He Did It!

Over the last couple of weeks, we've been busy working around the house.  Well, I should clarify, Ken and the boys have been busy stripping and re-staining the front porch and back deck, tearing up flower beds and reloading them with more workable soil, and, finally, planting or transplanting flowers and a tree.

Meanwhile, in the house, I've been working on a slideshow and scrapbooks.  I know there's no way I will get the scrapbook done in time, but I hope I can at least come close.  I have this weekend and all of next week to work on these two rather time-consuming projects.  

Why the rush?  Well, KC's graduation party (a.k.a. open house) is quickly approaching.  Yes, that's right.  We're throwing the boy a party because he graduated high school!  

It wasn't always an easy road to travel.  KC had his fair share of struggles, some legitimate and some manufactured by his own inattention to detail.  I can't tell you the number of times he would complete his homework only to have it sit moldering in his locker or, worse yet, sitting unnamed in the teacher's "in-box".  Of course, there were a few classes that truly challenged him and made him work for every point.

Frankly, I hold him responsible for all my gray hair.  So much stress involved in getting this child through school!

But he did it.  He got the grades he needed and he graduated.

I am so very proud of him.