Sunday, August 22, 2010

First Days Of School

The first day of school is always exciting.  Picking out what to wear, buying new supplies, the anticipation of who will be in your class and especially who your teacher will be.

The hardest part as a parent was letting go of their little hand as they walked into the classroom.

This is the little girl that had to practice her spelling words over and over and was not interested in doing homework. 

1st Day of Kindergarten

1st Day - First Grade

My little girl is not so little any more.

She graduated from college in May 2009

Last summer after graduation she had a "light bulb moment" and found her direction.  She moved home and took over our computer and dining room table. 

10 months later, with much determination and a lot of Red Bull,  she finished her course work for her Masters Degree with a 3.88 3.9 GPA.  (I have to brag!) 

This is the young woman who will have her "First Day" of teaching her own class tomorrow.

I won't get to see this "First Day" but I did get to help with buying lots of school supplies and clothes.

She will be taking many hands in hers tomorrow and my heart is just busting with pride!

"Mother's hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever." -author unknown

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hot Summers

When it gets hot I turn into a slug.  My body just does not tolerate the heat well.  You know how some people get the winter blues in January?  I get the summer blues.  It slips up on me when the temperature starts climbing above 90.  Today we are supposed to hit 105. The rest of the week is looking bleak too.  Triple digits as far as you can see.  I'm working on snapping myself out of this slump. 

I'm trying to keep good thoughts instead.

A big butterfly landed on a golf ball in our yard.

Blackeyed Susan's down the street.

Cold Refreshing Watermelon.  I'm drooling already.

"REAL" vine ripe tomato's from Jacksonville Texas

A ballet of sprinklers out back.  Makes me want to run in them like a kid.

Speaking of kids.  This was many years ago probably 16 or so.  Jackson is the chub in the front and of course Molly has the white bowl on her head.

Stay cool any way you can!