA had their annual Luau on July 9th and know what was the best part ever!? Valory and Julie were both visiting and were able to go with me.
we ate some food

played some badminton

Valory and Julie did some dancing...

they are hard to keep under control sometimes

Emma joined up in posing for the camera - I love the crazy things I can make people do for a camera...

Sittin' the dock of the bay...

this was my I'm playing with my camera and Emma is a willing subject.  She's so cute
I love spending time with Valory and Jules and other friends!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Mount Vernon

My most wonderful college roommates came to visit.  Being the tourists we are we went to Mount Vernon

Either due to the time of day (8::30 am) or the time of year (the Monday before the 4th of July) there wasn't a line in sight, but we pretended to wait anyway

After our tour of the house we enjoyed some time on the back porch overlooking the Potomac

A posed with the house...

people don't often get me on the other side of the camera so when they do I go a little crazy...

we then wandered around the grounds...to the Potomac

and through the woods

we got very thirsty along the way....

It was good times for everyone!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

June - Sailing Trip

Annual RS Sailing Trip
We met great friends

we went crabbing

even managed to catch some...

then out on the boat

jumping off and swim around

and then we played on the rope swing
SO much fun!

Sticking out the tongue helps you concentrate

a wet Amy

go Mel, go Mel!

All the girls - look my tongue is sticking out again...

we're so beautiful!

Thank you Bishop Mason and friends for taking us out to play on the water!

Photo Recap

I'm a slacker.  And in an attempt to set things right I'm going to several photo recaps of the events of the last almost 6 months since I posted last.  Hope you enjoy them!