Starting tomorrow, my little sister Tessa will be a freshman in high school. I know I sound old when I say things like this, but it feels like I just walked her home from kindergarten, yesterday. I cried when she started kindergarten, so you can only imagine how much I’m freaking out about this.

The Colts shirt was passed down from my mom, to my older sister Nicole, to me, to Amanda, back to me, and now to Tessa Marie. It’s kind of neat that all of us went to the same high school – and that, as horse people, our mascot is a colt!

Love Love,
Keiko Lynn  p.s. I am lucky to have such a great little sister. When I said that they treat you like young adults in high school, she replied, “But I like being a kid!” I hope she never loses that quality:)

  1. grrfeisty says: August 22, 20104:04 pm

    i think it's kinda awesome how your readers have gotten to see tessa grow up as well ๐Ÿ™‚
    she lseems like an amazing person!

  2. dear kate says: August 22, 20104:28 pm

    i know what you mean! i have one sister starting her senior year, and another starting her sophomore year. crazy! good luck to your sister!
    love the passed down sweatshirt! too fun!

  3. Rheanne says: August 22, 20104:47 pm

    you two are soo cute ๐Ÿ™‚ unfortunately me and my sister don't get on ๐Ÿ™

    loving your blog โ™ฅ
    Love, x

  4. Vicki says: August 22, 20104:52 pm

    great post!! my sister is leaving for another country in two weeks to do a PHD i cant believe it!! I did post on her today too ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

  5. malori says: August 22, 20104:54 pm

    My baby brother started high school a few weeks ago and I felt the same exact way. I took a million pictures of/with him and got to drop him off for his first day :).


  6. libys11 says: August 22, 20105:15 pm

    aawwww that's just so amazing.. ๐Ÿ™‚ all the best for her! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Animated Confessions

  7. Latoya says: August 22, 20106:28 pm

    Awww how cute! Starting HS is such a major milestone:-)

    My husband's favorite football team is the Colts, btw

  8. Lulu says: August 22, 20106:54 pm

    awww! i (kinda) know how you feel, my cousin is starting high school this year. it's scary, i remember when she was so much younger! and now she's growing up. i mean, i'm not too much older than her, but still. it's crazy. i love her and i don't want her corrupted! haha
    ps- she has blue streaks in her hair, too. =P

  9. L says: August 22, 20107:12 pm

    this is sweet! good luck to your sister!


  10. Catherine - The Girl In The Paper Dress says: August 22, 20107:18 pm

    I know exactly how you feel. My little sister is starting middle school, and it seems like she was just born, now she's wearing my old middle school sweatshirt and she's so grown up ๐Ÿ™‚

    The Girl in the Paper Dress

  11. Colleen says: August 22, 20108:53 pm

    i know how you feel, my little sister is going off to college on thursday!

  12. lisa says: August 22, 201010:23 pm

    ahhh i enjoy reading your blog and knew you had mentioned you were from florida but i had no idea you were from coral springs! i'm from that area (parkland)–what a coincidence! also, good luck to your sister in high school! :]

  13. Anonymous says: August 23, 201012:08 am

    Completely random, I know, but is this Bobby?

  14. Helena from BrooklynBlonde says: August 23, 20101:01 am

    Aww, such a sweet post! And even in a sweatshirt, you look gorgeous!

  15. Jen says: August 23, 20101:19 am

    Such a sweet post! I think it's so cool that you all have worn that same shirt. <3

  16. Dawn says: August 23, 20101:43 am

    I used to live in Coral Springs and was a total barn rat at Millpond Farm down by Wiles Rd! I miss spending all summer day at the barn riding horses and barebacking into the pond with my friends. Good times!

  17. amy lapi says: August 23, 20102:01 am

    this is so insane! ive been a reader for sooo so long and i can't believe i never knew this about you! you were at CSH and i was at taravella at the same time!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Anonymous says: August 23, 20103:35 am

    I graduated from there! class of 1993!
    Jennifer in CO

  19. Archives says: August 23, 20104:41 am

    awh! my little bro starts high school this week…i know how you feel ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Britty says: August 23, 20107:26 am

    love the blue in your sister's hair and luck to her in high school!!! my baby sister going back to high school for her second year!And i know how you feel!

  21. ...on the brink of something beautiful says: August 23, 20102:23 pm

    yay! another CSHS colt!!!!

  22. Stephanie says: August 23, 20105:12 pm

    thatยดs a sweet post :] You & your sister are really cute together :]

  23. Jenni Wells says: August 23, 20106:21 pm

    It's great to know that some kids out there still enjoy being kids. My baby sister is 12 now and she tries to act so grown up. It just isn't the same these days.

  24. Alice says: August 23, 20108:26 pm

    nice pics ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. Annie Cristina says: August 23, 201011:16 pm

    Today I started my first day back to school, too … as a teacher. This is my 5th year teaching high school, 1st year teaching freshmen. Oh, and our school mascot is also a horse! We go by "the thoroughbreds." ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Justice Pirate says: August 24, 20102:25 pm

    that is really nice to pass things down like that and have it last so long. That is also awesome that you all have gone to the same school. memories!!! hehe.

    It is nice that you are so a part of her life even with the distance in age. My oldest brother is almost 10 years older than me and he always apologizes because he missed out on most of my life trying to find his own. I didn't really ever see him between second grade and up until I was 20. I adjusted to it as a kid so it didn't really bother me too much.

  27. Stephanie says: August 24, 20104:51 pm

    Oh man, I can't believe you went to Coral Springs High! That's only like an hour away from my house.


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