Lindsey turned 12 on the 19th of January, and I am in shock at the delightful and beautiful young woman who has taken the place of my frowny-faced, uni-browed baby. She is an amazing girl--independent, helpful (especially with the little girls who see her as another mother in many ways), and has a great, unique sense of humor. She is nearly always cheerful, and is a self-starter who has taken off academically this year. I am so excited to see what she becomes.
Above is a photo of the purple panda cake "Auntie" Jen made during her recent visit (it was SOOOO good to have her back and now we miss her all over again). Pandas and purple, in case you didn't know, are Lindsey's two favorite things. She celebrated her birthday with two parties (worked better for me than one big one) as well as a family celebration. She is very convincing in her need for formal recognition of her aging process... (We are all relieved that the endless celebration has finally ended--except her, of course!)
I am truly blessed to have such a sweet and loving daughter. Thank you, God, for Lindsey!