Rachel Henderson Photography Blog » Wedding Photography in Holland Michigan MI, plus lots of Winfield and Harriet

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I can’t say that it’s been the best Christmas this year.  We’ve all been revolving in and out of fevers and queasiness.  Win woke up this morning with a 103.9.  We’re watching a lot of movies and we’re making it.  But really all is well.  Merry Christmas all.20141225-_MG_0546
It wasn’t their best performance. But given their health condition I wasn’t going to make them do it again.
Lest you think that it’s all snuggles and duets over here.  We have a little bit of this too.And a public service announcement.  Never skip leg day.


The kids go to Holland Christian every wednesday for homeschool kids to take, gym, art, spanish etc…  Today was their first day.  Socialization isn’t a problem for homeschoolers, just look at ‘em!

  • Kendra Maloni Linde - That’s hysterical! Still thankful you wanted a picture since Nick though he could go barefoot to school!

  • Bruce Henderson - I love Hattie’s shirt!

Earlier this month we spend a week at The Cabin.  This was our first time going for longer than an extended weekend since our honeymoon. It was so fun, we got to settle in and enjoy our time there.  I think that this might have to become a regular thing!

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  • Lisa Koedyker - Looks like a beautiful place for a family vacation! What a blessing to have that in your family! Memories from your childhood & for your children & on & on! Love it!

  • Bruce Henderson - Fabulous pictures of a perfect summer place!

The explorers spend 5 1/2 hours hiking in the morning.  They climbed Kirk Dietrich’s climb, about an hour of stone staircase.  Then summited the second tallest mountain in Acadia, Dorr Mountain.  The kids took turns leading and kid in the lead got to set the pace and chose when breaks happen.  Apparently Harriet is a “Slave Trader” acceding to Win because she sets a grueling pace and never stops for breaks.After a morning of hiking they made it down to the beach for 3:00 low tide.  2 1/2 hours were spent rummaging through tide pools, catching starfish, crabs and an eel.  They found a smallish tide pool that acted as a jail for the creatures that they caught.  For a while Harriet was the jail keeper and would yell whenever a catch was attempting to escape.