June 14, 2019

And Breathe


Hello, dear old blog. I've missed you.


I've had plenty keeping me busy lately.


My wee baby girl just walked in from her college orientation so it felt like the right time to do a little catch up. After seeing the picture above it probably won't surprise you to know that she just signed up for a class on the Mafia for her first semester.


I couldn't possibly catch you up completely on the last several months but I can tell you that they included, among other things, an 18th birthday and roaring 20's themed party, a trip to France for the little one, prom, final orchestra concert, an art show, an awards ceremony, French National Honor Society program, a couple of ballet recitals, graduation and a grad party. I think we are all exhausted.


She made her prom dress by the way. And then painted a picture of it which she won an award for. We all try very hard not to hate her but she's annoyingly talented. She's currently sewing an Edwardian nightgown because...why not?


 There have been some tears.


There have been some people making fun of tears.


Sisters. Seriously how did I end up with such lovely, successful girls?


Graduation was two weekends ago and the party was last weekend.






It has been one very full, emotional and exhausting roller coaster of a season. We are so excited about what's ahead for all of us. While raising my girls has been the highlight of my career, I am looking forward with enthusiasm and anticipation. I'm looking forward to sharing more about that very soon.

13 comments:

Linton Cottage said...

I was so glad to see a blog post from you, but I understand why you have been so busy. Congratulation to Emma!!
You have such a beautiful family. Can't wait to hear what you have planned.

Blessings,
Robin

Tina J. said...

Would she be willing to let you share the painting of the dress? I would so love to see it!!!

Melanie said...

I've missed you and your blog posts! But you've been one busy mama. Is Emma off to college as in living there or will she be commuting? Just wondering if you're now going to be an empty nester. If so, it's exciting and also a bit sad. xoxo

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So much beauty. So much to celebrate. No doubt there will be many more tears.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Congrats to your daughter and wishes of much happiness and success in her future.

Vikki said...

After all those years of childhood illnesses, tantrums, tears, and teenage angst...you've gotten to Reward Time. Congratulations to your daughter on her graduation. And congratulations to you on such a Job Well-done.

Sherry said...

lovely daughters .. they take after you. :)
a bittersweet delight - this milestones, hm? ♥

Connie said...

Your daughters are awesome - just like you. So happy to see you posting. Your daughter's prom gown is so beautiful and I know it means a lot to her that she made it just like she envision in her head. She photographs so beautifully as does the rest of your family. Your living my dream by living where you do in an old house. I am sure new and exciting adventure awaits all of you.

Jboo said...

Such a beautiful family and so nice to see a photo of you, your girls and your hub. Sounds like so many wonderful and lovely happenings at your place. I teared up just reading it and seeing the photos! Best of wishes to all of you as you forge ahead!

mrsrobinson said...

Such beautiful photographs... congratulations Emma! I can only imagine the emotions for you...

Jen Kershner said...

Yes! So many emotions!

NanaDiana said...

Just catching up here a bit. Hard not to hate one that is overwhelmingly talented. lol Love the family pictures. You make a beautiful family! xo Diana

Kim said...

After following you for so many years, I don't find it surprising that your girls have turned out so wonderfully. You have provided them a home full of love, security and creativity. They are your flowers that have bloomed!