Sunday, September 4, 2011


Take a look at this picture:

This is my little sister, Chelsey.  Did you think for a second that it was a picture of me?  I am sort of creeped out how eerily she looks like me in that photo.  If I wouldn't have taken it, I might have wondered if it actually WAS a picture of me.  We look a lot alike.  In a lot of ways, we act alike too.  Even though we're eight years apart in age, she's one of my best friends.  

This girl just started her first semester of college at BYU.  I went with my parents to drop her off, and was kind of having a heart attack the whole time because my baby sister is in college!  That makes me OLD!   

I sound like a geezer saying this, but I'm going to do it anyways.  It seriously doesn't seem all that long ago when Chelsey was just a little girl.  

Even in my youth, I loved to dabble in photography.  Chelsey was often my unwilling subject.  I would bribe her to let me fix her hair and put make-up on her and let me take her picture.  I would set up my own little photography studio using a sheet as a backdrop and have Chesley pose for me for as long as her patience could stand it.  I should seriously track down some of those photos to share with you guys.  They were awesome.  

When I was looking at these senior pictures I took of her, I kind of got choked up remembering the little girl whose picture I had taken so many times.  

She's all grown up.  She's all grown up and so beautiful and off on her own big adventure.  How did that happen so fast?

I am so grateful for her example.  She is so wonderful, talented, kind, and genuine.  I know she's going to do amazing things with her life.  I can't wait to see what's in store for her.  I'm so proud of my little sister.  


  1. I definitely did think that first one was a picture of you.

    Also, I'm pretty sure the last time I checked Chelsey was still in middle school. So it's probably way too early for her to be starting college. Or playing the flute.

  2. Chelsea is SO gorgeous! I can't believe she's at BYU already!! So exciting for her! Your photos are also so lovely!!! Well done my friend!

  3. Wow. Dying her hair really made your similar features stand out. Crazy!

  4. This is such a sweet post. I love it. I can't believe Chesley is in college either! Ah! We are getting so old! :) These pictures are beautiful. Gorgeous subject (she does look SO much like you!) and gorgeous photography! Beautiful!

  5. Hello cute lady!

    Just saw your amazing video on ucreate! You are going to be such an awesome mother! You guys are in my prayers and I cant wait to see what you come up with (crafty-wise that is!)

    Love your guts

  6. Hi! I'm your newest follower from Ucreate. What a amazing video! You and your husband are so sweet! I'll be praying for you. Have fun crafting and sharing! I love it! :)

  7. Ohhhhh,you made a post about me! Thank you sooooo much Whitney! I love you!!!!!!

  8. Totally thought that first picture was you! Crazy. And I'm pretty sure Chelsey is still 10 years old, therefore way too young to be going to college. I can't believe how fast time goes by!