I really, really love this picture. Most girls don't get up early on their 14th birthday and get dressed up for school. Most girls don't really want to have their picture taken at the front door, waiting for the little school bus, with donuts to share with the rest of the kids in her class. Not all girls have such a sweet and naturally happy smile. Only a few families have this blessing. We are really quite fortunate.
For dinner there was macaroni and cheese with hot dogs in it, green beans, salad, and a birthday blueberry pie. She got a bag of M&Ms, a watch on a neck chain, a charm bracelet, and a new dress. She now has her own email account so she can send letters to her brother at college. She may eventually get Facebook, we haven't decided yet. She mainly wants it so she can wish her friends a happy birthday. She has about 150 best friends, and sees nothing abnormal about that.