Hi Friends, we are at the very-very end of our school year and I am so excited for our summer break! The last few weeks have been filled with field trips, activities, field days, graduations etc., so it will be nice to have a little slow down.

This summer will be a lot different for us because we don’t have cows to take care of and Jarret is in the thick of starting his new career and can’t take any time off. For me that means trips with just the kids and I, but we are going to try and make the most of it! Although we are going to miss Jer/Dad very much.

Here’s what the last week has been like lately.

D.A.R.E. & Pre-K Graduations.

Bryce’s 5th grade class has been working with the local sheriff’s office and their D.A.R.E. program for the past 8 weeks. Last Friday was his graduation with the program and all the students took the pledge to remain drug-free and to just say no!

I’m very proud of Bryce and the type of student & friend his has become, he such a good boy.

Preschool graduation.

Yay, Naomi graduated Pre-K and is ready for kindergarten! We made it…I made it, lol!!! 

At the end of last preschool year, she was not ready, maturity or academically but, I can say with confidence that Naomi is hands-down ready for kindergarten and she can’t wait!

I can’t wait to watch her soar! 

The graduation theme was “red carpet”. 

This is probably my favorite picture that I snapped from graduation. She has come along way!

This was from her first day of preschool is 2016, little did we know she required glasses back then!

That concludes preschool!

Field Trips.

The kids’ school does such a good job when it comes to rewarding them for their A.R. Goals or Attendance. Just like last year their good attendance field trip was to Incredible Pizza. I like to go on this field trip to help Maddie, she has a hard time in these sorts of situations when it comes to games, tokens, tickets, etc. and there is always so many kids there!

And by default, Naomi gets to tag along!

Driving the go-karts was challenging for Maddie, but I knew she could do it and she did a great job! She might of brought up the rear and drove cautiously but she did it and I was so proud of her, this really pushed her out of her comfort zone.

Bryce was on the field trip too, but this is the only picture I have of him, lol! Fifth grade boys are too busy running around with their friends!

Bryce & Maddie also went to our local park, And indoor adventure park and Maddie went to Subway with her special ed class.

 Singing Happy Birthday to Maddie.

Maddie was the only birthday in her class that fell during the summer months and so her teacher asked if I wanted to bring in cupcakes & ice cream so they can sing to Maddie, like they did with all the other students. 

Of course I said yes, but this sure threw Maddie for a loop!

So my birthday isn’t this month…?

This is Madison’s best friend since kindergarten.

She loved hearing everyone sing her happy birthday!!!

Mom life. 

Mom life lately has been met with ups & downs and feeling at times that I can’t do this all by myself. I’ve always been use to having family around. Then I get good days where I feel that I can do this and it recharges me! I have waayyy more good days than I do bad, but I am ready for everything to setting down. We have a lot going on behind the scenes with decisions and moving pieces so, it’s been a bit stressful.

A lot has happened this year and it’s brought big changes for us as a family so it hasn’t been easy getting use to our new normal. I heard something yesterday that said, “It’s ok to feel sad, mad, angry, depressed, defeated…let it out, but just don’t stay there.” And that’s the key, don’t stay in that state.

Jarret and I are making changes to better our family but they just can’t all happen at once, even if we want them too! 

Today was the last day of school for Naomi and tomorrow is the last day of school for Bryce & Madison. 

Good days are ahead and I’m ready for lots of family time, meeting my nephew for the first time (hello, almost 9 months old already) and fun in the sun!

Talk to ya soon,


1 Comment

  1. Kathy DeMoville
    May 24, 2018 / 2:06 am

    So special! Love and hugs to all!

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