May 31, 2018 ~ Graduation!

  • Moving
  • New School for Nichole
  • Cassie’s 18th Birthday
  • Cassie’s Graduation
  • Darcie’s 23rd Birthday
  • Nichole’s 15th Birthday
  • Robbie’s 20th Birthday
  • Nichole starts HIGH SCHOOL!
  • Cassie starts COLLEGE!

 

Graduation is finally over! She’s officially an adult! God help us all! LOL!

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Whirling Dervish

I haven’t posted in two months! Holy cow!

Well, the kids and I have been running our collective asses off. We’re in the middle of moving from our home of 9 years into a smaller apartment. That is, Nichole and I are moving into the smaller apartment. Ryan is moving into his own apartment. Cassie is moving in with him, but technically she’s still living with Nichole and I until she graduates. But–to save the second move, most of her stuff is moving in with Ryan. She graduates high school in two months. She turns 18 in six weeks. We have a lot going on right now! But we have even more coming up……

 

  • Moving
  • New School for Nichole
  • Cassie’s 18th Birthday
  • Cassie’s Graduation
  • Darcie’s 23rd Birthday
  • Nichole’s 15th Birthday
  • Robbie’s 20th Birthday
  • Nichole starts HIGH SCHOOL!
  • Cassie starts COLLEGE!

 

I’m excited for all these changes in our lives, and terrified as well. I’m starting to feel the empty nest syndrome though. It’s so weird to just have Nichole in the house. I spent so many years living with a husband and four (sometimes seven) children! Do you have any idea how hard it is to learn how to cook for just two after so long?

One thing I’m most proud of is my bedroom. I know this sounds stupid, but after all these years, I finally have a bedroom that I don’t have to share with anyone! I get to pick out the decor, without compromise. So, I picked the most girlie bedroom decor I could find, but it’s still a work in progress.

 

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Robert ~ Senior Pictures and Graduation

Today was the day. My son graduated from high school! He’s pulled himself up from rock bottom, after a very rocky end of this junior year, and an even rockier start to his senior year. He pushed himself as much as possible to at least pass, while having a job. That’s all I can ask of him….to pass, to graduate, to get that diploma. And he’s done it. I’m so proud. I only teared up a couple of times watching him graduate.

Below, I enclose his senior pictures (which I just got this morning) and pictures from his graduation. Smile with me. Enjoy your day with me.

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Darcie ~ High School Graduation

Tomorrow, I get to watch another of my children graduate high school. I keep reflecting on the first one though. Darcie graduated high school from ECOT in 2013. I remember that day so well. It was a beautiful day, warm with a cool breeze. I had never been to the Jerome Schottenstein Center at OSU in Columbus before, so I was just blown away by 1004018_10151416740565925_1493819304_nhow huge the place was!  If I remember correctly, there were a couple thousand graduates that walked with Darcie that day. I don’t remember, as I really only heard one name: Darcie Renae Stewart.

Next to me in the audience was my husband at the time, Eric, my ex-husband, Rob, and Cassie. We all sat on the edge of our seats waiting patiently as they went through all the names of all of the graduates. Each graduate walked across that stage and received their diploma with so much happiness and pride that the stage practically blinded the audience. Such a happy, happy day!

I’m so excited to do it all over again tomorrow, with my son.