week 4: Treasure [shot of inspiration] 2012

We've almost made it to the end of another Iowa winter. And even though this has been the most mild winter that I can remember, I still can't help but treasure the memories of relaxing summer days combined with fun family moments. I fondly thought of the photos that I took of my nieces and nephews this summer as we celebrated the July Birthdays at my sister's house in Urbandale. I love that we live so close to my 3 sisters and my mom and dad. We are fortunate to get to celebrate together many birthdays and events. Hope you enjoy some of the things that I treasure the most -- FAMILY!

To see what everyone else's take is on our 'treasure' theme, simply follow the links until you end up back here.  Next photographer up is Tami Gookstetter in Tacoma, WA -- with her take on this week's theme.

Family, PersonalJill Vander Zwaag