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Saturday, June 11, 2011

They've grown up. And now I feel old.

We survived the yard sale this morning.  Chris put the signs out around quarter to 8 this 8:30 he wanted to start telling people that everything was free if they would just take it with them.  He's not a very good salesman.

After the yard sale I took a nap.  It had to be done.

And then the girls and I went to a college graduation party for my sweet friend, Erin.  I've talked about her before...she's my bead show partner....and I taught her when she was in 8th grade.  Back in the day.  Back in this day specifically...

That would be 8th grade Erin and that would be a 2nd year teacher.  When I was just a teenager.  Just kidding.  I wasn't a teenager.  I was 24 in that picture.  Sheesh.  That feels like a million years ago. (And yes, I know that you are digging my socks.)

And here we are now.  All grown up.  I mean, she's all grown up.  And I just feel old. 

In all seriousness though, I am so proud of her and her accomplishments (she graduated from UGA with a degree in fashion merchandising)  and I am so glad that I have stayed in touch with her and her family.  I am proud to have been her teacher.  I'm bordering on sappiness, so I should just stop there.

Here we are again, this time with Erin's fabulous mom, Omie, in the mix.  I love this lady.  I wish that every parent I had to deal with was an Omie.  And I hope that I am at least half the mother that she is.  Her kids are out of this world fantastic, and a great deal of that comes from her (and her husband's) parenting.  I really need for her to write a book for me.

I can speak about her kids, plural, because I taught 2 out of the 3.  You see all these boys in this picture below?  Yep.  I taught all of them, too.  They have (apparently) all grown up.  And now I just feel old.

{Nick, Kelly, me, Brandon, Miguel, Josh}

Brandon is Erin's little brother.  While I taught Erin in 8th grade, I taught Brandon when he was in 6th.  He graduated from high school this year.  Big sigh.  I just don't know where the time goes.


Emily said...

I am sorry to say that the first thing I noticed in that old picture was your rockin' socks. I believe I owned a few pairs of those myself though so I'm not judging. :) And I can so picture Chris out in the street just handing stuff to people and begging them to take it away. lol.

Allyson said...

you should have taught younger kids, it takes them longer to grow up and graduate! But then you would just be where I am this year...turning 40 and watching the kids I taught when they were 4 graduating this year! It all catches up to you eventually!

Erin said...

Where did that picture come from??

Angie said...

I think Christy Roberts took that picture of student council (maybe???) for the yearbook and gave me a proof. I found it when I cleaned out an old school bag a couple of months ago and cropped it tonight. :) You're welcome. I know you wanted the world to have access to that picture. :)

Em - All I have to say is, you should have seen your brother man handling the furniture this morning.

Allyson - You are so, so right. :)