Saturday, May 23, 2009


The big day finally came. It felt like we prepared for so long for this day, and now it is over. I wish I could say it all went off without a hitch, but no such luck!!!!

The displays for his party turned out great. The big blue book is all his senior pictures, the small red book is pages from relatives to wish him well, and the poster shows him through the years:

The cake was made by my friend, Hollie, who has a business "Sugarbritches". It was an AMAZING carrot cake. However, it appears Sadie got to it first, before I could get a picture!

We did not know if we all (20 guests) would be able to see Michael graduate. There was a storm coming, and if it was too bad they would move us inside and each graduate would get only 2 guests!!! We were hoping the storm would stay away.

We took a few pictures before heading out:

Then it was off to his school. We all got settled in the bleachers just as the rain started. They decided at the last minute to go forward with the outdoor ceremony in the rain. We were all SOAKING wet but so happy to all be together to see Michael walk! Here are a few shots from after the ceremony:

And finally, my "baby's" gown, Payne Academy cord, tassel, and DIPLOMA!!!!!!

Needless to say, we are all so proud of Michael and can't wait to see what comes next for him.


Antonia said...

Wow...what craziness! I'm glad everyone got to see the ceremony, but that's a bummer you all got rained on! That photo of the cake cracks me up. Must have been tasty if the pup had to try it out :) Congrats to Michael (and to you and Tony)!!

Ally said...

Awww! Congrats! You all look so happy!