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Alonna’s Graduation


At the beginning of June, my baby sister Alonna graduated as salutatorian of her high school. The kids and I were happy to be able to witness her graduation on Sunday, June 5, and then we stayed the whole week at my parents’ house until her graduation open house on Friday, June 10. Luke joined us on Thursday evening. Much fun was had by all! 🙂

Here she is in the crowd of graduates!

And here she is giving her salutatory speech…

And with her friends afterward…

We all had fun at Grandma and Papa’s house for the week – playing, visiting, swimming in the pool and at the beach, etc, etc…


Okay, let’s be honest. The kids had fun at the beach, as these pictures were being taken. And then, things went south. We tried to have lunch on our blanket on the sand. The kids tromped all over the blanket in their sandy feet. Ava didn’t want to eat her sandwich, so she dropped it in the sand. The kids complained about their food. Luke called, and as I was trying to talk to him, Jaden was touching a dead fish on the shore. I lost my temper. It was an epic FAIL.

So, back to the happy part of the story… 🙂

We also spent time that week getting ready for the open house, which was a success!

Getting balloons and ice for the party…

Table decorations…

Our gift…

Alonna and her best friends (L to R: Justin, Alonna, Jennifer)…

My mom, her mom (my grandma), and her sister (my aunt Margie)…

My dad and me…

Jaden and Papa…

Luke being a servant in the kitchen, while I spent all my time gabbing with party guests…

I took lots more pictures of the party…on Melissa’s camera. Oops! 🙂 Suffice it to say, we had a great time.

Alonna plans to attend Grand Valley State University this fall, majoring in elementary ed and living in the honors dorms. We’re proud of you, little sister!

3 Comments

  1. I just love looking at your pictures. Your family is so precious, and I love watching those kiddos grow up. Congrats to Alonna, by the way!

    PS, I think I got the same laundry basket as part of my gift from you guys when I was going to college…and it is still my FAVorite! So sturdy and fits just right in small spaces. It’s Bristol’s laundry basket at the moment, just right for her little (constant) loads of laundry!

  2. Congrats to Alonna! You, Lacey, are so creative. I love the table decorations. I love the pictures of your family. Papa looks so good – Jaden’s buddy! About things going south: It happens! You are a great Mom, wife and d-i-l. Love you!

  3. Lovely post! I feel old….Alonna going to college…what?!?!

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