Friday, May 28, 2010

What's Been Happening

Things have been busy around here this month.  It seems that May is always that way.  That's the nature of having kids in school, I think. 
 Picnics, parties, playdates, concerts, graduations....It's all good.
Look who has recently graduated from preschool.  :)  Congratulations, Jadyn!

Family members all seem to be determined to graduate this spring.  One from college, one from preschool, and soon one will graduate from high school.  

Bryan's graduation is coming up in just 2 weeks.  Hopefully we'll be all ready for the festivities.  I still feel a bit behind, due to my recovery.  I'm still trying to get my stamina back.  I wish it would hurry.  I don't have time for tiredness and exhaustion.  No time at all.  :)  I think I need to work on my patience with myself too.

Bryan had his last band concert this week.  It was a wonderful concert.  I'm sure we'll miss these times.  Ah, the bittersweetness of finishing high school. 
Ever the musician at heart, he'll be marching in parades aplenty within the next few weeks with the marching band.  We'll look forward to seeing that soon.

After the concert. 

I realized we had no pics of him with his sax and tux.  A momma's gotta have these things you know.

Here's a picture from a recent photo shoot. We think the world of our boy -- soon to be all graduated and everything!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, everyone!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I'm Back! :)

Yes, at long last, I've decided to rejoin the blogging world.  It's true, I AM still around.

I've even been seen around town here and there.  :)   It's been wonderful to be out and about and enjoying things.  I've been getting out quite a bit for about two weeks now.  It feels so good.  I just have to be careful not to overdo things.  I've been guilty of that a time or two, or three.  It happens easily.

Life must go on and responsibilities happen.  And hey, I can't be the center of attention forever.  Heh.

I am very thankful to be at this point in my recovery.  Very thankful.  It's been a journey.  Some parts were harder than I expected, and some easier.  There are still a few little issues that will go away with time.  It's a 6-week recovery and I'm just beginning week 5.  I have to remind myself of that and try not to be in a hurry for my body to be back to normal.

Our family is doing well, enjoying spring and all of the activity it brings.  We've been doing some celebrating lately of happy and fun things.

Our daughter, Kaitlyn, graduated from college on May 7th.  We traveled to Missouri for her graduation festivities.  We are so proud of you Kaitlyn!
We had a wonderful time celebrating, and visiting with Kaitlyn and Chris.  We had not seen them since Christmas.  Since Christmas!

We had a nice Mother's Day.  My family loves me and that is such a gift in itself.
Our lovely daughter, Lauryn, celebrated a birthday last week, and Bryan also went to prom.  Good times, and as always, family is at the very center of our lives.  Enjoy photos......
Kaitlyn has graduated!  Congratulations!
Kaitlyn and Chris
Kaitlyn and Jadyn
Bryan, and his date Hailey.  Prom-May 15th.