Sunday, May 29, 2011

Beginnings and Ends

This week marks the end of Sammi's years of high school and new beginnings for all of us as a family. By summer's end, Jim and I will be partial empty nesters as we adjust to her being at Ursinus. These four years, marked by our third return to St. Louis, have flown by as wise people told me they would. My focus has been on getting her ready for college, getting her through gymnastics seasons, and adjusting to increasing freedoms and responsibilities. It will be this week that I will take stock on how we've done...... in between the appreciation luncheons, field days, awards banquets, and, of course..... graduation this Friday. The artwork to the right is my annual gift to Barat Academy.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Anniversary Surprise

We received a wonderful anniversary gift from our graduating senior today. What a fun video to reminisce to. It's been a hectic couple of months since I posted. We're caught up in senior moments, college decisions, traveling for gymnastics, sick friends. I can honestly say I haven't been in the studio since March. Things will slow down after graduation and I can get back to being Nancy. But I can never get back this time with Sammi so I am taking it without any guilt.