Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Finally......Summer Break!!!!

the halls are vacant Buses are parked!!!
The School, cafeteria, playground, and the gym are empty!!!

Did you catch a hint of excitement from my attitude. Yes, school is officially out for summer break!! I have worked the past ten years for our local system, 8 of those years have been wonderful summer breaks, but the last 2 were spent working during the summer. So, do I really need to explain the excitement of regaining my summer break!!!

I must say I have a list of things I want to do this summer, a little work, a lot of leisure, and a ton of fun things for and with my family. The #1 priority will be just taking a break. Did I mention that I really am excited ;)
If by chance I see ya around this summer you will see a smile on my face:)
Let the summer fun begin............

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

May we always remember and give honor to those who have paid the highest sacrifice for our freedom. May God bless and protect all of our soldiers who are currently in harms way.

Menu Plan Monday

Wow I can't believe how long it has been since I posted a Menu plan on Monday! I have Menu planned, but just haven't had the time to post them. This being the end of the school year, warm weather, and time limitations, I think this week will be very simple. It sure feels good to be back. I hope you enjoy. If you want other menu ideas visit Orgjunkie and Laura will hook you up!

Mon: Hamburger, baked beans, chips
Tue: Grilled Chicken Salad, bread
Wed: Fajitas, refried beans, rice
Thur: Stir Fry, Salad
Fri: Eat out or Take out
Sat: Hamburger Steak, baked Potato, Salad
Sun: Surprise Family Dinner (this means MIL is on a trip and haven't planned ahead) :(

Saturday, May 24, 2008

WCHS Graduation 2008

they began their high school freshmen class with over 600 students, there were 420 seats for this year's ceremony!

The last few weeks have been very busy, exciting, and at times hectic and overwhelming, but all in all they have been just memorable! Busy in all the work and time devoted to making this night happen, exciting knowing that Ethan is beginning a new chapter in his life, and hectic and overwhelming realizing that his adult life is now in front of him. I remember my mother and grandmother saying "How time flies" when you are young you do not realize or comprehend this statement. When you bring those little bundles of joy home from the hospital, you can't imagine the road ahead for you or them! Yes, this road is paved with joy, happiness, and exciting new adventures, and there are times of tears. We must learn to let them go into the world and achieve their dreams. We must let go....! This young man, my sweet Ethan, has been such a blessing in my life. I am so proud of the example he is to others around him. He is quite and has a gentle demeanour. Being his mother has been one of the most rewarding gifts. Brittney always said he got it easy because she paved the way! lol I guess you do relax a little with your second one. I am so proud of his beliefs, and I am most proud of him whenever he makes mistakes in life and ask for forgiveness. I think as a parent, this is when you see all the hard work come to fruition.

This is also a bittersweet moment for mothers. We are learning to let go...and let those wings be their guide to help them fly. My wish would be to all the graduating seniors of 2008, to have or find the courage, strength and love they need to guide them on the path in front of them. Congratulations, good luck and May God continue to bless all of our children......

2008 graduating class procession!
William Ethan!!!
So proud he wasn't ashamed to wave!

Let the ceremony begin!
Best friends celebrating!
Leah always puts a smile on his face!
Grandparents our support and guide!
from boys to men!

WCHS Prom 2008!!!!

Sharp dressed men!!!
These truly are the best days of their lives!!

Ethan and Leah!!!
Best friends!!!
My guys!!!
Wow, what a beautiful couple!!!
His very first bestfriend!!!!

OK I guess I must explain myself! No, I have not been on vacation. I have been super busy trying desperately to get through Ethan's last few weeks in the public school system. Being a school system employee myself I have been just beyond busy! Prom, graduation, and then project graduation!! Whew...makes for a very busy time. You have not lived until you have survived senior year and all that goes into that busy time in your child's life.
I will let the pictures tell the story for me, I hope you enjoy and I am so glad to be back. Only 2 days and 2 hours of this school year left! YEAH!!!!!