I grew up in a small town called Montrose, Colorado. Back then ( many many years ago) it was a small town with a few stop lights, a McDonald's and Taco Bell. My daddy moved my family there when I was just 4 years old, and this past Christmas I loaded my family up and headed on a plane to visit them for Christmas.
What a perfect opportunity to take a few sessions.
I have known this girl it seems like forever. I remember cruising the streets, radio blaring, singing along to Salt-N-Pepa. Lunch breaks at Wendy's, paper routes and lots and lots of laughs. Even though we live a million miles away from each other, when we meet up, talk online or see each other it's like we just saw each other yesterday.
I love that.
There is something about a friendship, something about having a friend understand you at one of your darkest hours that is like no other.
This last year was one of the hardest years of my life. When I arrived in my old home town for the holidays April was there, and has been a positive in my ever changing negative world. I love her like a sister and I always know she is there for me no matter what. I always tell my boys to find a good friend when your young and keep them, because those friends are the best and will stay with you forever.
I am so proud of her, what she has become, who she is and this beautiful family she is a part of.
And Hello look at that Colorado View!