Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New Studio Equipment

I splurged (major!) and bought a bunch of studio equipment. There's definitely a huge learning curve- lights especially are hard for me, I much prefer natural light! However, the kids have been great sports and have been letting me practice. Since I haven't posted lately (like, um, since October), I thought I'd share some of our practice shots. 
Sorry Dad, I know you wanted skating ones, those will come soon!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Skating in Holland

We headed out on another Goodwin/Butterfield Family Adventure last weekend! We heard rumours that the canals in Holland were frozen, so we verified, and immediately booked hotels and got in the car! Ever since reading Hans Brinker with my dad as a kid, I've wanted to skate the canals. I finally got my chance, and it was AMAZING. 
Our incredible hotel- a former water tower turned into boutique hotel. We will definitely be going back here in the spring!

Pouting because he lost at rock/paper/scissors to Dresden for the bunk bed!

view from our hotel room

horrible pic out the car window, but loved the family headed out :)

That's ME. Skating the canals. I still get giddy and smile remembering it!

The girls. Skating. :) In HOLLAND!

Seriously, it was gorgeous!

My CCM tacks have waited their whole lives for this day.

the tea room at our hotel

the gardens

sweetness sleeping on the way home

these kids crack me up!