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My Katie...

My daughter, Katie, is a study in contrasts. She is the shiest of my girls, and yet is a force to be reckoned with. She makes friends easily, but prefers to spend time alone. Her little sister has learned to be her voice in public, but knows that if it comes down to it, Katie is there and totally has her back! She is a one of a kind girl and I hope she knows it!!
The pictures with braids was the day before the other. She wanted her hair short for school!! :)

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