Sunday, June 10, 2012

Thank Goodness for ...


It was a steamy, hot day.
My air conditioner wasn't working.
Once the temperature reached 94 degrees,
it was time for pictures
before our departure.

Here are a few shots of the
big day.

The Graduate

The grad with her big brother.

My children and me.

Kiss before saying goodbye.

It was a relief to get into an air conditioned car
and to dine at an air conditioned establishment,
the kids with their Dad and I with a friend.

We all met back up at school
for a long, hot, lovely commencement program.
I was proud as could be.

As my title indicates, I am glad
for being able to be on "auto-pilot" through
times like these.
I was able to get through
it all without a tear.
Truth be told,
I've cried so much over the past month,
I think I was just all dried up!

Saturday morning,
the kids left with their Dad for 5 days
0f (hopeful) fun.
It was my first night without
at least one of them home for
in at least 6 years.
(Please don't tell my kids that Mom didn't
get to be until 3:30 a.m.)oth

Two weeks until the party
to celebrate Becky's achievements
with family and friends.

I read Becky all of your comments and well wishes on Friday.
We both enjoyed them and appreciated
them so much.
Thank you!

I'll be trying to catch up with all of you this week.


Debbie said...

these pictures are so beautiful jill, you will treasure them forever!!

and the memories of this day, all that you have done, all the love and support you have given to both your children.....

it truly is the most important thing we will do while we are here!

ya' did good kid!!

Lynne said...

Sweet graduate, proud brother and mother and wonderful to see the three of you together . . . fabulous . . . I am so happy for Becky . . .

Julie Marie said...

Wonderful photos Jill... and you look so pretty!... love your dress and you look so proud of your children!... your gardens look beautiful in the background too... I am sooo excited for Becky and her party... you would think I was attending!... well... I am... sort of... through your blog!... xoxo Julie Marie

Paula said...

Hope you get to rest and relax while your children are away. Hope their time away is great fun for them. I know they will be happy to be back.

Anonymous said...

Becky looks so pretty and I am so proud of her. I love the photo of the 3 of you and your yard is gorgeous. What a special time in your lives. May God bless.

At Home in English Valley said...

Dear Jill, Congratulations to Becky, and to you dear Jill. BTW you are so lovely, nice to put a face to your words here. It takes so much to get a child through school to young adulthood, no small feat! Enjoy your break, the calm before more partying! Love, Penny

Madi and Mom said...

94 degrees in Minnesota good grief those ate NC temperatures, your family is beautiful
Hugs and congrats to Becky

Susan said...

Ahhhhh, now the time to relax and enjoy! Can you do that? I hope so!
Good for you and your daughter!

Beth said...

Congratulations to Becky and to you too mom!! The photo of you and your children is lovely!

Donna said...

Oh Jill,

You all looked stunning. Becky looked beautiful, and so did Momma! Wowsa! With all the ups and downs you've had the past few months, I can see no tears for now - but the next couple of days - well, we'll just see!

Congratulations to Becky for accomplishing the first of many big achievements in adulthood. Thank you to big brother for coming and taking time to spend helping sister feel so darned special, and mom and a friend - Mom - you did it! #2 all through!

I hope they both enjoy a good time with their dad on this special day!

Jill, Stop - Breath - Relax!

Hugs, dear friend,

TexWisGirl said...

wow! no tears?! i'm impressed! and i'm so proud of you for enjoying your time alone, too! and it is really nice to 'see' you!!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh my goodness this is the first time I seen a picture of you...Becky looked so lovely and love the one of you and your children sweetie
So glad everyone made it through the day...enjoy your time

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I knew it would be a wonderful weekend, and I'm glad that it was--You should get an award too for making it through without tears, I could have found them somewhere!!

I hope you have a 'cool' week!! :-)

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Your should be so proud of Becky, but also be proud of yourself for getting through it all and not lose your head along the way.
Hoep you have fixed your air conditioner and are cool now. We have been having 94 to 96 degrees here in Miami Florida, but what is really bad is the humidity.

Saun said...

Nice pics of you and your family. Enjoy your break you deserve it.

Chatty Crone said...

I sure hope and pray you have a great five days - I LOVED seeing a picture of you. And Becky and your son are beautiful young adults - you did good! sandie

Blessed Serendipity said...

What a nice picture of you and your children. Congrats to Becky and to you for keeping it all together. What a special time for all of you.


Bev said...

Your yard looks wonderful as do you guys!! What an emotional weekend!!

Susan said...

Gorgeous photos - Becky's dress is beautiful. I love it.
Family photos to treasure forever :D)

Ellie said...

What a happy looking threesome - you all look lovely. So nice to see a picture of you too.
Many congratulations to Becky and to you. You have done a great job.
Now, what are you going to do with all that time to yourself :)) Relax and enjoy that's what I say.

Nancy Claeys said...

Enjoy your time off, Mom. I think you've earned it. :)

Terri Buster said...

Time to relax- enjoy your break!

Gloria Hood said...

Have a nice quiet 5 days now. You sure deserve it!

Buttons said...

Oh Becky looks beautiful. I am so happy to see photos of you and your lovely family. You have done a great job Mom enjoy those moments alone and I will never tell. I know what that feels like. Hug B

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What beautiful pictures! Love your daughter's dress! And yours as well. You all look lovely. Enjoy your time to yourself,you deserve it!

Bonnie said...

Again, congratulations. I know it was a special evening. Three thirty? I hope you slept in.... Have a wonderful week. Bonnie

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

Yay! Congrats, again! Enjoy your alone time. :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love the pics. Her dress is so pretty! I think purple must be her color.

Donna said...

Awwwww....Great photos!!
Hope YOU get some rest toooo!!

Jackie said...

Love the have a beautiful family Jill.

Fiona said...

Beautiful girl
with a beautiful mum and brother.

Am so glad it all went well.

Enjoy your "me" time.
relax and cherish.


EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful family photos, Jill. You must be super proud of Becky!

nanny said...

Love the pictures......

Wow, no air! you should have hollered, that's what my husband does......fixes em! ha

Busy Bee Suz said...

Lovely photos from a lovely day including a lovely family. Can you tell I think you are all lovely?
I hope the kids have a wonderful time with Dad.....and YOU need to get some R&R. YOU deserve it.
ps. I hope you got your a/c fixed!