12.3.12

Enjoy People | Graduating High School | Ellie

i said a prayer and fell asleep
i had a dream
priscilla ahn - dream
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One of my first consistent baby-sitting jobs was for a sweet family with four little girls.  Their first born was fair-skinned, talkative nine-year-old named Ellie.  Nine year old Ellie loved to make me cards, and crafts, and signs, and mini-scrapbooks.  Every single time I went to baby-sit I was greeted with a gallery of art made specifically for me.  I loved these little girls.  Sometimes when they went to bed I'd stay up and make crafts for them to find in the morning (once I think I even made a whole "good morning" scavenger hunt with clues!)  Photobucket
When I bought and began practicing with my darling Nikon D50, Ellie was curious.  She'd long gotten used to me bringing over a point-and-shoot to take pictures of our adventures, but this new black camera had won her affection.  She always wanted me to bring my big camera.  She asked many questions.  She posed for me.  One night as we crafted away (and I held the newest Berry baby - their fifth girl!) Ellie and I talked about working together someday in business. At the time I thought I was just being nice to a friendly little girl I really loved, but it's funny how God allows conversations like that to occur.  This past year Ellie has been my number one second-shooter.  She's just as friendly and eager as she was as a child, but now she's a lady.  She's a lady with a tender heart, daring plans and earned talent.  

I love working with her, knowing her and enjoying this dear friend God put into my world.  Ellie, thank you your friendship.  I really mean that.  And go have fun exploring the world with your black box, making brave decisions and living your life.  You're going to have a ball. 
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14 comments:

  1. thank you so much kristen!! i love you! :)

    ps. i'm still think i am a talkative 9 year old sometimes ;)

    <3

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  2. Isn't she a beauty!! I love her blog and yours, so this combination is perfection :) xx

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  3. hey Ellie!!!!!! sweet post!!!! Im glad you have even made it to Okee~lee~homa to visit us!!!! Come back, ye hear!!!!

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  4. O my! These are beautiful! O I miss you Ellie!! I miss you Kristen!!

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  5. ELLIE!!!!! YAYY!!!

    I remember when you babysat us, Kristen!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 amazing times.

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  6. These are adorable and beautiful all wrapped in some gorgeous images!

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  7. Anonymous13.3.12

    ADORBS.

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  8. AWWW!!! Ellie your soo beautiful!! <3
    Awesome job Kristen!! :D I barely remember when you babysat us....but I remember looking forward to those awesome nights!! XD
    -- Eliza <3

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  9. I LOVE this + these shots + your words + you + Ellie. The end. Seriously...one of my FAVES. Adorable and sweet and just plain gorgeous. beeeeeeeautiful! :)

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  10. yeah, ellie...you're pretty much the most gorgeous thing ever. and these pictures! so beautiful, kristen.

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  11. what a great story! I love it! the photos are wonderful....so sunny and sweet. you two have a great palship!

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  12. so darling!
    Ellie is such a gorgeous girl. <3

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  13. Beautiful story, and of course beautiful shots! She's so pretty.

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