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Float on, float on… Happy 19th Dear Twins

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Happy 19th Birthday Dear Twins!

 

Now of course a big part of me wants to just spend today reminiscing and listening to Adele over and over, but  I won’t. Well, maybe just a few melancholy sniffles if you please.

But then I will stop and smell the roses of the past 19 years…

And tell you to eat all the cake both of your heart’s desire…

And really enjoy this…

And most of all… Don’t rush things…

Slow down and make this a wonderful year full of family, love, laughter and joy,

because what I do know is that time is going so fast that right now it does feel like you both are….

Love you forever,

Mom

Images thanks to We Heart It all except the last. That would be mine.

Ouch, Eek and Moving Along…

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

So this is it. The last week at home and final crunch time for the Dear Twins before heading off to college. With so much to do this week I’m going to take a little blog break so I can concentrate on my lists and check them twice and then once more for good measure.  Of course true to form I started things off right this morning by reaching for the coffee and dropping a can of ginger ale on my foot. Let’s hope it’s not a sign of the week ahead.

But moving on…I’m thinking by the time I’m back here I’ll be all cried out from my double goodbyes but hopefully ready to face Life Part 3. At least Jack will still be here to keep me on my toes.

 

Have a good one!

Best,

Kwana

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They made it and I lost it…

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Though we had thunderstorm and tornado warnings and had to all pile into the very hot gymnasium, nothing could stop the overflowing of love and joy that radiated throughout the room. It bounced off the walls and flowed through the bleachers as the graduates took their first steps and joined the cheering crowd of friends and family.

I was waiting with about as much eager anticipation as a tween at a Justin Beiber concert and I thought my heart would burst with the first glimpse of my DD and then right behind her my DS! I could not be happier. I looked over my mother and the tears were flowing into the ugly cry. Uh-oh don’t look that way. Stay forward or you’ll lose it.  The DH and I waved and cheered and whooped and hollered. No one held on to a bit of class as we celebrated this truly great milestone.

And you’ll all be glad to know that I made it through the whole service with dry eyes that is until the very end when the dear twins were dismissed. No longer children in school any more, but they walked back to me now graduates. That’s when I wrapped my arms around each of them said thank you, and lost it.

 

 

Best,

Kwana

It was Prom people… PROM!

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

And this neurotic mother made it to morning to blog with you. Yep, it wasn’t easy letting go. Prom not too hard, though saying goodbye to the Dear Twins here and then later with their dates left a lump in my throat.

It was the letting go for the after prom go to the city to hang out all night and then see the sun rise that gave this mom and dad heart palpitations.  But it was too funny seeing the girls getting off the party bus with their shoes in their hands, my dd included. Yeah I know that ouch feeling oh so well.

That said we all made it through and all is well but the house is tired on a Wednesday morning. Sorry kids but you still have to get to your intern jobs today. Time to get up. *insert evil laugh here* welcome to adulthood.

Hope you all are more awake than we are.  Have a great day!

Best,

Kwana

Somebody Jolt Me

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Good Monday Everyone! See I’m trying to be enthusiastic though I’ve woken with a killer migraine that plagued me all weekend. See I need to keep my energy and enthusiasm high this week because it’s a Super Social Week for the Dear Twins with….wait for it….

PROM tomorrow!!! Bells, Whistles and Whee!  For all you moms out there if you think getting together prom for  1 is hard imagine prom for 2 and one is a bit of a Diva. Yes, teeth whitening was suggested. And, No, I didn’t instantly push her from the moving car but just told her she has lost it and kept on driving.

That’s what I plan on doing this week, keep on driving as the Prom is Tuesday, Sports dinner Wednesday and a Senior Cruise on Thursday. Yes I’m exhausted just thinking of it.

But it all leads up to the end of June Graduation where I will no doubt act like a well deserved fool.  Prepare to be embarrassed twins…

Best,

Kwana

P.S.

Please come back toward the end of the week because this coming Saturday is my birthday and though I have not put my head around the what, we should celebrate that too right?

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It’s Friday the 13th and I’ll smile Anyway

Friday, May 13th, 2011

It’s Friday… And it’s a bittersweet one. Colleges have been chosen, two separate ones, a few hours away and today is the last day of High School Classes for my Dear Twins.  I have to admit, I kind of want to cry. Of course I knew this day was coming but in September it seemed still pretty far off. Boy was I wrong. I should have known, Time runs like a freight train out of control and picking up speed.

The twins will do volunteer work for the next month before graduation in June.  I’m sure the Summer will go by quicker than I want and before long I’ll be hugging both and in a fit of tears as I say goodbye at college. But, in the meantime I’ll sing this silly song and just pretend it’s another normal Friday.

Best,

Kwana

The Waiting…

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Lately, in my house with college apps having been out for a while for the dear twins and us having gotten some good and not good news from different places we are all going a bit nutty around here. We’re still waiting to hear from some top choices for both kids. Still stressed over how it will all play out come September and I won’t get into the stress the DH and I feel over how it will work out financially. I’m just living on it will.

To top it off I have a book out on submission that has been out forever but that’s just how it goes in publishing. No news is no news or just a no and you have to move on. But I still can’t help constantly checking my emails. See I’m not one to compartmentalize and put things in the back of my mind. Everything stays right of front talking up too much space.

All that said I woke up with morning and this song popped into my head. Good for a writer and a high school senior. Enjoy.

Best,

Kwana

Driving Miss Daisy

Friday, March 26th, 2010

What’s Jack up to? Jack is feeling a little neglected in his new blog home. Sorry but it’s been unavoidable this week. Why? 

Because I’ve been Driving Miss Daisy aka the DD. 

And yes, there’s way more drama in my car with the 16 year old this week than there was on the big screen. If only I could put on the, ” yes’m Miss Daisy I’ll be gettin right on it” persona that Morgan Freeman did I’d be fine but , no, that ain’t happening. Just not my personality.

It’s dance benefit week for the DD and tensions are HIGH but at least the show goes on. The DD is working hard and dances so beautifully. I worked the door last night helping out with some other moms for the community performance seating some of the special needs attendees and I was happy to get a sneak show peek. Breathtaking. Yeah, I teared up. More on that later.

I’m so sorry to be kinda MIA in the comments world. Thanks so much to Jax for pitching in  with the Avatar /Gravatar question for me while I was hanging in the ‘Car O Drama’.

Wish us luck through 2 more nights of performances.

Best,

Kwana

Smart Snow Dog

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

So what about all that snow the east coast got socked with huh? Just what we didn’t need and the dear twins are supposed to head for Paris today with their French group. I sure hope all goes off on time and well. Please send good bloggy vibes their way.

Yesterday the family headed out to brave the snow and do some shoveling and cleaning of the cars.

Jack wasn’t all that thrilled with the idea and had to seriously consider stepping off the porch.

Once he did he got into the swing of things for a bit, that is until the DH opened the car door for a moment and like a shot Jack was gone.

Into the sanctuary of the warm car. Leaving us outside to clean up on our own. Smart dog.

Best,
Kwana

P.S. There is still time to enter the Cara Elliot Sin with a Scoundrel giveaway from yesterday’s post below.

Sweet 16

Friday, January 15th, 2010

While I was sleeping you grew up, seemingly overnight
While I was blinking you grew older and time just passed me by
I don’t know how this happened that 16 years has passed
It really can’t be true
But the calendar says so, thou my heart it fights and says no
I have to give in and face the truth
Happy Birthday my Dear Babies, I will hold on to that right
To call you my Dear Babies with all of my might
You will always be my Dear Babies
Whether you are 16 or 60
Because you are the dearest things in the word forever and always to me
Love,
Mom