Saturday, October 15, 2011

How a new stage of life began

When Samantha's family and friends gathered in River Forest recently, they saw the girl they knew in a different light: as a young woman. Samantha celebrated her 15th birthday with a quinceaƱera, and dozens of well-wishers came out to introduce her to a world that had been waiting for her arrival.

Samantha starts her journey with plenty of love from her friends.

There were a couple of surprises for Samantha's guests...but there were also a couple of surprises waiting for her.

A surprise to none: Samantha and her fellow dance students at Local Motions put on a show.