Hi, Kristen and Dave here.
We’re so excited to be able to share with you Anne and Adrian (or Gran and Grandad to us).
These are two exceptional people. It seems silly to try and describe them in just a few short words. But between the two of them, they have rich backgrounds in everything from academia, theology, and leadership, to archaeology, genealogy, carpentry, and all sorts of other things we’re forgetting. They’re the kind of people you can talk to about anything, and always end up learning something new.
Most importantly, they had some amazing children, really amazing grandchildren, and some cute great grandchildren too.
Sadly, we’ve spent most of our lives 2,500 miles away from Anne and Adrian, so we only get face to face time every few years. In spite of this, the impact they’ve made on both our lives can’t be overstated. Adrian’s love of history, and handy “I bet I can figure that out” approach to everything certainly made it down to Dave. And his life long love of photography has clearly resonated in both of us. From day one, Anne and Kristen hit it off like they knew each other forever. Anne’s keen perception, wit, and graciousness make us both want to be better people, and better parents. To top it all of, they’re both a hoot to be around and are always good for a laugh.
We’ve been fortunate enough to spend the last few weeks with Anne and Adrian, while they’ve stayed in town. Before they skip off back to Oregon, we squeezed in one quick photo shoot. We did our best to capture at least a hint of all that joy and love they have for each other, and that we have for them.