Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I getting My groove back…The last of the relatives have departed. I’m about to start my second day back at the office. Chelsey’s Graduation was outstanding. No tears… more of a feeling of victory I guess. She was asked to speak for Memorial Day on her Voice of Democracy and how she will honor today’s veterans. While she is not smiling-- you can tell she spoke with real conviction.
All the relatives got to hear her talk on Saturday. She spoke again at her high school graduation Sunday.
Here is a snapshot in the same pose as taken when her brother graduated two years ago. It was great having Eric home for the holiday.
Yep – I’m probably bragging…But today it’s OK that I do.

I enjoyed visiting with my Mom. My Dad shared several stories of my Grandmother quilting when he was a kid. I’ll definitely tuck those away.

It was 28 degrees this morning. I’ve been hauling flowers in every night. Mother Nature is definitely reminding us where we live. I have all of my garden plants and seeds ready to go. My dad and I bought them together. I got digital photos ready to post….probably a week’s worth. I’m thankful life is slowing down.

Gratitudes:
Safe travel for everyone home
Green Leaves on the trees
Muslin in my sewing basket

13 comments:

Adrienne said...

You will always have such sweet memories of this time together. Your daughter is beautiful and it obvious that it's not only surface beauty. I know you are proud of her. ~Adrienne~

Linda said...

Great photo's of the kids Melanie. I see Chelsey has a sash around her robe?

Joanne said...

Congratulations to Chelsey! And to you -- you survived and in style! You should be very proud of both your kids!

Libby said...

WooHoo! and a little *sigh*, too. It was surely a whirlwind that you will enjoy the memory of for a long time. Now enjoy a vanilla latte and relax just a little.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Congratulations to Chelsea! What a beautiful, intelligent daughter you have :o)

Cold here too. Had to haul all the flowers in last night, with the threat of frost.

Glad you are back and you and your family are all well.

Carol said...

Congratulations to Chelsey and to you Mel! Great job! Huge Milestone!

Pat said...

Congratulations to Chelsey and to you Mom. A great job well done! It is still very cold her in upstate NY also. 39 degrees this morning and frost and snow in the higher evevations. I am ready for some warm air.

Lindah said...

Great pix of a very special day for a very special young woman! --and, not to detract from her day, 2 very fine young people. Precious memories, eh? Savor them. Congratulations, mom, for a job well done!

julieQ said...

Congratulations! Wow, you must be so proud of her...

Karen said...

28 degrees! Oh my goodness!
You have good reason to be proud of your daughter!

Stina said...

Congratulations to your daughter!!
And glad you are back in blog and sewingland...
Good luck with your flowers!!

Journeying said...

Chelsey's just beautiful but I know you're even more thankful for her inner beauty.
I'm glad you've had such a wonderful time with kids and family.
Get out the chocolate!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

What fun photos - I hope you frame the 2 of them together - too precious!

Cheers!
Evelyn