I found myself staring at that picture today while riding the train into work wondering if this is what one or both of my boys will look like. Or will they have blonde hair and blue eyes like me? Will they have his intelligence and my sense of humor? It’s so surreal to me. I then began to think about the different features and personality traits that both of us acquired from our parents. I’ve got my mom’s delicate blonde hair and her (if I do say so myself) wonderful cooking skills. I’ve got my dad’s build as well as his feisty energy. I also think that I’ve acquired a lot from my step-father even though I’m technically not "his." I think he passed along his sensitivity and compassion to me. Justin is the perfect mix of his parents: he’s got his dad’s looks and intelligence and his mom’s friendliness and practicality as well as her artistic ability.
As my little guys are growing and forming their own personalities inside of me -- Luke is an active morning guy and Nolan is definitely a night guy -- I like to picture them a nice blend of the two of us. But I really hope they acquire those dimples.