|Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons|
First and foremost, while my weekdays have been full of nothing but work, work, work, work, work (blame Rihanna and my kids, I can't say 'work' without that song coming to mind), my weekends have been full of family time!
|She's got nothing but bright future paving her way. Love My Girl!|
My daughter graduated (congrats baby girl!), and her future is full of nothing but bright. The ceremony was lovely and she looked so beautiful. There were a bunch of us there, every single one of us with cameras and/or phones. When she walked across the stage we got so excited we started hootin' and hollering and not one of us got a good picture. lol! Thankfully they sold the DVD afterwards. ;)
|Look at the dogs in the top picture. |
You can barely see them, which is a shame because it looks like they're smiling too!
I spent time with my oldest and his family on Father's Day where they made us an awesome breakfast. It's hard to see in the top photo, but if you look carefully their dogs are in the photo and it looks like they're smiling for the picture too, lolol.
|It doesn't take long for the shirts to come off and the faces to get serious |
when we head on over to the local park for a little B-Ball.
The second oldest came to visit last weekend. and we drove to the park to get some BBall Time in. It doesn't take long for the shirts to come off and the smiles to turn into concentration. They were both a sweaty mess by the time the game was over, and I think everyone wanted to take a nap from being out in the heat (if I'm not mistaken, we all went to our own places and did zonk out for a bit when we got home, lol). That heat's a bear right now, but it's summer, so we gotta get out anyhow and play.
|Doesn't everyone wear their helmet when they climb a rock wall??? LOL|
and of course, I always enjoy my time with my baby grand. She was cracking me up wearing her helmet on the rock wall. We brought her bicycle along to the park, and so the helmet was already in place and she was too excited to take time to remove it. I figured it couldn't hurt, in case she fell, ha! Little cutie patootie.On another note, we've continued to be involved regularly with volunteer work, which is beneficial in more ways than I have time to express, mostly for us, and I've met some amazing people who are just down on their luck for one reason or another, a lot of whom have reasons that are totally legit. If you ever get bored, or want to reach out to help others, look around to find volunteer opportunities in your area. Nothing gets you over yourself faster than reaching out to those who at this time in their life, need a hand up. A lot of volunteer opps won't cost you a thing either! Don't know where to look? Check Google for your area, local charities and/or a local church!
|Photo Source: http://bodynutrition.org/probiotics|
Admittedly, my knowledge on the latter is the sketchiest of my goals, and I do believe in educating myself. This article denoting the five best types of probiotics to take, and this one adding the best probiotic foods to the list too, have been helpful. I cannot tell you how happy I was to see some dairy items on the list. Giving up dairy would not be impossible for me, but it would so very much not enjoyable. My end goal with delving into these areas is to learn enough about myself at the age I am now, as well as really learning about what is I am putting into my body when I eat, and using that information collectively to adjust my lifestyle so that my weight will remain consistent and my body will be performing at optimum levels. Things are starting to slow down for me a bit, including my metabolism, and if I catch those things contributing to that early, maybe I can slow down the effects of aging a little, rather than having them slowing me down me. If that makes sense. I'm too busy to have to take things at a slower pace...and I don't wanna. ;)
As for those life changes mentioned, I've spent two years making solidly good decisions and we've moved forward a little with each and everyone of them. We are getting towards the end of our goal list now, and though the last couple of items on our 'to get to' list are big challenges, I'm not worried. The ones before it were just as big and we met those. I pray a lot, and though I've always had faith that is unwavering, these days I rely on it a lot more than I ever have before. I think that is the difference between my goal making now, and the big goals I've had in the past. I don't just rely on myself anymore. Let Go and Let God. That's where I'm at right now. And oh boy HE brings me to great places. And peace. The peace is my most favorite thing. :)
|Is it awful that this is one of my most favorite pictures so far this summer?|
Look at my granddaughter's face!!!
One of my favorite pictures of the summer is just terrible to laugh at, but I can't help loving it. The little one on the left is my niece, in the middle is my granddaughter and on the right my son. Little miss is going to town with the splashing and the other two occupants of the pool are not so very happy about it. Call me a awful, but I think this picture is hilarious!!! Of course this was just two seconds of their time in the blowup pool at their auntie's house (where we all go to regularly to visit). The rest of the time in there was a blast. ;)
All in all, life is good. I have no complaints. My mom is healthy, happy and busy. My kids are happy, healthy and busy. And I am happy, healthy and busy. What more could I possibly ask for?
|So proud of her Father's Day drawing for her daddy. :)|
Oh and one more thought before I leave... I had my granddaughter in the car the other day. She's 4-years-old. "Grandma Rosey," she said, "that's the ocean and that means we're heading East, we're supposed to be going West!" I almost wrecked my car, ha! Not really, but grandma was very surprised (and impressed). 4-years old and she's giving me directions. I can see who's going to be the brains of this family. ;)
I hope to get caught up on some back posts that are very due. We'll see how it goes. Today was supposed to be my day to work on it, but I may have to put it on the back burner again. We shall see.
Wishing you all a great rest of the week!