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Family, Parenting, Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday — 18 Years of Awesome

Happy 18th birthday today to our daughter, Catherine.

She’s on her way!

April 2, 1996

April 2, 1996

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Catherine, 2 months, lovin' her bath.

Catherine, 2 months, lovin’ her bath.

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Catherine and Basil, May 1997. Love, love, love this photo of them. The pride and love on Basil's face, Catherine's chunky-monkey cheeks and hands. I could eat them both up!

Catherine and Basil, May 1997. Love, love, love this photo of them. The pride and love on Basil’s face, Catherine’s chunky-monkey cheeks and hands. I could eat them both up!

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Catherine, October 1998.

Catherine, October 1998.

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Can't you just feel the cold water and hear her shrieking?!
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Easter 2002 (the Orthodox one). Catherine is 6 here (and Basil is much less gray!). Don't you love her hat?

Easter 2002 (the Orthodox one). Catherine is 6 here (and Basil is much less gray!). Don’t you love her hat?

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Blowing out the candles, age 8.

Blowing out the candles, age 8.

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Basil and Catherine; Boston, 2009.

Basil and Catherine; Boston, 2009.

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Catherine, 16, showing off her new glasses.  I'd say the eyes have it.

Catherine, 16, showing off her new glasses. I’d say the eyes have it.

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On the GHS choir field trip to Hawaii in February.

On the GHS choir field trip to Hawaii in February.

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Celebrating a little early with friends last night.

Celebrating a little early with friends last night.

Happy, happy birthday Catherine; the stars are there — just within your grasp. All you have to do is reach for them.

xo

Love,

Mom

 

 

 

 

 

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About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.

Discussion

8 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday — 18 Years of Awesome

  1. Happy birthday to Catherine! She is beautiful at every age. They grow up so fast don’t they? 🙂

    Posted by Kristi Maloney (@kristiannm) | April 8, 2014, 4:14 pm
  2. Happy Birthday to a beautiful young woman! And Happy “You’re a Mom” to you!

    Posted by momshieb | April 2, 2014, 8:19 pm
  3. What the hell! How did that happen!? Happy Birthday Catherine

    Posted by John Pontillo | April 2, 2014, 12:52 pm
  4. Happy Birthday, Catherine! So much excitement ahead — graduation, college, life! All chronicled by Mom.

    Posted by Karen Waggoner | April 2, 2014, 12:21 pm

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