September 20, 2011
I realize it’s September. I also realize I’ve been starting every post with some sort of “surprise, it’s been awhile” type statement…so once again, we’re trying to catch this bloggy up!
We hung out with Kevin & Miriam last month for their engagement shoot at Disneyland, but we also seem to hang out with them at almost EVERY wedding we shoot! They’re the two that are usually looking out for us, even when we don’t ask – they have watched our gear, our food, gotten food for us, gotten us drinks, & most recently fetched a real, (yes, real Miriam) Bible for a photo- and not only one, but multiple translations! This year our family spent time with these two up at camp as well, & Landon especially had fun with them.
We were so excited to hear that these two had gotten engaged, but it also really made me feel old. I’ve known Kevin since he was born – his parents have been friends with mine forever. I even remember being his youth advisor when he was in high school, and I talked to him about girls & dating one time when I was driving his team in a van. And Miriam I have known since she was in elementary school…when she was in Jr. High I remember giving her the nickname “chips,” which later became part of her screen name and email, but I doubt she ever told anyone what the chips story was. Kev, has she ever told you??
We started our day at a park nearby THE PARK (aka Disneyland)…
We loved the way Kevin & Miriam make each other laugh…
and the way they wanted to have fun with the leave (notice how ALL the leaves managed to fly into Kev’s face, but not Miriam’s…?)
Then we headed over to Disneyland!
Ok so…Kevin + Miriam are good friends with Mike + Carrie, and many times I overheard Kev + Miriam say “shoot, I think they got that one – but I bet we won’t be like Mike‘s faces!” So these are only here because we love you guys too much not to post them. And because you asked for them!
For reals though, Miriam kept apologizing for being nervous – we thanked Kev for being a professional model and taking time to practice before our shoot – but I really think Miriam did just fine. More than fine, really. I wish I looked like this when I felt “nervous,” seriously Chips!
And we’ll finish it off with some fun favorites of these two…
Kcho + Chips, can’t wait to celebrate with you two next month! I would say “can’t believe how grown up you are” but that would make me feel too old. We’re so excited for how the Lord is going to continue his story in your lives, and we’ve been so blessed by your friendship over the years. Let’s go to Dland & Trader Sam’s again soon – & Joe’s too. Only if you really let us treat this time though! ~the gilmores