Today my oldest son, my baby, turns 18.  I am going through a roller coaster ride of emotions today.  Mostly though I am sad.  Sad that he is grown up, sad that he will be leaving for college soon, sad that my baby is no longer my baby.  I was feeling so sentimental typing up a post for facebook today.  I got teary-eyed and my heart came up my throat when I got to thinking about my little boy.  18 years?  Where has the time gone?  I remember him as a baby, with his funny cry and his big brown eyes.  I remember his first words “Burger King”.  I remember his first steps in Daly City, he was 2 weeks away from his first birthday and he just got up and ran!  I remember potty training, and the one thing that worked for him (he pee’d in his bed and did not like the feeling of being wet, so he didn’t do it again).  I remember his animosity for dirt, mud, wetness, and stickiness.  This boy was not your typical little boy.  He hated being dirty.  If he got something on his hands for feet, he would have a meltdown.  “Mommy! Mommy!” giving me his hand or offending appendage that had something undesirable on it.  “Get it off!”  Haha.  He was a character.  He memorized his bible verses astonishingly quick and was talking very well for a boy so little.  He is a nerd.  Just like his mama.  Eighteen years. 

I feel honored to have such a great kid.  People tell me how great of a job we did as parents in raising him.  To be honest, I don’t like taking all the credit for that.  Tyler is a little bit of me and a little bit of his daddy, but mostly he is what God made him.  A perfect mix of a person to be our oldest son.  I give God all that credit.

Tonight we will be surprising him with a little get together at Dave and Busters.  I will try to post pics of that later.  We bought him a fancy watch and will be loving on him extra today.

Happy Birthday, Tylerbug! I love you to the moon and back.

~L

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Today is Alai’s birthday. We celebrated with a small party at Grandma’s. Lai had a neighbor-friend over and she wore a pretty dress her daddy and I bought her. Grandma and grandpa even took cupcakes to her school where she wore a tiara :)
Time sure is flying by. Happy birthday, my sweet angel. May your 6th year of life be more awesome and more blessed than the last.  I love you, princess.

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I bought a pair of moccasins on sale the other day and wore them to work today. Let me tell ya, where have these been all my life! I will be buying more of these babies in as many colors as i can find.  Ahhh…

Ok, I failed my February challenge.  To be honest, I’m glad to be done with that.  I was stressing out over something so silly.  I was utterly stumped at the photo challenge for the 24th.  You see, I have no cabinets in my bathroom.  Don’t ask me why.  The house came without and we just got used to it…

Anyway, it’s a new month and  I wanted to share some happenings here at Chez Mango. 

Danny’s sister Rose and her daughter Desi were here last weekend.  Desi had a volleyball visit to a college in Lexington KY.  Rose wanted to see us so they flew into Nashville Thursday night and we all drove to Lexington on Friday.  It was snowing there.  Yuck.  The kids had fun.  The hotel had an indoor swimming pool. Their visit was good, but as always, too short….

On our way back from Lexington, we visited the Clarksville crew, Uncle Kris, Aunty Michelle and Stacie!  We hung out for a couple of hours then headed home. 

We will see them again at Ty’s graduation.  :)

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These are what I wear on rainy days. They’re yellow with white birds on them. They keep my feet nice and dry, while looking extra fly.

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This is the main building where I work. Technically I work in a trailer behind this building, but the main building is much prettier :)

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:P

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Amen

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Hate is such a strong word.
There are certainly things I dislike strongly, and one of them is having to be indoors when it is so nice outside….

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My current addiction.

Time is precious.  Savor it.  Make every moment a good memory, if you can.  Be blessed and bless others.

<3

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This is my new spoon ring. Love

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This is my phone. The wallpaper is set to remind me of my photo challenge this month…. I thought it was pretty clever, but I’m still behind on my posts. Sorry. Love u :)

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I woke up Valentines morning to find this in my bathroom from my Mr. Along with Yummy chocolates, there was a stuffed monkey holding a picture frame (a picture of us in it, of course), and a lovely card. Happy Valentines Day everyone!

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A blue neckwarmer. This is one of my latest knits. It’s warm and sqooshy and oh so pretty. I even made a matching beanie :) As always, if you would like a pattern (I made it up) I will gladly send it to you.

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My closet is not that interesting. Mainly because it is messy. Seriously. This is my dresser / jewelry collection. I love flair. Can u tell?

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