Chris came into our lives in early 2008. That was when we met this new boyfriend of Amber's, from the Detroit area, for the first time. When he arrived, Amber's uncles were doing some carpentry work for Beth and they put Chris right to work. He proved himself then and he's been proving himself ever since.
Since Chris has only been in the family a little more than 4 years and since I don't have pictures of him - through the years, this post will be a little different. It's just going to be about Chris and how we know him to be.
He wasn't around long before we suspected things were getting serious. After all, he let Amber drive his truck.
And there's that truck again. (Actually this isn't the one I'm talking about but the pictures show how she felt about that one.)
Things evolved quickly after this.
We'll start with Chris and Jack. Jack was their firstborn. Things were good when he got to the hospital.
But his emotion and pride was just as evident after the birth.
And the outcome was, once again, so joyous!
Chris is very involved with his children and never passes up a teaching opportunity.
He not only built a beautiful pond.
But installed a much needed flagstone walkway between the big and little ponds.
So here he is - family man extraordinaire and the grandson-in-law that most could only dream of.
Finally I want to appreciate his infinite patience in my endless mini photo sessions upon their leave takings.