Did you all know that Rico and I have THREE nieces? Yep, it’s true…Uncle Rico and Aunt Rachel, that’s us. Well our nieces are pretty much the best too so we thought today we’d do a little personal post to show them off. We recently took two family trips where we were able to spend some time with them. I went to Idaho in April to visit my sister’s newest baby, Anneliese Mae and loved my time spent with her and her sister Addy. Then Rico was able to go Yreka for his little brother’s high school graduation (I can’t believe it, time where have you gone???). Most of Rico’s entire family was there for the event, including Rico’s sister and her sweet daughter Amalia all the way from Michigan. Looking at these pictures honestly just trips me out. I think back on those times with my sister dancing to Madonna, playing tennis and laying by the pool at the tennis club, riding around in her tacoma, summer camp in Florida, stuffed in a van with our grandparents in Yellowstone listening to Celine Dion on our discman…times that seem like they happened two years ago, then it hits me, my sister (and myself) is a grown up, I’m an aunt, I have three nieces, two of which are 2 years old! What happened to the years? How did we get to this place so quickly? slow down please!! And that is why these pictures are so important to us and a reminder as to the weight of our profession. We are documenting these years, these moments that go by so quickly, these times we’ll never get back but we can hold on to with pictures. Our pictures. and then I realize just how incredibly blessed we are to have this ability to give this gift to our families, to ourselves, and to our clients…we are participating in their legacy and that’s pretty freaking awesome if you ask me. So with that, I leave you with a little glimpse into our precious family who we adore and REALLY REALLY REALLY wish lived closer. (sisters, move here ok? ok thanks).