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absence

The month of May brings big changes here at home, and sadly, not so much blogging.  It has been proud parent days again, with my youngest son graduating from High School last week.  My three older boys all arrived home from college, and our home was filled with family and boxes full of college “debris” (which, among other things, included epic amounts of dirty laundry … sigh).

We’ve done some biking, but I’ve tended to leave my camera on the shelf.  My beloved husband is also recovering from a shoulder injury/collarbone fracture (a story for another day).  Spending some time catching up with my boys, our family, has been my priority as the three oldest are about to leave again for summer research positions at various universities near and far, and my youngest begins his own college orientations and preparations.

Time is short; departures begin again next week.  Blogging, Flickr and all other cyber things are taking a back seat – at least for a few weeks.

Bikes, biking, cows and old barns will be back soon … hopefully with a few new surprises in store.

The Graduate:  soon to be mathematics student in University of Tennessee Chattanooga UHON Honors Program … Congrats, G!  You are the awesome-est!

Be back soon …!

#330daysofbiking Day 41: graduation day

There was a ride today … but the day was not about bikes or biking.  Today was graduation day for Dillon.  And since this is my cyber real estate to squander as I please, today is is about him.  He’s an amazing, kind, considerate, dependable and incredibly talented young man – son, brother, friend, and student. And anyone who knows him will verify that my words are not just parental bias.

High school graduation is always a special milestone, and today was definitely a celebration of Dillon’s hard work over the past four years.  Today he was recognized as Salutatorian of his graduating class, and delivered a moving and articulate speech.  Of course we were teary.  And tremendously proud.  And in awe, really.  But mostly, it was great to see how loved and respected  he is by his classmates, friends and teachers.  It’s been a wonderful journey so far – and it’s barely even begun.

There is so much I could try to say about the love and admiration I have for all of my boys, but I don’t think I would ever be able to find the right words.  So – for now I will just share a few pictures of this amazing and wonderful day…  We love you, Dillon.

Anyone who knows him will say that he is one of the most self-effacing and unpretentious kids you could ever meet - which is what makes this shot so amusing

Dillon & Tim - heel kick in the hall

(And yes - there was actually a brief ride today with the Lens Baby)