Early June, 2011
Graduation Day!!! Sue's Mary and my Christian have gone to school together since kindergarten, and here they are on graduation day--both of them graduating with honors. I could cry just looking at them. Sue has been so brave all year, and I have been just a mess. But, I have to say that we were both a bit of a wreck last week. My friend, Tammy, told me this would happen and she was right--I spent the whole last school year thinking: last swim meet, last debate meet, last dance, last... I even thought--last parent/teacher conference and I always dread slogging through those, so that tells you how pitiful I have become. I think I am just not ready to be done with this part of my life. I still long to lie out on the grass with my little boys and find constellations, or take their kites to the school and try to launch them, or ride our bikes to the university pond to feed the ducks. Well, I guess we could still try the bike ride thing, but Chris would probably be there and back 5 times while I would be peddling along. I know that all parts of parenthood have their own joys, and now it is my time to celebrate new ones. I can take great joy in the fact that Christian had his hair cut into a mohawk with steps at his school's all night graduation party, and I can take even greater joy that it is quickly growing out and he thinks he is a little tired of it. (Of course Mary just had darling, wispy bangs cut.) Ok, I am going to be fine with the next great adventure. (Besides, Bob told me to get a grip. So grip I am going to get.)
Birds of a Feather Mystery Sampler(If you haven't joined us, give us a call and get going on this perfect summer project. )
I have to admit that I am ready to start putting up Halloween, but Teri reminds me that ' to everything there is a season.' So, I guess this is Bee Season. Here is her wonderful Bee display with such darling pictures, that you won't want to resist. I am a little more leery of this collection because it was the very day she put it up last year that we got our swarm of bees in the shop. Here's hoping. And you just have to see the newest felt pin cushion from Just Another Button Co. It was inspired by the button that they made for our Summer Flies pillow, and it is simply darling. The kit for this one runs $55.00, and includes all the fabulous embellishments that you can see on the model. Teri wants to take it home and use it, but we are making her leave it here.