Thursday, August 25, 2016

2016 Blue Jeans Week 33

Last week was pretty emotionally draining.  Not as much as this week, but close.  It was Miss A's last week home, and we left Friday afternoon to start the drive to take her to college.  Man.  An emotional week as she packed up her room and did all her "lasts" and said good-bye to everyone.  It was especially hard to say good-bye to her siblings as they were not going with us to take her to school because their own school was starting.  Leaving on that sad note of telling them all good-bye until Thanksgiving was hard.  But I am so thankful for the technology we have where we can call, text, skype and keep in touch very, very easily.  And I am soooo excited for her and the opportunities she will have!  So here is a look at our last week. . .
Love hearing this girl play the piano.  I am going to miss that.

Sunday afternoon walks are a family tradition--just not usually with Miss A wearing a cape :)  But today was our last Sunday evening walk as a family.  Tears, yes.

Went up to the city for one last fun day up there.  My sister joined us for lunch and yummy dessert from Nothing Bundt Cake.  Yum!

Then beginning of school things started here--locker check out day for Mr J.

Exciting new phone for me--finally moved up to a smart phone :)  Yes, I am a little slow, but better late than never.

Mr J started to learn how to mow the lawn by himself.  Nice to get a new lawn mower in the family.

We had a farewell party for Miss A with a yummy DQ cookie dough blizzard cake--her favorite.  Her sisters got her the cape and crown to take to school :)

This was the last time my 4 kids will be together until Thanksgiving.  Yes, I was crying as I took this picture right before we left Friday.  That was a tough good-bye.

Thanks for visiting.  Hope you had a great week!


  1. Must have been a very bittersweet last week all together but looks like you made the most of it. I want one of those bundt cakes--how fun and yummy! And congrats on the new phone. You'll love it.

  2. YAY for the upgrade to a smart phone! They're so nice.
    What a bittersweet week and Miss A having to say goodbye to her siblings. I'm getting teary-eyed sitting at my desk at work just reading this. Thank goodness for technology so y'all can keep in touch easily. But it's still not the same.