The Lyman Family | O'ahu, Hawaii

Yesterday I met Summer and her family for the first time, but it felt like we had known each other for years. In fact, I sometimes forgot that we were supposed to be photographing and not talking.

That is one thing that I absolutely love about military life. We are able to relate to each other on a level that many are not. We are able to make instant friends because we know that our time at any one location is fleeting. We know that saying goodbye to those friends doesn't really mean goodbye, because we will cross paths again.

Other than making a new forever friend, we joked and laughed and even had a mini dance party in the Makapu'u Tidepools.

Tidepools are perfect for dance parties, right?