Monday, April 24, 2017

The Last One

Y'all know I've got four boys. I guess you could call them men because the fourth, Jack, will turn 18 this week. The rest are in college and out of the house during the year.

If you've been following me for long, you've seen stacks of shoes by the door, food upon food all over the house, nerf wars, cars, cars, and more cars, not to mention all the sporting events I've attended over the past twenty years.

Those days are starting to really slow down. Cody plays college soccer. This is his last year and unfortunately, he has his fourth concussion. He's going to have to forfeit his last year. I'm saddened for him, but we all know that his health is way more important.

Jack is graduating from high school, but his transition to college has been much easier because he already goes to the local university two days a week and high school three days a week. He's also the manager of Northern Kentucky University basketball team. Not only do we have season tickets (plus Jack gets a few tickets), my sister and her family have season tickets, and my parents. We're going to be busy going to their games.

But this weekend was the last prom I'll ever get one of my boys ready for. Jack and his buddies (girls included) decided to go as a group. It was so fun. Four years ago I took the top photo. The bottom photo was this weekend.

We've been blessed with Jack's group of friends. They are such good kids and all of them will be going their separate ways in the fall. They had a really good time. 


Sunday I had a lot of fun driving back to my hometown of Nicholasville, Kentucky for a baby shower for a very, very special dear to my heart. 
My sweet little Andrea. She's no longer a baby, but she was my neighbor when I was a teenager. I took her everywhere with me and her parents were so much fun. She even stayed in the sorority house with me in college as a bity little girl. Now she's going to be a mommy to a little boy, Lex Wilson Lutton.
Isn't that the cutest name? Andrea's middle name is Wilson. It's a family name and it's so fitting. 



Just a little back story about her parents. When I was student teaching in college I had a small apartment in Lexington. I had zero furniture. They came to see me. The next day a moving truck showed up at my apartment. They felt so sorry for me that they went home and bought all new furniture and sent me their old furniture, which was in amazing shape! I still have the furniture to this day. 

Their generosity didn't stop there. They were always there to talk and they came to everything I ever did. So, Andrea is super special to me and it was so much fun to get to spend the day with my parents, Andrea, her parents and my long time friends. 

How was your weekend?


2 comments:

  1. It always amazes me the generosity that people have, it makes you realize that there really are many more good people than bad. That brought back memories of when hubby and I were getting married, we had very little. His aunt had a neighbor getting rid of a couch that opened into a bed. It was in excellent shape, except it was bright orange, and I do me bright, but we made it work until we could afford better.
    My weekend was actually pretty productive, I got a few things done around the house that I had been putting off...mind you there's a few hundred more things I need to do, LOL. I do need to get out and buy some bird seed, there is very little left and I'm afraid that our house may turn into a scene from "The Birds". LOL The squirrel was already hanging on the screen looking in.

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  2. Yes! There are still good people in the world. I do remind myself about that all the time. OH! Yes! We keep stock in bird seed too. That's so funny. I think we've said that about THE BIRDS before too.

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