I’ve been pretending that this school year is like any other. Going through the motions, trying to ignore the milestones that bring Hannah closer to going off to college.

Take senior portraits for example. Since summer, I’ve watched portrait after portrait pop up on Facebook without a single thought to making plans for Hannah’s. She finally confronted me a couple of weeks ago and asked, “What’s the plan?”

So at the 11th hour, I begged a photographer friend to squeeze Hannah into her already crazy schedule.


On what had to have been the coldest afternoon of the year (it was 29 degrees this morning) Hannah finally got her photo shoot. A gorgeous day with a fabulous backdrop, I snapped a hundred pics of the process on my iPhone.


Not a one of those photos comes close to the sneak peek Stephanie shared today.

Hannah seems to have grown up in the blink of an eye. Be still, my heart.