summer vacation | Hall family edition | look coastal

There’s something magical about getting away on a vacation.  

A windy ferry ride included en route to the island.For a prairie girl, such as myself, open skies and water has that calming visual affect.  Sigh.

There was lots of exploring to be had and discovering to be found on the beach.

Family celebrations and visiting.

No, that’s not our dog, but Auntie’s.  Claire loves her and wants to hold her all the time.

Claire wants to hold every animal, including the eagle she spotted, “Bird! I want to hold it!”

We had a chance to visit the local island winery, Coastal Black.

This wine is so good (with fantastic designed labels to boot!)

The kids were happy picking wild flowers and eating soda crackers and water.

We got to taste many a wine sample.  These wines are so unique and delectable.  Sweet, but not too sweet.  Tangy but not too tangy.  Perfect paired with West Coast cuisine.

Our stroll back to the house included an impromptu daisy chain wreath making party.  Bohemian with a dash of Green Gables, right here.

This daughter of mine used to run when I took out the camera, and now look.
So many adventures and sunshine meant a good night sleep.

Vacations are superb.

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12 Responses to summer vacation | Hall family edition | look coastal

  1. Mrs. P says:

    In the photo of A holding the shells her hands look like your hands, it really struck me.

  2. Mrs. P says:

    in the photo of A holding shells, her hands look like your hands, it really struck me.

  3. Aimee Miller says:

    Your photography is so beautiful Steph. You have such a natural eye and he way you capture each and every moment is breath-taking.

  4. Stephanie Friesen says:

    Such beautiful photos Steph 🙂 Captured some great moments, some amazing beach shots too, thanks for sharing, it was great to see your little family!

  5. Kathy Runnalls says:

    So good to see you four–thanks for posting your beautiful family pictures.

  6. joyce says:

    Once again you capture your daughters expressions that are priceless!
    Your island holiday photos are amazing!

  7. Lori says:

    I was just enjoying the memories of summer, and when I came to the last photo of Audrey sleeping so peacefully, I got all choked up, realizing that this is her last night before kindergarten begins. It’s a whole new chapter for her, and for your family. I’m so proud of all of you!

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