Sunday, April 10, 2016

Seventeen

Oh to be seventeen again.
Paige says “Seventeen is a nowhere age, at sixteen you get your license to drive and at eighteen you are an adult.”

I called her one day last week and asked her to double check her birth certificate.  I must be in denial.
Paige at 17 years and one day
We met her at  DQ for a birthday treat and afterward she posed for the obligatory birthday photo. She recently cut her really long hair and just doesn’t think she will wear it up for prom…too many bobby pins involved.

We talked about prom, her classes and her thoughts about the future.  She is one of our very focused grandchildren.  She has her eye on the University of Minnesota or the University of North Dakota for eleven years.  She wants a career in medicine…possibly Dermatology…I mentioned about being a Plastic Surgeon…she said “That would be cool, Grandma I could give you some surgery!”  She scored 26 on her ACT tests and will take it again because she wants a 27…more scholarships are available to students with a higher score.  She is thinking way ahead as she is a Junior this year.  Her grade point average is 4.1 we asked how did you get the .1 and she said it is given to those students who take college classes in High School.
Paige 2001 2 years old
Paige in 2001 when she was 2 years old.

Recently she was named Captain of the Hockey Team for next season. Way to go Miss Paige!  We are so proud of you!
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22 comments:

  1. Good for her , I feel proud of her and I don't even know her lol ! Lovely looking young lady . Hope her dreams come true . Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  2. So is today Paige's birthday? Happy birthday! What a special granddaughter she is...and so pretty!

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  3. She is definitely a focused student, and really good looking to boot. You made me smile with her reference to giving you some plastic surgery. She's a kidder, even if she's no longer a kid. :-)

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  4. What a beautiful, and smart, grand daughter! She has it all!

    Shirley H.

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  5. Isn't it great to know who you are and what you want to be. I don't think I was that grow-up at 17.

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  6. Now the two year old photo is one to melt my little hearty! Much success to Paige.

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  7. Happy Birthday...Seventeen is a wonderful time of life!

    Linda

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  8. What a wonderful girl! Happy Birthday and all the best to her in her future endeavors:)

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  9. Paige is beautiful, and I love that she has plans for her future. Happy Belated Birthday!

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  10. Paige has a refreshing maturity to her plans for the future. The world is certainly at her doorstep. I wish her all the best. She's a beautiful young lady, but it seems she has beauty on the inside, too.

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  11. Paige sounds like a true blessing

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  12. What a wonderful granddaughter you have. My granddaughter, Paige, will be 16 in May. She, too, wants to be a doctor. A pediatric surgeon!

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  13. Connie, that two year old Picture looks so much like you when you were little. They grow up way too fast don't they? Sharon

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  14. Congrats and happy birthday to your beautifulgranddaughter, Paige! I like her spirit and determination. Looking forward to prom photos.

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  15. What a delightful granddaughter you have. Pretty and also focused on her future.
    Good for her.

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  16. Wow! What a great grand-daughter with great goals! I hope I live long enough to see what my grandchildren's hopes and dreams are. I hope they all dream BIG like Paige! Happy Birthday to a great young woman! You go girl! And congrats on the hockey team captain too!

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  17. Seventeen is not a nowhere age! Sounds like Paige is using it to build a smart foundation from which to launch some pretty ambitious plans. Happy birthday to a granddaughter who is making you so proud!

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  18. It is nice to see high school students that have focus. Most do not anymore. When we drag kids through high school with D's just to graduate, you are lucky to have a hard worker.

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  19. Wow! She really is focused. Good for Paige and happy birthday to her. :)

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