I can remember when my parents celebrated their 25th anniversary. I had just transferred to UVA from California, and I was terribly homesick and really wondering why I was, yet again, pushing myself entirely out of my comfort zone. I was so absorbed in my own world of doing well in my classes, trying to find a friend and hoping that cute, running boy would notice me that, ashamedly, I don’t even remember what I gave my parents. Make that if I gave them something. Now that I am married, I have much more of an appreciation of twenty five years and the commitment, forgiveness and compassion that marriage asks of us. I hope that when John and I celebrate our 25th anniversary we can look back and be thankful for both the joys and the challenges that marriage offered us.
And speaking of anniversaries, what could be a better 25th anniversary gift for parents than a portrait of their children?! I know. Pretty awesome. I wish I had thought of this idea, but I can’t take credit. It all began when Samantha, Alex and Rebecca contacted me a few weeks back asking if I could get some shots of them as a surprise gift for their parents.
So we decided on Ash Lawn-Highland, braved the crazy Carter’s Mountain traffic, and had an awesome time on this beautiful fall day.
Now for a little hat action. Alex, Rebecca and Samantha were explaining to me that their mom gives them each a hat every Christmas, so they brought some hats along in honor of her. So thoughtful and so cute!
Ladies, I love your choice of colors.
Alex, Rebecca and Samantha: I had such a great time with you all! I know your parents will be so touched by these pictures and your thoughtfulness. They are lucky to have daughters like you three!