Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My Baby Girl Is Seventeen

June 23, 2010

Seventeen? Already? I'm not sure how it happened, but my baby girl turned seventeen this past Sunday. Her arrival was her father's first Father's Day gift, at 6:01 a.m. on an already-hot Sunday morning. She was a petite little newborn with a sweet pixie face, weighing in at 6 lbs., 13 oz. She was just perfect.

Flash forward to Father's Day, June 20, 2010. My baby girl is a beautiful young woman with senior year on the horizon and her future at her feet. She has chosen to surround herself with some pretty great friends--people who are genuine and honest and loving, and who make pretty good choices about how to spend their time. Brianna's a pretty smart girl like that--she gravitates towards the kind of people who are positive and protective of the kinds of futures they'd like to see for themselves. And they do it with enthusiasm and JOY. I love her group of friends!

We celebrated this year by renting out the clubhouse near her Aunt Julie's condo. It has a complete indoor sitting and dining area, and it also gave us free access to a pretty spectacular swimming pool and beach volleyball court. We had music, food, sports, and a lot of laughing and giggling. Oh--and pictures, of course. It was, I would say, a very good night!

Sarah Mayo and Melissa Lewis
Mallory Lewis and Bree
My Baby and Me
Austin, Paolina, and Mary
Sarah, Amber, Bree, and Austin

Bree and Shelby Jett

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