Alexandra is my first born daughter.
She is four months away from turning 18 and venturing out into the real world. Next month she will graduate from high school and enter the world of higher learning, making money and paying her own bills, sort of.
She has been a blessing to me since the day I found out I was pregnant with her. Together we have been through good times, bad times, hard times and easy times. We have sung, danced, cried, and most of all laughed together. She turned from Allie into Alix (which I'm told is how the last Queen of Russia spelled her name) and became a clever hilarious adult at some point when I must have been looking at something else.
Over the last 17 years I've watched my little "Hootsie-Tootsie" grow from a little powerhouse in dress-up clothes with unlimited energy into a strong and determined young woman. I'm not going to lie and say it was always easy and these teen years have almost killed me, but we're making it.
Alix is an artist, writer, dancer, and humorist.
When Al was 15 she enrolled in OCC's photography program. She was the youngest student in the program and got an A in the class. This was all film and darkroom work. Since then she was taken graphic art in photoshop, and digital photography.
Below are a few images she took of her sister Amanda and Chelsea, her best friend since 5th grade. Her assignment was to use filters and photo editing tools. I thought they were pretty cool images and wanted to share them. I really like that she shoots and edits differently than I do. I like that we have always been so much alike and so very different all at the same time.
I'm super excited to see what happens in Alix's life over the next 17 years!
I love you Baby girl!