April 01, 2015

there is a lot going on...

I should have written some Friday letters last week, but Friday flew by and then the weekend with no plans was... full. It seems to be the general theme these days. But the other night we escaped to the beach for sunset... because sometimes Monday needs a dose of salty sea air and a sprinkling of sand across its toes.
Last week's college visit was really great. Really great.  And now I am in love and what if he doesn't choose Iowa?  Somehow he has narrowed his picks from seven to two, and Iowa is still in the running. He doesn't know how to choose, and as much as I want to shout pick mine! I won't... because it is not my choice. I have tried so hard not to influence this choice, and it is not even a little bit easy... but it is not my life to live. So we focus on scholarships and let the decision hang in the balance.

Even if he doesn't choose the Iowa school, the trip was not for naught. Since we flew in and out of Chicago, I had the chance to actually be with Amy on her birthday and celebrate with her! We retraced October steps to the pizza place where we had the rehearsal dinner was held... and it was just as good as I remember. We had so much fun visiting Amy, William & Drew in Chicago and even learned a little bit about wine tasting...
 Laura's job at the zoo has been busy! 'Tis the season for school trips, and kids have been showing up by the bus load! Add those happy faces to the crowds that have escaped to Florida from their snowy homes and the zoo has reported their best year yet. My girl keeps selling those lettuce leaves and the giraffes keep enjoying them. Since she is not allowed to take pictures while she is on duty, we strolled there last Saturday and I love this picture I caught of her happy face...
Sometimes when life is racing around and my mind is just too full, the best thing I can do is get outside. The fresh air always does good for my heart and soul.

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3 comments:

Southern Gal said...

You're a good mom not to influence his decision at all. Love that photo of Laura. Hasn't the weather been awesome? We are loving every minute. I'm just getting in from my day with Bekah and the babies. It was a good day. ;)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I do believe you can tell him what college to go to....of course, he might ignore you. :) I'm SO glad you've had so many adventures this year.....but I'm quite appaled that you've experienced a wine tasting BEFORE me and WITHOUT me?!!!!! I might forgive you. Might.
Love seeing Laura doing what she loves....joy looks good on her. :) XOXO

Mindy Whipple said...

Your pictures are like a mini spring break for me - such beauty and what an exciting time for your family with college choices. Your daughter looks like she is having so much fun!