Our Quest to change our lives began in Feb. 2010 and we lost 224 lbs. This is the story of our continuing Journey through the ups and downs of maintenance.
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

On the 2nd day of Christmas...

My new friend gave to me...
2 scented candles and a cookbook with delicious recipes!

I love candles and I don't have these scents yet (spiced cider and cinnamon), they will be lit today.  Thank you Fabulous Mom!!

Yesterday was the Eagle board of review for my son and we were all so nervous.  He had practiced answering a variety of questions and going over his whole scouting career and merit badges and every time he showed leadership.  Several prayers were said  to help him do his best and for it to go well.  And, I have to tell you it could not have gone better.

They "grilled" him for 40 minutes with just him and his scout leader, and then they asked to speak to me and the hubs for a few minutes.  They were so impressed with him and spent the whole time telling us their impressions of his complete honesty and integrity.  He is a very genuine person and it was so wonderful to have the board see that.  It was one of those "mom is gonna start crying now" moments!  So they eagerly recommended him as a candidate for the Eagle Rank and now it just has to go to National and then it will be official.  Here he is posing with us after the review.  We couldn't be prouder of our "miracle" son.  I know when we actually have his Eagle Court of Honor, I will probably lose it, and that's okay. :)  And as a side note, I LOVE that we're not the ginormous parents in this picture anymore!

6 comments:

Rettakat said...

Awww... how fun to see your kidlet do so well. You have every right to feel proud of him. And that's cool... no longer the ginormous parents!

You guys are doing so well... jawbones and collarbones, yay!!

Loretta
=^..^=

The Fat Mom said...

I love the picture of ya'll with your son. He is handsome! And I always cry when my kids do things. Even a simple school play. Oh joys of being a mom!

A Journey to a new me... said...

Sweet! Congratulations (and good luck) to your son!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I never realized how HARD it was to become an Eagle until recently. WOW! I am so proud of him for you! And proud of you because it takes alot of support from the family as well.
I was so excited to see your comment about LOVING not being the ginormous parents anymore!!! I am SOOOOOOO happy for ALL of you!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Jennifer said...

Hi Margene. Great picture. My hubs is an eagle scout so I know what an honor it is for both your son and you as his parents too!! Congrats!

Jennifer

spunkysuzi said...

Congratulations to your son!! Awesome and obviously he's worked hard to get to this point.
You and your husband look so cute :)