whenever I get to spend time with family. We are bonded by heritage. We share a set of Grandparents, our mother’s are sister’s. We share a childhood full of memories. Stories of our childhood seem almost hard to believe, to others, we survived them! Take 6 zany girls (well, Stacie tried to keep us from some of our craziness! and Kerri, we just dragged her along!) close to the same age and give them lots of unsupervised time together and see what they can come up with or get into. Just one “for instance”, we got the idea that it would be, OH so much fun to take turns standing outside of the pickup camper and hang onto the thin handle while are parent’s were driving around the farm roads in Nevada. We joke that our Guardian Angels were the busiest angels of all!
The four of us, cousins, made a pack while we were young girls that we would stand up of each other in our weddings and we did. Leslie was my Matron of Honor, I was her Maid of Honor, Dee Dee was Kelli’s Maid of Honor and Kelli was Dee Dee’s Matron of Honor. All in the 80’s so we had BIG HAIR!
Kelli and her husband Rick and Leslie got to visit us Tennessee Lehman’s this summer for a few days. And it was a wonderful visit. We stopped by the studio for a quick few shots, of course! I took Kelli and Rick’s engagement photo while I was still in college and I wanted to take another one of them all these almost 30 years later.
Here’s Kelli making turning 50 this year look GOOD!
Here’s Leslie making “Grandma” of 4 grandchildren and one on the way look GOOD! Leslie and I were born in ‘62. She has married with children, children, and my son is a freshman in High School! It’s all good.
Kelli and Leslie are two of the four sister’s. Perhaps someday we will all be able to get together.
SO, I had to get in the fun as well!
And because I believe in equal opportunity embarrassment and don’t want my little sister to feel left out, I’m posting this fun photo of her from her visit in June this summer as well!
and this one, which is slightly blurred but that I love.
I am blessed to have been born in this family of women. The best part of me is wrapped up in the riches of their lives and our precious time spent together. From the famous late night applesauce fight in the camper, our camping trips and games we created at Canyon Creek, endless laughter, heartbreak and healing, children born and grown. All nuggets of treasures I have placed in my heart and can bring out and enjoy and marvel over at a whim. Priceless and precious to me, like all of them…
Thanks for dropping by…
Joy to you!