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May 21, 2015

Love & Umbrella's

Last night Ethan had his final performance at his elementary school. I remember when he moved to Erie with us and had to start a brand new school. He was nervous, but still a little excited. I had no fear that he was going to excel and do just fine.
Watching him grow up in this school the past 3 years has been amazing. Each year he gains a little more confidence, tries one more new thing and makes me more proud.

Last week he told Chuck and I that his class was going to have  an auction for some umbrellas after his chorus performance. The next day, I was at his school shopping with Ethan during his book fair when he showed me the umbrella he designed in art class for the auction. It was so bright and beautiful and I was amazed at his work. He asked me how many dollars we had in our bank account, because he really wanted to "support cancer and raise money."



Last night after his performance the umbrella auction began and the first few umbrellas went for over $100. His umbrella came up and Ethan stood in front of the crowd smiling ear to ear. We started bidding and Chuck looked at me and said "What's our limit here?" I responded, "There is no limit." Ethan was beaming as we went back and forth bidding. We ended up taking home that umbrella, and I honestly would have spent all the money I own if it came down to it.



I've never had a doubt that I love Ethan, but last night I felt something that I can't explain. His smile, his sense of pride and confidence came over me in another way that I haven't experienced before. I hope everyone gets to know love like this at some point or another.

This is what life is all about. Love. And awesome umbrella's that cost us a lot of money.



Have a good weekend everyone!



16 comments:

  1. This post is so sweet. Your love for Ethan really comes through in the photos! He did a beautiful job on that umbrella, and it sounds like he has an amazing heart :)

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  2. Aw this is so sweet! I love the umbrella and it sounds like he's a great person to have in your life.

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  3. Love that boy!!!! He is looking more and more like his father every day!!!! Miss you guys.

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  4. He is his twin, so stinkin adorable! Miss you too Lisa, can't wait to see you in September!

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  5. Thank you Carissa, he's the most amazing little guy. It was a special night and so much fun!

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  6. Thank you B...he's my little buddy! He has the most kind heart and is going to be an amazing dude. XO!

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  7. Such a sweet post and I have to say a pretty great umbrella too! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  8. What an amazing cause and amazing umbrella. Too sweet :)

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  9. Thank you Biana, he is so talented and makes me so proud!

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  10. It was SUCH an awesome night...so much fun. Thank you Kate :)

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  11. Living on Cloud NineMay 21, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    Look at your guy! What a sweet boy!! Bet it was a wonderful night and score: beautiful umbrella!! :-)

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  12. I love this! So sweet! I totally know that feeling you're describing...the best feeling in the world!

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  13. What a sweet story -- and how fun that you ended up with it too!

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  14. So cute!! Love that umbrella!

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  15. Such a sweet post - I love the relationship you have with Ethan and he's lucky to have you in his life as a great (almost!) step-mom! And his umbrella is amazing - such great artwork and I love how you really can see him beaming with pride in those pictures.

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  16. Thank you M, that mean's SO much, it truly does. I love him to pieces, and he was SO proud of his work...I love his smile in these ones :) XO!

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