We have a tradition of summer family reunions for my husband's mother's side of the family, the Dishmans. This year's reunion was in Lynchburg, Virginia. The weather was gorgeous with cool breezes off the lake. We dined picnic-style on Southern comfort foods –fried chicken, cole slaw, baked beans and macaroni and cheese. My mother-in-law celebrated her 84th birthday on the day of this family gathering with gourmet cupcakes and a round of "Happy Birthday to You!" While the grown-ups caught up with each other on a year's worth of happenings, the kids spent their time making bubbles, swinging in the hammock and riding in the paddle boat.

Of course, I spent my time with the kids because they let me take picture after picture. There were so many good photographs, it was really hard to choose my picture to share here. It felt really good to capture some candid moments of the kids just being kids.

Day 120

Day 120