Monday, June 14, 2010

A Whirlwind of a Week

In one week...

Dale 'graduated' from 8th grade and all our boys are now in high school!  He was awarded a Principal's award at the end of the year 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony.  We are very proud of him.

He looked so handsome all dressed up in his suit!  He wore some loud socks that day.  Apparently, he had some of his teachers a bit nervous as he rolled his pant legs up during the school day.  They believed he would attempt to walk the promotion line that way.  Truth is...if he thought they would have allowed it or if he thought he could have in any way got away with it...he would have!


Brooke graduated #1 in her class from Bullitt Central!  She gave a moving speech to her classmates with the composure of a professional!  Her boldness to include her Lord and to quote scripture brought tears of joy to my eyes.  We are proud of her for her many accomplishments!

The day after graduation, we celebrated with family and friends.  Brooke loves to have fun!

Just a few days after all this celebrating, Brooke turned 18!  Once again, we were celebrating.

Then, only two days later it was time to have some more fun as we celebrated with Blake and Cody as they turned 16!

To top off all of this fun, Blake and Cody went today to take their Driver's Permit Tests...

They both passed and are now officially drivers!  How exciting!  We're very proud of both of them for the young men they are and the grown men they are becoming.

God has truly blessed us!  Having 4 children this close in age has its challenges; but the rewards far outnumber those challenges.  Each day is an adventure to be sure.  There are times we have to remind one of them or all of them that our job is not to be their buddies, but to be their parents.  That's okay, though...because there are many times we just get to have a blast with them!  I am so thankful God chose me to be the mother of Brooke, Blake, Cody, and Dale.  Even on the most challenging of days, each of them gives me a reason to smile. 


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful post! Sounds like a very full week. God has truly blessed your family!

    Love the new look of the blog, by the way!