Last week we travelled to Florida to visit my parents, my brother and his family. Despite whatever circumstances we may face as a family, it is always great to head down to Florida to spend some time together for so many reasons. First there's my mother's cooking. It's AMAZING and just gets better and better with every visit. Then there's the chaos of 6 grandkids getting together for lots of fun, laughter, and mischief. There are afternoons of watching my nephew, Joe, play baseball (what an athlete!) or my niece, Hannah, run hurdles. There's the warm weather, there's watching my father play the drums, and there's quality time with my brother (and especially his wife who is more like my sister!).
And then there's my special treat. Every time we head down to visit, my niece Hannah and I head out for a special date. We steal away for a morning of shooting and then we head out for breakfast together. And every time we do this I am amazed at this young lady. She gets more and more beautiful by the second, and her outer beauty is matched only by her inner beauty. She is kind, honest, sensitive, and most of all, genuine and totally real. I have loved this girl for 13 years! She is one of the greatest joys of my life!
Here are a few of my favorites from our special day!
Of course, there are TONS of photos of the rest of the crew from our short visit together. They're coming, but I had to post these first!
Hannah, thanks for an awesome morning! It was so fun and you make shooting so easy! I am counting the days until our next photo date!