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Friday, June 1, 2012

Embrace the Camera: May 31, 2012

These pictures are "old" by better than a month, but they are still treasured memories non the less. On April 27th I had the opportunity to take our #1 on a Mommy/Daughter date to watch our favorite senior ONW Ravens dance team member tear up the stage. Ms. G and I got ready in a last minute rush of furry & ended up looking like a me and mini me in our leggings, button front cotton shirts and flat ironed hair.
I still can't tell you who enjoyed themselves more - Gabrielle or me. We both thoroughly enjoyed each of the performances. We had a couple of favorites. There were two senior boys who did a hilarious number to the theme song from Titanic and a pair of girls who nailed a hip hop number, but most memorable was the guest number done by the mom's of the dance team. Some of those mother's can really move.
We laughed, smiled, ate oodles of candy together & shared smooches.
All photos taken on my IPhone hence the awful flash affect
I love this girl! My girl! Her Daddy's girl for sure!! She makes me want to bang my head against a wall in frustration & anger at times. She also melts my heart and makes me want to become a better me. She pushes me and challenges me in every way. She grows me in my faith as I strive to help her in her own childlike walk of faith. She asks questions and tough ones at that. There is no skirting the truth with her. She wears her heart on her sleeve and is ever so tenderhearted. When our night came to an end she broke down in tears. When I pulled her into my arms for a hug she looked up at me and said "Mommy, I'm crying because I am just SO happy right now." She then turned to find Courtney and eased her way into her arms for a hug. I want to provide more of these times for her where I can carve out time for just us
To embrace the young lady she is becoming.
To show her she is and will always be so important to me.
Courtney & family, Thank-you so so much for a wonderful night! We love each of you.
Linking up with Emily who encourages you to get out from behind the lens and capture YOU with your kids, spouse, friends, etc.

1 comment:

Mo said...

Hard to believe you two would eat a lot of candy!