Monday, June 30, 2014

Matt's Graduation Celebration

 
As different as my children are, so have their graduation celebrations been.
Matthew graduated last year ~ a year early actually.  
 
His preference was to have a combined celebration with others who were also graduating, but there weren't any friends graduating last year.
So he waited until this year to have a celebration.
A combination of circumstances didn't allow us to join the group of graduates from church.  Since another friend also could not join in on that celebration, our families decided to have a BBQ and celebrate together. 
  
The two graduates Annalise and Matthew.


Amanda grilling lots of hamburgers and hot dogs!
{Bless her little servant's heart.}

Mary ~ swinging all on her own.

Rain-drenched, beautiful flowers.


Grandparents!

 
Words of Wisdom
 

Prayer

A proud Dad moment...presenting Matthew with his diploma.
 
 And a charge

A few words of thanks from Annalise.  Matthew also gave an impromptu speech, but I was too busy being proud of my son, that I completely forgot to take a picture of him.

D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S. carrot cake made by Emily.
 

Volleyball.



Trampolining


I'd say that Matthew's graduation celebration was casual and fun, 
yet meaningful and memorable.
 
  He worked really hard to finish early.
He finished all his high school studies the day before his 17th birthday ~ just so that he would have the personal satisfaction of saying he finished when he was 16. 
After all that determination to reach the goal that he set, having a celebration a year later might seem anti-climactic. 
 BUT it was truly a lovely day honoring this milestone accomplishment for both graduates.

 He did it...officially!

1 comment:

  1. Go Matthew and Annie! :) Wish I could have been there to celebrate.

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