Pretty Princess

I know I’ve said this probably a hundred times in the past few months, but I can not believe Emma is a JUNIOR in high school!  I just can’t seem to get past the fact that she will be 17 in a couple months.  I am thinking about that tonight because in Heppner, the homecoming court is made up of two Junior Class princesses and three Senior Class princesses and Emma was selected as one of the Junior Class Princesses this year.  I am trying to get a firm grasp on reality and let it sink in that she is within two years of graduating.

You may be a princess or the richest woman in the world, but you cannot be more than a lady.
~ Jennie Jerome Churchill 

What I find really hard to believe is that this tall (5’8″ at least), thin, gorgeous young lady was once the tiny little baby her dad and I brought home from the hospital having no idea what the hell we were doing.  She has grown up before I even had a chance to realize what was happening.  I hate it and I love it all at the same time.

Anyway, back to homecoming.

Friday night during halftime of the football game, the court was presented and the queen crowned (congratulations Tayllor Gould!).  Emma was escorted by Aidan Wright, who happens to be Emma’s boyfriend, Jordan’s, younger brother.  Once there, Emma’s dad, Jess, joined them.  After the football game was over, Emma, Natalie, and Ryan finished getting ready for the dance at Ryan’s grandma’s house, and the boys picked them up there.

Ryan’s mom, Dawna, made a cake for each princess, they were “Barbie” cakes decorated to look like each of the girls.  She even dyed the dolls’ hair to match the girls.  The cakes were for the Sophomore Class cake raffle, and tickets were selling like wildfire!  Lots of little girls (including Reagan) wanted to be one of the winners of a princess cake!  The cakes were AWESOME, Dawna did a GREAT job!

I am so proud of Emma, even when we don’t see eye-to-eye.  She is amazing!