Saturday, June 13, 2009


Has anyone ever seen the movie Hope Floats? If not, go rent it! It is a great movie. Actually, it is one of those movies that I can watch over and over and over again. Anyway .. the reason I am bringing that movie up on a post titled Lasts is because Birdie (Sandra Bullock) says ... beginnings are usually scary, endings are sad, but it's the middle that counts the most. Try to remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning.

I love that quote and this past week have remembered that quote when Jacob had a few lasts.

This past week he had his last Kindergarten soccer game.
He really really enjoyed playing soccer and is looking forward to the fall season. He made so many new friends and has asked me all week when he has another practice.

See that medal around his neck? All the kids who participated received this award. It is actually really cool looking. He must have thought so too since he has worn it everyday since he got it.

Also, he had his last day of Kindergarten. When I picked him up from my mothers house that night he proudly looked at me and declared himself a first grader.

We already have his school supplies for next year. He said he needs a new back pack because his is too small. (Fyi - it really isn't but he said it is for a kindergartener). I am not sure how long the school supplies are going to last because he wants to do art projects with them. I have hidden them so he doesn't use them!

He has come a long way from his first day of kindergarten.

What a wonderful boy he is turning into!

We are looking forward to next year because him and I both are going to experience a lot of firsts!

Very soon I will unveil what mine and Jacob's plans are for the August. It is very exciting and super scary. Well for me anyway.

I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday. I know I am! Tonight I will be attending the Kenny Chesney concert at Soldier Field. There will definitely be another picture post tomorrow.
Hopefully, these last pictures made you laugh. This is how Jacob was dressed when he came home from his dads house: a rock and roll long sleeve tee, striped pajama pants, and orange and navy striped socks. I had to take a picture cause that is the silliest outfits ever. Not really sure what he was thinking.

Until later.
Walk in His Strength


  1. Mindy,
    I loved your pictures! They did make me laugh!
    I loved the movie Hope Floats too. It is really sad in some places though. But, that quote is priceless. It is the middle that counts the most. We should enjoy our life all along the way!
    Waiting for those Kenney Chesney concert photos! haha

  2. That is a great movie! I haven't seen it in a long time. That quote always stood out to me too!


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