Our cousins and friends (you can be both, right?) the Chancler family recently returned to the States from East Asia for a few weeks. We had the opportunity to hang out with them over a Spring Break weekend, and were super excited to get to take their family photos as well! This trip was their youngest son Caleb's introduction to American soil, and they hadn't had "official" pictures taken since he joined their crew. We toured downtown Amarillo looking for 1) cool spots to take photos and 2) the weatherman who said it would be warm and the wind would not be blowing. Our first mission was a resounding success, we gave up on our second because it was just too cold and windy to get out of the car again...
Here are few of the ones that make us smile the most:
Our favorite one of the whole crew:
And another one that's a favorite of everyone, but for an ENTIRELY different reason:
Finally, I can't help but think that sometimes folks from other parts of the country wonder if we exaggerate the level of the wind on an ordinary day in West Texas. In the springtime, we have some calm and beautiful days, and we have some truly horrendous days in respect to the wind, but if it's a typical West Texas spring day and the wind is blowing, is it really blowing that hard? Yes, yes it is:
Despite the weather (and I'm still a little bitter at the weatherman, because all I had packed to wear for the day was shorts and a T-shirt), we really did have a good time when it was all said and done. The Chancler kids got lollipops for their cooperation, and Erin and I got some great shots of a sharp looking crew. We'll miss you guys, but thanks for the memories. Until next time!