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Saturday, June 6, 2009

A Wee Update to the "About Me" Paragraph

The "About Me" paragraph now reads that I am the mother of an awesome 15 year old daughter, Katie.  Today is my sweetie baby's birthday (Woop!).  She is now old enough to get her driver's permit (YIKES!).

Katie is a super great child, and it makes me happy that I can say that about a teenager! I never had a good relationship with my mom; my sister and niece (now 21) have been going at it since she turned about 13. So I am very, very pleased and feel very, very blessed that Katie and I are tight.  In honor of Miss Katie, I thought I would show off her cuteness. 
I've posted this one before. It was taken 15 years ago tomorrow:

Coming Home - June 7, 1994
Arguably the BEST Katie-Mommy pic evah:

Katie (age 3 years, 1 day) & Mommy at Disney World - 1997
Another one from the same trip:

Sean (nephew, age 7), Katie (age 3) and Lauren (niece, age 9)
To see how time flies in the blink of an eye, here is a relatively recent one of the three of them:

Katie (age 14), Sean (age 19), and Lauren (age 21) - Christmas 2008
This was my 21st birthday. We were out for a WILD night at TGI Friday's (or maybe it wasn't so wild, actually!):

Katie (age 3), Mommy & a friend - 1997
I love this next picture because she was so little! She doesn't wear her hair in pigtails anymore and she doesn't hug me like this when walking through museums:

Katie (age 8) and Mommy at the Museum of Science and Industry - 2003
Just 4 years ago she still looked mostly like a little girly:

Katie (age 11) and Mommy - 2005
One, that's right ONE year later, she looked like this: 

Katie and her friend, Grace (age 12) 
Can you imagine having legs like that at TWELVE!?!?! Maybe you all did, but I didn't. Weird.

And here is a present-day montage she made honoring her new great love, Mr. Spock (in case you're not a nerd, LL&P stands for Live Long and Prosper):

Clockwise from top, left: New Spock, Grace, Old Spock, and Katie
I never thought Katie would be this old before I had another baby.  And that's thinking positively.  Alternatively, I never thought my baby-having days would be over at 17.  Life is awfully unpredictable, huh? No matter what life hands me, one thing will always be true: I am wonderfully blessed and happy to be Katie's mom.
Happy Birthday, Katie! Live Long and Prosper!


PJ said...

I bet she's a lot of fun!

I just read your history! You really went through a lot with George! I also had a huge polyp removed, and thought I'd be knocked up instantaniously! That was August of 2007. Sigh...

It's always somethin', it seems!

I hope your luck changes. :)

PJ said...

Thanks! 2nd beta is Monday morning.

JamieD said...

You have such a beautiful daughter! I can see why you're so proud.

And the Disney pic is about the cutest pic ever . . .

sarah said...

Happy Birthday Katie!

Gosh, those baybees grow fast!

Sarah said...

Your daughter is gorgeous!

Happy birthday Katie!

Ps...I never had legs like that. EVER. No fair.

Tricia said...

Hell, she does not even look the same from when I first met you. I guess they grow um different in MO than they do here. LOL!

I think it's great you guys have a relationship like that. It's very rare with Mothers and Daughters these days.

Treasure it Mama!

Wishing 4 One said...

What a beautiful daughter you have! Its hard to believ u have a teenager huh? Really beautiful pics and a great remembrance.

Thanks for your well wishes always and I stole one of your icons, hope its cool. See if u can guess which one....