So I have certainly spent a lot of time lately wondering how my kids have grown so fast!! I've been excited, unnerved, sad, proud, and triumphant. .depending on which day it was. This week, I have finally decided to be ready for this new adventure in our lives!! I hope someone has missed my ramblings over the last couple weeks. .it has just been THAT crazy here!! First things first. .my mom is doing well. .and the hip is undoubtedly going to heal well. .as will her spirits!! I thank anyone who may have offered us up in prayer!!
Now, on to this guy!! He survived his 8th graduation tonight. .and what a fun event!! Of course. .the thing that has been on all of our minds around here for weeks. .was WHO was going to tie that TIE!! Thanks to his principal. .who has assuredly tied thousands of boy ties in his career!! Last night we hosted a smallish BBQ to celebrate. We enjoyed the company of our family and a few of our long time friends.
|Tristan and his great friend Jonah|
He had some of his best graduating buddies come too. .along with their families. .and we had a very nice time!! The bathroom had enough stature to be admired. .but no door yet. .so it really couldn't be used!! Bless Kelsey. .he has been working VERY hard to get it accomplished. .and is down to the cabinetry that he is building and a few finishing touches.
|Tristan and his girl of the year, Taylor (isn't she cute??)|
|Um, last week he was shorter than me. .this week he is not. .but I had on my tall shoes tonight. .and he IS standing on his tip-toes!!|
The kids go to school in the smallest division of schools in Kansas. .a 1A school. .so his entire graduating class consisted of 24 kids. They are a neat bunch of kids too! So at this moment. .they are celebrating with a junior high dance until 10:30 tonight. They had a very neat packet of stuff for the parents after graduation. A booklet that the kids have been writing about themselves throughout the year, in addition to a REALLY cool booklet with a page written by each 8th grader, formatted the same way. I thought it was a very concise portrait of each kid. .and I wanted to share Tristan's with everyone. .I especially knew that his grandma who couldn't make it tonight would LOVE to read it!!