This is the sunset from my parents’ front yard. West Texas can be so beautiful.
This is my niece, who grew up without my permission, and is now married and in college.
This is my nephew’s graduating class. He also grew up without my permission and starts college in the fall.
These are the books my parents let me buy from the Especially For Girls book club when I was a kid. I told them they could sell them in a garage sale. I changed my mind – I want to read them again.
This is my cap from Space Camp (6th grade?). I’m rockin’ it.
I can’t believe my mom kept all my old toys and things – I went through them all and put a huge stack of books (mostly college books) on the garage sale pile. But my stuffed Papa Smurf, my Mickey Mouse pillow, my achievement ribbon for jumping 31 times in jump rope in kindergarten – those things I just can’t let go of. How do 34 years pass so quickly?♥