Last, but not least, we had our final graduation of 2009 Friday night.

Congratulations Doug, You did it!


It's on to High School!

We love you Holly! (Even when you are completely annoyed with me about taking your picture!)

YAY...You survived junior high!


Its on to Junior High!


Last night was Dominic's High School Graduation.


He is such an awesome kid and I am so proud of him! I can't believe he will be going off to college, its crazy to think how fast it has all gone by.

Last week was the Awards Ceremony. He received the following:

* Top 10% of the Class of 2009
* Beloit College Eaton Scholarship
* American University Dean's Scholarship
* Northern Arizona University President's Scholarship
* Arizona Board of Regents High Honors Tuition Scholarship
* New York University Global Liberal Studies Program Scholarship

That's right, the boy can now be referred to as, Mr. Smarty Pants!

Here he is with his dad and Julie

I will be forever grateful for the amazing job that has gone into parenting him.

Thank You.

Austin was my "date" for the awards ceremony, as Bill was out of town.

He was rewarded with a cookie.


SO MUCH has been going on the last few weeks.

It has been CRAZY BUSY.

I will do a "run-down" post soon, hopefully.


This was a poem that was read last night at the graduation.

I thought it was awesome and I needed to hear it.

So I'll leave you with this:


"In the Final Analysis"

by Mother Teresa

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered...
forgive them anyway

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives...
be kind anyway

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies...
succeed anyway

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you...
be honest and frank anyway

What you may spend years building, someone may destroy overnight...
build anyway

If you find serenity and happiness, people may be jealous...
be happy anyway

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow...
do good anyway

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough...
give the world the best you have anyway

You see, in the final analysis, it's all between you and God...
it was never between you and them anyway