Most people I know, myself included, have very few people in their lives that they've been friends with for nearly 30 years. Through time friends move, start careers, and have their own families. As we grow, our interests change and sometimes we just lose touch. I'm thankful that my relationship with my friend Stephanie has only grown stronger with time. Stephanie is an amazing person. She's sensitive, fun, energetic, and, best of all, she shares my passion for George Michael. Yes, I said George Michael. He's the guy from WHAM! Her son Patrick is one fantastic kid, and her husband of two years, Chuck, is also pretty amazing. He did, afterall, marry Steph! Joc and I were able to spend a weekend with them recently so we did a little photo shoot. Of course, Steph is usually the ham in the photos. Love you guys!!
Joc and Patrick lounging around.
Chuck, you're a lucky man.
The newest family member, Bowser.
Stephanie even got her own personal shoot. She loved every minute!
Still friends, after almost 30 years! Thanks for the laughs.
Just a few months ago our new niece, Bristol Matteson Muir, was born. My brother in law and his wife, James and Hillary, have already experienced the change in lifestyle a baby brings. And, of course, they wouldn't have it any other way. Joc and I were able to stay with them while visiting family in Montana and we enjoyed every minute of it. We can't wait to watch her grow and see what amazing things she'll bring to this world.
When I was little I wasn't very 'girly'. I had all the toys a typical little girl would want, including Barbie Dolls and the clothes to dress them up. But it didn't make sense to me. I was to dress Barbie up, put her in the convertible with her boyfriend, Ken, and then what? Dinner and a movie? No, they just sat there. It was up to me to make their outing special. No thank you. Perhaps I just lacked imagination. Instead, I found myself climbing the tree on the side of our house. I would climb as high as I could go, with little pellets in hand, and drop them when people walked by. If they looked up they could possibly catch a glimpse of me, but there were plenty of branches and leaves to hide behind. I know, not the nicest thing to do, but no one got hurt, just a little startled. It was quite entertaining. Cassie is a beautiful 4 year old who is both 'girly' and not afraid to get her hands dirty. She decided to wear her pink tutu for her photo shoot, but that didn't stop her from playing with the rocks and sitting in the dirt at the railroad tracks. She was ready to pose for the camera! I'm pretty sure she'd been practicing her poses before the shoot. Cassie, thanks for an awesome photo shoot. I just love you!