"...wE mUst bE thE chAnGe wE wiSh tO sEE iN thE wOrld..." K.G.

5/18/2009

Graduation!


it's been a few days since i posted, well maybe a week..... but i do have reasons. my son Alex graduated from high school Saturday and my nephew Charlie graduated on Sunday night. as you can imagine, it was very busy around here, specially when we were having a party for Alex all day Saturday into the evening. Diane and i prepared food all day Friday, and that's after mega shopping Thursday, plus me working. we were exhausted but like the Duracell bunny, we just kept on goin.... [yes our eyes became glazed over as the drool hung from the corner of our mouths and we began operating like robots] but the day went smoothly and everyone had a great time. David even stopped by for a half hour. said he was on a time limit by Sharon his wife, who of course wouldn't come here with him. however, they were at the ceremony and all i cared about was that he showed up for Alex. [i will include Alex and David's picture at the end]. [where one of them belongs hahaha]. there was a moment in the kitchen when Dave said to me "Christine, look i got my new teeth" [dentures] to which i replied "hey look Dave, i got my original teeth" bwahahahaa i was proud of my reply.... we had a good turn out for the party and the food was D-lish. what did we have, you ask? awww how sweet of you to want to know.... Diane and i made Indian tandoori chicken, Thai, and BBQ chicken kabobs [or as we call them kaboobs], salads, naan bread, sides of all kinds, and a dairy queen Oreo blizzard cake for desert. the party started at noon and lasted until midnight. it wasn't warm enough to swim, however Alex did get thrown in the pool..... twice. heehee i have pics of that but not downloaded yet. so i will add them later just for your enjoyment.... some of us ended up doing karaoke in the living room, whilst others gathered around the island in the kitchen goofing off with Alex. i have other good news as well. my youngest sister Joanne, [my lil irish thots] will be coming for a week from North Carolina whilst our brother is here from Texas, for him and Denise's 50th b-day bash [they're twins]... it will be the first time in about 10 years the 4 of us siblings will all be together.


as i reflect on the sweet memories i have of watching Alex grow up, i know in my heart that i have been truly blessed with the gift of motherhood x 4, and nothing else i ever accomplish will ever be more full filling, more rewarding, or more emotional than that. my children are the best thing i will ever do in this world.
crp




PS
his school colors are purple and white, i don't know why they look blue here. they are the color of ink i used.

15 comments:

kimber p said...

aw!! congrats to the new graduate :) What a good looking guy he is!!

greg said...

That's wonderful! Congratulations!

ChiTown Girl said...

Congratulations to the VERY handsome graduate!!! You must be so proud! The party sounds like it was a blast! I'm crashing the next one you throw ;-) Oh, yeah, like the upcoming 50th...hmmm....

Busy Bee Suz said...

Congrats to the graduates!!!
The food makes me so hungry....
love your teeth comeback!!! You are too funny.
Suz

otin said...

Graduation is a great accomplishment these days. It seems like alot of kids don't make it there anymore!

SkylersDad said...

Way to go!! Skyler graduated this weekend also.

Technodoll said...

Wow that sounds like a busy week, indeed! I wondered where you had gone to!

So did you save any leftovers for us poor readers who are now drooling? ha ha!

Congrats on the graduations! I'm glad you're surrounded by so much love, happiness and success - you deserve it, my dear!

xoxo

ChiTown Girl said...

Hey, my love! I tagged you over at my place. Come see...

jo.irish.rose said...

hey you...show me some love over there....i have just 6 more days. quick....pack your bags, clean the house, get some groceries, slap some deann, kick some grad butt, you gotts kumpany coming over. i am packing already...gots lotts of toys and stuff for me sissys and brudder. its birthday time ya know. and of course i had to clean out me toy box...crap dont you hate when you have to do that? so....lots of good junks to bring you. bwahahahaha may be a new set of teeth for dave...i didnt like the last ones he got. ewww. made his face look funny. any WAYS, get BUSY woman........isa comin and fast....dont take that the wrong way ladies....lol 8o

Aaron said...

congrat alex and charlie!!! awesome guys you did it!

i can only think how you must feel i am looking forward to the day my some walks that walk but it also makes me sad.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Congrats to the grad! I'm cracking up over your teeth comment.

Crazy Mo said...

Sounds like a rip-roarin' time! Grads are such a proud parent moment, aren't they? And the kaboobs sound yummy. Made with chicken breasts, I'm guessing. ;O)

Jason, as himself said...

Congratulations to you and Alex. High school graduation is not to be taken for granted!

The food sounded amazing, especially the kaboobs.

OMG I just noticed the I Like to Eat Out sign on your sidebar. Toooooo funny! You naughty thing, you.

Janet said...

Congratulations sounds like a fun weekend.

joe said...

I know I'm a little late, but congratulations!