This is Chris. She’s Meredith’s mom. She’s also mom to Danny and Billy. I see her every so often, as she is the daughter of the sister of my sister-in-law’s husband. You know, those people that you see at holidays and other special occasions?
I’ve known her since she was just a wee little thing, but I wish I saw her more often, because she’s totally cool.
Due to events that were beyond my control, the last time I saw this family was [here].
And she has the most fantastic family, too. Nice husband and three well-mannered kids. And Meredith is her daughter.
Meredith does not enjoy being photographed.
No. No. No. Meredith does not.
Run away from the lady with the camera, Meredith!
Her brother Billy, on the other hand, is a natural. Thank you Billy, for making it so darn easy.
I would have photographed his older brother, Danny, but he was busy losing at Wii Bowling to my mother-in-law, who dusted the lanes with everyone present.
Apparently, my MIL is the queen of Wii Bowling.
It wasn’t until my lovely niece, Kim asked Meredith to pose for a photo to put in her new apartment. “C’mon, Mer, I need a picture of you and I together for my apartment, k. Please?”
And Meredith acquiesced. (Dear Meredith: If you are reading this now, please look up the word ‘acquiesced’. I love vocabulary and I think you will, too.)
And once she warmed up to the nice lady with the camera, I got this one as well.
Thanks, Kim. I couldn’t have done it without you. And to Meredith’s mom: You have the most well-behaved, personable kids. It’s such a wonderful reflection on the parents when the children are a joy to be around. I’m just sayin’.
I’m already looking forward to the next time I see you all.