Dear Daughter

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Dear Daughter,

If I could give you one thing in life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes.  Only then would you realize how truly special you are.
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Finale

My oldest daughter, Emma, played in the final volleyball game of her high school career yesterday.  it was very bittersweet for me because, even though I am excited to find out what her future holds, I will miss watching her play.

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My Princess

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Emma is on Homecoming Court again this year, and it is hard to believe it is her last one! I have more images of the whole court, but wanted to post this one of her with her escort, Aidan. So proud of you, Big Girl!

First & Last

For all three of my girlies, as with most kids around Eastern Oregon, today was the first day back to school after summer break.  I love the first day of school each year; it signifies the opportunities that await my daughters, and their processes of learning, growing, and maturing.  I love the excitement they have for seeing their friends again combined with the nervousness of the “new” that is involved, as well.  Most of all, I love watching my girls grow, develop, and mature into the precious young ladies they are. Continue reading

Emma & Thor

Last week was the Morrow County Fair, and it was Emma’s next to last year showing pigs for 4-H.  This year, her pig’s name was Thor.  He was HUGE!  I was able to go to Heppner Thursday to watch her in conformation and Friday for showmanship.  She did awesome, and I am so proud of her!  I am constantly amazed at the gorgeous young woman who has taken the place of my chubby-cheeked cherub baby, and I can’t wait to see what the world has in store for her as she starts her senior year in high school. Continue reading