Class of 2019 - Veronica in the Magic Kingdom

My daughter is a graduating Senior this year.

My daughter.

I've been over here editing her Senior Portraits, taken in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, and the photographer in me is at war with the sentimental-sappy mama in me — thusly:

Dang, this girl is gorgeous.⁣

[That's MY gorgeous girl.]

⁣Senior portraits, yay!

⁣[My DAUGHTER's Senior portraits.  *sniffsniff*]

Senior portraits in the Magic Kingdom!

[I remember the first time she visited the Magic Kingdom.]

⁣I love these images!

⁣[I love this girl.]⁣

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Prepare thyself for some serious overshare.

I mean it. Go grab a cuppa of your favorite brew, put on your comfy socks, and sit a spell. You’re gonna love these photos, I promise!

Isn’t she beautiful? She’s smart too — crazy smart, like graduating with honors, landed herself a Florida Bright Future’s top level award kind of smart. And supremely kind. Cats love her, children worship her, Disney Princess level kindness — but not if you’re playing against her in Kingdom Hearts III, Arandel. All bets are off then, because she’s merciless …. and really good at mercilessly winning … in fact, just prepare to lose in any video game opposite this girl. (I always do.)

The only thing better than time spent in Fantasyland is time spent in Fantasyland in the shadow of the castle, with a game of hide-n-seek with our boy Peter Pan.

The only thing better than time spent in Fantasyland is time spent in Fantasyland in the shadow of the castle, with a game of hide-n-seek with our boy Peter Pan.

Aside from being the queen of video game’dom, this girl has mad, mad skills in the kitchen. She can whip up a pan of deliciously decadent brownies or a plate of perfectly-perfect chocolate chip cookies in no time — or she can brew you a mean cuppa jasmine tea. Dining on simple meal of spaghetti makes her indiscriminately happy, and if you bring her a Boston Cream Pie donut from Dunkin’ Donuts, she’ll be your new best friend. (You can say she’s a little like her mom there.)

P.S. Veronica loves her root beer floats — has loved them ever since her first ever root beer float, enjoyed at the Magic Kingdom when she was just eleven years old.

P.S. Veronica loves her root beer floats — has loved them ever since her first ever root beer float, enjoyed at the Magic Kingdom when she was just eleven years old.

This girl has blessed us from Day One. Her gentle, soft-spoken nature is a soothing presence in the world, and her calm, warm soul is a gift to all who know her. I can’t believe this precious person has grown up so quickly, so gracefully, so beautifully — but dang, am I proud of the woman she’s become.

Veronica, you amazing human you, we adore you, admire you, and treasure you. Always have, always will. Congrats on a well-deserved accomplishment — and heaps of blessings upon you as you transition into your next best thing, whatever brand of awesome you decide to make it. You’re made of WIN, dear girl.

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