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For Today... June 22, 2009
Outside my window...beautiful sunny day-we are expecting our first HOT temps of the summer -up to 89 degrees. A little early for that here in the north:)
I am thinking... how fast June is already moving along.
I am thankful for... the wonderful graduation celebration we had on the 12th and 13th for Amanda's graduation. Also for all of the work that family members did to get everything ready for her party on Saturday! Also for all the miles that family traveled to be here. For those of you who traveled from Missouri and Illinois and Milwaukee, we are so grateful that you came!
From the kitchen...I have all of my plastic ware pulled out of the cabinet. You know when you get to that point when you can't find a lid to match any piece you pull out to use? We are there, and the time has come to weed out what we don't use again and re-organize.
I am wearing... hey! I'm dressed today:) I have on a white tee and blue capris.--It's also afternoon when I'm writing this- not morning, like usual:)
I am hoping... to keep the house cool this week with as little AC as possible. Soooo thankful for our new AC that we replaced a few years ago.
I am hearing...Amanda talking and laughing on the phone with a friend while they watch the same tv show. My sister and I do that sometimes too:)
I am praying...for my mom as she recovers from a fall almost two weeks ago. She fell outside and broke her right arm, her nose, and a rib. Fortunately, the arm didn't require a cast and she is now out of the sling. She is still quite bruised and sore from the broken rib.
Around the house... laundry, and catching up.
One of my favorite things...soft serve chocolate ice cream on a summer evening.
A few plans for the rest of the week..getting some summer projects in the works. Organizing our home office- and Amanda is moving into a larger bedroom downstairs- a college student has to have her space:) Her dad and I are blessed to have Amanda live at home two more years as she attends a local college for an associate degree before she transfers to a four year college.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...*
I have been away from blogging for over a week, so I wanted to catch you up with first some graduation pictures...
The graduating class of 2009 (over 400 students)
The big moment--Amanda receiving her diploma!
The backyard party on Saturday...FATHERS:
This photo segues into my "Great Dads" segment:)
Amanda with her proud dad after the ceremony.
My husband's dad- passed away in Oct. 1998.
My dad- passed away in Nov. 2006.
The newest Dads in our family:
Ben- at the birth of his daughter Sophia...
And as she is growing...
Daniel with his son Sam...
Doing loop de loops ... ("again Daddy":)
This was taken by our cherry tree:) Thanks Jess!And Daniel is an expectant father again-- Sam's little brother or sister is due in November. The blessings just keep coming... thank you, Lord.