I love having family close. It is something we rarely experienced over our 12 years in Hawaii.
We have pseudo-family there—you know who you are, and we love you just like the real deal! And (not “but”) it sure has been fun to get to know our blood. . . especially now that they are all grown up and making babies of their own.
These two became parents a few weeks ago. . . remember perfect baby Hadley? It has been a dream to watch Chelsea become a mom. She’s a natural—it’s beautiful to watch. And I’ve been absolutely inspired watching Ben become a daddy. He dotes. It’s breathtaking the way he cares for his girls (yes, Chelsea included), while still kicking butt in medical school. We are so proud of you “Red.”
Here are some images of the two of them—about a year before Hadley Girl came along—doing what they still do best, being blissfully in love.
Above: Chelsea was only 16 when Richie and I tied the knot, and look at her now!