So, I haven’t blogged all week. But, I have a pretty good excuse.
Something happened this week.
My daughter turned 18.
Let me repeat that in case y’all missed the first time.
MY DAUGHTER, SHELBIE, TURNED EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD THIS WEEK.
It pretty much freaked me out.
We celebrated at home on Saturday night. I posted about that here, but here’s a bonus pic:
On Thursday night, we celebrated three birthdays at once: Shelbie’s, which was that day, my sister’s, which is December 22nd, and my Mom’s, which is Christmas Day. We went out to eat at a BBQ place. It was yummy and fun.
It’s very surreal when your children hit these major milestone ages, especially the ones that make them legally an adult.
I am very blessed to have really good kids. When I gave birth to her eighteen years ago, I couldn’t even fathom eighteen years later, but if I had, I don’t think I could have even imagined a kid like her. She has exceeded anything I could have hoped for.
OK, enough of that. Now for a little trip down memory lane:
For those of you with younger kids, it’s SO very true: the days are long but the years fly by. I feel like I blinked and my kids grew up.
As of next month, I will be the mother of two adults and one teenager (Elayna will turn 13 next month). It’s mind-boggling.
After I realized that, I started wondering just how many more Christmases I will have with ALL of my children present.
And then I got all weepy and forced myself to stop. But I will certainly be trying to enjoy every minute of Christmas.
I have a friend, who is a deer hugger apparently. She’s always whining on my Facebook posts when Byron kills a deer or I cook venison, and I give her a hard time (all in good fun). Today, she sent this to me:
I’m pretty sure pedophiles don’t taste as good wrapped in bacon and grilled. And I’m not fixing to find out!!
Rofl. Cyndy: 1 Kel: 0. Lol
I don’t get political here on this blog, Facebook, or anywhere on Social Media. EVERYONE is talking about the Duck Dynasty/GQ/A&E stuff. My only comment is this: The world is INCREDIBLY full of hypocrites. It makes me sick. I know several in real life and now am realizing that it’s incredibly common all over the USA. RAMPANT, even. It’s repulsive. That is all.
Elayna and I curled up in my bed to watch Modern Family. Now, she is snoring beside me. These aren’t like the days when I could just pick her up and move her to her bed; soon I will have to wake up a snoozing pre-teen and send her outta here. But….not yet.
Hope y’all have a great weekend!
I will try my best to get back here before Christmas. 😉