i have had a dream of this photo shoot for a few years.
this summer it came true.
jake and ty got out their lunch pails and corncob pipes.
their fishin' poles and suspenders.
and as i described my ideas to them, something magical happened.
They stepped into my dream.
we giggled and stared at the words with wide eyes as i read them the stories of tom and huck's boisterous antics...
the language and old fashioned ideas did have me pausing every once in a while.
but, as we read, the story became a dream of adventure.
in my heart, tom sawyer looks just like my jake with his goofy grin and his freckled nose.
huck finn has floppy blond hair and a sparkle in his eye, just like my ty, free and brave
(minus them bad words huck is famous for)
so, please enjoy this dream and be dazzled, with me, at my handsome, funny, naughty, sweet, brave boys.
the reed brothers as tom and huck.