March 20, 2013

sarah turned sixteen | portraits

She made her way down to my room for our "Friday night of Downton Abbey." We watched a couple episodes, laughing at the Dowager Countess and blushing because of Branson's smile. After they were done, we got into a two hour conversation about dreams, life, love, happiness, following Jesus, church, and careers. 

"I want to go to Hillsdale and become a Latin teacher." 
She can do it. She has the drive and the determination and the skills. 

"I love teaching violin."
She's so good at it. Her students love her. 

"I'm definitely an introvert." 
She says, laughing. Well, maybe she loves reading books and spending time at home with a cup of tea, but she has the biggest heart for people that I have seen. 

"I love Jesus. He's so amazing."
Her. Faith. One of the most incredible things I have ever witnessed. It is such a blessing to be her older sister. 

Strawberry, (my Anne-loving, movie quoting, laughing sister) you are loved. Thank you for being such a good you. Don't ever be anyone else. :) 
















25 comments:

Allix B. said...

stunnnaaaaaaa :) and seriously, such a sweetie :)

Emma said...

these are too cute :) she's a stunner!
and as a daughter of a latin teacher i'd say that's a pretty awesome job choice :)

Hannah Nicole said...

suuuuuch a stunner. love these photos. can't wait to meet you saraaaah! :)

hayley said...

she's a doll!

allison said...

Aww it sounds like you girls are really close!:) She actually sounds kind of like me...I like Latin (everyone calls me a nerd haha) and I want to teach violin too! :)

-Allison

sarah b said...

ELLIE. thank you.

Meredith Sledge said...

These are so beautiful!!!! I love the 8th to last one!! :) Beautiful colors!! Were these taken with your 35mm?

Rachel Nicole said...

Such beautiful pictures!

xo,
RN

www.rachelnicoleblog.com

Andrea said...

Love them!!! Love the upright pics of her on the sidewalk. So beautiful!

Catherine Marsh said...

Ok everybody else has said it but seriously - stunner on the loose

Elisha said...

GORGEOUS. Must run in the family.. :)

Jessica Lauren said...

um, way to just rock, ellie. wayyy too fabulous! ;) sarah is gorgeous!

Kristyn said...

look at that gorgeous mini-ellie. what a beauty! lovely photos. :)

Madison said...

she's darling, and these pictures are so so fun and beautiful. :)

Jo said...

These are so pretty! Okay, so this is a super small world. Hillsdale (in Michigan, right? or are we not even thinking of the same school?), is where all of my older siblings have gone to college, my sister even works there now as the associate dean of women! It is an awesome school! :)

Leanna Kay said...

These are so beautiful! You did a fantastic job. Sarah is adorable :)

sarah b said...

@jo yep, same school. :)

ⓜⓔⓔⓝⓐ said...

she is so pretty!!! btw, LOVE #3, 8, and 12.

Olivia said...

:) she's adorable. lovely ellie. and happy birthday sarah! xx

Eliza Berry said...

SARAHHHHHH. Im super glad your my sister. Love ya. You are gorgeous. <3 ELLIIIEEEE. Awesome photos. And that was so much fun going out into the rain to be your "Assistant." I didnt really do anything but it was awesome! :D

Eliza Berry said...

btw...love that first one. :)

Kendra Lynne said...

Your sis is adorable. and I especially like that second shot of her.

Capturing the Moment said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww she so cute!!! Happy Birthday!!

elisabeth said...

aw, these are such beautiful pictures, ellie!!

love you muchly, sarah!! ;) and happy happy 16th birthday!! <3 <3 <3

Rebecca said...

Happy 16th! your sister is beautiful, inside and out. You can tell by not only your words about her, but her smile.:)