Graduation

I remember the day I got these pictures back from her preschool teacher. They brought me to tears (surprise, surprise). I also remember thinking that seeing her in her high school cap and gown would crush me. But, I didn’t have to worry about that for 14 years.

I’ve been dreading graduation for months. I’ve been through this before and I know that even though I’m still their mom and they’re still my “babies”, things just change. Of course the feelings don’t change, just the day to day activities that we’ve been doing forever. Like I said in Emma’s graduation post, it’s not a bad change just different.

I lasted without tears until this next part (SAME as Emma’s graduation)

So even though I got a little teary eyed I really am so excited for her!!

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It was upside down and it made us laugh. She really is a very smart girl.ย 

I am SO proud of her and I know that she will go on to do great things in life.

And I hope she knows that where ever life brings her, she will always have this support system who will love her and be there for her no matter what.

Happy Graduation Megan Mackenzie!!

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This Moment

She was sitting on the couch while I was putting Lucy’s lunch together this morning. I turned and saw her staring at me. She smiled and I burst into tears. It’s gonna be a long week. Graduation tomorrow.

May Little Things

Just a few pictures from May so I don’t forget

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We had our first trip to the ice cream shop.

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We found an awesome park close by. We plan on spending lots of time here once school gets out.

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We took the birthday girl out for lunch. Can you believe she is 22?!?!?!?!

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Beck got some new wheels

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Jon and I went to a couple of concerts in May, including a double date with Matt and Jen.

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Speaking of double dates….. we had lunch with Kirsten and G.

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Now he thinks he’s the coolest thing out there.

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Mother’s Day love with my kids

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3 generations (who like to match)

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My dad had some heart procedures done recently and I spent a few days with my mom

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Megan’s chorus had their senior night and I pretty much cried throughout the entire thing. When her friend Kamryn sang I Will Always Love You I pretty much lost it. Her voice is amazing!! Her friend Lexi sang Thank God for Small Towns and I cried through that one too. It’s safe to say that I’ll be a blubbering mess at graduation and will probably embarrass her and my entire family. Ha!

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Can’t forget Lucy’s Memorial Day program. I usually cry through that one too. This year Beckett kept me too busy to get teared up. He finally met Patrick (one of the babies that Megan and Chloe babysit for). It did hit me that I won’t be at the elementary school for this program for 4 years!! So sad!!

A few more photos from the month:

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That pretty much wraps up May. Megan is out of school and busy having fun with her friends. Emma is done too and getting ready to hit Iceland next week with Tess. Chloe and Lucy have a couple of more weeks but I know that they’re eager to finish up. We have a fun summer planned and we are all more than ready to get to it!

One more thing, scroll back up and look at that last picture of Beckett’s face. How cute is he?!?!?!?!

 

Prom

Another day that went by in the blink of an eye. I’ve been pretty emotional lately with all of these end of the school year things so I’m just going to let the pictures tell the story

I was so excited when she texted me that her and Alex got prom king and queen

She’s as pretty on the inside as she is on the outside. She is one of the most caring, loyal and honest people out there and NO one deserved that more than her.

I had to add that last picture of her and her favorite teacher. Now it’s on to graduation. I told her I probably won’t stop tearing up through the day until Thanksgiving break. Love you, my Meggie ๐Ÿ’•

End of April

Let’s get caught up on the end of April before all the hoopla begins! May and June are hands down my busiest months! May starts Friary Family birthday season. We have 6 months straight of birthdays in this house. Throw in prom, graduation, graduation parties, confirmation and all of the end of the school year activities and we are pretty much out straight. But, you all know that I LOVE it!! We have such a fun summer planned and I’m sure it’ll be here before I know it.

Let’s just take a look at some of the pictures I’ve taken over the last 2 weeks first

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This boy is growing like a weed!! He is SO smart and SO funny!! I LOVE moments like those pictured above because I know that before I know it I’ll be writing about his graduation. He wants me to rock him to sleep before every nap and every night before bed so I’m just going to sit here and soak it all in.

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The weather is starting to get nice so we’ve been spending as much time outside as possible.

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We took a Happy Meal to Lucy the other day and Beckett was in Heaven!! He loves being around her and her friends. The girls always have friends over and he is always the center of attention. Ha!

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Always!

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SOOOO cute!

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Love these girls!

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My boys!

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That picture above was posted by Tori Spelling this week. I have to admit, he is just the cutest little guy EVER!! Instagram has been keeping me SO busy lately!! I just got offered my 8th collaboration of the year. So exciting!! Come visit me over there at instagram.com/jillfriary

 

Happy May!!

