This week’s Throwback Thursday takes us on a first day of school journey. Here is Matilda on her first day of school from preschool through senior year. It doesn’t seem possible that my baby will be a high school graduate in June.
This week takes us back to the summer of 2010 and our visit to Washington, D.C. One of my favorite places to visit was the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. I got up at 6 in the morning to make my way over to the line for the tickets to this place and it was so worth it. We were only allowed to take pictures in the lobby area because, for some reason, pictures of how our government makes money are frowned upon. We each stood in front of the height chart to see how tall we were in $100 bills. Paxton has grown about $250,000 and Matilda has grown about $300,000. I, on the other hand, am worth less than I was 7 years ago.
This week takes us back to Sundown, NY in 1987. These pictures are from one of the many times that Jill, Mom, and I went to Sundown for the day. We brought food, drink and trivial pursuit on this particular trip. This place was a huge part of my existence for a long time and going back there is like going home.
Laurie and I wanted to go back to a favorite spot from our youth, Courtney wanted an adventure, Jill wanted to takes us there, and Matilda was along for the ride. We all got what we wanted and more. Going to Sundown for the day was definitely an adventure and Laurie and I got to relive some great memories. There was food, hiking, much laughter and A LOT of rain. I can’t wait to go back.
This week, as the boy graduates, I look back at my own high school graduation. My graduation was on a hot, sunny day and it was very, very long. Here I am with my mom, my grandpa and my friend Heather (aka my little sister). It is hard to believe I am now going to see my own kid graduate from high school. Time just keeps on moving.
This week takes us back over the last 18 years to celebrate our wonderful niece Sara. Tonight Sara will graduate from high school. Sara, we have loved watching you grow into the confident, strong, intelligent young woman that you have become. We hope you keep doing the things you love and continue to make music. We know you will do great things and look forward to being there when you do. Go out into the world and follow your dreams. Congratulations Sara!