Awesome Mondays

The Graduate

Last week was a busy week at our house. We had a couple of events to attend, but the biggest event came Sunday afternoon when the last grandchild, the only grandson, graduated from high school. Graduation was originally scheduled for Saturday morning, but two inches of rain cancelled the ceremonies and pushed them to Sunday afternoon. Our post graduate party was scheduled for Sunday at 2:00 p.m. but had to be pushed back to 4:00 p.m. It was a long and very special day.

Nana has made a t-shirt quilt for each of the grandchildren. I think I enjoy the memories captured in these quilts as much and the kids.

This year all four grand kids brought their quilts home and I captured an image of all of the quilts. This represents four graduations over the past eight years, but the the t-shirt collection started by our daughter began over twenty years ago. There is a lot of love in these quilts. This is what being a family is all about.

Oldest Grand Daughter 2014 Grad

Middle Grand Daughter 2018 Grad

Youngest Grand Daughter 2020 Grad

Monday’s Music Moves Me

It’s another free choice week at 4M and like Curious Cathy, I have recently re-discovered an artist. A friend of mine gave me a vintage vinyl that he picked up at a local store. The artist is Steve Winwood his music is a joy to the ears. Have a blessed week.

Awesome Monday’s Music Moves Me

Awesome Monday

This week I am using the tag Awesome instead of the usual Aww…some Monday because we have another graduation to attend. The grandson and youngest of the grand crew will graduate high school this coming Saturday morning. It is an awesome achievement but a bittersweet time realizing that all the grand crew are now young adults. The time has passed so quickly but we have been blessed having them all grow up in our town. Nana and I have been to numerous baseball games, basketball games, and choir concerts the he has participated in. We would not have missed this for the world. Future plans for him currently include trade and entering the workforce.

Senior – Class of 2022

Monday’s Music Moves Me

This week the theme at 4m is cars and racing in honor of the upcoming Indy 500. I grew up in the 60’s muscle car era so finding songs about cars and racing is truly in my wheelhouse, so I have decided to put just a bit of a spin on the theme. In the 60’s, if you were at the height of your professional career, a country music star, or just wanted to ride in the lap of luxury, you owned the biggest car on the planet…a Cadilliac!

Have a blessed week.

Aww…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

Aww…some Monday

To be perfectly honest, it was an Aww…some week-end. Friday we made the three hour drive to celebrate the college graduation of our middle grand daughter.

Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. the graduation ceremony at University of Central Arkansas began.

As you can see, our seats were pretty high in the arena and they happened to be on the opposite side from where the grand daughter was located.

Fortunately my telephoto lens saved the day. We found her and she found the camera and gave us a wave. That smile of pride and relief did not leave her face all day.

Again our seating location prevented me from capturing her facial expression when she received her diploma.

The proud graduate is now looking forward to graduate school which begins in July. Two more years and she will have her masters degree in sports therapy. Her goal is to be a trainer on a major league baseball team or NFL. That’s a lofty goal but don’t be surprised if I am blogging about it in a few years.

Proud parents, proud grand parents, and proud family. It was AWW…SOME!!!

Monday’s Music Moves Me

This week is a free choice theme week at 4M. Yesterday was Mother’s day and here’s wishing that all of the mothers, grandmothers and great-grand mothers had a blessed celebration with family and friends, making memories with those who make you happy. So in honor of the marvelous women in our lives, here are few songs about moms. Have a blessed week.

Aww…some Monday’s Music Moves Me

Aww…some Monday

Saturday morning I drove to the local farmers market, on the town square. It’s a little early in the season to expect much in the way of veggies, but there was plenty of jelly’s, cinnamon rolls, and craft items. There is always a unique collection of people and pets.

Monday’s Music Moves Me

This is a freedom of choice week and 4M. Saturday night Garth Brooks performed at the football stadium where the Arkansas Razorbacks play. He sold out an 80,000 seat stadium! There are very few artists that have been recording for over 30 years and can still sell out a stadium, none in country music other than Garth. Garth turned 60 in February and this is his farewell stadium tour. One only has to look at the stage to realize how much work it takes to put on one of his shows. So as a tribute to one “Okie” from another, this week will feature Garth Brooks music. Enjoy.

Have a blessed week y’all!