Nothing scary about this family. Nope – not one scary thing about the Swishers. Except for maybe how beautiful this family is. I suppose then scary in a delightful way is a better way to phrase it…
Remember these guys? In my opinion, they are hard to forget not only because of their scary good looks (am I on a roll yet?) but because of well, THIS REMARKABLE FAMILY. For a blissful three months, I was lucky enough to nanny for Chris and Kelsey’s youngest son, Ripley. He was 6 months old when I first started watching him and now he looks like a young man in those suspenders. Ugh, the suspenders. What is it with little boys in suspenders? It kills me with cuteness.
As life would have it, we only see each other every so often though one of my 2014 goals will honestly be to make it up at least once a month to catch up with this crew. This family makes me grateful and hopeful on so many levels. Kelsey, a super mama of 4, has joked with me recently, “I need to get together with your Mom and see how she did it!” I’m currently in planning mode to make this get together happen. Chris and Kelsey remind me of a young Mama G and Pappy. Think that’s just one reason I love them so much.
Let’s jog your memory a bit before we begin, ‘kay? Here are the Swishers when I photographed them last fall. Here they are before sweet PLou joined their crew. And now I will praise God for growth in my work and buttery light – amen!
Swish crew – Love you all like crazy. Thanks for being a light in my life.
Why, that moment on the left was the moment I knew if I got nothing else throughout the session, I’d be alright. Photogs, you ever have those moments?
This….this is Ripley Duke Swisher and he will always have a special place in my heart.
Tucker on the left and Tanner on the right. These two are all boy and good at it. As a side note, Tucker may be one of funniest human beings I know. I once heard a story where Tucker, upon walking up to his school’s front doors towards the end of a school year said, “How many days left in this prison?” How hilarious!? I hope Chris and Kels don’t mind me sharing that story here. I honestly tell strangers that story – it’s a favorite of mine. I can only hope and pray my kids have the same sense of humor at that age. Truth is the Swisher men are sweethearts through and through.
They learn from their dad, Chris. Chris is one of the sweetest, most hardest working guys I know. The Swisher fam is lucky to have him!
I look up to Kelsey in so many ways. She is one awesome and gorgeous mama!
Sweet Plou – this girl is a firecracker and full of great things. I look forward to sharing more of her story on the blog here soon. I love so much that she has three big brothers. NO ONE will ever mess with this girl.
I’d like to take a moment to thank the two on the right for making that love nugget on the left.
Happy trick or treating! Whenever you’re able to do it….
Much love, C