I am a slow learner. I know not to leave ANYTHING down low or out these days, but I have learned it the hard way. My two
little big puppies are in a chewing stage and nothing is safe. I still am in mourning over my Eliza B's and Jack Rogers. Well, my computer cord met its' fate early last week and I have been computerless because of a dead battery until yesterday. I made two trips to the Apple store, but because of all of the students moving into the universities around the area they have been sold out of a lot of things. But all is well now and I have a lot of catching up to do.
Last Sunday night (one week ago) was #3's last night of summer and it was time for the Odom's annual picture taking night and Nutty Buddies on the porch. We have been doing this for over ten years and we wouldn't let a little college and distance get in the way. #2 came home from school to spend the day with her sisters. #1 was still here in town and wasn't going to back to school until midweek.
We took some pictures out on the porch before we took #3 out to eat to her favorite sushi restaurant.
Pull out a camera and the prepping begins! Girls will be girls!
My three girls are all grown up!
We made the Man of the House sit for a picture (or two).
And then we wrestled with Lola and Charlie until we got a decent picture of them.
After seeing this..... I am rededicating myself to the gym
and it is not going to be easy or pretty.
#1 will be 21 in less than three months,
#2 is 19
and #3 is a mature 13 year old.
After getting back from eating we headed back out onto the porch for our Nutty Buddies and to watch the sun go down.
Charlie wanted to "chew" on a Nutty Buddy too.
The night was short and the alarms went off way to early the next morning.
I am not a morning person and am more of a night owl, so it was pure torture to have to hit the floor running at 6 AM. Making breakfast and lunch that early is something that I have never looked forward to.
#3 was, as usual, right on time and ready to go right on time.
I took a few pictures before she and her dad took off to go pick up the other kids in the carpool.
(He is such a great dad!!)
And there she was, all dressed and ready to go conquer the eighth grade.
So sweet and beautiful!