There is a teen in my house

Thirteen years ago this day was such a far away milestone that would surely take ages and ages to reach, but I blinked.  I blinked and here we are.  My firstborn is a teenager.

13. Gah..where do the years go?

I could lament the years, but it is far better to celebrate the now.  We have a teen in our home!  She celebrated her newly found status surrounded by a handful of good friends at the pool.  It was simple and yet perfect.

Afterwards, she was taken for her first makeover at the Clinique counter where so many girls begin their make-up wearing  journeys.

This post is about to get image heavy.

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I just loved the way the make-up artist instructed and provided practice. This was a good experience and so fun. It’s good to embrace where we are now. 8th grade begins Monday morning!

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  1. Sweet!

  2. So pretty!!! <3
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  3. She looks so gorgeous and appropriate!! Happy 13th Gracyn!!
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  4. She is lovely! Congratulations! Hopefully not too much drama. Our oldest is 15 and he is getting better, but the 12 year old I wish we could send away for a few years.
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  5. Happy birthday to G! She looks lovely. I love the barely-there look –perfect for a young girl (for anybody, really)!
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  6. Oh my goodness! I love this!! I never thought to take my older one to do makeup when she turned 13. It’s such a milestone! How exciting & I love that you captured it like this.
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  7. Aww, she´s beautiful! I can relate – my oldest will become a teen next year and I´m truly wondering who stole the time?! 🙂
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  8. OMG!!! She is beautiful and perfectly 13!!! Absolutely love the idea of taking her to Clinique…. better impossible! I will keep it in mind for when Alessia turns 13!
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  9. I love that you took photos of her at the Clinque counter getting all dolled up. What great memories you captured!

  10. What a beautiful, sweet girl! The make up was done just right! Blessings.

  11. She is SO sweet and beautiful! I like the light touch with the make-up–just right for 13. What a perfect way to celebrate her teenager-hood. My son set the timer for his exact minute of birth, jumped up at the dinner table, and threw confetti on all of us (and our food) to celebrate age 13. A little different than your girlie girl 🙂 Blessings to you all!
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  12. Wow, what a beautiful young lady your G is becoming. It is a blessing to our children to celebrate their milestones with them, even if we want to weep a bit in our hearts (of if we do later…). How blessed she will be to have this special day so beautifully captured. I think my favorite image is the last one…can still see a bit of little girl there. 🙂
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  13. Happy Birthday G! What a beautiful girl you are. I love how natural your makeover looks on you, too. It’s just perfect!

  14. She’s such a beautiful young lady and that makeover trip looks like it was so much fun! I love this series of photos. In some of them, she still looks like the young girl; in others, you can already see the teenager! Perfect way to capture her transformation!

  15. I love that her beautiful spirit just comes shining through these photos! As pretty as she is, and as lovely and fun as the make up is it is her joy that just sparkles!!
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