Saturday, June 20, 2015

By The Numbers

1 Girl's Camp
2 Daughters there
5 Nights
6 Days
15 Hours of teaching crafts
62 Mosquito bites (on just my arms and legs!)
215 Young Women and Leaders
Loads of fun
Endless exhaustion

The End

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

She's 16

She was a gift the moment she arrived. She still is. She makes me crane my neck to view the world from the opposite direction. Her energy and smile are infectious. She makes me remember to slow it all down and see the goodness right in front of me. She is my joy.

Today she turns 16.

Oh, how I adore her.

My sweet Kellie, never, ever lose those gifts that make you so very magical. You are extraordinary. Happy Birthday daughter of my heart.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

She Graduates

For 18 years, she's been all mine.
And now I send her out into the world.
This girl who is beautiful inside and out.

Do your thing.
Be The Good.
And always Remember Who You Are.

Friday, June 5, 2015

How We Close It Down

Can anyone tell me why the end of the school year is so crazy busy? Do they do this on purpose? Every May I'm completely baffled at every party, event, concert, awards that I have to attend. We get squeezed out as parents all before summer even starts. Sheesh. And when you have a Senior? Good glory there's so much going on. Summer is going to be a breeze.

Here's how we've wrapped up the school year:

First off. When was the last time you went to a Kindergarten Program? Holy High Heavens it's adorable. I'd forgotten just how precious singing 6 year old's can be. Especially the two I call my own.

And of course I had to hang up obnoxious decorations (that my sister bought!). Because I'm totally like that. Oh, and I gave my kids gifts to start the summer off. My mother bribery to buy their love knows no bounds.

Child #1 graduated from Seminary. Every morning, church class at 5:30 am, for 4 solid years. That's rather epic. So I made her take a selfie with her mother. Because, why not.

Senior Awards where I make her totally stop in the middle of the isle on the way to her seat, and take a picture. She was beyond thrilled. She's graduating in the National Honor's Society and she had completely forgotten she was even a member. Of course.

And then they all stayed home on the last day of school. They asked if they could skip, and I'm a total pushover. So they stayed in their pajamas all day and made food and messes everywhere they went. Summer feels like a long 3 months.

I hope you've survived your own wrap up.
Let the summer games begin.
I may already be tired.