Friday, June 4, 2010

That time of year again...

No, it's not Christmas. It's graduation. Once again I have another child who is graduating from high school and going off to college. For those of you who have celebrated this milestone with your own kids, you know how much a mom's heart can swell with pride. I saw her in her cap and gown yesterday and couldn't help but reminisce about her first day of kindergarten, holding her backpack and taking the "big" bus to school. Yes, I have pictures but if I post them I'm sure I'd never heard the end of it from my daughter.

With the end of the school year, we're all thinking of those year end "chores" we need to do. Clean the closets, weed the garden, go visit the doctor for your "annuals", and plan a vacation. I'm excited about this year's plans. My husband, Tom, and I love the White Mountains of New Hampshire and used to camp there all the time before the kids where born. The Old Man on the Mountain is no more, but there is still plenty of things we love to do. The week after that I'm heading to Orlando for the Romance Writer's of America conference. I'm excited about that as well because I'll get to connect with a lot of long time friends.

What plans do you have for the summer? What places do you wish you could go? For me, there are a whole lot of places in the United States I'd love to see. I want to visit Carova Beach and see the wild Spanish Mustangs. I'd love to visit Catalina Island. Don't know why, but it's been on my list of must dos. The Grand Tetons and the Grand Canyon are two others. And of course, my aunt, who lives in Hawaii has been telling me for years that Hawaii is calling for me because she sees my name and my husband's name written in the coral on the coast. So I'd love to eventually get out there.

Whatever your journey is, I'd love to hear about it (and live vicariously through you until I can journey there myself!) Until next time, many blessings, Lisa Mondello

5 comments:

Project Journal said...

*lots of tears*

I'm graduating this year too! Lol...small world, eh? We graduate on June 18, so still 2 weeks left : / Scary! How weird would it be if we were going to the same college?

Over the summer, my family is going to Portland, Oregon for the annual Jersey Cattle Association's convention. We go every summer, it's in a new state every year : )

Then, in July, we're going to London for a week. This will be my sis' and my fourth trip overseas? I think, yeah, pretty sure!

Then, I'll be gearing up for college. Luckily, I don't start until Seprember!!

Talk to you soon,
Hannah

PamelaTracy said...

Oh, post the pictures. I want to see them. Please.

Lisa Mondello said...

Congratulations, Hannah!!! And it sounds like your summer is going to be very cool!

Pam, I'll try to post pics, but I'm not sure my daughter will be up for it.

Barbara Phinney said...

I have my youngest, my son, graduating from our church's small Christian school. It's a been a long haul for all of us, and my son has had bumps along the way. Here, some of the youth 'disown' you if you move out of public school, and consider it to be a school for dummies, which it most definitely is not!
But in a few weeks, he graduates and his last speech of the year will be "Strong Work Ethics at Your Part-Time Job"
I'm so proud of that choice of subject matter. But he'll be off to college next year and it just feels like the other day he said to me, "Mummy, I like coming home from school before Jacqueline (his sister) because I get special time with you."
Gosh, I'm tearing up just remembering it.
This summer, we're headed to Bolivia on a mission trip and I hope we'll all learn something from that.
Barbara Phinney

Project Journal said...

Thanks Lisa!

Okay, I have to admit, I'm excited for the summer, but the whole moving on thing..... : / Eh, not so much!

I keep telling myself that once I'm there and adjusted, made some friends, I will be fine. However, that whole transition thing is the part that scares me!!

I'll have to tell you all about the trips ; )
Hannah