Friday, June 24, 2011

Growing Up

It is so easy to get caught up in the details of daily life ... sometimes too easy.  It is when we have time to reflect that we realize just how fast, and precious, time is.  This week my sweet Mini~Dee graduated from the eighth grade.  Is it possible that much time has passed since she was pinned by Gwen Blakley-Kinsler, founder of the CGOA?  (see photo on right that I borrowed from Casey's website, Wow!

Although I did not crochet anything for her to wear to her school dance, or for her graduation, I did create some of the jewelry she wore, such as the pieces she's wearing here in this pre-graduation photo:  

Eighth Grade was a year of transition for her: starting a new school, taking the bus for the first time, making new friends, and more!  Although she struggled at first, she took each challenge head-on and worked her way back onto Honor Roll. We are very proud of her!  She even turned some of her new friends into fans of Sheep & Wool Festivals!

To my Mini~Dee, and to all of her graduated friends from her old school, and her new, I say CONGRATULATIONS!  ... and let's take the next four years a bit slower, OK?

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