Saturday, May 01, 2010


I used to laugh when people said that time goes by faster when you are older.  It's really not so funny now.  I have no idea where the days and months keep going.  It just doesn't seem possible that another school year is almost over.  And can my little girl be half way through her thirteenth year?  Certainly not. 
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tessa wall standing

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Tessa and the grandchildren ran in their first race today at a fundraiser for the school.  There are some advantages to living right downtown, and today we were blessed to be able to just walk the two blocks to the start line.  Translated that means that we did not have to get up as early as most of the other participants and race planners.  I liked that.  Every one of our family members either ran or volunteered.  Of course, I volunteered.  The main race was 5K, but the kids could choose to run the mile course.
Nate, Tessa, Kenzie, Hannah, Tabitha, and Ross
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Tessa, Morgan, and Hannah
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Ross and Kenzie
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Tessa crossing the finish line.  She came in first.  I was very excited!
Nate came in second and Ross came in fifth.  Not bad for being related to me.
I drive to the mailbox.
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She doesn't even look tired, but she was.
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Michael ran with Kenzie.  She made it the entire way.
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The happy girl with her basket of goodies!
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Morgan ran the 5K.  She said it was her first and last. 
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Kolein said...


I miss you when you're not here. Weird, I know.

Your daughter is so sweet. And I do believe she may have been twirling...hmmm. I love a good twirl! The photos are fun and happy.. and what a sweet DT area you live in or nearby...I remember you said you could walk to HD. Is that true?

Mimi said...

First off I love that daughters outfit!!!If I was say 30 years younger or even 20 I could maybe pull it off, so cute and fashionable, down to the shoes!!!!Love it!!!!
CONGRATS TO TESSA!!!!1st place!!!!
And the entire family!!!!
WAY TO GO!!!!!!
Love your little town, is it small????
looks lovely!!!!

slommler said...

Great photos! Tessa is gorgeous! 13 huh? Looks 16 at least! And congrats to her on the race and her win. That is so cool!
I can't even walk a mile...let alone run.

Debbie said...

Love the picture of Tessa by the STOP sign.... but, sorry it won't work. Our kids just keep growing older.... so glad we don't. Well, ok we do but we don't have to admit to it.
And congrats to Tessa on her first place win!!

Denise said...

Yes, we walk to downtown, and it is pretty cool with its second-story sidewalks. There are three restaurants, a couple of antique stores, two lovely gift shops, and Tessa's dance studio. The library and my bank are on the way as well. The businesses that are there seem to do fairly well, but many new ones that have tried have not made it. At least it is clean and relatively safe. :) And Kolein, Tessa was born twirling. She dances three days a week (in a studio) and seven days a week through the house. hehehe

Jessica said...

what an awesome outfit for pictures!!!

i love the skirt, with the leggings and of course those shoes!!!

i've been taking a break, but i have three shoots coming up this month! i'm excited!

and awesome awesome that she came in first place!!!!