This photo will get a whole post of its own. I took Snapper out for a day of celebrating femininity, learning about what true beauty is, and the power of modesty.
We had two very stormy days during spring break. By the time I took this photo, the hail stone had been melting in my hand for close to a minute. It was silver dollar size when I picked it up!
Though Snapper has always been a strong reader, she has never really loved to read. On this day, she discovered for the first time the joy of getting lost in a good story. She read for 4 hours!
When the storms finally passed, we enjoyed a day at the beach with our friends John and Laura and their sweet kiddos. We love the beach!
One of my very best friends, Carol, is having her fourth daughter this summer. I spent much of spring break at my sewing machine, working on the quilt I am making for my new "niece."
Snapper finished her spring break with a bang, getting to attend a swim clinic with Olympic gold medalist swimmers Ryan Lochte and Josh Davis. Not only was meeting them and getting to wear their medals very cool, Snapper learned a lot, too.
I had to post a second photo from the clinic. They spent some time working on powerful starts and strong streamlines. Snapper's start is looking beautiful, and I am blown away by how muscular she has gotten!
Though I have only known my friend Tracie for 7 months, she has already become one of my dearest friends. I got to have the fun of doing 1st birthday portraits of her son. Isn't he adorably edible? Yes, I want to eat him all up!