When I realized that I was going to be home, in the beautiful Columbia Gorge, for 3 months with nothing to do, I saw the opportunity to challenge myself and step outside my comfort zone. Up until now I have stuck to shooting my own kids or that of my close friends that are used to having cameras shoved in their faces. For what I was about to do I needed fresh meat.....so I reached out on facebook and my old friend Tiffany responded! I was excited beyond words! She has 3 very vivacious boys, Xavier the oldest, Hunter the middle and Porter the baby, along with her husband Nolan.
Between their two schedules there isn't a lot of family time during the week, so they try to make it really count on the weekends.
When I asked Tiffany about activities they liked to together, she came up with a pretty good list including 4 wheeling, park time and fishing.
I asked her though, which of all those activities ever made her pause and caused her heart to overflow with pride and love, because that was the one I wanted to capture for her.
She was quick to respond with "Probably when we go out walking on the Riverfront trail and they're riding bikes/scooters. [It's] just so relaxing and I love seeing them playing and happy. "
I'll be honest I did a little happy dance when I saw her response! That was my kind of activity. Well they all where, but this one has a special place in my heart. I was a little worried at first about being able to keep up with the boys, since they were just so FAST even little Porter, but it all turned out amazing.
I love this family so much! They are not only kind and loving to each other, but everyone they meet. Anyone could pass by and could tell how much love exist in their home.
I mean at one point Hunter fell of his tricycle and got a "boo-boo" and Xavier quickly hopped of his scooter to come to his aid. He even forked over his minion bandaid from his earlier "boo-boo". If that's not brotherly love I don't know what is! It was the sweetest thing I have ever seen!