Approx. 8 months old. Check out the shag carpet they used for a backdrop. So 70's!
We affectionately refer to this picture as "White Trash Baby", sitting in the dirt in his diaper. Age 9 months.
Kindergarten or First Grade. Dan says he remembers missing all 4 front teeth at once and he couldn't bite into anything.
Dan (in blue) and his brother David. Dan started Mighty Mites in first grade and played football every year through the end of high school.
Dan and his Dad. Nice mustache, Dave!
7th grade football. What a good looking kid! Man, we need to have a son!
15th birthday. He looks about 12, doesn't he? Poor guy was a late bloomer, he finally hit 5 feet and 100 pounds when he was a freshman in high school!
Dan and his sister Dianna at Mema and Pepa's house, 1986 or 1987. Is that the quintessential 80's outfit or what?! Nice work, Di!
Family picture 1988. Can you believe he showed up for a photo shoot in his Metallica t-shirt? I'm certain the photographer was like, "You gotta be kidding me!" However, I'm sure his mother was just glad that he showed up! L to R: brother David, step-brother Mike, step-dad Larry (divorced from Paddy around the time that Dan and I got married), step-brother Darrin, Dan, mom Paddy, and sister Dianna.
This photo really deserves a closer look. Remember the "groups" in high school? The preps, the jocks, the rappers, the rockers, the geeks. Well, if you had asked me back then, I never would have imagined that I would marry a rocker! Check out that long hair. But wait, it gets better...
1990. Nothing quite like crazy rocker hair, a Metallica t-shirt, and bike shorts. The love affair with spandex began quite a long time ago!
1991. This is Lily's favorite picture from Dan's mission "I wanna see the one of Daddy dancing with the giant doggy!" This is in rural Maryland at the beginning of Dan's mission. The amazing thing about this picture is that they are on a hill and Dan is standing about 6 inches higher than the Great Dane. That is one huge dog!
1993. This was a sign at the exit of a Baptist church in Alexandria or Arlington, Virginia. This was towards the end of his mission. Notice the suit? Yes, it's the same one you see below.
March 2007, Defending his thesis. He's smiling big because he's getting the hell out of there! I'm not sure if his smile or my smile was bigger as we walked out of the building.
2007, still riding the crazy jumps after age 35. So Sexy!