May 30, 2015

The Schoolroom...May 2015 In Pictures...And A Few Words

My Madison's desk on her very last day of school.

When she closes the laptop at the end of this day, she closes this chapter of her life forever. She is ready to start the next chapter in the book of her life. And I cant wait to see how it unfolds!

And so...our second year of Homeschool/Cyberschool is in the books. It was a very successful year filled with learning and adventure and fun. Next year we will begin again...with a sophomore, an eighth grader, and a Kindergartener!

Happy Summer!

May 28, 2015

Thursday Thoughts

Today I'm thinking about...

...graduations. And birthdays. And how much I love this time of year. Flynn "graduates" from Preschool this year...and Madison from High School! Rhett had a birthday and Sunday is my Peyton's special day. She turns 15 this year. Somehow, she seems older to me than that. So it isn't that bad, right? These special times are exciting and fun and sentimental and busy. And I love them all. : ) Here is a peek at the past week in our country home.

We broke out the red, white, and blue clothing...and baby looks taller. And older. What's up with that?!

We did some baking. Or no baking. These Scotcheroos were amazing!

We prepared for our small town Memorial Day Parade the same way we have for gathering flags and decorating candy bags!

We posed for Mom's annual Memorial Day group shot...Oh, the memories these four will have..."Remember how Mom always made us get a picture before the parade? And it was always so stinkin' hot and sunny?!?" : )

We met Grandma at our usual spot...

and took another great photo with her. : )

And then we sat on the curb to watch the parade...

Then we went home and spent some time here...

before having a yummy meal of BBQ Ham Sandwiches and fresh corn on the cob. : )

And there was dessert. My Peyton never disappoints. She made Patty's amazing blueberry pie and a chocolate cream pie as well. : )

Happy Weekend, my friends!
And happy summer!!!!!

May 25, 2015

A Touch Of The Red, White, And Blue

Memorial Day Weekend means it is time to pack away the pastels and spring bunnies and break out the red, white, and blue that will decorate our house all summer long. You know...Memorial Day, Fourth Of July, and Labor Day...up until I can pull out my favorites...fall leaves and pumpkins! But let's not rush it, ok? Let's savor every single glorious moment of the beautiful summer that awaits us. : ) Here is a peek at out patriotic country home.

Happy Summer, my friends!

May 23, 2015

Happy 13th Birthday Rhett

Yep. My boy turned thirteen. What?!?!?! He had a wonderful day as documented in these fun photos below. Rhett is a wonderful young man...a very sensitive soul who makes me laugh at least fifty times a day. I kid you not. He loves movies and working at the theatre. He loves hunting and gaming...and tacos. He hates milk and tomatoes. He is a kind young man if I do say so myself. I am super proud of the young man my baby boy has become, and can't wait to see the amazing man he was born to be. : )

I make him his favorite fudge. Every.Single.Year.

There were pictures first...

(He is officially taller than I am! )

and then presents...

(Super surprised!)


(...and oh so very thankful!)

and then there was cake!
He chose his very fave televisions shows...The Flash and Arrow.
And it was chocolate with peanut butter icing!

(He said he had nothing to wish for! I'm sure he thought of something. : ) )

Happy Birthday, my one and only son!

May 21, 2015

Thursday Thoughts

Today I'm thinking about...

...Rhett. And how he is turning 13 today!!!! That's of today my one and only boy is a teenager! And we are celebrating him with a yummy meal of his choice, cake, presents, family, friends, and fun. : ) I am beyond proud of this young man my little boy has become. And I am so proud to be his mom. : ) Details on his special day to come soon. Now I'm off to make his favorite...Two Tone Chocolate Fudge. I make it every single year on his special day.  Before I go, here is a quick peek at the past week in our country home. : )

The birthday boy himself with his sisters at the Ed Sheeran concert. : )

We got up early for a beautiful Ascension Day Mass...

and took my beautiful mother to breakfast afterward. : )

Things got really pretty...

really fast...

and we stayed outside as long as we could. : )

And that made us very happy.

Steve broke out the mower again too.

There were soccer games...

newborn baby birds...

and homemade chocolate chip cookies.

All in all...a really good week.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend, my friends!