Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Punkin's Senior Pictures

I can't even believe it. How did my baby girl become a senior on her way to college?  I'm so proud of her - she has a perfect GPA, incredible ACT scores, she is one of the highest elected officials in her student body, and she loves the Lord.  We just couldn't ask for anything more - we have been blessed beyond measure.   And she's beautiful to boot! :)

We had so much fun taking these pictures (that is after the "what to wear" crisis was resolved - thank you cousin Casey!) - these were just her first top picks - we literally have hundreds more.  I love how they turned out and I think it's a perfect blessing of a way to end her educational journey here at home.  The rest is just beginning! 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Backyard Garden

 Time to harvest...
 puppies loved to help "eat" the harvest
 school work momentarily left behind on the deck
 sister memories -
 we always grow funky shaped carrots
 bailey frozen waiting on carrots
 finally able to photograph him being still :)
 sweet Brody
will pose for carrots

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day of School 2012

 The end of summer :(  but on to the next chapter.....
 All three girls in school ALL day - first time in 17 years
 The house will  be so quiet
 Last first day of school at NCCS for my Punkin - drives herself to school
 First day at the Upper School for Banana.
 Lifetime friends
 Excitement of her very first locker - decorated by her big sister
 First grade and 12th grade......sigh.....
 Waiting for the sorting ceremony to be placed into houses.
 New(ish) friends
 and old friends

 Boo is the only O'Steen at the grammar school now.  Our 10th year seeing Pastor Barker greeting us at the door on the first day of school.
 So excited to be upstairs with the "big kids".
 But not completely sure about being gone from home all day just yet.
 First time eating lunch at school.
 The beginning of lifetime friendships.
 Perfect learning environment where everything learned is filtered through biblical truth.
 I love you Daddy.

Happy Back to School!