Tex was over the photo shoot by this point.
My attempt at not embarrassing Olivia by taking too many pictures. She was so glad to be at a table with her good friend Maggie and two other friends from her 2nd grade class. I think I restrained myself pretty well - I didn't even ask them to pose for me.
Today was a little bittersweet for me. My absolute favorite teacher has always been Mary Louise Dukes, my 3rd grade teacher. She was THE BEST - her granddaughter, Angie, and I were friends from both church and school. Mrs. Dukes let us go to school with her for in-service to help set up her room, decorate her bulletin boards and get her classroom organized. I learned today that Mrs. Dukes died and it has broken my heart. She has been on my mind so much lately with Olivia starting 3rd grade. I have such high hopes for Olivia this year and pray that she loves third grade as much as I did. God has a new angel in Heaven tonight and I'm sure she's up there watching over all of the children who are starting school this week.