Friday, January 1, 2010

Yes, it really is that pretty.

I'm not trying to make you jealous. Okay, maybe just a little bit.

This is the view from the front porch of house we rented at Lake Tekapo over the New Year. Outrageous. (I am not in the advertising business, but I cannot recommend Parkbrae Estates highly enough if you find yourself at Lake Tekapo. Perfect location, comfortable, spotlessly clean, super nice proprieter, reasonable rates ...)

So anyway, we had an outrageously nice and relaxing time. Although this was our second visit to Tekapo, the weather was so much better this time and we had a much slower pace. It may be my new favorite place in New Zealand.

A little hiking. A little porch sitting. Nice weather. Nice scenery. Good stuff.

Lupines by the lake.

Mount Cook Village

Top of Mount John

Piano man entertaining us in the lake house. (As an aside, I will reveal that my mom and I fought for years about her unsuccessful attempts to make me play the piano. I was TERRIBLE and HATED it. For her sake it will be quite poetic if he grows into a piano genius.)

Playtime with daddy

Backpack Zach. He rides very well in this thing

Happy 2010, everybody! Bring it on!


Anonymous said...

You're back! I suspect that I stopped my daily checks right before you started back up. I'm so glad you're back. Yay!

Z is more and more adorable every day. You have yourself a very handsome boy there.

Keep the updates and the pictures coming!

- Emily

Hollie said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures! What's the backpack contraption? I've been looking for something for my 15 month old daughter for when we go hiking, as she has outgrown the Baby Bjorn.

Victoria-Ellen said...

Awesome! I have similar pics from the road trip I recently went on in december! Loved it!

rennschnecke said...

good shots hallo from Germany ;-)