My Dear Abby

My lovely little sister graduated from high school & we took pictures to celebrate.


Dear Abby,

I was in third grade when you were born. I remember hoping you would share my birthday, but instead you arrived two days later. You had a flaky newborn nose & I was ecstatic to have a baby sister. We didn’t have a typical sister relationship, because I was so much older. I don’t think we ever fought & I adored you. We shared a room, watched {girly} movies & I celebrated everything you ever did. Especially when you quit sucking your thumb {haha}.

Now I barely recognize you. All grown up. Super long hair {I’m jealous}. Packing up for college soon. Watching my kids the way I took care of you.

I truly celebrate everything about who you have become.

You’ve heard dozens of sweet speeches, but I will just say one thing more.

Please visit us often, you gorgeous, gorgeous sister. รขโ„ขยฅ



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  • Erica OBrien - June 11, 2011 - 12:12 am

    What a beautiful girl, and what a beautiful post.

  • raspberry essence - June 11, 2011 - 1:06 am

    lovely post Andrea! and your sister is so beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kate/MagnoliaRouge - June 11, 2011 - 1:52 am

    Stunning pictures… she looks amazing!!

  • Michelle March - June 11, 2011 - 8:36 am

    These are soooo pretty! ๐Ÿ™‚ I want you to photograph me!! Your sister is stunning. I love her hair. I miss my own long hair. Hehe! Congrats to her!

  • sarah - June 11, 2011 - 10:01 am

    beautiful! and i love the bandaid on her foot! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jessica Magee - June 11, 2011 - 11:08 am

    She is absolutely gorgeous!! I’m jealous of her long hair too, mine’s got the length but not the life. ๐Ÿ˜€ I love the love you two have, lots of sisters don’t have that. I’m glad to see you honor it.

  • Jerry Bell - June 12, 2011 - 4:07 am

    Andrea, I need to show you the video we took of when Abby first met her siblings at the hospital. Mom and I recently saw the video and it was so touching. Children are truly a “gift” from the Lord and we all have so much to be Thankful for!
    Love always………dad

  • Diana - June 13, 2011 - 2:52 pm

    So many fun pictures, and I absolutely [heart] a few. Plus your words to your lil sis are super sweet ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • LeiLani @ Elle Golden Photography - June 14, 2011 - 10:22 pm

    So sweet. I don’t know you or Abby, but this post just warms my heart. Beautiful images of a gorgeous gal.

  • Kristi - June 14, 2011 - 10:55 pm

    Oh your sister is gorgeous!!!! What a lovely post ;-)))) I too have a sister that was born 7 years and 1 day after me ;-)))). Love being a big sister!!!

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  • Andrea - June 25, 2011 - 12:18 am

    Thank you all so much, this was such a special project to me! We were definitely trying to avoid the typical “senior” look but still capture her youth… that’s why I loved the bandaid shot! Kristi, I didn’t know that, so cool! It was so cool to have such a good friendship with her & practice being a mommy ๐Ÿ˜€

  • denise nicole - June 25, 2011 - 8:27 pm

    Ohmygosh this is the sweetest post!!! I love how intimately you captured her personality!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! What a beautiful relationship you have. This post tugs at my heart!!! God bless!

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