Let us introduce you to Finley’s little bestie, Toby, and his parents, Murray & Maria. It’s hard to put into words how much this family mean to us. It’s the kind of friendship that has survived many teary goodbyes as we’ve moved to different parts of the globe, and grown stronger as we’ve reconnected again in different cities and through life transitions like having your first child. Now these guys live in Abu Dhabi, which happens to be on a convenient route between here and New Zealand, and a great place to break up that journey.
We took the opportunity during our last visit to head out to the desert and take some family photos together in the endless rolling dunes and smooth windswept sand. With Maria due soon with their second child we also made sure to grab a few bump photos too. The boys had fun together in what probably resembled a great big sandpit to them. Bringing the toy dump truck along was a good idea.
We hope you get a sense of who they are together – the way Murray can make Maria crack up, Toby’s cheeky little face. Yeah, we love them a lot!