As our home quiets down with the kids getting older we prepare for another one leaving the nest. Nate will be graduating next month. I met Nate 7 years ago while I was dating his father (now husband). I was so nervous the day of the "introduction" barbecue, but within the hour the kids were running around the house laughing hysterically as if they had known each other since birth. At that moment, they became brothers and sister.
The first summer we all lived as one - we spent almost every weekend at the beach. Often times, Bill took Branden and Nate out body surfing while Noelle and I played in the crashing waves.
Congratulations Nate! It was a lot fun taking these portraits of you! I look forward to watching you grow into the man you are meant to be. We are so proud of you!!