Friday, June 8, 2012

The Last Days

This girl has just spent her last days at Moapa Valley High School. She is officially graduated, as of tonight. It's hard to believe that she is old enough to be leaving home. Thank goodness that won't happen till September - but then it's off to Rexburg, Idaho to go to school with her big sister Michaela. It seems like yesterday when I had this fifth daughter. Time goes by too fast...
Tibi and Landon have done everything together. Well...not everything - but they have been there for each other since they can remember. That's what happens when you are almost exactly a year apart. Even though they are different in so many ways, they really are best friends. They will miss each other terribly when it's time to say goodbye for the first time.

All grown up...

Tibi with her Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Hardy.

Landon will graduate next year and then Kevin and I find out how much we really do like each other :) Life has been so rich, so lovely having all of our children in our home. I'm not too excited about them all being gone eventually, although I think that God makes things all better by allowing grandchildren to come into your life. Otherwise, life would be pretty boring...

Every once in a while, people are blessed to find a real, true friend that they can count on for anything. Tibi found that in Mady. They have been best friends since they were born and lived next door to each other. Mady will be going to BYU in Provo and Tibi heads off to Rexburg. This will be the first time these two have not been together. They have been so good for each other, and will keep in touch for life, I'm sure.

With the school year ended, Landon spent the last days of it playing baseball for the varsity team. He is a lefty batter - which is almost as cool as Paul McCartney being a lefty on the bass guitar :) There's just something about a lefty that looks pretty awesome.

Tibi went to her last Prom this year, and Landon has one more to go. They of course went with different dates, but we had to get a picture of them together anyway.

I've decided I might want to spend my "last days" at our family cabin at Panguich Lake. We were able to get away for Memorial Day weekend for a quick getaway for some relaxation, and can I just say that it was so nice to just hang out doing whatever I felt like doing. We played games, ate, and just relaxed with no schedule, no phones, no errands to run - just relaxing. My sister had said while we were there that being at the cabin reminded her of being in the temple. That's about as close a description as I could give it too.

Kevin made us look at him for a smiley picture. We had been in deep thought so it threw us off our groove :) Here's two of my sisters, Debbie and Theresa. Lisa was missing, which is always a bummer.

More games played. These guys were always doing their own playing. Definitely not as fun as ours :)

All the grandkids (that went to the cabin) with grandma. Grandma loves having the grandkids around - and vice a versa.

It was a small crowd compared to how many there are of us, but it was a lovely time all the same.

I have completed the last days of teaching Seminary for the year also. I intend to enjoy this summer like never before and can now say that I understand how precious summer days are, even though they couldn't get much hotter living in Nevada. I already have plans for some getaways - starting with next week up to Utah and ending with a new granddaughter coming in August. Life is good...


Michaela said...

Okay, that picture of Landon and Tibi is so cute. Lando is looking pretty studly, I must say. Can't believe how old these babies are getting..

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