Monday, October 19, 2015

2015 Blue Jeans Week 42

A pretty emotional week for me.  Having a senior is hard let me tell you.  It seems like I cry left and right with the words, "this is her last. . . "  Oh my.  But things are good--busy and good.  Cross country and band are wrapping up.  Fall activities are winding down and basketball starts for Miss E this week.  She had her last cross country meet Thursday, had Friday off and started basketball practice bright and early this morning at 6:30.  Oh my.  Mr J has strep throat. Ugh.  So if we can get through that without sharing with the whole family that will be good!  Wish us luck!  Here is a look at our week. . .
Sunday Miss A, her friend and I flew back from our BYU college visit.  Spent lots of hours in different airports.  The girls had got these "BYU brownies" which are basically chocolate mint brownies, and they are divine. They decided to eat them at 5 a.m. Sunday morning before we got on the plane.  Yummy breakfast!

Monday nights are school board meetings for me.  This is the awesome school board I am serving on for the next 4 years minus one other gentlemen who couldn't be there.  

Youth activity night we decorated pumpkins to share with girls who couldn't be with us.  Lots of fun!

Miss E's last cross country race of the season.  Love this shot, I got Miss A and Miss O cheering her on and Ben watching her too.  Lots of support there for this girl.  So proud of her hard work in this sport this year!

And this was where I lost it this week--Miss A's last cross country race.  As she came in the last stretch I just cried.  So very proud of my girl!  All League honors all 4 years in cross country!  Way to go Miss A!!!!  I will miss cheering you on next year!  

Our Town's big celebration was this weekend.  Miss A singing The National Anthem with her choir group to get things started.  

And of course there is the band in the parade.  Love this shot because I got Miss A in front and Miss O behind her.  My mellophone players.  Love this band and so love these girls and how hard they work!  

Come back next week and hear about how I cry at the last football game (senior's parents night, hello) and last marching band parade and performance.  Man, I need to just have a tissue box attached to my hip this year. . . have a good one!


  1. Such a full and busy week and sounds like an emotional one too! I hope Mr J is feeling better soon and does not share. Strep throat is no fun! We have senior night coming up for water polo with their last games next week. I haven't cried yet but I'm sure it will come then. What will I do next year without water polo? Oh yeah, I'll be a tennis mom. That will be different. Have fun on the school board. Love the band uniforms and enjoy this final year with your senior. There's still plenty of time. Saddest moment for me so far was realizing Tyler will have no more birthdays at home and I won't even get to see him turn 18! :0(

  2. I'm right there with you Jen! As my man fills out college apps and finishes up soccer this next week I just want to hit pause and slow things down! I can't help but think of all the "lasts..." even with all the great things to look forward too. How can being a mom be such an amazing blessing but so hard on our hearts at the same time? Hugs to all!

  3. I love it that they ate BYU mint brownies for breakfast.
    I can't imagine how hard it must be to watch your first baby grow up and have all her "lasts" in high school.
    Let the tears flow ... that's why women live longer than men. Because we cry more. :)