June 3, 2012

Sunday Snapshot - Hills 2012

Our last week was spent together as an ENTIRE family in the Black Hills.

We stayed a few miles West of Hill City.

There was no 3G. No cell coverage. No wi-fi. 

It was wonderful. 

Being so "disconnected" all week made me want to chuck my phone in the trash when I got home. 

I didn't. But it was very tempting. 

Chocolate frosted donuts at Wall Drug.
[Sunday Snapshot Photo Tip: Maximized background distance by having her sit at a table where there wasn't anything in the background close to her.  Used the minimum aperture of 2.8 and maximum focal length of 75mm to reduce the depth of field.  Bounced the flash off the ceiling to get natural shadows.  Then, waited patiently for the perfect moment...]

Riding the Jackalope. Pretty sure we have my sister-in-law Sarah convinced they're real.
Great Faces....
The entire crew headed up to Harney Peak.
We ALL made it to the top! Even my little 4 year old. It was quite a hike!
Exhausted after the 7.7 mile trek.

So we aren't the greatest at fishing....at least we caught something!

My future brother-in-law getting in good with his future niece.

Breezy day at Deerfield Lake.

Stephen would get an "A" for effort.

Slightly more successful at Sylvan Lake.

One of my favorite pics from the whole week! It's not a Black Hills trip without feeding the burros!
My two princesses gave me these flowers and declared, "You're the best mom ever!" PRICELESS!

Ni Hao Yall


  1. Love the last picture and the comment that goes along with it! So precious. :)

  2. Looks like y'all had so much fun! Those burro faces cracked me up!
    And thanks for the Sunday Snapshot tip on your first picture... it's great to hear what you were thinking when you took that photo. The bokeh in that shot is lovely :)