I measure time passing by my children’s faces. It is hard to notice them change if you don’t have photos as yardsticks. I was shocked this year when I noticed this tree that was planted in our front yard in 2005. Friends had come in from North Carolina and I had a horrible stomach flu. I had completely forgotten that a nursery crew would be delivering and planting trees in the neighborhood. Our house nearly got skipped, but thanks to my (pushy??) 🙂 visitors I was the lucky recipient of this beautiful tree. I can’t believe how much she has grown.