Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Life in Pictures-Part One

Angel Daughter Number Four graduated from middle school and attended her first "formal dance".  She will be a freshman in high school in the fall.  My littlest angel is growing up right before my eyes.  Sometimes I have to remind myself not to blink.
She chose the dress and the shoes which looked beautiful on her.  It was so much fun finally taking pictures of her as she floated off to her first dance.  
The next day, we drove the two and a half hours out to visit my Dad and his wife in Palm Springs.  He had just returned home from the hospital and we needed to see him.  I needed to see him to make sure that he looked well enough to be at home.  We had a nice visit and met their new puppy, "Rambo".
AD4 and AD2 hammed it up for the camera.  I think Rambo was smiling, too!

I promise more pictures very soon.  Graduation was wonderful!  Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments and prayers for my Dad.  He is doing better, but unfortunately, will have to make some life-style changes in the coming months.

I miss all of my dear blogging friends and will spend some time catching up with everyone in the next few days.

Wishing you sun-filled, lemonade sipping, happy summer days ahead!  Oh yes, and remember not to blink...


Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Damn, I blinked while reading this!!! :)

Pics are amazing as always. Not sure if the outfit was the best or the fantastic personality that went along with it.

Will keep your dad in my thoughts. Remind him that life changes are not a bad thing since he still has a life to change. After my dad's heart transplant, it took him awhile to realize that.

Hallie :)

Bogart in P Towne said...

Mmmm sun...

And your daughter's shoes are great...I need to get some of those for Claire. Wait, I know better than buying shoes for a woman. What was I thinking?

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Glad to read your dad is doing better, I hope he will make the necessary changes for his health.

What a darling and beautiful girl! You are blessed in abundance. I know what you mean. I keep telling myself in spite of all the busyness around me ...DON'T BLINK! I don't want to miss anything. It makes me teary just thinking about how much I have going on and all I want to do is just sit and savor it. We are doing our best to keep things simple so we can enjoy the moments.

I posted some beach house updates...things are coming along and furniture can now be moved in...just 7 weeks left until the wedding. Eek!

hugs to you, bff,


Lynn said...

Beautiful photos again! She seems really down-to-earth--I'm glad to see a teenage girl not afraid to make goofy faces for their mom :) I hope your dad is recovering well and I'm glad your visit went well. Cute puppy! Take care,

Catherine Holman said...

I love seeing pictures of your beautiful family. Glad to hear your dad is doing better. Lifestyle changes are so hard. I wish him and your family the best.

Ness said...

My prayers are still with you and your dad. Carpe diem. Your daughter's pics were just precious. They grow up so quickly.

Irene Latham said...

Hi Deb - do you scrapbook? you have so many beautiful pics of those girls! Thinking of you as you deal with the dad situation... hang in there. xxoo

Alison said...

AD4 is gorgeous, just like her sisters and her mom!! I am so glad you dad is home and doing much better. His puppy is adorable, what a name for a little guy!!!

I hope you are doing well also.

Kathleen Botsford said...

My dear friend Cheryl (Acapella Soul) suggested I visit you and I am so glad she did! I have had a lovely Sunday morning getting to know you and your wonderful family. Seems we have some parallel feelings going on! I know it is all part of the Ancient Feminine Circle of life as it ebbs and flows ever onward but it is nice to get the feelings out on the page to release the ache inside, isn't it? I will keep your father in my prayers.

kim-d said...

You know, in all of my visits wherein I did not take the time to leave a comment on this particular post, there was one thing that I thought everytime--including right now. That is--I LOVE THOSE SHOES!!! At her age, I would have totally bought those shoes :). Ahh, she is just so beautiful. All of your ADs are beautiful; really, I know I've said that before, but these all of these pix...the gorgeous smiles on the gorgeous faces. You, my friend, are an extremely rich woman!

MORE gentle hugs.

Cheryl Finley said...

Dear Debbie,
After reading your Life in Pictures posts...isn't it amazing how, yes, we blink and our daughters are farther along life's journey...having graduated to the next level of life; all the experiences in store, all the growth and to realize even more...all the love of momma and dad, and family. How very blessed you all are to recognize and cherish the golden thread (that you talk about) that weaves family...and a family of friends together in love, compassion, and with appreciation. Godspeed to you all. I will keep you and your family, and all the issues you mention here (I've listed each one in my heart) in my prayer time. You are doing a marvelous job at harmonizing taking care of yourself..and your loved ones. Please be sure to need and require it. Keep being good to yourself...

Also, do have a beautiful way with words...expressing your heart. I am always touched by your writings..and comments that you leave at my blogs. I thank you for both.
With love...

Peggy Payne said...

Your littlest angel looks astonishingly like you, Debbie. For a second I thought the first picture was you.

mermaid musings said...

i love her shoes!
oh I want to be that young again!

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