We're heading out to the lake cabin on Friday for a week, for a much-anticipated, much-needed family vacation. We'll be meeting some dear friends and their two kids for a week of lounging, cooking, knitting, reading, napping, swimming, drawing, card-playing, and of course, a bit of photo taking with my NEW CAMERA!!! Yes, that would be the Canon 5D, to replace my antiquated 20D. Nothing like a week with 5 gorgeous kids to break in the new toy. So this is an official vacation, away from email and phone, and I won't be returning any messages until after I return, on August 15th. I will post some photos of our trip when I get back. Until then... And of course I can't post without a photo. Here's one of my wee one.