Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Friday, August 29, 2008

The first day of school came and went here... after 13 years of first day(ers)... the kids know that they have to pose and say "cheese".... It's bittersweet to know that I will never take my daughters 1st day of school picture again... College to me isn't school.. but the pathway to adulthood... It just won't be the same. I think for the next 8 or so months you might here me "weep" about .. "the last this.. and the last that"... Life seemed calmer when we sat and watched the Little Mermaid 4 times in a row.. or when Little Bear would sing "Blow the man down.. Blow the man down..."... sighhh...

These pictures were taken at different times.. so one looks brighter than the other.. cause of the sun... sophomore-Senior get to go into school late....


And this is my son.. doesn't he look like he's up to something.. every picture looked like that.. crazy kid!! He's the big "man" on campus.. he's an 8th grader this year...



Before school started a few ladies and I decided we would have a scrapbooking night.. we are trying to do it once a month to give us some away time... and time where we didn't spend $$ ( you know me..the less $$ I spend the better I feel.. tee hee..).. so I decided to use up some of those yummy blueberry's that I picked... I made a blueberry coffee cake. I got the recipe from AllRecipes.com.. so click on the link and it will bring you right to the recipe I used... I read all the reviews and alter to what some say.. I did use 2 eggs instead of one.. but I kept all the topping as you can see... Ü I love me some topping!. So after I made this.. I decided I wasn't hungry for it.. so I took one bite.. it was super moist and really good... but just wasn't into eating a huge slice.. So my gracious friend took home over half.. and the other half.. disappeared immediately.. so I'm guessing it was a HIT!! I could see this being frozen and good for morning breakfasts too!!

15 comments:

Kori said...

Oh those are some pretty awesome kids you got there. And that blueberry cake is making my tummy seriously growl. No breakfast this morning I have to share the bathroom with a 6th grader that is obsessed with every hair being in place. lol

Carrie said...

Yum that looks so good! I hope your kids have a wonderful first day back!

Karen said...

Makes me wish I had some blueberries.

♥PugPosse♥ said...

Those are nice pictures of the Kids! I can't believe school has started! Where did the summer go??
Yeah for being in the last phase of middle School for Austyn! I bet he is happy! ( I bet you are too! )

Krystyn said...

Awww...your daughter is beautiful! And that son of yours..he looks like trouble! I hope they had a great day back to school!

And, I hope you eventually enjoyed some of that delicious looking coffee cake!

Sandy said...

Your daughter is beautiful and your son quite handsome, you must be so proud. :)
Hard to see them grow up so fast. We also loved Little Bear in our house.

Your blueberry coffee cake looks so yummy. *drool*
Good luck with the school year.

Kim said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog and giving me the chance to stop by at yours. Love it! The recipe for the blueberry coffee cake sounds great! And, I sympathize that your daughter is headed to college next year.... even though my kiddos are younger, I can well imagine what that next season may be like. It's funny that as parents, our job is to "give them wings so they can fly".... but as mommas that is easier said than done! Have a super weekend!!!

Sandy said...

Great pictures of your kids! I always love those first day of school pictures also. And that blueberry coffee cake looks scrumptious! Wow!

Enjoy this school year! :)

Mere said...

I was actually thinking of that on my first day of school this year...one more year of that after this year...I'm almost done...wow! And so is your daughter! Tell her to enjot her SENIOR year!! You're son does look like he's up to something...it's funny!

Love, Mere

Cris said...

Ahhh, the first day of school. My girl's first day of school is this Wednesday. It's Lexi's first day of middle school and Jord's first day of school period. (She's going into kindergarten) ***Sigh**** they grow up so fast don't they?

Love the pictures of the kids. They turned out really nice and yes your son does look like he's up to something. LOL LOL

BTW, that coffee cake looks YUMMY!!!!

Wendy said...

Your kiddies are totally awesome! I can't believe how much hair your daughter has!!! *JEALOUS*

Tanya said...

Awww, such cute kids! MMMMMM to that delicous looking blueberry cake!

OneHappyfamily said...

Yup, that summer just seemed to fly right by over in our neck of the woods too. Your kids are beautiful. Blueberry anything and I am all over it!

Stephanie said...

My mom always took my picture on the first day of school in front of our front door. When I went off to college, I always found a friend or timer and took one of myself to send to her. She just might surprise you.

Crossroads Cottage said...

Love that you still do first day of school pictures. My mom always did that too. :-) It's always fun to look back at those photos.

Going off to college is a big deal. I get you'll miss her a ton next year. I remember I was a Senior when my older sister went off to college I was sad the entire year -then I joined her. :)