1.20.2008

Friends and Cake

Sadie and Kelsie
January 2008

My iTunes: She Moves In Her Own Way by The Kooks

Transitioning is never easy. Our oldest has gotten used to it over the years. Between schools, friends, countries and homes.....she has had her share. What makes it easier? Friends.

One of the reasons that we settled back here in the US when we did is because Sadie started high school. After all the traveling and moving we decided it was her time now. Her time to settle, to have roots, make friends, and know that she won't be going anyhwere for four years. Even though she was excited, she was also overwhelmed at the prospect of meeting new kids....AGAIN! Thankfully, God had done the work for her and prepared her path. Quite soon after we arrived in Atlanta, she was introduced to a group of Christian girls all starting at the same high school where she was going to go. Seeing them together you would think that she has known them since birth. She fit right in and they are in dance and youth group together as well.

Kelsie is one of her her closest friends here. They have become two peas in a pod. What has been great for me as well is that I have become close with her mother as well. We are very thankful for such a wonderful provision so soon after our move.

To the pictures...

The top image I snapped of Sadie and Kelsie as they were celebrating Kelsie's 15th birthday. The image below is the cake that Sadie baked for her for her birthday as a gift. She made it from scratch and has so much fun giving it to her. It was from her heart for a dear friend.

AND it was YUMMY!

Kelsie's Cake

14 comments:

Mike said...

A couple of great pictures both girls will probably cherish for many years.

I am sure Sadie appreciates you putting some roots down for her high school years. But just think of the many wonderful experiences she has had and can share about!

Mark said...

That cake picture is great. Could you give us the exposure information on that one? I think somebody has either 1) very steady hands, or 2) a vibration reduction lens.

John Roberts said...

Another of your wonderful softened portraits! It's a keeper!

Kerri said...

Beautiful shot of the girls!
One that will be treasured! And what a nice gift that your daughter made! Yum Yum!

Alice said...

What a beautiful picture of close friends. I'm so happy for Sadie and how well the move back to the US has gone for her and all the family. The beautiful smiles show so much...and the cake is awesome!

CG said...

What a beautiful photo. Teenage friendships are so important, aren't they?

Anonymous said...

What a great picture of the girls. I remember how sweet and helpful Kelsie was during my handyman visit there last fall.

Dad

Anna said...

Hey Mark!

I have both! Hehehe. The setting on the camera was the lowest ISO and then I had it on auto to set the speed. It turned out well and then of course I did my "anna"tizing as well in the editing mode.

:)

Thanks for asking!

Tracy said...

What a blessing for ALL of the girls!

The cake is gorgeous!

Laurie said...

Wonderful photos. Roots are important to kids. Some of the friendships they forge now will last them a lifetime!

photowannabe said...

You are raising beautiful kids, both inside and out. It shows in the friends they choose and the heart gifts they give.
Wonderful portrait and cake shot too.

Moi said...

sweet..in every whichever way you look at it :)

kenju said...

Beautiful girls, Anna! I am blessed to know Sadie, and I am certain that Kelsie is just as nice. What a good lookin cake she baked. Do we have a budding baker in the house?

Sarch said...

This one is killing me....

what a great pic. And the story of new friendship....ahhh geez Anna...you're KILLIN' me here!