Thoughts from me - a preacher's wife, farmer's daughter, mom, and nurse. Posts are mainly intended to help me journal the events of my life - topics will include kids, church, work, marriage, life in general,
and of course my dogs . . . and whatever else I feel compelled to write about.
I had never attended a baccalaureate ceremony before and didn't really know what to expect. Now I know. I guess I should have looked it up in the dictionary.
Baccalaureate - noun. A solemn ceremony which takes place the evening before graduation. Purpose of baccalaureate is to allow the parents of said graduate to cry like a baby in a setting slightly more private than commencement.
Capped and gowned . . .
on the front row . . .
I spoke and managed to somewhat keep my composure . . .
Ensemble sang . . .
the night ended with a charge to the graduates to live lives honoring to the Lord.
"Glocks locked and ready to rock!" Commencement speaker -Lance Cpl. Klay South (I like the look on Megan's face -she was afraid he was going to back up and land in her lap.)
I started this blog a little over a year ago as an attempt to sort out my thoughts during this ever changing time in my life while also chronicling the whirlwind of events that happen every week. The last few months have been hectic, and blogging didn't make to the top of my priority list. Fortunately, it has been a good sort of hectic.
One of my first posts dealt with Megan's upcoming graduation - which is now past. I survived and thankfully things have slowed down enough for me to sit with a cup of coffee and reflect a little.
End of a season - March brought the end of basketball season, another senior moment to check off (Senior Night), Senior High Competition, Joel's 14th birthday, and Spring Break.
Joel during a time-out in a Jr. High game
Levi and Hope before the Pastors v. Players game
Emily - Megan - Emily Senior Night Spaghetti Supper
Megan and Emily singing their song "The Flower Duet" or "Sous le dome epais"at state competition. First place - small vocal ensemble!
Joel - my number one page turner!
Levi and Daniel being goofy at Steak-n-Shake on the way home from competition.
Bed-head Joel with a birthday cupcake shaped like a dog that Cierra got him. Happy 14th birthday Joel!
Joel and Brian started a super hero mural in Joel's room over Spring Break.
Levi worked on his muscles over Spring Break!
Nationals at Bob Jones University, South Carolina!!!!!!!! Brian and I chaperoned the trip to Nationals in April. Megan and Emily performed beautifully but unfortunately came home empty handed. I think Brian was more upset than the girls were!
It was a great trip. Brian roomed with two college guys in the dorms - at the end of the week one of his roommates told him he wished Brian could stay the rest of the year!
I stayed in the dorms too. There were a total of 7 of us in a 10x10 room. Our BJU roommates were awesome - even when I fell off the top bunk and landed on one of them in the middle of the night! Yeah, I think I broke my leg - seriously, I still have a knot, pain, and some distal numbness 6 weeks later!
Megan and Emily performing - they were amazing!
You bet we're proud!
LOTS of talent in this room!
We left the boys at home - a little nerve wracking to be so far away! But they were good about checking in.
The injury - I slept on the couch the rest of the week. lol
April and May Formals - hair, make-up, nails, dress shopping, suit buying, test-drives to the "city," up all night waiting for them to get home . . . let's just say I'm glad they're over!
Megan and Levi at home before Jr/Sr
$2,400 in orthodontics paid off!
Hope and Levi a/k/a Cinderella and Prince Charming
Cinderella and Belle
Megan and Emily - all grown up!
Justin and Megan (I am exercising the rule - "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all!")
May!!!!!! Civic duty, Senior trip, Open House, Baccalaureate, and GRADUATION!!!
The sticker says it all!
Stephanie, Megan, and Emily
Some of the Class of 2008 Senior trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee
All decorated in yell0w - the wind, unfortunately, kept us mostly inside.
Her big day!
Sandwiches, sandwiches, sandwiches . . . We will eat sandwiches the rest of the month. lol