September 30, 2013


Happy Monday!!
 I can't believe it is the last day of September and it is less than 3 months away  from Christmas.
We also found out the other day that my daughter (who is 16) wants to graduate a year early.  YIKES!!  She is so far ahead on her requirements that all she needs is her English 12 class to graduate.  So next semester she plans to take English 101 at the community college and that will fulfill that English 12 requirement.
We originally talked to her a few times about this and told her we don't feel she is being challenged enough and that she should take advantage of being able to graduate early and she originally didn't want to because of her friends.  After she talked to her friends she decided she would, apparently her friends thought she was crazy not to.  LOL!!
Now that she has decided, I am not sure I am ready.

I feel life is bitter sweet right now.  For sanity sake I couldn't imagine having another baby (not that I could have one even if I wanted to) but to think my first born will graduate this year and my youngest will be entering kindergarten next Fall, makes me a bit sad.

The last month or two has really put my life in perspective.  As of the beginning of this school year, I started school myself, I am on the PTO at my kids school and shortly after changed my work schedule.  With all that I have going on I don't have time for my family or myself.
I have decided I will not continue school next semester.  I am making way more money at my job doing something I really enjoy.  I can see working for my employer for a long time.

I need to embrace this time and spend it with my kids.  They are growing far too fast.

Anywho, on to the fun stuff.......

Today’s inspiration was created by our Delightful Designer Flowerdisco, using our September card kit.

For more details please visit Flowerdisco here.

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow.  We have our October kit reveal and new sketch challenge to post.  :-) 


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your daughter is amazing!! Good for her!!!!!! And good for you and your decision ... I am sure that wasn't easy to make ... but I totally get it and KUDOS to you for doing it!! Loving that tag!! Gorgeous colors!!!!!!!

June Houck said...

Leeanne I am so happy that you like your new job and that now you will have more time to enjoy your 4 amazing children and Big T :) And maybe more time to craft???

Cute tag, Agnes.

~amy~ said...

I totally agree with is short, enjoy your kids. My oldest started college last week and moved out the week before. My youngest is a junior in high school and pretty soon he'll be leaving me too.

Love today's project!

Kelly Sas said...

You made your decision based on your family and your life at this time - your decision can't be wrong. Life does go by so fast and the older you get the faster the years seem to go by. ENJOY EVERY minute you have with your kids now. As you are finding out, soon it will be too late and you want to be able to look back and have minimal regrets that you didn't take time to appreciate your family. So happy for you to "get it" now and love the life you have.

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a cute tag! That's a big deal, but I think it's probably a good move. I think when kids are bored in school it's not a good thing - leads to bad habits and sometimes bad friendships. Kudos to your daughter for having the courage to make this decision!

flowerdisco said...

leeann, time does go by fast. i do wish i was able to have more than one kid. today i am an empty nester with no probabilities of having any grandkids any soon. :(

enjoy your decision! ten thumbs up!

Raechelle Bellus said...

I completely understand where you are coming from. You should be very proud of what you have accomplished- I could not have done what you are doing. That is awesome about your daughter! What an adventure. :)
That tag is really cute!

Ruth G said...

Leeanne, definitely follow your heart for how you want to spend your time. They'll never be this age again. It's good your daughter wants to follow her destiny, but I can relate to how hard that is going to be. Sounds like you're a good mom for supporting her in what's right for her! Take care and enjoy your family!

Aimee Kidd said...

Great tag!!

Oh girl....I've been in your shoes and all I can say is you will make it through! I was freaked out at the thought of my oldest graduating and my youngest starting Kindergarten all in the same year! But the time came and went, I shed a few tears (ok, maybe a lot of tears) but I made it through and now I'm enjoying life again. Take it one day at a time and make the most of every day/minute with them. Yes, they do grow up WAY TOO FAST!

Lisa P said...

Wow. I can imagine that readjusting to the idea that your daughter is graduating early is tough. One starting school and one starting the next phase of life is a lot to take in. I was just thinking that I only have 2 "real summers" left with my son and the other one isn't far behind. After that there are no guarantees as he will be pursuing his own life and opportunities. I am just now having to head back to work after staying home for 15 years and I keep thinking I'm going to miss out.