Daily Archives: September 2, 2015

3 more days…

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just a short time ago…

she wore tap shoes whenever she could, wore bikinis to the dinner table, filled her room with dolls and teddy bears, crawled into our bed during the night with her purple puppy and her green blankie, watched hours of mary kate & ashley movies, begged to bake cookies (and eat the raw dough… and we let her), took rolls and rolls of photos of her barbies and laughed (and agreed) with everything we said (oh, her laugh… that amazing laugh).

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today…

the plane tickets are purchased (i splurged and got us the fancy seats one leg of the trip… shhh, don’t tell her).  the hotel is booked (yep, got free unlimited wifi and a pool waiting outside).  trying to find a convertible just for fun (that’s on tomorrow’s agenda).  her room and clothes were shipped yesterday (hope UPS gets it there on time).  and looked at the weather report… sunshine ahead!

brooke is out all day with her boyfriend in seattle.  bittersweet goodbyes.  then on to SMG (her agency) to bring them fresh baked monster cookies and give them all a hug and get her list of los angeles agencies they want her to see.

she has asked to take mason to school tomorrow.  just the two of them.  in her convertible.  with the top down (um, i hope it quits raining).  it’s his first day of high school.  they agreed i could take the mom-favorite-first-day-of-school photo and they would smile.

she grew up.

right before our eyes.

and we couldn’t be more proud and happy for her.  for both of our kids.

we did well, greg. FFFF.

high five!!!!!

happy tuesday.

-tracy