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They Just Keep Growing Up!

Published October 10, 2015 by Angela

Had a fantastic night at our last home football game. Which means Senior Recognition Night, and I was able to hang out on the football field with my oldest daughter and my Senior as she was recognized for being the Drum Major in the marching band.

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Yes; me. Bittersweet. Me, that complains about my girls, and how they drive me crazy and need to grow up and move out.

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But I could not ever be more proud of this girl. She has went through, and put up with, so much BS, and she is absolutely beautiful, inside and out.

Oh, and yeah, Muskegon Big Reds did it again…pulled out a win even though the refs were being completely ridiculous. Even the opposing team said the refs were out of line!!!

My New Boyfriend Likes It

Published June 14, 2015 by Angela

Remember that perfume you spent days looking for as a Christmas gift?

My new boyfriend likes it.

Remember that new restaurant we were going to try out?

My new boyfriend likes it.

Remember how I got “emotional” and showed my feelings?

My new boyfriend likes it.

Remember how we couldn’t do family things because you already raised your kids?

My new boyfriend likes it.

Remember how I could not get mad at you, otherwise I had anger issues?

My new boyfriend likes it.

Remember how the last time we went through this you said you would never forget how it hurt?

My new boyfriend likes it.

And so do I.

Because I will finally stand up for myself, and my wants, my needs, and more than anything; my kids.

Because I have someone that has decided to love me because of my flaws, and not in spite of my flaws.

And my daughters like that.

There is a Light at the End of the Tunnel!

Published June 2, 2015 by Angela

One assignment is left for Erin’s homeschooling. And that will conclude two years of homeschooling. And I will be speeding to the high school with her to get her registered for her Freshman year in public school.

I really do not know how I managed to get through two years of this. And kudos to those of you who do it for much longer, and for more than one child. Most people who have never attempted to homeschool do not realize how difficult it truly is.

Rewarding? Absolutely. And every single grade is hard-earned. I know Erin and I both learned a lot from this experience, but I would be lying if I said I was not thrilled to be done with it.

And I made it clear to Erin and my 10 year old (Cassidy), that no one will ever homeschool again. I hope I can hold true to that. Obviously if there was an issue with the education they were getting at public school, I would have to reconsider that statement.

I am praying with fingers crossed that it never gets to that point.