Monday, June 14, 2010
Every mother-daughter relationship is complex. First you dress them up like dolls, then you're fighting over the way they dress for school. Raising a daughter means learning to let go a little at a time. That way, by the time they are ready to leave the nest, they have all the tools they need to become a strong and responsible woman.
I haven't been perfect, and sometimes I like to hold on a little tighter than I should, but I am proud of the daughter I have raised. You are a beautiful and smart woman, and a wonderful mother to Logan. I love you baby girl. Happy 22nd birthday.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I could write a lot of platitudes
I could boast about how talented you are
I could try to explain how funny you are
I could tell everyone how proud I am of the young man you are
But I really just want to tell you how much I love you and how happy I am to be your mom.
Happy Birthday Son
Thursday, May 20, 2010
This past Sunday (May 16th) was PLHS granduation. This year was significant because about 90% of Christian's friends (and his girlfriend) were seniors, and walked down that aisle without him.
This is his girlfriend Cristina. Yep Christian and Cristina. If she had an H in her name it would be REALLY cute huh? Anyway, since her last name starts with W she was in the very back of the processional. Poor Cristina.
This is the entire 2010 graduating class of Papillion LaVista High School AKA "Old School".
These are the senior choir members singing their last song. They are Christian's good friends. They are the ones he has performed with, fought with, cried with, traveled with on bus trips and Mall of America excursions, and sat in awe with at Chicago nightclub raves. He came, he danced, he sang, and now they are leaving. He is the big dog now, the senior, and he is already missing these guys terribly.
This is after he/we finally found Cristina in the crowd. He was pretty happy to see her, and I think she was pretty happy to see him. We just love this young lady. She is sweet, and smart, and beautiful, and Christian just adores her.
Immediately following the PLHS graduation we hurried over to another close friend's graduation party. val Bolte and her family are good friends of ours from church, and she is like a 2nd daughter to me. She goes to Burke High and sings in show choir and ran cross country until she started having leg problems. We are very proud of Val and know she will go on to do wonderful things with her life.
Good friends Kris and Jeannette.
Al and Jeannette's husband Ken.
Tow beauties, Val and her mom Margie.
Another good friend Karen, and Val's older and also beautiful sister Aly. She's got a voice that will knock your socks off.
Karen's husband Frank. Usually he's behind the camera :-)
At the end of the night and Val is finally getting something to eat. I think there were at least 200 people in attendance.
Val and Margie talking to the youth choir director Jim Larabee. He's asking them why they scheduled her party during Faith Singers practice...LOL
The Bolte family: Aunts, Grandmother, cousins, and Val's hilarious and sweet dad. He is the really tall guy in the back...Bill. Usually he is the really tall guy who insists on sitting in front of me in church. I luv ya Bill.