Saturday, May 22, 2010

Guess Who is Driving?

Yup it's official after her first attempt didn't go so well due to nerve, second guesses and erasing answers, our oldest, Cait has her permit. Yikes, when did she grow up?

Cait's First Modeling Shoot!

I remember her in Brownies selling Girl Scout cookies and being a top seller. Yet that is her, over achiever and hard worker. She has a heart of gold and will give you anything you ask, yet doing stuff around the house, ha, later!

Cait with her BFF Jordan!

It truly has been a reward in seeing how much she has grown. After losing her for 5 years after my first divorce and her dad moving to Rhode Island, I left the decision of where she wanted to go up to her. It must be the most difficult decision a child has to make to live 3000 miles away from any parent. So for 5 years she moved to Rhode Island and gained the father she lost for so many years due to work and not being home so much. Who could blame her decision?

Cait with her BFF Mikey, cousin Josh and Samm! ~ Super Heroes to the End~

So in the 8th grade she was home for good! Thanks Wayde, you have restored a mother's heart that day when you said Yes!

Prom with her BFF Katie!

Now we've been raising her in our home and she goes home during the summers when she can. This is her first year that she won't because she got a summer internship which will pay her. In this economy, summer jobs are a fantasy for most.

So she officially has graduated even though we are turning in some final projects she has finished her Junior year and now is officially a Senior. Are we ready for that this year?

Cait made it to the Pepsi Youth Finals for her Bowling Team, she was the only one from her school! Go Cait!

This means, graduation, parties, grad nights, and so much more. Thankfully she has all A's and her current GPA is almost 4.0 its really like 3.91 so go figure. She wants the honor sash and cord upon graduation and wants only A's on her report card. That's her motivation, not her parents.

Cait with Corinne!

So congratulations Caitlyn on being a Senior and now officially driving with Steve and I! By Christmas you'll have your license. Yikes!

Cait in Dolphin Training!

If you would like to visit Caitlyn and personally congratulate her, click on her picture on the side bar. It will take you directly to her blog. I have challenged her to blog for her entire Senior Year so we can have it published into a book for a graduation gift. It will be a nice reminder of how she spent her last year so I would be so encouraged if you could join her blog and encourage her all year.

Cait with all her Christian Friends! Yup You're Surrounded by Great Friends!

Here is her link, just click here


Terry said...

Big hugs and congratulations all the way around !
What a thrilling time it is for your family.
You are a blessed woman my friend such a gorgeous daughter inside out !
May God continue the great things He has begun in her life as she embarks on many new adventures this summer .
Hang on Mom and enjoy every moment they do go by so fast .
Thank you for dropping by to visit .
I have been really busy with my Mom she is responding to her cancer treatments but also very ill and has lost a lot of hair so I am trying to get her to look at scarves,wigs etc....
Take care sweet lady .
God bless you and yours richly .
Until next time
Happy Trails

Unknown said...

G'day Kat ~ WOW! What a beautiful daughter ... many successes on her career of modeling.

Those memories of youth will be held closely to your heart as each child spreads their wings ... & flits off into the world ... I still look back with fond memories but hold great pride in the achievements as they moved on.

Have a lovely weekend, my friend.
Hugs, Marydon

Heckety said...

I think its a great thing when they are self- motivated...I speak as one who's girls discovered that late, well one hasn't got there yet!!
I hope she has a great year...and good luck with the driving.....!!

Mari said...

She is gorgeous! Congrats to her on getting the ok to drive. That will make your life easier in one way, but you'll have more reason to worry!

He & Me + 3 said...

OMWord she is gorgeous! I never knew she was a model, but so thought she should be. Congrats on getting your permit. I will stop by her blog for sure.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Very proud mother :)

LV said...

Kat, this a truly a wonderful family post for today. A lovely tribute to a fine daughter. You have every reason to be proud. Sounds like she is on a road to great success. Best wishes to you and her as she starts a new direction in her life.

Loren said...

Congrats Kat and Caitlyn! I know that will help you out ALOT! It is hard watching your baby drive off by herself when that day comes but you get to spend the next few months driving with her and she can do the running for you in a sense :) I knew she could do it! Going to go congratulate her now !

Annesphamily said...

Your daughter is darling! She sounds so incredibly talented. I wish her well in all she does. Anne

Denise said...

Congrats on having such a fabulous daughter, she is a true beauty.

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Congrats to Caitlyn! Awesome Job!
Congrats to Kat! Awesome Mom!

What a beautiful family you have!

RCUBEs said...

Congrats to your awesome daughter sister Kat. Time surely goes by so fast, doesn't it? Wishing her all the best. May the Lord bless Cait richly, so with your whole family.

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Kat,first, thank for stopping by and as always being encouraging to me!
Second, wow you have a wonderful daughter, they grow so fast, how could I have a son turning 32 and a son who is 29? See what I mean, enjoy every minute...

hugs and blessings,

Unknown said...

Good for Cait! That's such a huge accomplishment. By Christmas, she will be a pro at driving.

Neat how God opened a door for her to get paid in internship. Hope she enjoys it.

Debbie Petras said...

What a beautiful daugher you have. She certainly seems to be a very smart young woman. I'll check out her blog; what a great idea.


Steph T. said...

WOW! What a beautiful daughter you have! She just sounds like an amazing young lady & is so on top of things. I know you must be so proud. Can't believe you have a Sr!!

Joyce said...

Congrats! I have to add that the whole driving thing is my least favorite part of parenting : )

Enjoy having her home this summer and all that goes with having a goes so fast!

KrippledWarrior said...

CONGRATULATIONS. One question: What lesson was the dolphin teaching?

Jane In The Jungle said...

WooHoo love those permits...we're having a blast with our! I think it's a great idea to blog her senior year...and I will go tell her that now!!

kanishk said...

I think its a great thing!!!!!!!!!!!
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LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

She is beautiful Kat! I'm going over to check out her blog now.

Lee Ann

Girly Muse said...

Cait is such a beautiful girl! So happy for her...sounds like lots of exciting times right now. I pray God's blessings on her life and that she will be directed by him in this next exciting phase...

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

How sweet. What a nice tribute to your daughter. She is so beautiful! Sounds like she is pretty on the inside, too. Great job of making lemonade out lemons (as far as the divorce is concerned). Looks like she grew up very well adjusted.