So, I was privileged enough to be asked to take pictures by one of my dearest friends, Mary. Mary and I have been friends since junior high, when I had braces and was growing out my mullet and she wore a ponytail smack dab on top of her head that was longer than she was tall. 🙂 Anyway, Mary is the proud mama of two beauties, Eddison and Ella, and she and her extended family all gathered a couple of weeks ago to take some family photos–all 12 of them! The group included a 10-month-old, an 18-month-old, a 22-month-old, a 3-year-old, and a 7-year-old–yowza! In between the movement and the running and some stonefacing, we managed to get some great pics. Mary’s dad, Eddie, who passed away three years ago, was sorely missed, but his memory was honored with the inclusion of a framed photo and in many other ways, too, from his namesake Eddie B to the ways in which his sons-in-law and his daughters often emulate his spirit. These people are wonderful, warm, good-humored, and just all-around amazing, and they have known me for a very long time; if I were to need a second family, I know they would be it. So, I hope they love the photos as much as I do!
Be back soon with more autumn pics! The trees are still beautiful, as I can see patches of fiery orange and red from my window right now–I love the fall. 🙂