If I posted in May

I can’t believe it’s almost the middle of June July 4rd ~ Independence day and I’m just now getting around to finishing this post I wanted to put up from May.  There was so much I wanted to tell you about. Sure you know about the big party and the blast from the past, but, really there was so much more. 

For weeks I had planned this post in my mind but I never really took the time to get to it done.

              Now I wonder. . .  Is it to late? 

I mean it’s July for crying out loud. It’s Independence day. I should be putting up pictures of fireworks. I would if I had one decent shot from the night. But, I don’t. So now here I am thinking, should I go backwards and just post what I had planned or what?  I am behind on this thing. I do enjoy posting very much. 

AND I think. . .


If I posted in May one of the things I most definitely would have put on would be this picture. It’s of Matthew going to the prom with good friends. I also would have told you how bad I  felt about missing the whole getting ready for prom,  dress up and posing for picture thing.  

I would have told you I missed the before prom “thing” because I was in N.C. at David’s confirmation.  I am sure I would have reminded everyone that David is Mark’s sister’s son. I’m just like that. . . I really don’t like to leave people hanging and keep them wondering ab… 

Then I would have said Mark was David’s Confirmation sponsor and the serves was quite lovely. I really was happy we were there. 
I would have told you not to worry to much about me missing the festivities for Matthew because I didn’t  actually miss seeing him in his Tux.   When I asked Matthew to put the tux on for me the day before he quickly obliged.  He’s a good son and ~ we all know ~ he loves his momma.  

I would have told you how I happily adjusted the vest and took pictures of my very handsome son that day. 

remember thinking ~  I really wish I could be a the meeting place with all the other moms for the picture fun. You know to make sure everything went off okay and just to make sure my little boy would be alright with those people and that girl.   

 Who is very lovely by the way. I really do like her very much.  

 ~  This is “my baby” we are talking about.  My Little boy. . . He’s only 6ft. 2 inches in height and you know something could happen to him. 

 and then the it occurred to me ~ 

 

 If Mark and I couldn’t be there on this very important night. . . then who would be the next best person to send.  



Who did I know with experience in this kind of thing? This person had to be someone that could go undercover and check things out without being to pushy or maybe  this person could be just pushy enough but could get away with it.    You know the type.  But, who???



The Best Nana Ever! That’s who. . .

She did a superb job! and all went well with the night.  The kids had a great time. 



One thing I know I would have liked to post in May would
have been this picture. It’s a picture of Brian and Father Theo at Brian’s
First Communion. I would have mentioned how happy and excited Brian was to finally
receive the Body of Christ.



I also would have mentioned all this took place the same day
as the big party. I would have mentioned how the whole day was a world wind of changing
clothes, getting ready and celebrations for us all. I would have mentioned this
very important fact about Brian on this post. . .if I posted in May. But, you
know what? I totally forgot.




I totally forgot to
even post this picture.



I even forgot my camera that morning and last night after I
hit post on this post, I went to bed. Then it hit me, I remembered I completely
forgot about Brian’s First Communion.
As the family
reporter it’s my duty to remember these things.  Don’t you think?



I even forgot my three older kids served for this very important
Mass. I would like to think I
would have told you all about IF I remembered my camera that morning. I was
lucky my sister had remembered hers. I mean after all. This is her kid. We were
lucky one of us was thinking that morning. 



The next thing I would have told you about. . .If I posted in May …was about Kathryn running with the Girls on the Run group. I would have told you how awesome the whole Girls on the Run  organization is and how happy I was we got involved with this club. Kathryn and her new friends trained for months together. The finial test was “the Swamp Rabbit 5k”. The girls, their moms and everyone else in the state ran this thing.  It was so wonderful. We had a great time.  I tell you there will be more of these for her.  


My last post for May probably would have mentioned the Peterson family moved; we said goodbye to our Stephanie,  baby Aubrey and Steph’s husband Brian.  If I posted this picture I think I would have wanted to say something like ~ WOW! They’re a good looking family. 

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And just because It’s not May, it’s is July 4,  Independence Day. . . and most importantly to him,  it’s this guys birthday I have to say. . . 


Happy Birthday Brian!!!!!! 

The Hoverath  July 4th Baby.


A Ton of Whimsy

 The assignment over at I Heart Faces is A Touch of Whimsy

Okay, so maybe I went over board on the “touch of” whimsy today.  



But, doesn’t this photo just scream whimsical to you? You can’t help but laugh and feel good as , soon to be, 9 year old Brian joyfully jumps into the pool in such an energetic and whimsical way.  

I Heart Faces &  A Ton of Whimsy


Just a "Little" Birthday Party

July started off with a great big BANG!

No pun intended…It DID!

Now everybody knows that homeschoolers never socialize…

Or at least that is what they tell me.  
But, you see….Brian had a “little” birthday party that he shared with his buddy Phillip.
Brian and Phillip were both eight within days of each other.

Just like little boys do, they both wanted to have a great big birthday party. 

AND

They wanted to invite all their home-schooled friends to help celebrate the festive occasion.

Because they are bright and creative women, the mothers of these two guys thought it would be fun to have the parties together. 

One GREAT big BASH!!!
One full day of Fun for everyone!
Lots of Fun!
 
AND 
More Fun!
Phillip and Brian
These guys had a Fourth of July party of a life time.
They played games.

Swam
Everyone came.
 
Strangely enough…for a group that does not socialize…
There were over 35 people at this “little” birthday bash.
All the kids had so much fun! 
 They are  already talking about whose party is next and can we do it ALL again tomorrow.