Thursday, July 2, 2009

Graduation - Part II

Here's the Graduate! Cody wore his tux to the Graduation and looked quite handsome, in my humble opinion.

We had 5 cakes for the reception (which turned out to be way too much, but who knew?) and this was the one that was so special. They turned a photo of the Graduates into sugar and put on top of the cake. Isn't that amazing? Such a beautiful cake and the centerpiece of the food area.

Here I am trying to gain my composure. I had been okay until I looked at my son and he had tears streaming down his face. That did me in. I had to stand there for a few minutes and then I could speak again. My hubby was no help. If you look closely, you'll see the tears in his eyes, too.

Here we are handing him his diploma and his tassel. I got a beautiful diploma made and all the Graduates received a tassel. It was a very special moment.

Cody performed at the Graduation. Here he is with my other son, Shane, on the left and Cody's best friend, Eric, on the right. They did two songs and Cody sang for one of them.

Cody picking out his solo here.

Another pickin' picture. :o)

Here's the proud parents all smiles before the Graduation. I really like this picture of my hubby and me. I plan on printing it out and framing it. I think my hubby is such a handsome guy!

Here's Cody and his best friend, Eric, who happens to be the son of . . . .

my best friend, Kym. Here we are after the Graduation. I was so happy that she was there to share in my joy as I graduated my last child. She was a huge part of my homeschooling adventure. I'm very blessed to have such a wonderful friend.

Here's the family after the Graduation. That's me, Cody, my husband's Mother, my hubby, and my oldest son, Shane. We had a hard time getting pictures of Grandma as she kept talking about cake and wanted to get to the reception hall! LOL

I hope you enjoyed seeing these pictures. The Graduation was a lot of work to put together, but it came out so beautifully and it was definitely worth all the work.

My homeschool journey is now at an end, however, I am going to still be a part of the homeschool community. It was the greatest thing I ever did or will ever do. As I said as I spoke at the Graduation, "I always said that I would be a success if, when my children are adults, they both loved the Lord, Jesus Christ, and followed Him with all their hearts. I can honestly say that as I stand here today, I am success." Homeschooling gave me the opportunity to have the Lord in our lives every day and allowed my children to get to know Him on a very intimate basis. I'm very thankful for the past 10 years of homeschooling. It made our family better and made us all closer to the Lord. Thank you, Lord, for leading us to homeschooling.

God bless you - Julie

1 comment:

  1. First...I LOVE the picture of you and your sweetie! It's a really great one of BOTH of you!

    Second...congrats on your last graduate! what????

    Caity will be a senior this year and then we are done there life after homeschool my friend?

    Much love!


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