I've been waiting a long time to post these photos for Ryan, Gillian, and Colin - as they were a surprise Christmas gift for their momma (my Aunt)! Happily I introduce to you some family from M's side - some of my favorite cousins to hang around with its always a great time when we get together! Gill and I started making plans for a morning photo date in October at a family dinner - the date was set, she picked a location special to their family and a yummy cafe for brunch! The morning we arrived at the location it was SUPER windy and threatening rain. The Carter clan rolled in, ridiculously good-looking (naturally) in their HOT new rides. Obviously *wink*. We decided to eat breakfast first and wait off the wind. Yum! Sure enough the weather broke just long enough for us to get in some gorgeous photos, we even got to watch a family of river otters playing on the rocks! It was a great excuse to tromp around the forest and spend some time together. Even M tagged along : ) The large print gifts were a big HIT with Auntie Daphne and with the rest of the family too!