Tillman is One!

I first met April and Josh when we were all going through the education program at Clemson. We had a lot of mutual friends, and spent many a fall Saturday tailgating and cheering on our Tigers.

While we were in France, we stayed connected with April and Josh through facebook. April and I were so excited when we found out we were due one day apart!

Sweet Tillman entered the world a week early, and Jacob was stubborn and came a week late, so our babies didn't get to share a birthday. It has still been fun to see them grow up 'together'. Unfortunately, we have had to share most of their first year through facebook and blog posts.

I was honored when April asked me to take some one-year pictures of Tillman. We chose a Saturday afternoon and had Tillman's actual birthday as a rain back-up date. Saturday morning was beautiful, but a little chilly. And all morning the wind was blowing pretty hard. I was worried little Tillman would be cold. Luckily by 4:30, the wind had died down and we had a beautiful afternoon to work with.

Since Matthew had just come home from a three week trip in Brazil, I hated leaving him. Plus, he is friends with this family too, so he and Jacob joined me for the photo shoot. We had a great time tromping all over the Botanical Gardens and catching up.

Tillman is walking already, and Jacob is not. Apparently he was inspired (jealous?), because Sunday morning he took his first steps! (shaky, two or three steps at a time, but steps!)

April and Josh- Tillman is just precious! You two have done an amazing job with her in her first year. I hope we see a lot more of her (and you!) in the coming years.

Happy Birthday Tillman!