Tuesday, June 9, 2009

My beautiful grad

After a long week of being away for 4 days with Ashlyn, picking up my in-laws, just having a ton of chaos the day before graduation and just being flat worn out, Kara's big day arrived and it was perfect (with the exception of the weather, which wasn't horrible, but after weeks of the 80's and 90's, it was cool and windy).

I decided early in the day that I wasn't going to stress about things or even pick up my camera once because I wanted to enjoy the day and savor the moments. I knew that with both sets of grandparents, 2 aunts and my slew of kids we would have more than enough people to take photos and I was right. I love love love my fabulous sil, Jess (yes you are a blessing girl), because she took so many amazing photos and was the only one who was able to capture photos of Kara receiving her diploma. I have a few pics to share that she has burned onto a cd for me, but there are so many more that she has for me, as well as pics from others that I will share as I get them.

I thought I would be a miserable, crying mess of a mom, but I held it in quite well. Only a few times did my eyes mist up, but I was able to hold the tears back. Kenny, on the other hand, was teary-eyed much of the day. My heart was sure swollen with pride and I thought it would burst from my chest at any time.

Just a quick update on Ashlyn. She handled the colonoscopy and endoscopy procedure beautifully. The prep was not such a breeze for her. the poor girl had it rough and by Tuesday night she was vomiting and I was so worried that they would cancel the procedure. She even threw up early Wed. morning and I was in tears because I didn't want her to have to suffer through this again. Thankfully her procedure was early (7:30AM) and the anesthesiologist assured me that since it was just liquid she would be OK, they would just place a tube down her throat just in case. Thank the good Lord for that. The results of the biopsies will be in tomorrow and I should be getting a phone call from the dr. at some point tomorrow. She has lost 2 more pounds in 2 weeks, making a 4+ lb weight-loss in a month, plus a few pounds she had lost prior to her first visit with the GI doc a month ago. That has become the main concern now. I am hoping we will have some answers, that would make it so much easier to breathe.

Take care


  1. oh, beautiful pictures! congrats to your grad! you look way to young to have a HS grad!!! :) I am hoping that you get some answers soon regarding Ashlyn. I'll keep her in my prayers.

  2. Congratulations to Kara!! I can't imagine having a graduate. I've been misty eyed all week because my little guy just finished kindergarten and is starting full day school in the fall. I will keep Ashlyn in my prayers and hope you receive your answers soon.

  3. Congrats to Kara!!! The photos are awesome. I am so glad you got some answers about Ashlyn. It might take a little while before she gets better, but now they know how to treat her.

  4. Congrats to your DD!!! Great photos!


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