we met the C family when we lived on whidbey island, WA. our husbands worked in the same EOD unit. we lived on the same circle and our houses were separated by a playground. and we fell in love with the C family the moment we met them. our families were stationed together for two years and they helped us get through our own deployment (steve left when i was three months pregnant and he returned a couple weeks before ryder was born). and it just so happens that the C family now lives only about 10 minutes from my friend, steph. it had been six years since i last saw them and it was so, so awesome to see them again!! they haven't changed a bit...except the girls are now 16 and 14 instead of 10 and 8. oh my!!
also, i have to share that lou was my inspiration for starting crossfit. we're friends on facebook and i had been reading her posts about how much she loves crossfit and how it was life-changing for her. here's a before and after photo of lou. the after photo is about one year later and 35 pounds lighter. her strength, focus, passion and determination inspires me daily.
and here's some photos i took, while i was there this past weekend. they sure did an amazing job at not looking cold. it was 34 degrees when we were doing these. i had on a parka; they kept running into the heated car to warm up for short bits.
i'm so looking forward to going back to virginia beach this april, when i'll be doing rachel's senior pictures. woot woot!! and of course, i'll get to hang out with this awesome family again.