The best bonus of photographing their wedding last year (which was SO FUN!!) was the opportunity to get to know them better. Naomi is my cousin’s daughter and just a gem. We hadn’t spent much time together before that, besides the big family gatherings with the whole crowd every once in a blue moon. Doing their engagement photos and wedding day let me see how amazing she and Jono are and what a good fit they are for each other. We’ve touched base a bit through facebook this year and cheered when we heard Naomi had been accepted to medical school this fall. Whenever Ben and Jono have a chance to visit, they can hardly stop talking too so at my dad’s party in June, we asked them to see if they could pop down to Seattle for a visit this summer. We quickly got a date on the calendar and they came last weekend. We enjoyed them so much. They are so warm and engaging and quickly had the kids crawling all over them. Tymen told me, “It’s like we get two moms and two dads now.” That’s how fun they are. During the days, we went with the kids to Pike Street Market to ford our way through the crowds and eat at our favorite stops. We picnicked in Tacoma at Wright Park and Jono and Ben ran with the kids through the spray park while Naomi and I played around with her new camera. At night we talked over coffee and snacks about first year of marriage stuff and we laughed.
On Sunday I made them run around with me for a few minutes to take some photos to celebrate one year.
Thanks for coming to spend this time with us! Let’s do it again.