Jun 8, 2017

Friday Favorites-Graduation Addition!

Happy Friday everyone!  Hope you all had and amazing week, linking up again with these ladies...

Last weekend was another crazy busy weekend.  We had stuff to finish up in the basement to get ready for carpeting that came on Monday.  Brad and the girls went to watch our nephew play in a baseball playoff game while I cleaned out the garage.  Once they got home we managed to make it to a graduation party.  We came home and had Brad's sister and her family came over for a fire.  I took not a single pic!

Sunday I was spent.  Holy cow.  Cleaning that garage did me in.  I think I made no less than 40 trips up to the attic.  We also got the pool up and filled, should be ready to start swimming in tomorrow, yay!  Brad also took mousey swimming, they caught 16 crappies, she was so excited!!

Sunday afternoon was Emma's coffee date with me.  Since she is graduating from 8th grade, we went and got pedicures at our local nail salon.

We also stopped at Starbucks for some yummy coffees.  Love having these one on one times with my girls.  Time is flying WAY too fast.

Tuesday brought Alayna's first softball game of the summer.  Her team played awesome despite losing by a few runs.  Alayna had a great game, got a hit and a good play in the outfield.

This was before the game, haha!!

I left the game a little early to finish up some errands as Wednesday was the last day of school and graduation for Emma.
Emma made this mug for their bus driver Chad.   He's been their driver for 8 years and the girls absolutely love him!  They also made him cookies.

Their last picture with Chad.

Our school always does such a wonderful job with the graduation ceremony.  I can't believe my sweet Emma is now a Freshman!!

These pics are some of my favorites because it shows how crazy these kids are when we try to get a nice family picture!!

Sweet sisters (I'm surprised they aren't pinching each other).

This is what happens when we try to get a nice picture.

And the progression of a family picture, haha!!

After school there was a party at a local park for all the 8th graders, they had a DJ, food, games and a photo booth.  After the party  Emma had 4 of her girlfriends come overnight.

We did some simple decorations and Emma made a graduation sign.  Thankfully the basement was DONE!!  The girls hung out down there and it worked out so nicely!

I ordered 2 dozen sugar cookies from a local woman, they turned out amazing!!!

This has really been a hard week for me.  I feel like our lives have been non stop on the go busy and I'm wearing down.  I just want time to slow down.  I feel like everyday a month goes by, how in the world do I have a junior, freshman and a 6th grader???  I love these years, the girls are so fun to watch grow up, but I'm also so sad thinking that in just a few short years Rachel will be moving on to her new chapter in life.  Can't they just live with us forever???!!!

This weekend we have 3 graduation parties, but now much else going on, can't wait!!


Andrea Nine said...

Oh sweetie, I feel for you! Last year was one of the hardest years of my life having two boys going to college. It is tough seeing them grow up but yet so rewarding. Know that you are not alone and that you are raising the most wonderful and beautiful, sweet girls! Congrats to your new highschooler! And happy weekend!

Tara Usher @ Mommy in a Nutshell said...

Wow, busy Mama! You have had your hands full! I know that your working through a lot of changes and transitions but you are doing a fantastic job with those kids.

A Gal Named Al said...

How exciting! I love that mug your daughter made for the bus driver- that was so thoughtful, and those guys/gals often get overlooked. Luckily we finished our last baseball game of the season on Tuesday- the weather made it a neverending season! Hope you all have lots of fun and enjoy your start to summer!

Laura Darling said...

Congrats on the graduation!! :) Love the mug for the bus driver! How sweet!