In the United Kingdom today, my nephew Mitchell celebrates his 12th birthday.
Happy Birthday, Mitch!
These first two photos were taken when Mitch and his family returned to Australia for a visit during my longer-than-expected sojourn back home in Australia (May 2006-January 2007) as I awaited the completion of my application for U.S. green card status.
Above: Mitch (right) with his Dad (my older brother, Chris) and his younger brother Brendan - July 2006.
Above and below: Mitch on the trampoline. These photos were taken when I visited Mitch and his family in the United Kingdom during the summer of 2005.
Above: Mitch - December 2000.
Above: Another one from the archives! This photo from 1998 shows my parents and I with Mitch and his brothers. From left: Brendan, Mitch, Ryan, and Liam. It was taken in my hometown of Gunnedah.
Above: The last time I saw Mitch in July 2006 I snapped this memorable image!
In August of this year, Mitch and his family will visit me in Minnesota, an event that I’m greatly looking forward to!
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Happy Birthday, Ryan
Happy Birthday, Sami
Happy Birthday, Layne
Happy Birthday, Brendan
My Brother, the Drummer
Like Father, Like Daughter
A Rabbit’s Tale
The Bayly Family - July 2006
Catholic Rainbow (Australian) Parents
Remembering Nanna Smith