Saturday, May 28, 2011

What we've been up to

This has been about the busiest May that I can remember and that is saying something!
May has always been very busy but this year takes the cake!

This weekend we are working on the graduation party preparations.

We have been going through old photos for Stephen's video.

We have realized two things.

Time has flown!

And we have some really good memories.
I have also decided that I enjoy others graduations
better that my children graduating.
It has been fun to work on invitations, announcements, and party planning but it has also been an emotional journey. Looking back while planning for his eminent departure has been hard.

Last weekend a group of us gave a shower for our friends Angie and JT.

They are in the final preparations to bring their son Alex home. It was a lovely party.

We also celebrated the end of preschool. For us it is the end of something
that seems like it has always been part of our life.
We have always either had a child in preschool or one getting ready to go.
We said goodbye to Miss Anne....

and Miss Lori.

We enjoyed a concert by the kids and then a picnic.
The little guys have made so many nice friends.

Most are going to different schools for kindergarten.
So it felt like we were saying goodbye to them too.

Amidst all this we had tryout for the middle school dance team.
Audrey Kate learned the routine and gave it her best effort.

And she is now a member of the Mavericks Motion Dance Team!
Congratulations AK!
We now get to go to all Middle School football and basketball games!
We just can't get away from the sports.
By the time Sam and Adam have finished High School we will have been part of the Marvin Ridge family for 17 years.

Last week was also Senior Week.
They had fun activities for Seniors each day including a field trip to the zoo and field day.
Senior Banquet was also last week and prizes were raffled off. Stephen won the biggest prize of a 24" LED TV valued at $250.00. Lucky! Too bad he is not allowed to have a TV at the academy. He wants us to buy it from him.

So what's left?

Camp for the little guys.

5th grade field day and graduation.
Dance team parent meeting for AK.

Exams, graduation lunch and practice.
Final paperwork for the Academy
Graduation and party for Stephen.

I have two friends getting ready to bring home children from different countries.

Our good friends daughter Rachel graduates next Saturday.

Honestly we are taking this one day at a time.

Things slow down for us in July!

We won't know what to do with ourselves!

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  1. Oh yes you will know what to do with yourselves....come to the DR!!!!

  2. i need a nap after reading this post. you guys are so busy!! :)