Sunday, June 26, 2011


Who woulda thunk it?  Yesterday he was starting Kindergarten and today graduated high school.

Thanks Hunk! I love you too.  I had no idea he was doing this.......
what a shock that he would do such a thing!
This is tradition.  I took a roll of toilet paper with me to my oldest sons graduation.  I now have to make sure I embarrass them all equally.

I love how the score board has the graduating year on it.

My sweet baby boy accepting his diploma!

My nephew takes issue with load noises...

Someone behind us popped these confetti things it was so awesome!!

 Class of 2011......  I'm so proud of you.

Big brother was very happy for his little brother...  Love these two babies so much!

Three of my four  Rugrats!  Miss Sassy Pants Sister was off visiting with all of her friends that were there.  Teenagers! LOL

My beautiful baby girl. She was so excited to pretend "she" was graduating with her big brother!

Here area couple of senior portraits my sister took on our property.  It was the day after my son stayed up all night at the "Sober Graduation" party so he was very tired but we threatened him with his life talked him into taking a few photos for me.

My baby boy....hard to believe he is abandoning me like he doesn't need me anymore leaving for college soon!

Speaking of college:

This summer we spent two days at Biola University.  WOW....  Loved it.  But more importantly our son LOVED it.  He was so excited and worried at the same time.  Excited that he felt he has a good chance of being accepted there and worried that he wouldn't be.

There were several activities going on while we were there.  Meetings and dinners and lunch for the parents and meetings and classes and dinners and lunches for the kids.  Our son got to stay the night in a dorm with a current Biola student and had a great experience.

We were able to attend Chapel service and be surrounded my thousands of students singing out praises to the Lord.  What a humbling moment.  It brought tears to my eyes.  We knew that if this is where our son is meant to attend college then it would happen.....  I know "he" feels it is the University he belongs at.  In fact I think he would have been thrilled to have moved right in and started school on our visit.

What does this mean for us?  Another son moving out of the house.....

Biola is about 4 to 4.5 hours away from us so it is close enough to be able to visit and I already found a nice little hotel about 2 miles away that has a mini kitchen living room and bedroom set up....  Hunk already told our son "This will be your mom's new home away from home, when you attend Biola".....  I'm certain he is correct!

Being so busy with helping him with college forms and applications and tours and testing schedules was starting to make my head spin.  Not only because of all that needs to be done but because of the emotional side of it.

Letting go isn't the easiest thing for a Momma to do.  On one hand I am so proud of him and can't wait to see what he does in this big ol' world.  I know he will do great things.  He has so much ambition and drive...... BUT on the other hand I still see him as my little boy running around the backyard with snot running down both nostrils and some sort of food in each fist.  I guess that will always be the case.

It also made me realize that I will only have two rugrats left at home AND both of those rugrats will be in junior high.  I know in the blink of an eye we will be preparing to send them off for college and then it will just be Hunk and I left at home........and probably some grandrats running around by then! =)

Hold your babies close, let those little moments, like snot and double fisted eating, get burned into your memories...........before you know it they will graduate and head off to college or off to work and a wife...  It truly feels like it all happened in a blink of an eye.

Hunk..........You  We are gettin' old buddy...Our Rugrats are growing up.

Maybe it's time to have some more Rugrats.  Maybe that would ease the pain I have in my heart. Fill it with the sleepless nights, thousands of diaper changes love that comes with having a new baby in the house.


Ciao Bellas~



  1. Beautiful & Congrats!! Time does fly, right?!?!

  2. Oh! I so understand where you are right now! My first born is a rising senior this year, talking about graduation, senior trips, makes my heart freeze up! My youngest will be a sophomore. I'm dreading this so much! It doesn't matter if they are in diapers or out, we'll still have sleepless nights.

  3. Oh thank goodness for the "not" - you are in for a treat in that time with Hunk - it is wonderful. Trust me. WONDERFUL to be alone with the man you love! Amazing. Spectacular. Wowzers. And Alpha Son is still around visiting and bugging us only now he has a wife to join in with him! I can't believe he will be 29 this year. It is mind-boggling. I keep trying to explain the concept of "You are a GROWN UP now. Fix your own food. Quit expecting big presents. Quit looking in card envelopes for money."

  4. Melbatoast68- Yes, we do! Congrats and I'm sorry all at the same time about your first born being a senior this year. It really is a very fun year for them..... it's just so hard on us to have to face the fact that they are growing up!

    Many happy and sad tears to shed. ;-)

  5. LBD- HA HA HA.... So in other words they leave but you still do their laundry and fix their meals?LOL....

    Hunk and I were talking and we figure by the time the girls are off to college our oldest will have blessed us with a grandchild to have fun with.

    New season in our life coming........happy but it's still kinda sad to let go....

  6. Such great pictures of your son's graduation! I looked back to see the wedding pictures of your Kyle...he is so handsome and what a gorgeous new daughter-in-law you now have.

    I am so glad you stopped by my blog to visit!!

  7. Bridget- Thanks so much!! Loved your blog.

  8. ohhh, i loved the photos.
    ---------time goes soooooo utterly is true,
    Suddenly they just grow up. How? So fast.
    I hate it !!!
    Great post.