Anyone that knows me, knows that I have a very special relationship with my niece Hailey. She graduated last week, and I couldn’t be more happy and proud of her. She has grown up to be such a thoughtful, smart, sweet, not to mention beautiful, young woman. I cried like a baby when I saw her in her cap and gown. A few months ago we did her senior photos here in Los Angeles, it was surreal, I couldn’t stop thinking about her when she was little. There was a short time that she lived with me when she was a toddler, I worked nights and she would wake me up super early in the morning and whisper, “auntie, fruity pebbles” and I would get up like a zombie and pour her fruity pebbles in a bowl, turn on cartoons, and lay back down on the couch. I miss all those times taking her school clothes shopping, and every time she saw an outfit she liked she screamed, “Oh la la, Auntie, Oh la la!” It was hilarious. It seems she has always lived two hours from me, and every few weeks I would make the drive to Joshua Tree or to Lake Havasu to pick her up for weekends or school breaks, we would have so much fun together. I feel blessed that she is such a big part of my life.
And some embarrassing photos just for Hailey!