Boone'slastday4thgrade...1


Boone's last day of school and he made the honor roll.

Me:  "So, Boone why did you do so well?"  

Boone:  "Cause the $10 you're going to pay me and the sunglasses you promised."  






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Notice the socks.  The boy don't care.


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Earlier this year (March), Mike, Lael, Bret and Remi all went to Colorado.  I would tell you all about it, but... well I didn't go.  The one thing I ain't is athletic or sporty.  I've been to Colorado a few times, but it just isn't me.  If I go somewhere, it needs to be warm ... or at least warmer.  


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Visiting the Red Rock Amphitheater. 

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They spent most of their time in Denver, but they actually liked Boulder better.  They hung out on Pearl Street, which apparently is the place to hang out. 

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Boone has discovered Mary.  He doesn't need to know she is as old as me. 



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Boone:  "Mom you want to hear something weird and true?"

Me:  "Sure!"

Boone:  "My friend and me like the same girl."

Me:  "What's her name?"

Boone:  "Sophia Isabella Moretti."

Me:  "What color is her hair?"

Boone:  "Golden blond.  I call her Laura like Little House."

Me:  "Well, that sounds like Mary not Laura."

Boone:  "Yeah, she looks like Mary, but I call her Laura because it's easier."   


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Stafan:  "Boone you're getting zits."  

Me:  "What?  He is kind of young for zits."

Wonder why his hair has been so oily the last few days?  I have a mystery to figure out around here.  




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Me a few days later:  "Boone what is that stuff all over you nose???"

Boone:  "Vaseline."  

Me:  "You've been putting Vaseline all over you nose every night?!  Why?"  

Boone:  "Because it says for dry skin."

When I told him to wash it all off I think he used a brillo pad because now it looks like this.  
 

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Boone:  "I also like to watch Baneese."  

Me:  "Me too!"  

I really do and it doesn't matter I've saw every episode ten times... at least.  
























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So proud of and happy, excited, relieved for Lael!!  Yeah!! 

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Getting ready to walk across the stage and receive her hard-earned, well-deserved diploma!

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And the moment Lael worked her tail off for four years finally arrives ... Marian University's President awards Lael her diploma.  Congratulations Lael!
 
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Two days before graduation Lael had her nurse pinning.  It was a beautiful Christian ceremony.

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The nuns and professors gave the students their blessing.  Lael told me later this was her favorite part. 

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Lael is a great role model for her younger siblings and cousins--both in terms of the example her success at Marian gives them and the way she lives out her faith.

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Lael's best friend, Elise, asked me if I wanted her to take the pictures.  Yes!! 

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Me:  "She acts like the man of her dreams gave it to her."  

Elise:  "Yep."  

Seriously, Lael isn't ready for that stuff!  Ha!

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Lael's best friend Elise.  She is a sweetie through and through!! 

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Lael adores this girl!  Not only is she an exceptional Christian, she was #1 in their class!!  

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One of Lael's professors. 

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Lael's favorite professor. 


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This professor told Mike and me she was very disappointed Lael did not get a special award and said she did push for it.  I can't say I was really disappointed, but I was a little surprised.  Lael does stand out.  She is driven, sincere and, well . . . Lael is an original.  She always has been from the start--good or bad, Lael is an honest and "very" out going person.   Actually, it's always good with Lael; it is just she sometimes says what she thinks--completely unfiltered.  Hm,m... where could she get that?  Well, I might have enhanced this trait, but she did come with it.  I remember when she was young she went up to my friend and said, "You're not going to carry that purse are you?"  Now Lael would never say something like that to be mean.  She would only say that to help--just like me.  LOL