Marty and I were unable to attend his gradutation so my sister in law Debbie texted this picture to us Friday morning and I sent it to Erica so she could email it to me. Thanks Debbie and Erica!
It has been wonderful having Marty's brother and his family living so much closer to us the past few years. Marty hasn't lived near his twin Mike since they were in high school. Right after high school Mike joined the military and for the first time since then, they live close enough they can get together every few weekends or so. Sometimes we'd see Mike and his family when we'd all be in Wyoming for a family reunion. One summer when Mike was between posts and Marty and I lived in Arizona, Mike drove his family to visit us. Heather was just a baby and I think Chris and Tony were 4 and 2, but I'm not sure. My first glimpse of who Chris is came during that visit. We decided to drive them out to the Verde River where we'd go camping with all our friends. As we approached the edge of the water, Chris was at a dead run and right into the deep water he went and no one could catch him. Mike jumped in after him and all was well. That is still our Chris: adventuresome, headstrong and fearless.
Chris, may you have a life of abundant blessings! We love you!!!