As many of you know, I have been learning a lot about my camera and how to capture special moments. In the recent weeks, I have shared some of my favorite photos in my shop, and have been blessed to have the opportunity to take some pictures of other people besides Kev and the boys.
I didn't share this at the time, but part of the reason for our visit to Washington last week was to visit with our brother in law before he deploys overseas until next year. My nephews are 5, 3 1/2 and 18 months.
And while I know this is the new 'normal' for many military families, it still makes me sad that these boys will be missing their dad (and Beth will be missing her husband) for the greater part of a year. So when my sister in law asked if I would try and capture a few pictures of the boys and Josh, I was thrilled at the opportunity.
Here is Brock. He is the middle boy and such a strong spirit. This picture, I think, encompasses his personality: confident, curious and always looking up, toward what he can conquer next.
He is fearless, but still loves a hand from his equally strong and amazing Mommy.
And here is the best picture of captured of Brock and Josh. I can feel them coming up with an adventurous plan by putting their heads together.
Next was baby Colt, except that he really isn't a baby, he is a mini-toddler doing his best to be a big boy like his brothers. He also is a junior Josh, red hair and all.
Colt is tougher than any other 18 month old I know, but also very in love with his Mommy and Daddy. Look at those grins, that is good stuff.
The oldest is Cade, mature and insightful for his few years. He makes his Daddy laugh.
And challenges him to take that extra leap.
But Cade is also very mindful of when it is time to be quiet and reflect.
So do me a favor and pray for my sweet sister in law and her family and they endure their separation.
I'm sure Beth would not only appreciate your prayers, but lots of comments about how cute her family is. Because that makes any Mom's day.
While we are on the topic, did you know Military Wives are some of the strongest women in the world? Please take some time to visit some of my favorites: