I say that because that is what they are, my family :-) Oh we may not share blood but I can assure you that we share everything else. These 2 couples are like the family I've never had. They have been there for us in tough times with prayer and kind words and help out where no one else does. Although I do have family to call my own, we are not as close as I'd like us to be. That is where these guys come in. I speak to them on a daily basis and know them as well if not better than my own family. So this is why I say they are my family because in all the ways that matter, they are :-) And that is why it is always such a joy to shoot them especially the little ones bc I've been shooting them from the beginning and I just adore watching them grow up.