So a fellow photographer and friend started a new blog with weekly photo challenges called ISO.. In Search Of…
and this week I decided to join in. The theme this week is Summertime. I knew instantly what Summertime meant to our family – days on the lake. Technically, you are supposed to enter one picture, so consider the 2nd picture my entry. I had to share the first to tell the story. Hopefully I don’t get DQ’d!
Doug (my husband) grew up on a lake and when we started dating, it was very clear we would live no other way. No matter what the house was like, if it was on water, it was good enough. Hailey has always had the same love of the water as her dad, and she has always been a true daddy’s girl. I took this first picture when Hailey was just 2. They just loved sitting down on the dock together, watching boats, looking for fish, splashing toes, swimming, you name it. I used to sit on the top of the hill at our old house and just watch them. It has always has made my heart happy watching them together on the dock. This first picture has always stuck with me. Every time I see it, I can remember the whole day, the sun, the smell, the grass. And this week, after I put Lola to bed, I was walking back down to the dock to hang out with them and I saw them sitting there again, watching the sunset. I instantly remembered the picture so I just had to run back up to grab the camera.
And here they are today. Well, a couple day ago, but you get it! Hailey is now 5 and starting kindergarten in the fall. Still a daddy’s girl. But still loves to sit with him on the dock, swim, water ski. Anything to spend time with Dad. I have no idea how many more summers I’ll get shots like this, but I hope we have a few more years left!