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Single tired mom of four. Lover of chocolate and coffee - not necessarily in that order. Lover of Jesus, photographer by trade, Photoshop junkie and crime TV watcher.


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My Handsome Graduate

May 23, 2008


No we didn’t die in a plane crash or get eaten by a gator, but if you happened to wonder why I didn’t post yesterday, the Mac locked me out of my own site.  Believe me I tried.  It was my 100th in a row without missing a single one.  I feel a tat bit empty now.   But don’t worry, I’ll recover.  Sniff, sniff.

Anyway, here’s to my handsome graduate with honors.  My son Casey graduated high school yesterday and is leaving in July for a six year enlistment in the Navy. 

As I stood watching him, all grown up, ready to venture out on his own, my heart broke for every soccer game I missed,  for every hug I could have had,  for every dirty sock I never had the chance to tell him to pick up, and every single event in between.  And yet this handsome, smart, caring young man still calls me mom.  I am honored and humbled to be called by that name.  And very very thankful that even though I couldn’t see it at the time, God had a plan for us.





  1. Debbie Corley says:

    I *think* I see a resemblence.

    Hope you girls had a great trip…I’m sure your son was blessed to have you there.

    Safe travels.
    ~Deb c

    May 24th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

  2. carrie-the gremlin wrangler says:

    that is so awesome. He’s one handsome dude and you’d better tell Sarah she looked smashing in that dress.

    May 25th, 2008 at 12:45 am

  3. Kimmie says:


    How wonderful. Casey looks so much like you…and truly he is a very handsome young man. Glad you were able to go to his graduation. AND how awesome that he is going to serve our country. A handsome and brave young man you have there, my sweet friend.

    Thankful you had the opportunity! Do you love flying now or what? ;-) If not, I’ll love it for both of us. Missed you!


    May 25th, 2008 at 9:10 am

  4. javamamma says:

    What a handsome guy! Glad you got to be there to celebrate this special moments!

    May 25th, 2008 at 2:33 pm

  5. Jami says:

    I so understand your feelings at this time…..My baby boy, now 21, left for boot camp in the ARMY two weeks ago Thursday…..Where does the time go, however there is so much to look forward to, and to discover and share new experiences…..But yes I do miss him…..

    May 25th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

  6. Janel says:

    Handsome indeed! What a beautiful family. Congratulations!

    May 27th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

  7. Dianne - Bunny Trails says:

    Congratulations, Hallie! He’s very handsome. Your family’s quite lovely. :D

    May 27th, 2008 at 11:21 pm

  8. Marsha says:


    Wow, I definitely see the resemblance!!!

    May 29th, 2008 at 1:42 am

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