Tuesday, March 3, 2009

THE DINGMAN BOYS

I just wanted to share some photos of my sister Susan's (and her husband Steve's) boys..my nephews, Mathias and Alex Dingman. They are from Columbia, South Carolina, so I unfortunately did not get to see them growing up as often as I would have liked...and now they are all grown up! I actually still imagine them as younger boys...something I think all Aunts probably do with their nieces and nephews. I can still see Mathias in the yard playing catch, age about 4, and hearing his little voice call out "I like that, that's wonderful!"...always smiling and ready to try new things. Mathias is the oldest, he went to the Kirov Ballet School in Washington D.C. (from age 12 until is graduation)..and now he dances for the Birmingham Ballet Company.

Mathias girlfriend, Laura-Jane, is also a dancer. They make a beautiful couple.

I can still imagine Alex as a young boy...he was so adorable...it was hard not to just constantly grab and hug him...he still is that way to me now, but of course he is a young man and it's totally un-cool to have Auntie Sonya hugging and squeezing him all the time!! Alex is an adventurer, I can see him climbing mountains and going on exotic travels in a few years...he has the world ahead of him!

Here he is with his girlfriend, Erika. ..another beautiful couple!
The Dingman boys are all grown up...but they will always be my little sweeties!

6 comments:

Wanda said...

This is a beautiful tribute. And boy do I know what you mean about missing the part about growing up. I can probably count on my hands how many times I've seen the Dingman kids. I mean young adults. How sad

Anonymous said...

You are a great aunt to all your "kids". They all know you are there for them and that is what counts. Mom

Susan said...

Hi!
I love the photo of Mathias and Alex together. Will such a day ever happen again? Will I be there to snap the photo? Still....beautiful post...lovely photos...
A proud mother!

Anonymous said...

hi everybody

I figured it would be a good idea to introduce myself to everyone!

Can't wait to get to know you all better!

-Marshall

Thanks again!

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