Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Proud as Punch

The kid. 

Labels: Kid

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Ahhhhhh, those hazy, lazy, crazy days of summer are almost upon us. In fact, for some, they're already here! Today was the kid's last exam and thus the last day of high school for him. Yay! Can you remember that feeling?  I sure can. How exciting for him. We have his commencement exercises coming up this weekend. Wow.

The teenager has been lying low this past week getting in some well-deserved rest and play. He graduated cum laude (magna cum laude in his major!); and we couldn't be prouder. It's been wonderful having him home for a bit before he leaves us to begin a new life as an adult. Again, wow.

I am so excited for both boys as they enter into great new phases of their lives. I'm just giddy with pride.

Happy Summer!
Labels: Flowers, Kid, Summer, Teenager

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mr. Jack White

(Photo by Dipti Vaidya / The Tennessean)
Jack, at the Ryman. Does it get any better?

Now you know Jack does not allow any photographs or video to be taken at his shows. Back at the Memphis show, they were hard ass and actually kicked people out. In sweet Nashville, the security would just tap you on the shoulder and shake their head, no no no. Bless their hearts.

With Memphis fresh in the mind, I left my camera at home. But after seeing people being only reprimanded for photo taking, I joined in. I don't mind a tap on the shoulder, but just don't kick me out!

 My friends and I just giggled as we shot some off from our cell phones.

 Not the best, I assure you. But it's still Jack.


Great show, great friends, great venue. Only to be repeated tonight! Last night was the boy band. Tonight? Bring the girl band on and rock it again for us, Jack!
Labels:  Music, Nashville

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Proudest

 We are so proud, I'm speechless.

Labels:  Knoxville, Tennessee, Teenager, UT

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Nashville--After Dark

The hub flew in Friday night; so the kid and I picked him up at the airport and we headed into town to have a nice dinner together. We ended up in SoBro (new for South of Broadway--ain't Nashvul growin'!). (These photos were all taken with my phone--forgot the camera, again.)

After dinner, we strolled across the pedestrian bridge for a bit. None of us had ever even been on it since it opened several years ago. Pffft.

So much change everywhere. Nashville, the kid, the teenager and even the HUB! (Did I tell you that he's working on his Masters as we speak???) We're very fortunate, it's absolutely GOOD change for each of us. But, it's change just the same. I'm taking it all in, one day at a time. Even slowly absorbing the realization that we probably won't be in Nashville for too many more years. We've spent more time here than anywhere else as a family. It simply boggles the mind. Where in the world does the time go?

Labels: Nashville, Kid, Teenager, Hub

Friday, May 04, 2012

A Busy Bee

That's just what I have been, let me tell you. But, it's a good busy. 
Buzzz buzz buzz (for Raphi in South Beach, baby)!

The teenager graduates from UTK next week! Wha???? Can you believe it?

And then, two weeks after that, the kid graduates from high school!!!! Wait. Whattt????

And then we all head in different directions come June.

I'm getting a little "scurred." 
Labels:  Flowers, Graduation, Kid, Spring, Teenager



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