Friday, December 20, 2013

Focus on Life: Togetherness

Pasting together a post about togetherness. 

The Focus on Life photography challenge, hosted by Sally Russick of the Studio Sublime, is winding down its first year, and we have just received our invitations to join for 2014. 

What a wonderful activity this has been! And this week's prompt - Togetherness, well, it's a natural for the holidays. And our family of four, Jim and I and our two kids, we'll be together again, after spending them apart last year with Michael in Afghanistan. 

Timing could have been a bit better. As I write this on Friday evening, it looks as if it will be a bit too stressful to concoct a family portrait by posting time. 

So, here's a little bit of togetherness that happened ...well, at other times. 

Sara and Michael are two and a half years apart in age, and as with many siblings, they grew from being good buddies and playmates, to being two very different people. 
Sara and Michael circa 1997

Sara and Michael April 2013
Brother and sister through the years. As unlike as they can be, until they forget about all their differences, and start sharing memories. I love those times.....together. 


  1. But they will always be there for each other, no matter what

  2. Our two are in the 'separate' phase (18 and almost 16) - I hope they rediscover their togetherness as they age...
    Gorgeous photos :)
    PS I've already signed up for next year x

  3. Great photos! I love the first one!

  4. I'm so happy for you to have both of your kiddos w/you this year. It's tough having kids/family in the military and trying to plan 'together' time. I love your photos - so typical of siblings. Glad they're together 'sharing' memories, those are the best times for sure!

  5. A sweet story of a brother and sister, each different and yet so alike. How beautiful! My kids are like that too, each with their own personality, likes and dislikes, but they still stand by each other and can not be found together like a pack when they are all home at once. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  6. Hope you have a wonderful holiday. My son was an only child so missed the togetherness of a wibling!

    1. I was an only child also. When the kids are getting along, I love it.

  7. You shared great photos this week Beti. I think that most siblings seem to be like your description. Thanx for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and your family.