Sunday, June 14, 2015

Who Doesn't Love A Hearty Meal

Nothing is more satisfying than preparing a meal that you know your family is going to love! Even better when that recipe is totally easy, but looks complicated!!

I hit the jackpot when I found a copycat recipe for Panera Bread Cheddar Broccoli Soup!

Thank God for Google Search because I found it here! It is so delicious, easy to make, and it was perfect with cheese biscuits! You know, the kind you get at Red Lobster!

It was such a hit, that my kids wanted me to make it again the next day!

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Pretty Lady

My daughter glammed up for her Senior Ball.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Promotion Time

Back in my day...a long, long time ago, we used to say we were "graduating," even if it was from elementary school. These days, they say, "promotion" until you are in high school. Don't know why I even shared that, but I just wonder why it changed???

Well, my youngest son just got "promoted" from 6th grade, and he will now be entering Junior High School in the fall! When I was in 6th grade (a long, long time ago), that WAS considered Junior High.

ANYWAY, the promotion ceremony was in the morning, so my husband, and two of the kids couldn't make it! But, I had the two older ones with me to enjoy this moment!!

My Danny boy!! He's a big boy now! Well, he always has been, but you know..the mom in me will always see him as a little boy!!

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Huge Milestone

This past weekend, our two oldest children graduated from high school!

No, they are not twins, however, they would be considered Irish twins

Surprisingly, I didn't get choked up during the ceremony because I did a lot of the crying the day before! I mean, how could I not reflect back on the last 17/18 years of their lives. I can remember their younger days so clearly!

We were "that" homeschooling family! I had them at home with me for ten years before they went to a private school for Junior high! So, our situation is pretty unique (in my humble opinion).

And as much as I would like them to always be a few steps away, I have be realistic. They are young adults, and they need some independence...sigh....

So, with that said, I needed to blog about this event so the pictures could be at my fingertips.

It was a beautiful, sunny morning!! Perfect for a graduation ceremony! I knew it was going to be a long one, too. Come on now, almost 800 students!!!

Here they are, walking in with their group!!!
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I couldn't pass up a selfie with my youngest!
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And here they are!! My beautiful babies!!
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The token parent picture!!!
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The token picture with mama (grandma)!
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My sis in-law!!!
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With the "bros!"
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 I am a blessed mama!!!
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Celebratory lunch!!!
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My father in-law got a little excited with the pasta..hehe.
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And last but not least, my daughter's boyfriend, and his parents!!!
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I'm excited to see what the future holds for them!! Two down, and three more to go!!