Saturday, February 23, 2008

:: Yosemite ::

Last weekend Markus' sister Claudia, her husband Werner and their daughter Ana treated us, and the Ollenburger clan to a weekend in Yosemite. I was able to find a fantastic vacation rental house that fit all of us. The weekend couldn't have been better. Perfect weather, perfect place to stay, perfect company, and God's perfect creation in all it's beauty.

I had only been to Yosemite once and that was in 1993. Markus, Claudia, and Werner had never been before. The Ollenburger's had been there before -- Ryan knows the place like the back of his hand! Yosemite truly is one of the more beautiful places I have been to. It is rather majestic in its views and quite picturesque (hence the countless photographers that call Yosemite their home).

Here are some pictures highlighting our trip (you know, the same pictures everyone takes when they got Yoze-mite). For some ridiculous reason, I don't have any pictures of Renee's lame of me.

El Capitan (or as Werner calls it: the holy grail of climbing)

Pretty much the only family photo we currently have!
This was Analise's first time seeing snowShe just kept saying "ball...ball...ball...ball"
Tall Trees

Tall DadYosemite Falls

Markus and I(and my shockingly pale skin)One of many beautiful scenes

The ever-famous Half Dome
This was our first "family" vacation, and it was a blast. Hard to imagine that we haven't been here sooner since it is just a few hours away. We really can't complain...the beach is just blocks away, mountains and majesty in our back yard...what a place!


Jessica Hoff said...

nice pix - great framing. i'm impressed! :)

Anonymous said...

A person hears of Yosemite and says, "cool, Yosemite." What I leared from this post is that Yosemite is more like AWESOME! I'm inspired.

Also, your baby looks soooo much like you. Does she have your personality? If you're so inclined, I'd totally love a post on Analise's personality and how she takes after you or Markus in different areas... that is, if you're taking requests. :)

Bonnie said...

What a GORGEOUS location!! Glad you had a good time. I just LOVE the up-close picture of Analise holding your hand. She is absolutely beautiful Nini!!