Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Kids at Longwood Gardens

Wasn't it just yesterday
they were eating dry Cheerios out
of a yellow plastic container
to keep them quiet in church?

All of those hours working to
learn to read, spell, write...

Graduation is coming
in May!

Little sister Chelsea's life will change too
as these guys move on to the next challenges
in their lives.

Look out world, here they come!

These young people hold much power
in their hands.
Power to bring us joy,
to bring us to tears.
Power to move us to laughter
and to make us crazy.

They captured our loyalty
and hearts as they entered
this world, each with their
own personalities and gifts.

2010 - An unbelievable year -
and we have only just begun!

I am linking to Outdoor Wednesday
with Susan at A Southern Daydreamer.
Thanks Susan! I've missed having
outdoor shots to share...



Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Becky,
Thanks for your welcome home and glad you liked my new plate. Great post you have today. Our children do indeed change our lives and the world around us. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful week.


Judy said...

Great pictures, Becky! You have much to be proud of... your kiddos are awesome! Wishing Mikey and Jonathan great years as they begin their last years as seniors!

Hootin' Anni said...

Amazing post! Great photos. And the future is in their hands!!!

My Wednesday post & sketch can be found HERE. I invite you to stop by for a visit if you can find time in your busy day.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Those are fun photos. I like the portraits of Jonathan and Mikey. I am liking the way Jonathan is wearing his hair these days! Have you decided which photos to use for their senior pictures?

LV said...

Glad you are back into visiting and leaving nice comments. I appreciate it. You have a great family and certainly one to be proud of.Thanks for sharing this special family event with us.

Tracy said...

Great pictures. Children really are a blessing.

Persuaded said...

What wonderful looking kiddos you have there! I wish my Amelia and your young ones could meet up. I'm sure they'd be fast friends☺

Elena said...

Those are great shots of your kids. I know, kids grow up so fast!

chubskulit said...

You have lovely children Becky. I just became your follower.

My Outdoor shots

Carol said...

What awesome kids you have!

Tamara Jansen said...

What a beautiful post! I still have 3 of my 5 kids at home but fortunately my other 2 live very close. My son is across the street and my daughter is 15 minutes drive. What a BLESSING!

Mary said...

Becky, thank you for a thought provoking post. You have a wonderful family. I hope you are having a great Outdoor Wednesday.

Vickie said...

Hey Becky! Thanks for visitin'! If you'd not told me about Rhonda's blog, I might still be sittin' here fixing supper - instead I'm trying to visit all my visitors! Thank YOU for the headsup!


PS. Your kids are greatlooking kids - they sure grow up fast, don't they? I miss the baby stage so much. I guess that's why there are grandkids - but I don't have any of those either. =o(

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Congrats to the up coming graduate. I'm sure he's looking forward to the next chapter begining.. you have a beautiful family. Thank you for swinging by today, I loved having you. Pop in any 'ole time.. hugs ~lynne~

Freda Marie said...

Your children are beautiful and have smiles that radiate! I have every hope for the future because I think this young generation is loaded with potential....

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It happens so fast, doesn't it? My two oldest are graduating from college in May. They homeschooled through high school. I love these photos!

jeanne said...

Good morning Becky. Your post is so close to home but it happened several years ago. Our three youngest were close in age and it ended up they were all three in college at the same time. One right after the other graduated and started a new chapter in their lives. We missed them so much but only wished them success and happiness in their lives after college. Now they have their own families and in a few short years they will be watching their children leave the nest. Gosh, I guess you triggered some memories.

Your children are so handsome and pretty. I love your photos of them.
I can tell there is so much love in your words. Our children are our greatest blessing. Then come the grands. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. I enjoyed this post so much.

I also scrolled down and read about your car. I can put myself in your shoes about your dad and understand the meaning the car has for you. The relief of the safety of your son and the loss of your car.

Have a happy day and I hope your computer has recovered. Smile
Hugs, Jeanne

Kelly said...

Love the photos and the three subjects in them. lol