Tuesday, October 10

Hope Turns 51... Or Something Like That

Hope Turns 15
I figure if I'm properly getting back into blogging, I should probably catch you up on our big summer events.  On August 22nd, Hope turned 15.  Like, WHAT?!  Basically, Facebook Timehop and I are enemies at the moment.  "Hey.  Remember when Hope was tiny?  Let me show you a picture of that so you can cry in your coffee this morning."  Thanks, Timehop.  Does it really need to be an everyday occurrence?  Anyway, this was probably the most low-key birthday celebration for Hope that I can remember... and it was really nice.  Don't get me wrong, I love a good themed party, but it was special to just enjoy the day and take her out for some photos.

Hope Turns 15 Hope Turns 15 Hope Turns 15
Since Hope has been in that anti-photo phase for a while, getting her situated for our mini session was pretty hilarious.  I was so happy when she asked if we could do photos, though.  Um... ABSOLUTELY ANYTIME!

Hope Turns 15 Hope Turns 15
We Sheltons are notorious for expecting extensive birthday celebrations, so we had her low-key party at our house the day of her actual birthday, and she also had an epic girls' sleepover and trip to Silver Dollar City the weekend before that.

Hope Turns 15 Hope Turns 15
Of course, Hope hung out with her friends for the sleepover and while we were at SDC, so Poesy had the time of her life getting all of the attention from her mama and daddy.  We definitely didn't mind.


  1. Happy Birthday Hope! What a lovely young lady she is!!

  2. Aaah, my baby boi turned 15 on the 23rd August! He hates it when i call him that now...

  3. Awe, happy birthday Hope! My youngest daughter Chloe, turned fifteen this year too :-)


  4. Wow already?!?! I think she was 9 or 10 when I started reading your blog. She is growing so beautifully and that is cool she asked you to take her photo!! Yey!