6.03.2014

my little sister is growing up

Eeeeeek. So my little sister is graduating high school tonight and I can't handle it. She is supposed to be the little baby of the family still - not a beautiful, young woman. Being the oldest and wisest of 4 children I sometimes take on the role of 3rd parent - which my siblings hate. As the 3rd parent I have come to the realization that none of my siblings are little any more...Especially Brittany. Brittany and I have something special going on.  I think you have to form a special bond when you have two brothers in between. Us females have to stick together.

Brittany is stubborn. She is smart. She is strong. And she only reads my blog when it's about her. She has gone through not 1, but 2 ACL surgeries during her high school basketball career and yet she still has a positive attitude. She is basically a rock star.   

Over the weekend we got together with family and friends to celebrate her achievement and tonight we head to the graduation. I will confess tomorrow whether or not I cried. 








Also you can check out her, senior photos that my fabulous friend Anne Blodgett took, here

Can't wait to see all the great things you do in college and beyond, sis!


Cheers to Brittany!!! 

<3 BB


27 comments

Helene in Between said...

my little sisters just started college last year and i think i cried more than anyone. this is sweet- congrats to your sis!

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Helene in Between said...

sorry i commented twice. GOT EXCITED

Kelli @She Crab Soup said...

Congrats to your sister, there is nothing like having a sister even if you don't have brothers in between! :)

Melissa said...

Congratulations to your sister! It's such a reality check when the baby grows up and graduates, isn't it?! I remember when my sister did, and I was like --> O.o

P!nky said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww that's soooooo fun! Congrats to your sister! :)

Lauren said...

Time flies. So cliche but so true. My niece is going to be in high school next year and I'm like but wait, weren't we just coloring and playing with dolls last month?

Kelsey Higgins said...

Your family is so adorable! And so photogenic!!!

Congrats to your baby sis!!

My brother is going into his senior year of high school, and I HATE IT. He just had his senior photos done, and I cried looking at the proofs. I don't even know what I'm going to do with myself next year!

Illegally Blonde said...

They grow up so fast... Congrats to her! You have such a cute family!

Susannah said...

:-) Congratulations to your little sister!

Fairy Princess Jord said...

This is so sweet! Congratulations to your baby sister! When my little brother graduates high school next year I am totally going to loose it...being a grown up is just weird.

Nadine Lynn said...

Awww happy graduation to your little sister!!! It is crazy how old the younger siblings can make you feel, isn't it?!?!

Melissa Suggitt said...

nice to see your WHOLE family is photogenic.

jerks.


but really congrats britt!

Rachel @ Love, Rachel said...

CUTE!

Rachel @ Love, Rachel said...

CUTE!

Kristen said...

aww this is so cute! i dont really have a sister, but im like a proud parent of my little bro, even though he didnt go to college (its not a big thing at home, he got an apprenticeship straight out of school which is thumbs up little bro). anywho. yay for little sis!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Sissy is so cute! CONGRATS to her! :D

Rachel said...

One of my little sisters graduated high school this year, too! Now I've got two siblings in college, plus her, but she's taking a gap year before college...how do these kids grow up so crazy fast?

Jackie @ Our Nashville Life said...

YAY! Congrats to Brittany. And Brittany remember that your big sister only tries to parent you because SHE LOVES YOU, SHE WANTS THE BEST FOR YOU, AND SHE KNOWS BETTER.

-Jackie
http://ournashvillelife.com

Meg Henning said...

ok brooke this is creepy i am wearing the exact outfit that you are wearing in these photos a black summer dress and a chambray shirt over it, so i guess i am copying you since you wore it first but i swear i did not read this post first then put the outfit on

Chandler said...

Aww congrats to your sister!! I felt the exact same way when my younger sister graduated last year--how in the world is she that old?? Hahaha. But it looks like you all had a lot of fun :)

Kenzie Smith said...

Aw congrats to your little sister!!

Just Me, Angie! said...

I love that you love your little sister ... Congrats to her. Funny that the boys are all in tan cargo's. :)

JumpingJE said...

Did you cry?!!??! Bet breakfast at Tilt that you did ;)

Allie R said...

Your sister is so cute! Her senior pictures are amazing. Don't worry, all my siblings felt the same way at my college graduation- having to sit through all those names being called is ROUGH!

Kasey Lynne said...

Look at the gorgeous Smith family! Tell your sister that I want those pants..she needs to tell me where she got them from.

Kasey Lynne said...

p.s. you have tear ducts?