Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Bursting With Pride!
It was my deep honor to attend the Commencement Exercises at Weber State University this past weekend. Among these amazing men and women, stood my oldest son! He has earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. It has been an enormous amount of work and sacrifice on B's behalf. Not only has he been attending classes, he works full time on F-15's at Hill AFB and serves our country in the Unites States Air Force Reserves. B's grades have provided scholarships, so he has not needed to tap into his GI Bill. He is among an elite group graduating Phi Kappa Phi. B is in the process of applying to Graduate School. I know, I know... I am a totally mushy, bragging Mom! Please indulge me for this important post. For those who know me, you know that my Mom-Tears were in full force. The picture above is B goofing off, following graduation with his girlfriend.
We had a fun weekend in Salt Lake City, it was much colder than the 70 degrees here in the DC area last Wednesday. We saw extremely cold weather and SNOW! Saturday night we enjoyed the Christmas Lights at Temple Square. Breath-taking beauty! Sunday was our extremely long trip home-an hour delay in Salt Lake City and another hour delay in Denver. It was good to get home, luggage and all!
So, here it is only nine days until Christmas and I have truly got to get myself in gear! Yesterday, Hubster and I bought and set up our Christmas tree and took our Mutt to the vet for an ear infection. Today will be spent wrapping gifts for shipping to B and John, along with baking cookies. Tomorrow is my last minute Christmas shopping and writing Christmas cards. Thursday and Friday will be spent with my two precious grandgirls, so that my daughter and son-in-law can enjoy a romantic New York City getaway to celebrate their 5 year wedding anniversary! Congratulations J & K! Finally, this weekend the house and Christmas tree will get decorated.
This is the first year I have not been totally prepared for Christmas early, since my children were little. I believe I forgot to mention we spent four days in Philly the first weekend of December. It was business for my Hubster, but we were able to visit with both of his brothers, which made it so nice! At this point, it's just doing what it takes to make everything nice and not stress over the small stuff. Staying focused on the Reason for this Season, keeps my heart warm!
B, my son...I do love you so!