Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bella Challenge & Cassidy's Graduation

I made this card for the Stamping Bella Bloggabella's Sketch challenge, I am not that crazy about how this came out, it's too much of the same color. But I love the image, and the sentiment. LOL So here it is, using Little Emmy and sentiment:

Now - I cannot believe this - but my baby graduated from middle school (junior high) today. Cassidy just turned 14 in April and will be a freshman in high school in the Fall. Gulp. I made her take a picture with me:
Now here she is on our front porch. I just love this kid - she's got this pretty dress with a raggedy old sweatshirt and flip-flops. *sigh* And she still looked like a million bucks:

Here she is with her friends Katie & Bethany:
Cassidy and Bryana, my friend Krissy's daughter:
Cassidy and Nicole:

There she is with her diploma. I cannot believe how quickly the time flies. Someone said to me that we're lucky, the kids will be grown and gone before we know it. I don't know, though, that kind of scares me. It's really unbelievable how fast it all goes - it sounds so cliche, but I mean it quite literally. I am thankful that I've cherished my kids and enjoyed every minute of them. I don't doubt for a minute that they know how much they are loved. I won't lie, I am a bit anxious for Cassidy to get past the early teenage drama nonsense, not wanting us to hug or touch her, the eye-rolling sarcasm and the "I never get to do ANYTHING" after 5 straight days of being out with her friends and us FINALLY making her come home... yeah, I'm not really enjoying that part. hee hee

But for the most part, I don't rush it. I truly have enjoyed every phase of their childhoods. Trevor has had his own challenges and successes and will be a junior in high school in the Fall. He finished up the year with one A, 4 B's and one D. Compared to the past few years of all C's, D's, and F's. I'm very proud of him. He's currently reading the book Roots and has been given permission to continue and finish it for his Summer reading project.

More cards tomorrow! Peace.


  1. congratulations Cassidy!! Way to og!!

    Boy Jenn, Cassidy is soooooo pretty! Watch out world! And those kids aren't going anywhere. At least not permanently. Yes, Someday they will move out but I know you will see them all the time because that is the kind of famly you are - because they have that kind of relationship with you. By the time they do move out, you will be ready to NOT know every little thing they do anyway! You have some time though. ENJOY!!

    See you Thursday!

  2. Such a proud moment. Well done Cassidy and well done Jenn for helping to get Cassidy there.
    Your card is lovely, that image is just so cute x