Some Kind a Day.

Brett – 6th Grade Graduation

Shawn and Amanda

In the limo…heading to dinner and then to Prom!


Sarah and Matt…all for show…I totally had to pin the boutonniere on!

It was a great day. Brett’s graduation in the morning. Lots of errands. Relatives arriving. Thankfully, my two cousins (in their early 20’s) arrived just in time to help Sarah with hair and make-up. They had a blast doing that.

Shawn was his usual laid-back self about everything. The look on Amanda’s face when she came up the stairs and saw Shawn…it brought such joy to me. She was so excited. So looking for his approval. He gave her his big-old-grin of approval. It was such a sweet time.

Dashing back to our house to wait for Matt to arrive. I was saddened to see that his parents didn’t come to take pics and I recall that they didn’t at Homecoming either. I’m hoping they met them over at the house where they were all meeting up. If not, I’ll send them some pictures. He was so shy and tentative. When he arrived, The Older Boyfriend was actually at our house. In another this-guy’s-a-keeper move, Trey let her come out to greet her prom date alone, and he (Trey) slipped out the side and away very quietly. He came straight to our house from school (two hours away) to see Sarah and drop off the cheesecake he made her last night. From scratch. In the dorm kitchen. I could tell Sarah would have rather stayed home and hung out with all of us. And Trey. But she was smiling and gracious and I know they will have a great time tonight.

The family hung out at our house. I had made lasagna and a Texas Sheet Cake. We laughed and caught up and drank Chianti and totally had a blast.

Life is good and I am thankful to my God!

What Day is it?

After three straight days of volleyball and then three hours shopping for a prom dress (no luck) I don’t even know the date this morning.

I have a lot to say. And I will. Eventually. But first, I need to catch up here. Brett is home sick today. I haven’t been in the office pretty much since Thursday afternoon and the two boys have been home by themselves since Friday. You can see that I’ll be busy.

We arrived home to this picture yesterday. Sarah was asleep when we pulled up. I had to wait about five minutes for her to be awake enough to even notice it.

It’s hard to read but basically it says, “Sorry this is late” (he had already asked her by phone). The beach ball reads, “Prom?” and the other lettering reads, “with Matt?”

I had started a post last week about the break-up between Sarah and PJ. But it just became too much. So, here is the condensed version:

Girl is “unhappy”. Breaks up with Boy.
Girl cries for two days.
Girl gets back together with Boy.
Boy comes by house. Boy ignores parents.
Girl gets butt chewed.
Girl is still “unhappy” with Boy and wants advice from Mom.
Mom not that stupid.
Girl breaks up with Boy. Boy wants Girl to be “happy”.
Girl and Boy decide breakup is “mutual” and “amicable”.
Break-up turns ugly.
Break-up announced on Facebook (aka
Girl’s cell phone rings immediately. And buzzes endlessly.
Girl’s home phone rings immediately. Doesn’t stop.
Girl is (and who knew) hot commodity.
Friend of Girl’s Brother calls and asks Girl to Prom. As “friends”.
Girl says yes, knowing Brother’s Friend has had a crush on her for two years.
Yes…two years.
Boy begins calling and texting and IMing Girl.
Misses Girl. Says, “don’t go to Prom with Brother’s Friend”.
Mom chimes in with, “don’t even think about it”.
Mom now stuck with helping Girl find Prom dress. And shoes.
Stupid Mom.