First off, I know everybody tells you your kids grow up too fast. People, it's really true. You don't REALLY think about it until it happens. I can't believe how fast 16 years have gone by. As Lucy says, "Mom, it could be way worse." ...this is so true. I'm very thankful for what a good kid she is. I just sometimes have to overlook the eye rolling.
So we tried to go to all of her favorite places for her 16-year-old session. Of course we had to start with Starbucks. Isn't that every teenager's (and 45 year old's) favorite place? I have to admit I love it, too. I don't know what the employee's there thought of us with the big camera, but we had a great time acting goofy; trying to be inconspicuous.
Next stop was downtown Lebanon. Once again, we were probably in a place that was a little off limits, but hey, we are adventurous. I always pass the place where the creek is dried up under the bridge and wonder what kind of light is over there. Now I know thanks to my guinea pig, Lucy. We did it, and it was all legal, so now I have a new place to take pics! ;) We did go to the normal places down there, too.
Our last stop was our church. We literally ran around that place, as you can see from the pic. What a goofball. That's my L. Hopefully this year won't go by as fast as the last 16, but I'm thinking that's just not gonna happen. I'm too proud of who my girl is becoming, and even though it's a little sad, I'm looking forward to knowing where she'll go and who she'll be.
Oh, and here's a link to her favorite drink.