However, I have to say I deserve a huge pat on the back for the things which were finished well.
This is the official "Finish Strong in 2012" Report.
|Finished...The Selling of My Childhood on Ebay|
I am very proud to report that the de-cluttering of Hillcrest Cottage has been accomplished. The work of removing clutter is never quite finished, and I still have some fine tuning to do. But, for the most part, I have sold everything there has been to sell, donated the worthless, and given a good chunk to my now-married son and his beautiful wife.
"Good-bye, Buffy from Family Affair! See ya in my mind's eye."
|"Un" Finished... Floor...2013?|
Okay... so I have a closet which still needs sheetrock, a floor half-tiled, and a kitchen half-painted... I can't beat myself up for these incomplete finishes.
|Finished... 21 Years of Middle Son|
|Finished... 17 Years of School Lunches|
|Finished... 17 Years of Private School Tuition Payments|
|Finished... 7 Years of Hillcrest Cottage Basement's Weekly "Imagine Student Ministry"|
|Finished... The High School Graduation|
|Finished...The Graduation at West Point|
West Point graduation was everything I had imagined it would be... exciting, filled with pride, emotional, and fun. My only regret was that my youngest son graduated on the exact same day. How can a mom who has never missed a minute of her son's life miss his high school graduation... tore my heart out. So, imagine our delight when we were able to fly our high school graduate to South Carolina for a rendezvous and huge family celebration... one of the highlights of the Hillcrest Cottage year!!!
Thanks to Uncle Danny and Aunt Rosanne for making this celebration possible!
|Congrats to BOTH Graduates|
|Finished... Cadet-Turned-2LT Leaves West Point|
|Finished...The Wedding... Me & My Stuart|
|Finished...The Wedding...Cousins with Grandmother "Dee"|
|Finished...The Wedding...Me & My Davis|
|Finished...Last Son Leaves Hillcrest Cottage & Begins College|
|Finished... A Wild Summer '12... Two Boys Leave Hillcrest Cottage|
The whirlwind of activity which swirled through Hillcrest Cottage from April to August left as quickly and violently as it had arrived.
|Finished 2012...The BEST Christmas EVER at Hillcrest Cottage|
Epic. Wild. Emotional. Awesome. I can't comprehend ever having another year as full as this year of "Finish". This year was truly the wildest ride imaginable. This year has left me tired, but extremely happy and thankful.
On this first day of 2013 I am anticipating the new year. We have another graduation soon appearing on the horizon.
"Didn't I just send that second son to college last year?"
Coming soon Hillcrest Cottage's 2013 word and verse will be revealed.