Friday, March 03, 2006

Family and Friends Friday - Amanda

This is my daughter Amanda (the blonde not the gorilla). She's a high school student, teenager, creator of grey hairs (on my head), emotional roller coaster, good friend, average student, beautiful girl, snowboarder.......basically a normal teenage girl.

For those of you who have been through the girly teenage years, bless you for surviving. For those of you that have yet to experience these years, good luck.

Amanda is excited about watching me at IM USA. She's been to a couple of my past triathlons but still prefers the mountain bike scene. I think she may be impressed with the venue at Lake Placid.

Next year she will be starting vocational school, digital photography and design. She's excited about her next two years of school so I'm happy with that. I'm going to start having her do my pictures for the blog.

9 comments:

TriSaraTops said...

She's gorgeous! Very fun picture too!

I think if someone offered me a million dollars to be 15 again, I would pass. Good thing she's got you there to support her--those can be tough years!!

Curly Su said...

ditto that, trisara...teenage years are hell...and somehow the parents get the brunt of it...

that's great that she's found something she's excited about--so important!

E-Speed said...

Hope shes not as big of a pain as I was! But I'd like to think I turned out all right.

She is cute! Just go with the flow with her, as long as you set good examples she'll find her way to a happy and healthy life.

Flatman said...

Congrats on the great job you have done so far. She is beautiful. This is a very cool idea for a post!

qcmier said...

Is that Geagan in the gorilla mask trying to pick up your daughter?

Cliff said...

qcmier is funny :)

Great to have your daugther to see u at LP :)

Eric said...

You have to know Geagan to understand why I told qcmier that he has to take back his comment.

qcmier said...

Awwww, all right, I take back my comment...

Tammy said...

You know that curse parents put on you? "When you have children, I hope they turn out JUST LIKE YOU!"... Well, suffice it to say, that is one reason why I will never have children :)