when i posted leslie’s birthday wishes, lucy was only 8 months old. erin and i had been friends for, oh, about 8 months (she and i first really hung out when she joined her big sister bridget on a trip to kentucky and took lucy’s newborn photos). those newborn photos are precious for two reasons: first, because they captured my lucy as a sweet, brand-new ball of newborn joy; and also because it was the start of a friendship that i cherish. it is such a blessing when a friendship expands the boundaries of your family…and the forstons couldn’t be happier to have her.
so, happy birthday uncle erin. we love you love you love you.