I’ve broken a golden rule of blogging by letting so much time pass since I lasted posted. If you’re reading this now then you haven’t lost interest yet and I thank you for that. It’s not that I don’t have any great new pictures to post. Just the opposite. It’s been a busy spring season and I’m finally catching my breath!

I had a great day out with Ben and Sam and their parents Bill and Melissa. We were lucky enough to have beautiful weather for our outing to the National Arboretum. We started out at the famous National Capitol Columns, which were originally part of the East Portico of the Capitol building, but were removed during a renovation. Thankfully, they were not lost to the rubble pile and have a majestic home on a hilltop at the Arboretum. I love this spot because it reminds me of Roman ruins that I encountered in unlikely places when I lived in Spain.

As for the photo session, Ben and Sam were my first set of twins. Thankfully, Melissa dressed Ben in blue as a mnemonic device for those of us who can’t tell the boys apart. All day like I was repeating to myself, “Ben in blue, Ben in blue, Ben in blue.” It was a fun challenge trying to get two active toddlers to smile and look in the same direction at the same time and sometimes better just to let them each do their own thing. Just wait till their both running around!

Thanks Bill and Melissa for your patience with the delay in getting these first images posted.