Friday, May 18, 2012

Stop the roller coaster! I want to get off!!

Ryan and me in his apt.
Hello everyone!

How often have we said those words? Well maybe not those words exactly, but something similar. Make the world stop, make the bad man go away, calgon take me get the idea. I'm sort of feeling like that. So many things happening, at such a fast pace. I want to enjoy all the moments, savor them, mull them around in my mind. But it seems the hours, days and weeks are melting together.

Since I last wrote, I've  been to Indiana for a graduation; Longport, New Jersey for a bachelorette party weekend; and this weekend off to Connecticut for another graduation. Next weekend is Memorial Day weekend at the shore,the following is the cocktail/couples bridal shower, and then I get a blessed, few weeks with no obligations until the big wedding day in July. So many things happening at once!!

Ryan's home away from home for the last two years.
The graduation was wonderful, and despite some bad food choices, a little too many carbs in my case, I fared pretty well. I came back and was up a few pounds, but then came back down a few. Maybe all the walking we did payed off.

I am so proud of my son Ryan for getting his MBA. We had a wonderful time celebrating. Here are some photos.
Outside his apt building.

Lunch at a local brew pub!

Got our seats and waiting for the big moment
The walk for that degree!

Proud parents with the graduate

Proud mom and happy fiancee with the graduate

This is a cool tradition. Ryan says they do it after every class!

Indiana University is a beautiful campus.

So this weekend I am off to my youngest son's college graduation in Connecticut. And for the first time in eleven years I am tuition payment free!! Yay!!!

 I have so many more things to tell you. I'll post again soon. Remember to stay the course, pick yourself up and get back on track if you make a mistake, and keep a positive attitude.Oh, and always push that bread basket away where you can't reach, it at the restaurants!! Hugs and love to you all!

Thought for the day:  Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ~ Confucius


  1. OK I love that quote at the end. You have been a busy girl and I can really relate to the take me away thing. Especially lately.
    Love all the pictures, you must be so proud of your sons.
    Have fun :-)

  2. What a whirlwind...congrats to everyone! And next, the wedding! Thanks for sharing the pictures. Everyone looks happy and healthy.

  3. Wow, and I thought I was busy! But at least you are doing happy, happy things! Congratulations on your boys graduating!! That is so awesome! No more tuition payments will be so nice! I'm looking forward to that day like you wouldn't believe! Loved all your pictures! Good job on losing the few pounds with all you have going on!

  4. Wow - you are so busy! Glad you get a few weeks off for a bit. Take care!

  5. You must be so proud! You look amazing, the pictures are beautiful, and congrats on no more tuition!!!
    It does sound like a whirlwind of activity, but thankfully happy things! Enjoy every second, savor all the memories!
    I love the pictures so take lots more!
    The shore?:) I would love to go to the shore! I hope you can relax on the beach with a good book and that you don't have to cook too much!
    Stay away from the M&M's:)

  6. Ahhh, what a beautiful family you have. I'm so happy for your celebrations.
    We can feel how much you love them all.
    Enjoy your summer and absorb every happy moment.
    Take Care-