The boy next door…

So…let me take you back to Winter of 1997.  We had just moved to Rochester, MN.  We met our new neighbors, they couldn’t have been nicer.  They had 3 boys.  Their oldest son was 13 years old.  We became good friends with this family, the Mom was such a mentor to me as a brand new Mom as of July 1997.  I admired her and looked up to her, I watched how they interacted as a family, we laughed at the funny things the boys would do…and we had their oldest son babysit our Tommy.  His first babysitting job, and our first babysitter.  We moved from Rochester in the winter of 1999.  So were not there very long…but in that time we grew a strong bond with this family and through the years we have kept in touch, visited each other and been so blessed by the friendship.  We have watched their boys grow into men, watched them get married and now are watching them start their own families.

Now, here we are 2012.  Their oldest son, Justin, is now married to the beautiful and sweet Kayla, they have 2 sons, and live in Iowa City.  Justin is a Resident in Ophthalmology.  They were here this weekend, checking out the Des Moines scene for a possible future home.  We had the privilege of seeing them on Friday.  And couldn’t resist but take family pictures of them…

Precious family, precious friends….love it when God puts people in our lives and they just keep coming back into your life over and over again.

Here is a little sneak peak of some of my favorites…

November 6, 2012

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