Just where do all of the years go? I sware things just seem like yesterday than it has been several years later. I remember reading an article the other day about Ilian Gonzales and I think OMG, he's 16? Wasn't it just last year he was a little boy?
I am reminded too that my youngest granddaughter is a teen ager! How did that happen? Wasn't it just last year that I took her riding on her first pony ride?
Then she got her hair cut to be more manageable
Then she let it grow long again and would curl her hair.
Remember last year when her hair was blue?
Now here she is almost 14! Now her hair is black and now she uses a flat iron to straighten it! Such an ever changing world!
They grow up too fast and even want to grow up faster. She was once my blonde haired baby whom I loved to dress in little girl dresses and hoped would like to learn to sew and do artful things with grandma, but it was never meant to be. I had hoped she would like to wear camisoles, but she would rather wear camophlage! She wants to go deer hunting, loves 4 wheeling, loves thrill rides and doesn't mind getting dirty. Very much a tom boy. She loves country and western music and everything that grandma is not! lol But I love her anyway. She is here for the week yet and then flies out to live in Oregon with her mom. I am so going to miss her, but I am glad we have pictures, our memories and facebook to keep in touch.
I also did a wall quilt for a wedding gift for friend's son who is getting married next week.
I was to use photographs of the couple when they were growing up. It was fun to be able to put it together and a great memory piece for them. I shall no doubt do the same with the grand daughters when they marry too. The couple eventually want to build a log cabin home, so the woodsy colors are what they picked out for the bed quilt and wall hanging.
Today is the day that many families get together to celebrate. May you all have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!