She’s so sad and serious about that little fact.
Ha! This is more like it:
How is it possible that these three have all made that plunge into teenager-hood without my permission??
I love this girl and her pizzaz and determination.
I love her sparkly smile and how she isn’t afraid to talk to anyone, or to include others in her circle, even if they’re different.
She works hard in school and is the best babysitter. She spills the beans to me about how she feels all the time and I treasure it. (more on talking teenagers back HERE)
She loves her Heavenly Father and tries her best to do what’s right.
Oh boy I am so grateful for her.
Of all times to be at a BBS conference in Iowa, this was a bad one. I could hardly bear not being with this girl as she turned into a teen so we did a little early celebrating. We got to take some of her friends to the lake.
She got them all up surfing.
…and even tried to give them piggy-backs.
She’s one strong girl.
We had cake with the cousins (and I took a super blurry pic. of them all together…good thing that fabulously creative cake is so well in focus. Ha!)
We had an early birthday breakfast.
We’ll have to do the traditional home-made birthday piñata when I get home (HERE).
But for now, as the real day rolls in, I am just reminiscing about all the memories I have with this girl of mine.
Here are some of my favorite growing-up pics: