Recently, I had the opportunity to capture some family pictures of our friends, The Taylors. They, like many of us who have family who live in far away places, don’t have the opportunity to be all together very often. These friends of ours are missionaries, have been missionaries and are soon to be serving the Lord God in Canada. John and Jacky have served the Lord in the country of Ukraine for many years. They came to the states over five years ago to be part of administration at the ABWE home office, and are soon to be back in Canada as President of ABWE Canada. For many of us, we are very sad to see them back across the border….but, they are returning to their home country of Canada. So, this is a bitter-sweet experience for them. Their daughter, a missionary teacher overseas, their son and his wife in New York, and their youngest still attending university means that their family is spread all around and their times together are rare. I was fortunate to be able to capture some of the joy and gladness they had all together this year.
It seems that months go by and once again it is time for school pictures! Since the local guys are schooling from home this year, we were later than usual getting their fall pictures taken. Of course, with all the excitement of moving to a new house, Mimi’s surgery and just the newness of everything-school-at-home, we were pretty late snapping pictures, and we didn’t do the usual grade level things, and school items sitting around. We just did pictures! Every year, there usually is one guy that seems to be the “star” of the show! LOL This year it was Paddy. Finally, he has learned to pose just like Mimi wants. So very easy to take pictures of these guys…of course, I have been doing it for quite awhile…they are really used to it! Take a look! I think you will agree, they are pretty handsome!
We were so happy that our family from Greenville came to visit us this past summer. Right before the big surgery! The cousins had such a great time together — playing, running and playing in the creek! They have not seen and played with each other much before! It was a short but fun time visiting Wildwood and Lake Tobias together. They had a quick trip to Hershey to engage in candy! Took a few minutes to shoot some pictures since it had been a year almost! They grew so much….these sweet boys!