Tab was awesome though and had everyone cooperating in no time. And honestly, the proof is in the pudding when she magically managed to pull off these beautiful pictures of my favorite humans when getting all six of us to even look in the same direction at any given time is a miracle in and of itself.
I got the email from Adliv giving me access to the photos while Brandon and I were lying in bed (was it late at night or early in the morning? I seriously cannot remember but,) we snuggled up and scrolled through the pictures of these kids' faces that we love so much, whispering as they all slept, "look how beautiful," and "omigosh, that face!" Totally relishing in the fact that we had made those people with the little darling faces we love and the personalities that both fill us with pride and frustration at any given moment (sometimes simultaneously).
We looked at our photo together and smiled because how long has it been since just the two of us were in a photo together? How many years of history and life and fights and making up and laughing and early mornings and late nights and cleaning up throw ups of the kid and the dog variety, and how many memories float in the background of a picture of just the two of us. All seventeen years of us are layered within that image; invisible to everyone but us. And who are those people even in that photo - they are so much older than "high school Brandon and Tab?" Not like old-old, but distinctly oldER.. It's funny how we can still feel like "high school Brandon and Tab" inside of our guts, but then we look like real life adults; we look like someone's parents....four someone's parents. Time is such a odd thing.
I'm so excited to get these beauties printed and hanging on the wall. This is our team, in just this time, our little crew in this one beautiful, messy, chaotic season of our life. Thank you so much Tab!