Thursday, June 5, 2014


We've had a lot going on over here in the land of graduations.  Sorry for the long writing break, but in addition to all the festivities we had unbelievable sports drama with D and the stress of these big changes in our family has made me (and everyone else) a bit of a basket case.

E's graduation was spectacular.  She graduated valedictorian and gave hands down the best speech I've heard (I'm a little biased, but seriously, she compared their high school experience to funny, clever and touching).  She was so happy and our party afterwards was fun.

E with all the cousins.

E with the aunts.

E with her sisters.
Last night was 8th grade graduation for A and M.  They had a fun and emotional week leading up to the actual graduation mass.  A has been at his school for 9 years.  He has such great friends and it was tough on me thinking of my little boy all grown up.  We are so happy with the experience he has had at our school, and the way M has been embraced has been such a blessing. A won academic awards for honor roll and English. M won an academic award for Religion and the last individual award of the night for living her Catholic values.  The awards were actually big surprises for all of us. She was floating on air getting not one but two awards.  A was his usual chill self and happy to be starting summer vacation.  He's got lots of plans for herping and skating.
The graduates

Me and K with the graduates.

Me and my boy.

Big bro with little bro.

Me and my guys.
This morning I only dropped off D and L at school.  It was quiet.  It was strange.  I think sometimes in our family we brace ourselves expecting badness to come with change. Frankly, that has been our experience the past four years. In this case, I can only hope for positives.  I really can't wait to see what's in store for our three graduates as they start their new adventures.  I'll be there to support and cheer them on all the way.


  1. Oh, Peg, it was so delightful to see you in so many of the photos! :o)

    I'm without words other than, congratulations, Mama! :o) You made it! :o)

    Time to take a big deep breath and just *be* for awhile. Ahhhhh.

    Hugs to you, my internet friend. :o)

  2. Congratulations to all of your graduates and best of luck in their next adventures! And congrats to YOU for getting them there!!

  3. Congratulations! What an emotion filled time for everyone I'm sure. Thanks for sharing so many sweet photos.

  4. Hi Peg,

    I just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of your girls today and praying for you all.

    Happy Father's Day to K! :o)