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July 18, 2014

It’s Really Happening

Filed under: 66 Days of Summer — Karma @ 7:27 pm
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My baby is NOT going to be a senior in high school. NO, NO, NO, NO! This is simply unacceptable. She is NOT turning 17 in two weeks and she did NOT have her senior portraits taken today! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Yeah, she did have her senior portraits taken today (day 29 of summer), and she looked lovely. My Sarah is not a “girly-girl”: she eschews make-up, hair-do’s, dresses and high heels. She concedes to make-up when required: dance recital, prom, and at my begging, some natural looking, not-heavy-handed make-up to make her lovely features “pop” in her portrait session. This is a shot I took with my iPhone before we left for her sitting:
Portrait time

I just love the arched eyebrow she is giving me in this photo.

The photographer gave me a little preview of the photos on the LCD of the camera when we finished today. I’m very pleased already at the RAW view and can’t wait to see the proofs in a week or so.


  1. These darn kids! Here we are, happy they’re no longer 2 and are old enough to enjoy and then – they become grown up!

    Comment by Carol — July 18, 2014 @ 9:18 pm | Reply

  2. Wow! A senior! She looks beautiful. Were you critiquing the photographer? My oldest will be a freshman at Chaug this year. They grow up too damn fast.

    Comment by Becky Sue — July 19, 2014 @ 8:36 am | Reply

    • Thanks Becky. No, no critiquing from me, lol. Too damn fast, you are so right.

      Comment by Karma — July 19, 2014 @ 11:54 am | Reply

  3. Sarah is very pretty! I’m glad that she’s grown up so beautifully. I believe the credit goes to you Karma, hats off to you for such a lovely up bringing… she is lucky to have you as her Mum…

    Comment by sonali — July 19, 2014 @ 9:15 am | Reply

    • How nice of you to say, Sonali. Thank you.

      Comment by Karma — July 19, 2014 @ 11:54 am | Reply

  4. You adopted her when you were 12 … right ?

    Comment by sybil — July 19, 2014 @ 11:06 am | Reply

    • Yeah, yeah, that’s the ticket! 😉

      Comment by Karma — July 19, 2014 @ 11:54 am | Reply

  5. such a pretty girl. here i am not quite believing my boy will be a high school freshman . . . and don’t even get me started on my meghan turning 21 this year! yikes!

    Comment by Kate — July 19, 2014 @ 1:40 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Kate. My Meghan has a boyfriend who is 21 – also yikes!

      Comment by Karma — July 19, 2014 @ 7:07 pm | Reply

  6. It all goes by so fast, doesn’t it? What pretty blue eyes your daughter has. (I’m another one who eschews make-up, hair-do’s, dresses and high heels…)

    Comment by Barbara Rodgers — July 19, 2014 @ 10:10 pm | Reply

  7. Oh, tell me about it. I just had a 3-mile walk with my 16 year, oops, I mean 35 year old daughter!!!!

    Your daughter is naturally beautiful – naturally.

    Comment by roughwighting — July 20, 2014 @ 8:25 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Pamela. I always got so mad as a teenager when my mother would say things like “I wish I could shrink you back down to being little again.” Now I understand. *sigh*

      Comment by Karma — July 21, 2014 @ 7:52 am | Reply

  8. Hmmm, read this yesterday but didn’t comment. So remember these very precious days with that tug/pull of feelings. You are one sweet mama with one lovely daughter.

    Comment by Kathy — July 21, 2014 @ 3:55 pm | Reply

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