Thursday, June 5, 2014

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

middle school stuff.

   May is still whipping by like a crazy train of activity! I always think it's far busier than December, even with all the holidays added in. It's so much fun though, and it means that summertime is right around the corner which brings some much needed down time.
   Last Friday, our soon to be high school freshman, had his 8th grade dance. He went with two of his buddies and had a great time. Doesn't he look handsome?

Getting ready to go.

My favorite part was our post dance conference where I got the scoop on all of the fun. Biggest news? The young single math and science teachers slow dancing together. That's juicy stuff!
Post conference at In n Out.
     Griffin was inducted to the National Junior Honor Society and we are so proud of him. What a great accomplishment! Inductees must have a minimum 3.65 grade point average to qualify then they must complete an application and write an essay on why they feel they qualify. The committee selects those they feel best represent the NJHS. The best part is all the service he'll get to do over the next 2 years.

Laughing with family.
My kingdom for a normal smile with this guy!

These guys make me super proud to be their mom. I am so lucky to fill that position. :)

Sunday, May 18, 2014


   May has been really awesome so far.  I am done with classes for the summer and have just one semester left of nursing school to go! I am so excited! 
  Mother's Day was amazing. Jeb really spoiled me. He got up extra early Saturday morning and rode his bike about 4 miles to Whole Foods to grocery shop with his own money for all he needed to cook a special surprise lunch for me. How he got the groceries back on his bike I will never know! The meal was so good and I was blown away by how grown up he has become. So thoughtful!
Mother's Day itself was special. We spent time with my mom, went to church, and ate pizza and watched SNL all afternoon. It was the perfect day.
I am so grateful to have been blessed with a wonderful mom. Every day with her is truly a gift. Reflecting on the many strong examples of motherhood that I have in my life makes me want to strive to be a better mother every day.
Griff had some exciting news. He was accepted into the National Junior Honor Society. He was pretty happy and so was I. I love getting texts like these! He gets inducted soon and the ceremony seems to be a very big deal. I love that he will be required to do service over the next two years. He already has a heart for volunteer work and I pray this will light that fire even more. Way to go, G!
 Both boys had their spring concerts for orchestra and band. It was two nights of impressive music. As you can see, they are passing me up quick and growing like weeds. This is Jeb's last concert as a middle schooler. It was bittersweet. We love his school and band teacher, but we are excited for him to start marching band in high school. Lots of football games in our future!

I love these three men with all of my heart!  I am so blessed to belong to them.


Sunday, May 4, 2014

heavenly hands.

This image speaks volumes to me, touches my heart, and reminds me that we are not alone.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

sewing lessons.

Tonight I taught the boys to sew a button on a shirt. I completely savored sitting with them, no television or tablets, talking them through the steps.

  We are working on a whole list of life skills. It's the list of weird things that I remember having to do for the first time as an adult, and not being sure what to do. You know what I'm talking about... the first time you had to hem a pair of pants, wrap a gift, use a pay phone, bring a side dish to a party, mop the floor, fill your car with gas, or grocery shop on a budget. Those things.

So now, we can check sewing a button off the list. They really did a great job. I told them when they are away at college, without mom there to do it, they will be happy. I think their future wives will thank me , too. :)