way back... wednesday

Last year she was a little mother's day out graduate...
this week... she will be graduating from kindergarten!
Seriously... where has the time gone?

her first year of mother's day out

these are of her last year... A YEAR...
A YEAR... like a snap of my fingers.

Do you ever find yourself
shaking your head at the idea of "time"...
how fast it seems to pass?

Occasions like this remind of how the clock tics!

So much can change in a year!
So much can happen in a year!

You can be going full speed in one direction...
and suddenly the train switches over to
a completely different track!

I am in awe of the power of
I am in awe of what tomorrow CAN bring.


Melissa Ellen said...

I'm in awe of what the year brought - and I agree about tomorrow's ability to bring even more. Thanks for the post. I can't believe how much she grew - Life! Isn't it grand.

Oh, and you are so right about it being a blessing having my dad near me. I think I'm gonna email you soon with why you hit the nail on the head! You're such a great friend!

Love, hugs, and THANKS!

gordostyle said...

I couldn't agree more! That's definitely one wish I would make if I found a magic geenie lamp. :o) Time: please, please, please slow down for every mommy in the whole entire world!


Simply Me said...

Oh Carissa, your girls are so cute, I know there growing up fast,enjoy all the days ahead of you.

gal pal~Lanny

Liz said...

She's so adorable! So true, I forget how quickly time moves sometimes... nice to be reminded.

Dancing Queen said...

I'm right there w/ya! It brings such mixed emotions...so sad to have them all growing so fast, but so blessed & joyful that they are healthy & alive & have such passion for life!

Love your post!

Gini said...

your daughter is stunningly beautiful! time does fly, doesn't it? but everything happens the way it is supposed to happen, i guess. even if it is not what is expected. i must remind myself often to go with the flow....as long as there is time to reflect on things such as the beauty of our lives through our children.

meg duerksen said...

it goes SO fast.
someone asked me today if annie was my baby.
well she used to be. my baby is so big now.

just wait till they are tweens and teens. you won't believe how much a year can change them!

she is so so pretty.

Sara Mincy said...

She's a cute little graduate!

Trish said...

With today being my daughter's birthday I've been thinking about this a lot. Where did the time go. How different my life is since the day she was born...yet so much is the same.

Amy said...

I couldn't agree with you more...the older I get, the faster it goes!

Taking time to slow down today...enjoy our little ones...for they won't be so little for long!

Your daughter is beautiful! I love the big ol brown eyes! Gorgeous!

Amy said...

OK...so I looked again...not brown eyes...my goodness those eyes are absolutely engaging! oops!

cjs said...

standing with you in awe of tomorrow and what it can bring!

the best is yet to come!

(although I DO miss those precious, precious years!)

The Queen's Castle said...

Don't make me cry .... They're growing up WAY too fast! I didn't think those munchkins of yours could get any more beautiful. I need you to send me a picture postcard to replace your awesome Christmas card STILL on my fridg.

As I'm reading your blog, I'm arguing with my 5th grader - 5th GRADER! I can't believe it!!


April said...

on your interpretation of time I simply say....Amen !!

Hipmomofboyz said...

My mom always told me "don't blink your eyes because they will be grown up before you know it"
She was right. My baby is going to High School next year. If you really want to cry listen to the Trace Adkins song on my playlist I can hardly listen to it, ever time I hear it I break down and cry..
So on that happy note, have a great day.

Anonymous said...

Geez! She's looking so grown up. Seems like Eric was just starting Kindergarten. Now he's off to middle school next year. Time is flying way too fast. :(

Dancing Queen said...

so excited to be added to your loooooong list of blogs...thank you!! and what you listed me as, is PERFECT!!

are there any good places i can look for a great belt to go with my AWESOME buckle??? thought you may be in "the know", for a great match!

happy thursday!

Anonymous said...

WOW!! She's such adorable little girl!! I know every single day goes by just so dang fast..and before you know it, it has been a year..it's fun to look back on pics from a year to see how our little ones change but sad too as a part of me always wants them to stay EXACTLY how they are this very second..