Gigi's last picture pre-braces. If you're wondering why I'm not just making the post using my iPad, it's because it's not allowing me to write in the regular format but forcing me into the HTML version. For those of you unfamiliar with coding, this means that when I paste my template into a new post, I am seeing all of the code and formatting that surrounds the written content and pictures. It's a visual nightmare. It also means that I get to see a lot of code as I write this. For instance, each time I use an apostrophe, I don't see an apostrophe; instead, I see a string of 5 characters: & 3 # 39 ; (with no spaces - if I put in the spaces, you'd just see an apostrophe when you read this). I also have to add the HTML code to get a new paragraph or you're all going to be looking at a post with absolutely no white space. So trust me when I say that everyone wants me to wait until I can write the sign-up post on a regular computer. I know I should have just scheduled the sign-up to post on the 7th, but I wasn't prepared in advance this time and then Mabel took to her bed. Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! Anyway, onto other things. I thought I'd share some pictures of Gigi since it's been awhile and the little spud just graduated from the eighth grade. WARNING! For those of you that have been reading this blog since it's inception, you might want to sit down and grab your smelling salts because the baby isn't a baby anymore....
With her friends Lydia and Tori (aka: Theda Bara).
With her first boyfriend, Will
With her best friend Taylor at the class graduation party.
With Will at lunch. I view Gigi's graduation as the end of Parenting Phase I, and I am deeply blessed (and relieved) that we've gotten her safely through this step in the journey. (Thank you, Heveanly Father!) High School will be Phase II and College Phase III. I've been told that Phase II flies by even faster than Phase I. Which sort of freaks me out. A LOT. I have to go find my own smelling salts now. And a box of tissues.... Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day! Deborah