ch-ch-ch-changes...you know...like the Bowie song. what a year it has been so far. it's been so busy around here, i've barely had time to process all of the changes taking place in our lives. this past week brought a flurry of changes, but also a feeling of "ok, it's all falling into place now and everything is happening as it should ." for lack of a better way to say it.
i snapped this quick picture of my twins this morning as they headed off to their second day of college. and yes, this is what they are wearing. i think the goggles are super cool, don't you? they are both enrolled in a welding program at a local college. both of them taking welding...i know, crazy right? it's a twin thing i guess.
they zipped off to school in their newly acquired little and quite cute volkswagen beetle. it doesn't look old, but it is (that's the beauty of southern cars). they purchased it together just a few days ago. many hours of hard work for both of them preceded that purchase. one more step towards adulthood. and one more thing for mama to worry about!
as if that wasn't enough going on for one little old monday, my older daughter had her first day of school too. graduate school that is, where she will be both teaching and working on her advanced degree. just two weeks ago, my husband and i took the 11 hour drive to leave her in hot and sunny Florida...home of the gators...both real and of the mascot variety. one of my hardest moments this summer was turning around and coming home without her.
since we were already in a college state of mind, my hubby decided this would be a good time to pursue his advanced degree. he will be juggling his demanding "fuller than full time" job with classes. which is exactly how he did it the first time around, so he's prepared for it. and besides, he likes a good challenge like that. in case you were wondering, it's kind of cost effective to have four college students at once. scholarships, grants and financial aid. oh my!
since i didn't get a first day of school picture for the other two...here's a little picture from the twins graduation. they may look sweet, but don't let them fool ya...they are rebels...the whole lot of them. just like their mama : )
jake (the baby - ha ha) recently started his second year of high school, busier than ever with all of his music pursuits. that's him on the left, taller than all of us now and taller than this picture which was taken months ago. the only changes for jake are the never ending purchases of bigger shoes and longer pants.
and me? i'm just rolling with the changes. holding down the fort. keeping little old Dexter company while all of his kids go out into the world. and that's enough right now. more than enough...