And then she grew up.

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I blinked and it was here. Chelsea graduated from high school this week. Even though we have been getting ready for it all year, I was not ready. I tried to fake it the best I could, but I cried like a baby anytime anyone has brought it up over the last few weeks.

Chelsea was a preemie. I was told she was not going to live when my water broke. I was told that if she did make it, she would have severe heart and lung problems, and would have developmental delays.

She had none of those problems. Her little four pound self just had a bit of jaundice. She only had to stay in the hospital for one week and then she was all ours.

My miracle girl. My Chelsea Rose.

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Chelsea has been proving people wrong and amazing me ever since. We are all so proud of the smart, strong willed woman she has become.

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Even though NYC seems so far away, I know I am just a quick train ride away if she needs me.

Or if I need her.

cheryl
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Weekend Wrap-Up!

Howdy! Right now I am typing this with a numb mouth. I had a dentist appointment this afternoon to finish up some stuff I needed done. Let me tell you something. My dentist’s office rocks. Seriously. If you are looking for a new dentist in CT, check out Advanced Dental in Berlin. They are fantastic! Love them!

So anyway,enough about my teeth! Our weekend started with Chelsea’s senior prom on Friday night. She looked so beautiful! I was a little emotional, but way better than I thought I would be. She had a blast and is now counting down the days until graduation.

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Saturday was FREEZING. Crazy Memorial Day weekend weather. It was super windy and rainy. We always have a camp out this weekend, and we had to cancel. Everyone was so bummed. Now I need to find another free weekend to reschedule it. So annoying! We did end up having friends over for dinner and I made one of our family favorites, Chicken Spaghetti from The Pioneer Woman Cooks Cookbook. We had a great night. Chloe had a friend sleep over and Saturday night turned out fun even though we had a change of plans.

Sunday and Monday were all about Parades and family time. The weather was still kinda yucky on Sunday so we just hung out in the house after the Westfield parade. Jake and his Scout troop decorated the veteran’s graves in the Westfield Cemetery on Sunday morning. It was such a nice day. Monday was the Middletown parade on Main Street. It is my mother’s favorite day of the year! She is the most patriotic person we know and we love it!

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It was a fantastic weekend full of friends, family and lots of food. I hope you had a great weekend! Did you go anything fun or just hang out at home?

In case you are wondering where I have been, (okay, come on, humor me)
you can check out some stuff over at Middlesex County Parent.

Grand opening of Whole Foods Market in Danbury CT!

Chelsea and I had a fun Girls night in with Sally Hansen!

cheryl
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