Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Crazy Hair Day 2011

This is what the kids wanted for crazy hair day last Friday.
Syd wanted little mini buns of all different colors all around her head, check.
Royce wanted horizontal black mohawks across his head with a red-tipped horn in the front, check.
We always have so much fun getting ready in the morning!
Today is their last day of school. This year has gone by so fast. Perhaps it is the mucky weather we have had so much of, but it doesn't feel like it is time for summer yet.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Class of 2011

It is official, I am class of 2011.
(Well, the diploma cover that I received had a very long disclaimer that this does not technically mean I have completed all of the requirements to graduate...blah,blah, blah. Really, people?)

Graduation was awesome! The weather was fantastic, I didn't trip in my 4" heels (although, why I gave in to peer pressure and nixed wearing my Chaco's instead is beyond me), I looked super hot in my black muumuu, and I was surrounded by the best friends and family anyone could ever have.

My more-than-fabulous-in-laws who hosted a wonderful graduation lunch before the ceremony. The food was fantabulous, we absolutely devoured all of the extras by the next morning and can't wait to eat that BBQ pork and homemade potato salad again!

Family (or close enough, anyway).

Where am I...?

Super cute kiddies with their candy leis I made for them to help entertain them during the graduation ceremony.

And, last but not least...
what graduation could possibly be complete...
without a bike ride.....
on my new bike!!!

I know I have said and written it a million times, but I am truly grateful for all of the love and encouragement of my family and friends, most of all from my talented husband and hilarious kids!! Thank you, I love you almost as much as I love my new bike.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Shanell's Graduation!

I am so excited to finally be graduating! I have such an amazing support system that has totally made this possible. Family and friends (you know who you are!) have watched my kids, offered rides, made dinners for an entire semester, tutored me any time of the day or night, made me treats, encouraged me through emails and phone calls, done birthday lunches entirely around my schedule, paid their daughter to take my kids on vacation during finals week, have taken my kids during finals week, spent countless hours studying with me, put up with my tears and emotions, made fun of me for being upset about a B+ on an exam, understood and supported my hectic schedule, understood I only have friends between semesters, and most of all shown an incredible amount of love and patience. My husband and kids have been nothing short of amazing and giving- truly the driving force of my continuing education.

Thank you, all of you!

Hopefully this is just the first graduation and the first degree, I am excited for what is to come.

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