Reagan’s Annie Experience

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My youngest daughter, Reagan, has been participating in the play “Annie” at our local playhouse, the Elgin Opera House.  She auditioned for the show in June, and they started rehearsal in September.  Reagan’s part in the play was limited to the first act and ended after the song, Hard Knock Life.  Reagan played one of the extras as an orphan. Continue reading

Letting Go Gracefully

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Letting go.

I am not good at giving up control, just ask anyone in my family.  Over the past few years, I have become better at it; not necessarily good, mind you, but better.  I have learned that it is easier to let go gradually than it is to just give up control completely.  I have had time over the past four years to gradually let go of my oldest daughter, Emma.

Letting go gracefully.

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8th Grade!

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This girl here started eighth grade today, and she is so excited!  This year will mean many firsts for her, including a trip across the country to study United States History and the Colonial United States. Continue reading

Junior!

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Today was Harley’s first day of school for her Junior Year.  I have all sorts of mixed feelings about it, especially with how quickly the summer seems to have gone.  I have never had an issue with my girls getting older, and I think, in part, it is because I am so excited to see what their lives develop into and how they unfold.   Continue reading