The last few years my five younger nieces and I have been in a long hair contest. The last three years my niece Maci has won.
This year Gina, Maci and I cut ten or more inches off of our hair... we knew we would not win, nevertheless our hair was still long, just not long enough.
This year Marie, Molly and Kate took the honors. Marie had the longest hair she was the crowned winner.
We set out into the harvested rice fields with wreaths that I made from the nearby eucalyptus tree and orange flowers from my mom's yard.
The three of them love having their photo taken, and I love taking their photos.
2014 Winner Marie.
We all agreed we would have long hair forever.
Or maybe I just said that because I want it to be true.
I will miss them dearly until I see them next summer.