Here it is, ta dah!

Dearra - homecoming dance 2011
@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
October 20, 2011 8:19am CST
This is Dearra at the dance. Gorgeous, eh? I see my mom in her, among other things. (tear in my eye) So how do you cope with your little ones being all grown up and looking like that?
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@topffer (36625)
• Singapore, Singapore
20 Oct 11
Wow, she looks older than she is. I suppose it was a great moment for her. I don't know your mother but I find an air of family with you.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Oct 11
mom - Mom in the high school choir
let's see if I can find a picture of mom... Aha - got one.
@BarBaraPrz (21350)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
20 Oct 11
She looks lovely. She also looks about 28, and a corporate lawyer... Her date, however, still looks about 12.
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@owlwings (40026)
• Cambridge, England
20 Oct 11
Pretty much my thoughts, too! Still, many boys do grow up eventually. Girls seem to be able to look much more confident at that age, even if they aren't really!
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• United States
20 Oct 11
I agree! She is beautiful. They are a lovely couple.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Oct 11
He's actually 2 years older, but he doesn't look it, does he?
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@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
24 Oct 11
Wow... I love the little ones... Dawn, you are lucky to see her dance. I don't get to talk to babies much. You know I don't have any baby... :) You see your mom in her, that is really special and it generally happens that a child looks like Grandpa or Grandma.. I look like my grandfather and father... I have heard that since I was a kid... anyways, love for the little one.. Take care.. . Have a great time!!!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Oct 11
I didn't get to see her dance, actually. She had fun though!
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@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
3 Nov 11
That is nice... At least, she had a good time... :)
@celticeagle (121017)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Oct 11
She does look nice. What a couple of cuties! Did they have a good time?
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Oct 11
She had a lot of fun!
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@celticeagle (121017)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Oct 11
That's good. What a memory!
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• China
21 Oct 11
How pretty she is! I can well imagine that all sorts of feelings welled up in your heart at the sight of your little daughter who was dancing . she has grown up and is so promising,You are naturally full of sense of happy and sense of accomplishment.How much hard work have you put in for them?
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Oct 11
Oh lots of hard work, and much more to come I guess. :-)
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• China
31 Oct 11
For young people,It won't come home to them how much they owe to their parents until they become fathers or mothers.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
21 Oct 11
nice pic love the dress I had to let them al grow up
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Oct 11
we have no choice...
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
30 Oct 11
I knowwwwwwwwwwwwww
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
28 Oct 11
Yes, she is very lovely. What exactly is "Homecoming"? She will be gone before you know it Dawn...my oldest granddaughter will be turning 16 in December...can you imagine that???
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Oct 11
Nope, can't imagine. Homecoming is an American thing, where the schools welcome the Alumni back.
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@much2say (40826)
• United States
22 Oct 11
Awwww . . . beautiful photo, Dawn! I can't even imagine my little ones at Dearra's age. My daughter had a play "date" with a boy from school recently - ha ha - at Chuck E Cheese. We had them take a photo together, well, not like a prom pic, but them playing at one of the Mario Brothers driving games - ha ha. She's only in 1st grade and I can't believe that. The little dude is turning 2 next month, and I can't believe that either. It all goes so fast . . .
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Oct 11
way way too fast...
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@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
22 Oct 11
Fortunately (or unfortunately), I have boys. So for me, it's I can't wait for them to be grown up. And live their own lives! The only issues I have, is that I see myself in my son. Specially the not-so-good side of me. She looks great dawn!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Oct 11
erm, keep em away from my daughter until she's 20. lol
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@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
21 Oct 11
She is beautiful! congrats to you both! I wish for her a great future which I know she will have!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Oct 11
Thank you!
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@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
21 Oct 11
i can't say much dawn, she's really gorgeous. just like mom. well, growing up is something that sometimes, i do not want to see with my kids. if only. but then, they are really growing, and fast.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Oct 11
yeah I tell her to stop growing - she never listens!
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
21 Oct 11
Yes. Georgious!!!!!!!! I know what you are going through. My daughter will be 20 in February. she just had our first grandbaby also. I am still trying to teach my daughter right from wrong. I wish she was still little. I am still enjoying my grandbaby though.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Oct 11
Well congratulations!
@bunnybon7 (37902)
• Holiday, Florida
21 Oct 11
she looks very pretty. why would you say that? she looks like you also. i know you are a proud mom
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Oct 11
Why would I say what? That I see my mom in her? cus I do, my mom when she was young...
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
20 Oct 11
SHe is getting all grown up....I remember those days...some I cried when my daughters got all dolled up for a dance. Just wait until her wedding day....can you say....waterfalls?
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Oct 11
Oh hell, I cry at weddings when I don't even know the people...
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@katsmeow1213 (29043)
• United States
20 Oct 11
It's depressing because it makes me feel like I'm getting old! I think I'd like to put a ban on aging!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Oct 11
I know I would!
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
20 Oct 11
She is gorgeous and I can see a resemblance to you. It is hard to cope with them growing up. I love David but I am still having trouble adjusting to the fact that I am no longer first in Rachel's life. Would never tell her though.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Oct 11
something to (not) look forward too, i see...
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
20 Oct 11
i so know what you mean. i am bemoaning the fact that my baby is 14 and growing up way too fast (beautiful daughter!) and my oldest is 18 already!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Oct 11
I could handle it if it didn't mean I was getting old. lol
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
20 Oct 11
She is beautiful and I love the dress. So, did she have a good time?
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Oct 11
Yep, she had fun!
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@marguicha (105986)
• Chile
20 Oct 11
I congratulate you, Dawn. Mothers are to be congratulated when daughters look like your Dearra. She looks gorgeous and lovely.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Oct 11
all too true!
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@GardenGerty (105236)
• United States
20 Oct 11
I do not know how to cope. My little girl has CHILDREN!!! I look at my oldest grand daughter and see my little one all over again.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Oct 11
something to look forward to