This is my mom. I love it when she laughs and I think she has the prettiest smile. One of the best compliments I ever received was when my aunts commented that I looked like her in my graduation annoucement. She's the best mom in the world, and I don't know what I'm going to do without her when I leave...
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Family Traditions

This is a tradition...or a talent...that my family has carried on. My grandpa started it with his grandkids, and this is a picture of my uncle doing it with his daughter. Don't worry, she's perfectly safe. And as anyone who knows me can attest, Hassells have excellent balance. ;)
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"Wanting Memories"

This picture is one of my favorites...sorry Aubree if you don't like it. Tough. But it reminds me of one of my favorite songs called "Wanting Memories" which is really applicable to my life right now. One line says, "I think on the things that made me laugh, made me dance, made me sing. I think on the things that made me grow into a being full of pride. I think on these things, for they are true." The more things change around me, the harder I try to grasp at the past and the fading memories of happier, simpler, times. Then I realize that I don't have to forget them, but I do have to grow and learn. Those memories are part of who I am, and remembering helps to make it easier.
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I decided to halt my journey temporarily and stay put in Neverland where I don't have to grow up or change or go to work or anything. It's not realistic, but hey, fantasy has always been my favorite type of literature...