Monday, September 26, 2011


How is it that this cute little thing... now 15 years old?

Here's some stuff you might not know about TCD...

She didn't have any hair until she was about 9 months old, and when it came in, it was RED!

 She's been a Daddy's girl since the day we brought her home.

I refused to dress her in pink, ruffly, fluffy things...which is funny if you think about what she's drawn to now. 

She has ALWAYS had a thing for shoes!

It's such an amazing thing to watch your little baby turn into a remarkable teenager.  I am totally in awe of this girl.  Everyday she says or does something that happily surprises me. 

I love that she is driven and focused in school, but hilariously funny and goofy at home.  
I love that she spends her free time working on Personal Progress and challenging her friends to read the Book of Mormon.    
I love that out of the past 15 years of her life, her favorite one was this past one.
I love that she has a magnetic personality.  People just want to be around her.
I love that her lightning fast wit keeps me constantly laughing.
I love that she jumps into everything head first...100%...without looking back.
I love that she genuinely cares about other people.
I love that she strives to always do better.
I love that she is confident and a leader.  There's a reason we call her "The Cruise Director."
I love that she still listens to her parents even though she knows a lot of stuff.
I love that she's adventurous and outgoing.
I love that she forgets herself and does quietly nice things for other people.
I love that she is bold and convicted about her standards.
I love that she has common sense like no one I have ever met.

I love that she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. 

This morning she wanted cupcakes for Seminary...for BOTH Freshman classes because her cute friend, Cameron, is in the other class.   

It's Cam's birthday today, too.  In fact, not only were they both born on September 26, 1996...they were born at the same time (almost).  Cameron was born at 5:25pm in Dallas (CST).  TCD was born at 6:29pm in Atlanta (EST).  Cool, huh?  


  1. Just stumbled upon your blog as I was trying to get more information on the Allen Stake seminary program. I live in Phoenix and my husband was just offered a job in Dallas. We have 6 kids ages 15- 4 and I have been hoping to find someone to talk to about Allen. Both me and my hubby have music degrees and the Band drew us to look at Allen. Would you mind sharing some info about the community and the drive time into Dallas down the 75 just below mockingbird? Thanks!

  2. How exciting! I would LOVE to talk to you. There are definitely a lot of great things to say about Allen. The high school, the community and the stake are amazing.
    Here's my email address...
    Email and let me know what's the best way to contact you.
    Thanks for such a nice comment.

  3. Happy belated b-day to TCD... Know what I love about her?

    I love that she's mom!!!!

  4. I already wished TCD a happy b-day, but I love this post and love remembering all the fun times we had together when she was little!! My favorite dress was the red and white striped one she wore it to Chases first b-day party :) I love that she has a heart of gold and a sense of humor! Looking through photos late last night and found scrapbook pages of TCD, Spell girl, and the fun

  5. Thank you! That's very sweet. Love you!