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Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Very Happy Weekend!!

Hello everyone!  I tried to finish and post my Half Full Friday post last week, however the Blogger feature was down on both Thursday evening and Friday morning.   I was unable to try again until 'literally' just now.

My 3 Men!

Last week was the end of our current semester at the college where I work, so I was very busy with student grades, attendance and lots of paperwork.  My youngest son, who attends there, had finals, meetings and interviews to keep us extra busy in addition to our jobs.

On Friday I took a vacation day to get ready for my oldest son's Hooding ceremony that evening; his big graduation on Saturday; all three of my boys being home; company, dinners, cookouts, etc.  All of that went wonderfully, but way too fast of course!  Events like this always seem like a 'blurr' when they are over with, at least to me.  Relatives and my middle son just headed back to Chicago earlier today.  We are all tired, but what a great visit and weekend we had!!

I will be writing about all of the events, feelings and celebration this week.  For now; I wanted to you all know that I am not only doing better... even great at the moment.   I also want to present my oldest son, Doctor Michael!!!!!!  So Proud!!

Again, I will be writing much more later this week.  Right now I have some important things to take care of, Because, in the middle of writing this post... I had a very nice family look at my house.  They LIKED it a lot!!  We are meeting again tomorrow to work out the details.  Please keep praying everyone!  I have a Good feeling from my heart about this family and selling my house soon!!

Thank you all for your understanding in my time of many, many changes!  I love and appreciate all of the comments, emails and phone calls of support and encouragement that I have received!!  XOXO


  1. Oh how fun! And what wonderful photos!!

  2. Congrats to your son! And congrats to you!

    One of my friend's graduated yesterday. I didn't go to her graduation but did attend her after party.

    Good luck on selling the house! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

  3. Congrats to your son, how proud you must be of him. Wonderful photo's.


  4. Hi Friend, Looks like a very proud Mama to me... I know you are proud of all three of your boys. I saw one of mine today (pictures this week)---but would love to see all three of them together sometime.

    Great pictures... You, my dear, have three very fine looking men.... And you are a beauty!!!!

    Hope the house sells..... Lots of changes, my friend...
    Prayers and Hugs,

  5. congratulation to your son. you must be so proud of him..


  6. Okay - you have the greatest my three sons. All handsome and I am sure you are so proud of them all and Dr. Mike! I loved seeing your picture too! Great family.

  7. Sounds like you have been very busy Coreen ~ and what a beautiful family you have!

    I wish you the best of luck with the people viewing your house. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

    xo Catherine

  8. congratulations to your son Coreen. I'm glad you had them with you and hopefully you could spend more time together.

    Have a great week! I know how exhausting it is to finish everything in school. Take a rest when needed!

  9. Congratulations to your son dear Coreen - I must say you look more like his sister, than his mom.;)
    Have a lovely week dear friend,

  10. Great photos!! And congrats to your sons!!
    Selling?? Very cool! I will pray for a good outcome.

  11. awe thats luvely dear u are right to be proud xxx

  12. great!!! great!!! good!! Best of luck!! May all the happiness keep you wrapped always :)

  13. Congratulations!! that's awesome. So much joy our children bring us. Your boys sure are handsome young men. I'm sure they love their mamma.

  14. Thank you for sharing your great time in such wonderful photo's Coreen. Blessings.


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