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Last Week of School *whew*

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I know some of you probably think I've fallen off the face of the earth!  Not quite, *but* it has been a ridiculously busy last two weeks of school.  This past weekend, we took Shelley and her friends to the lake for an end of the school year celebration.  Shelley's friends are delightful!  I am very proud of Shelley's choices in friends.


Shelley and her friends on our boat, on our way to Chuck's pizza and kids' karaoke night.
Shelley is on the right.

I am so sorry that I have not visited any of your blogs this past week.  Things are so out of hand around here that we did not even have milk in the house for tea this morning!  I will try to write some posts and visit y'all as soon as I can.

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Get thee to the market to buy milk. Pronto. Enjoy your breather too. Any one of us would trade to be on the lake right now.

  2. What a great photo of Shelley and her friends! I feel what you're feeling these days. Family in town, school ending, tons of volunteer responsibilities. I'll get back to blogging soon. Great to catch up on your lovely family quickly though!

  3. They look like they could all be models! What lovely young ladies! And enjoy this busy time with the kids! We'll be here when you get back! Hugs!

  4. A pretty group of young women! How great to be young, happy, and healthy! The beginning of summer is such a busy time.

  5. Hi RJ! Oh, what lovely lovely young women and your daughter it beautiful! Enjoy these days as time goes by so fast.
    Love your pretty new header too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. We all have weeks & days like this, Ricki Jill. What a lovely group of young ladies. Glad you all are having a grand time. We are here when you have the time ... miss you, tho.

    Have a great day ~

  7. No worries! Just enjoy these last days of school and first days of summer!! Have lots of fun!

  8. Shhh no being excited about summer vacation because that means another year has gone by

  9. We still have school till the end of June :(
    Enjoy the last week!

  10. I remember those days of a house full of kids. keeping them entertained and enough food around was a full time job. Looks like the girls were having a blast! I'm sure you enjoyed seeing how happy Shelly and her friends were. Summertime fun, nothing like it………

    The French Hutch

  11. They look like a nice and fun group of girl. Now that school is out Im sure you will be even busier!

  12. Lovely group of young ladies! :)))

  13. Oh, horrors! I hate to run out of milk for my tea. I even keep a box of UHT milk on the shelf for just such emergencies. (you don't want to cross me until I've had at least half a pot of tea)
    Your daughter is out early. The children here go until the last part of June.
    They are such cute girls. What a joy to see those fresh young faces reflect so much joy.

  14. Oh what fun. Darling girls! I remember the final weeks of school were always crazy busy. Enjoy them.

  15. These times fly by....stop and enjoy because soon they are off!

  16. What a great photo of Shelley & her friends!

    I understand the chaos you're going through, believe me. We still have a month of school left & the activities/sports have been constant!

    Don't worry about us, take care & enjoy!

  17. Glad you are having fun! We will be here to hear all about it when things slow down. Such a beautiful group of girls!

  18. HI, Ricki

    Glad you all had a great time. Shelley is a beautiful young lady.


  19. Looks and sounds like everyone had a fun time. The girls look oh so happy. That is so wonderful for you guys to do that for all her friends. They will always remember this time in their lives. Have a good weekend. Hope you have milk for in the AM? LOL

  20. So *that's* where you've been!! I was wondering why it's been a bit quiet!! This looks like such a fun weekend. I'm so looking forward to having older daughters - although I'm still trying to enjoy every minute of the little years too!!

    I'm so pleased you had such a great time!


  21. Have fun with your family! That's what is all about!

  22. no milk for morning tea!!! YIKES! Thats busy!!!
    What a beautiful group of young girls so pretty and full of happiness and freedom, what and adventure you took them on!
    I have had to delete my blog, the virus our computer contracted from a blog I visited and the fact my eye sight has worsened more quickly than anticipated has made my exit quicker than I planned, I want to thankyou for your friendship and kind words,

  23. Wow! Great shot there Ricki. The picture reminds me of the Sisterhood and the Traveling Pants. Picture perfect !

  24. "Life" happens ~ and it's all good! The picture is adorable and of course, Shelley is. Doesn't it make you feel good when their choices are good?

    Take care and have fun!


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