Back in 1996, I had the pleasure of meeting the boys’ godfather. We were on the same dorm floor. Even though his ex-girlfriend was my roommate, our friendship remained.
After I met my husband, they also became friends.
When the boys were born in 2003 and 2005, we made the decision to have Dave, our friend, be their godfather. One of my favorite things to do on occasion is to take a photo of them together.
Yesterday, Hubby ran errands with him and ended up getting food. They didn’t want to eat in the car, so they came over here to eat. Youngest has grown a good half a foot since they have seen each other face to face. They usually talk to him on the phone.
I told them I needed an updated photo before Hubby took Dave home. You’ll see why when you see the photos from yesterday’s photo shoot.
At Youngest’s baptism in 2004 – Oldest was 2 and wasn’t having the picture taking.
This was in 2011. I love Dave’s shocked face in the photo.
This is in 2012. Trying to get a 7 and 9 year old to take a serious photo was difficult.
Thanksgiving 2014 – A little better with the photos.
This is them in 2015.
These are the photos from yesterday. The boys are now 15 and 17. Actually, Oldest doesn’t turn 17 until Saturday but close enough.
Ever since losing family members, I’m a believer in getting photos of those you love. These boys love Dave. He’s taught them how being visually impaired doesn’t mean you can’t fix computers and go to college. (He’s been blind since birth.) They are lucky to have him in their lives. He’s not only our friend and their godfather, but he’s also family.
4 thoughts on “Through the years”
You seem to have a very nice family!
What a lovely post about your family, especially in that Dave is such a special part of it!
Great photos, Traci!
Wow, I always love watching kids grow up in a series of photos. Just look how tall they’re getting!
Youngest grew an inch since quarantine started which is amazing.