 

 

 

Weekly iPhone Photos

I can’t believe that February is more than half over!! Time sure flies when you’re having fun!! This was a very busy, but fun week.

Last Saturday Emma and I went with Liz and all the girls to see the Hasty Pudding show at Harvard. We had dinner in Harvard Square first and then stopped off for a drink before the show began

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It’s crazy that Emma and Ally are old enough to go to the shows (and bars) with us now.

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We had front row

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Monday I introduced Beck to the potty. I surprised him with the potty book and the potty and he was actually excited about it. He stripped down to nothing and spent the entire day peeing on the potty. Of course, we had a plumber show up that day so that was a little interesting. Ha! He did a great job all day but hasn’t sat on it since!

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Tuesday I took Megan prom dress shopping. I LOVE LOVE LOVE shopping for prom dresses! I’m not even kidding. Her dress is PERFECT!

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PERFECT!!

Wednesday was Valentine’s

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It was also Senior night at the basketball game

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It makes me want to cry!! I can’t believe she is graduating and going off to college!

Thursday we had Lucy’s 4th grade chorus concert

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Off to Middle School next year. Yikes!!

I finished the week off by going to the spa. Liz gave me a gift certificate for my birthday over a year ago but I hadn’t gotten a chance to use it until now. Tomorrow is Megan’s cheer competition. I’m hoping they advance because if not it’s the last one. EVER. I’m not sure I’m ready for that yet!!

A few more photos from the week:

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Happy Saturday!!

 

 

Daily Snapshots

I am trying so hard to get over here and record some of life lately, I have a bunch of random photos from the last week that deserve a little spot on this big World Wide Web.

We took Chloe, Lucy and Beckett to the aquarium this weekend

After the aquarium we walked over to Quincy Market to grab some dinner

I don’t usually look like I’m about to do yard work when I’m out in the city (hooded sweatshirts are never a good idea) but the aquarium was celebrating the Patriots so I had to show my support ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lucy is trying to convince us to get another puppy……. more on that later

Speaking of Lucy, she is the sweetest sister!! She loves taking care of Beckett so much!!

This kid is such a charmer!! He smiles and talks to everyone when we’re out in public. He’s such a happy little boy ๐Ÿ’™

I had to take a picture of these three before they headed off to school the other morning. I know they’re going to complain about the picture. Ha! That’s the reason why they’re not on my Instagram more. All grown up!! *sigh

I love the way he holds my hand when he’s on my lap ๐Ÿ˜

And a few from Instagram

Happy Wednesday

Maineย 

We took Megan and her friend up to Maine to look at UNE. Normally Jon is the one to take the girls on these college tours but we decided this time to make it a family affair. Ha! Sorry, Megs! I’m sure Marina loved a big ole family road trip with the Friary’s. 


I’ll admit, I wanted to go because I wanted to spend a few hours up in Portland. We missed going up to Maine this summer and I think we were all craving donuts from Holy Donuts 


Marina’s cousin just opened an organic cosmetic shop so we stopped in there because the girls had ordered some cheer makeup 


Super cute shop! And, I love stores that have things to entertain kids while you shop!

We stopped at this place called Flatbreads for lunch and it was probably the best pizza we’ve ever had! Will definitely remember that place for next summer 


It was a fun way to end our summer vacation. I’m not ready for all of the college hoopla that we’ll be going through over the next year but as much as I try, I can’t slow down time. 

I’m just thankful that I have this little guy who makes me feel young ๐Ÿ˜Š

Back to School

I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that summer is over. When I dropped Lu off this morning it felt like I was just there. How could that have been over two months ago? Crazy!! I am looking forward to seeing some of my mama friends at pickup this afternoon. 

We had our annual back to school dinner a couple of nights ago. Now that cheer has started and the girls have work at night I had to wait until all seven of us were around. 


I took Lucy on a little back to school date


I got woken up at 5:30 this morning by the superintendent of schools calling to report a safety issue. Apparently someone made a threat to the high school. Nice! Not really how I wanted to send my girls back to school. I guess that’s the way of the world right now. Sad.

These two were ready to get back, though. 

My last first day of school picture of Megan. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
Lucy was excited to get back too! She has both of her best friends in her class this year!


Beckett didn’t want to get out of the pictures this morning 


I keep trying to convince him that he has another 4 years at home but he’s ready to go too!


Other than the 5:30 phone call and the fact that the oil man decided to deliver our oil (and block the driveway) when I was already running late to get Lucy to school, it was a really good morning. Fingers crossed and prayers going up that this is a great school year for all my girls, Emma starts on Tuesday.