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July 1, 2014

It's All About Allison

Beginning in May and continuing into June, we teased our younger daughter, Allison, that it was Lindsey Month.  Lindsey is our oldest daughter who recently graduated high school and tore her ACL.

Allison has happily taken on the role of "lovely assistant."  She took pictures at prom, she fetches items for her sister, and she has done her best to be part of the support team.
Lindsey and Allison
But this week is all about Allison!

Last weekend Allison danced in her studio's recital.  Her ballet number was lovely.  Three days of performing with her friends was fun and exciting for her.  I was a little emotional during the finale as my daughter was in the back row among the other high schoolers.  Wasn't it just yesterday that she was a tiny tot in the front?

Proud Momma

Today Allison finishes her summer school course.  It will be awesome tomorrow morning when we don't need to set the 6:15 a.m. alarm!  Hooray for sleeping in!

On Thursday, Allison will turn 16 years old.  Oh boy.  I can't believe it!  We've helped her learn to drive over the past year.  Next week she will take her driving test.  This fall she will be a junior in high school.

I. Will. Not. Get. Emotional.

Ah, yes I will.  My baby girl is growing up.  She's crazy fun, silly and full of joy.  Sure, the dark clouds float in every now and then.  She's highly distractible.  The girl takes 50 minute showers!  Arrrgggghh!

But that's what makes her Allison.



  1. Hooray for Allison! And here's to her summer days which won't have to begin so early.

  2. Good luck to Allison and her upcoming drivers test. She sounds like a pretty cool kid.

  3. Such a proud Mama you are! Two beautiful daughters. Lots of love and fun (and those other moments). Good luck to Allison with her drivers test. Have a great rest of the summer. Hope Lindsey is recovering from her surgery.

  4. Wow. Talk about getting emotional. 16. Can't believe it! Love that photo of her dancing! Amazing, beautiful, graceful! Alli deserves her time too - enjoy sleeping in and earning that driver's license!! Love how you ended this slice: "But that's what makes her Allison." I think you could use that ending line as a descriptive mentor text ... writing about someone, an object, a place....But that's what makes this a great slice about a great daughter!

  5. Lots of milestone days! Savor every one, they go way, way, way too fast.