Friday, May 15, 2009

Keep on posting Heather

And keep on snapping those pictures. I should have looked for the cd that may have some younger pictures of this young lady. This was Alyx's first day of school. Heading off to kindergarten ... all smiles and anticipation. Ready to meet life head on. Her earlier school life was not an easy one. It was a struggle. And she never stopped. Mrs. Tardie, our ever so special and favorite teacher at Hohokam, was our best friend for many years as she worked with a few of our kiddos. Without the inate persistance of this young girl ... she might have given up a long time ago.

She didn't tho'. School still isn't easy for her. It hasn't been easy for most in this household. But many other things are. It is amazing to look at someone who is nearly to adulthood and see the traits that make her who she is today. In some ways, I think she was predestined to be a giving person. She works in an Assisted Living Facility and loves her work. Her junior year of high school ends next week and she aims to head for a career in the health field. Not surprising that she has chosen to making helping others her life's work. Take a look at the people who surround her ... whose genes she carries in her very being. From both sides of her family, not just her mothers side.

I've been wanting to do a photo shoot of my girls. I have all these places that I'd like to take them and shoot a few photos. It just never seems to get done. The other nite I saw a quick opportunity to grab a few photos. It was so much fun to do. Too many blurry ones ... but we got some good ones too!

The time from when I mailed out the impending birth announcements that had her ultrasound picture on them .... has flown. In the next several months we will be looking at senior photos. Where on earth has time gone? This summer she'll be around the country visiting all of you for several months.

I'm already anxious for her to come home ... and she hasn't left yet!


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Wow! What an all grown up beautiful young woman! Enjoy your travels Alyx. Ivan

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

heh Same thing I was thinking. Its funny to go from remembering alyx as a young kid... to see these pictures of a sophisticated beautiful young woman. Sounds like a fun summer for Alyx :-)

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

I shed a few tears when kids left
for the summer and I imagine Anita
will do the same. You got some nice photos of Alyx. dk

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Anita your pictures are awsome. Like I always say it helps when you have some body cute to take a picture of.

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Thanks for sharing the photos and text - Alyx is a beautiful young woman inside and out. Very proud of you, Alyx!