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Monday, August 23, 2021

Weekend update.

It's been a minute since I've done a weekend update so let's do it!

Sarah went straight to work after school so we didn't see her until 9:30 on Friday night.  We were all up bright and early on Saturday morning because we had things to do!

Sarah was meeting her friend Gabi at school so they could finish painting their senior parking spaces.  All the seniors that were participating in this met at the school last Monday to pick their spot and start painting their designs.  Sarah was almost finished with hers when a big down pour washed away her last layer of paint.  She was so disappointed.  Due to more rain, her work schedule, and the fact that we needed to get more supplies, she wasn't able to finish it until Saturday.  Here's the finished product:

The spaces could be any design they wanted but the design had to be approved by the school. And they had to have their class year, the school name, the school mascot, etc. somewhere on the space.

If you weren't aware, Sarah is a HUGE Harry Styles fan and these cherries are in homage to him,  One of his songs is titled "Cherry".   I think it turned out great! And she loves that this spot is hers all year long and it's right beside of Gabi.

While she was painting her spot, Dan and I headed to Raleigh for a quick visit with Peter. He wanted his PlayStation and we wanted to see him so away we went.  We helped him hook it up and then we took him out to lunch.  We briefly met his roommate and then we headed back home.  

Peter is doing well.  He is still getting to know his roommate so that's still a bit awkward. He is learning his way around campus and figuring out his new routine and in general just figuring things out. He has done a great job keeping in touch with us for the past week. I really appreciate that as it makes me feel better hearing from him each day.

We got home in time to head to Mass on Saturday evening and then Sarah went to a birthday party and then spent the night at a friend's house. Dan and I are really getting a lot of good practice for next year when our nest really will be empty.

On Sunday we had lunch at mom's and celebrated my brother's birthday.  Here are a few pictures:

Brad doesn't like sweets but he requested that I make him a coconut pie.  It was delicious if I do say so myself!  I also topped each slice with toasted coconut and homemade whipped cream. YUM!
It was a nice weekend but we are all still adjusting to life without Peter in the house.  I guess it will never quite be the same without him at home.  I'm just happy he's doing well and I'm extremely thankful for a phone plan with unlimited texting and calling. :)


Gigi said...

I don't remember the seniors painting their parking spots, so I'm guessing that's a new tradition? How fun! Her space is adorable!

Madeline said...

I love the parking space! Glad you're all adjusting to life these days. I know it's different but you are making the best of it.

Ernie said...

I've never seen a school let kids paint their spots. Such a fun idea. She did a great job. Glad you got to visit Peter. It is an adjustment when one of the kids heads off to school.

Busy Bee Suz said...

How fun to be able to personalize your very own parking space. I'm a bit jealous! The cherries are cute.
I'm not a huge fan of sweets either, but I love coconut pie! YUM