Friday, June 6, 2014


Yesterday marked the last day of school.

We began it with some juice jello (100% fruit juice made with unflavored gelatin), ended it with ice cream and filled it with memories.

Since I didn't capture the first day (Ben and I were in Ontario), I took the less traditional route of snapping the last day. But perhaps this will become a future tradition?

So we waved good-bye to grades five, three and one.

And Brianna waved good-bye to her days in elementary school.

Sigh. Where did the time go? How did we move so quickly from these days... ones where she is shoulder height and on the cusp of starting middle school and before I know it she will be graduating from high school.

The above picture was one we included for the 5th grade graduation slide show. It's the one I picked. Dave told me this one would have been his choice:

And since I'm reminiscing, here's another from her early we'd often wait for Dave to get home and join us for dinner:

And here's one from our brief days of homeschooling:

I couldn't find Brianna's first day of kindergarten picture in a pinch, but here's one of her near the end of kindergarten:

Hmmm...must be a theme on endings. And God just reminded me of this verse from Ecclesiastes 7:8: The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride. Too true. 

The boys also were waving good-bye to their school unless God surprises us over the summer. We found out last week that they need to attend the elementary school we are zoned for, but I am trusting in God's plan for all of us in this.

And today, we celebrate Ben turning five!