My girl has balls!

Maybe that’s inappropriate to say so but she’s fearless and I L❤️VE that about her. 

I’ve told you a little bit about the big graduation/birthday party we are planning for Emily in June. 

Electronic Facebook invitations went out almost a month ago and paper invitations are going out this week. 

None of that screams “fearless” I know. 

The fearless comes from how Emily discussed her party with a teacher and an EA (Educational Assistant) in order to invite their respective sons….

My girl has balls the size of …. what are the biggest balls out there?

One of the guy is no longer at her high school but she managed to make sure to tell his mom to invite him. 

The other guy is still at her school but she made sure to cover all her bases.

She’s known both of them since 6th grade when we moved her to her new school. One helped her in gym class and the other is more of a musician / artist who was willing to sing with her. 

Both have always been nice to her. 

6 years later, she’s talking to their mom about inviting them to her party and I think that is amazing!

Can’t wait to see if one of them or even both of them show-up. 

And because I’m nice, here’s a sneak peak at Emily’s hairdo for her big night!


I can’t believe I didn’t show you this!

Emily is a senior, it’s prom season and although she doesn’t want to go to prom she wants a prom so….

Here we go again, party planning!

We are throwing Emily a prom.

We rented a banquet hall with staffed bar (she will be old enough), hired a dj / karaoke, got a decoration committee together, rented tablecloth and chair bows, decided on a theme, made a guest list, found an amazing cupcake lady, plan the finger food, got Emily a tiara and are now looking at hairstyles and planning the “Emily Hopes and Dreams” exclusive centre pieces. 

My girl is getting her prom. With friends and their families! 

It will be memorable!

Seriously, look at her! 😍


If you like to read about Emily and would like timely updates of little and big things happening in her life, you should follow Lessons from my Daughter‘s page on Facebook. This is where I post tidbits of information before I have time to write a proper blog post. Some stories might never make it to a full blog post. 

If you want to see what Emily is up to with her art, you can follow her up on Facebook at Emily’s Hopes and Dreams

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