When I first met my husband it was in a loud bar and I thought he said his name was Armani. The next day my girlfriend so kindly reminded me that it was Omari. He was the first Omari I had ever met. My grandmother once called him Atari. My friend’s dad called him Mario. Many people have called him Omar. So I was amazed when I found out that one of his closest high school friends was also named Omari.
Two Omaris sharing a namesake has created a special bond. One that, even though they live over 6 hours away, we try to see each other at least once a year. Sometimes more. Both Omaris having wives that get along so well helps. Over the past few years, there have been a number of milestones to celebrate. Weddings, new homes, pregnancies, babies…things that we didn’t want to miss out on. It is for these special relationships that you go out of your way and make sure you are there for the big milestones. We ping pong between the suburbs of Philadelphia and Boston celebrating these big events. They are incredible with our kids, not just the read a book on their lap and give them a high five kind of relationship. They are crawl on the floor, carry on their back, run on the beach kind of incredible with the kids. For that we are so grateful. For that I am so glad to have my camera around to help document these special times.
Here is an image from their wedding rehearsal in Massachusetts. Their wedding pictures can be seen here.
Followed by a trip to Cape May, NJ around their one year anniversary.
Last year, we got to see them before they had their first baby…which was also when they got to meet our second baby for the first time. This time it was in Cape Cod instead of Cape May, which was so pretty but too short a visit.
This year was back to Cape May. I love watching our “gang” slowly expanding. The kids get along amazingly well. When together, everything is just easy. I’m excited to see where our next adventure brings us.
I can’t wait for our next adventure. Love you guys!