Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Class of 2015 {Daniel Boone HS}

My baby graduated high school.   I know this is a cliché, but where did the time go?  
Seriously!  I can still remember his little infant hand grabbing my pinkie.  
Now it's time for me to let go.

It's also time for him to move on and prepare for a new chapter in his life.
Brandon was very social, a good athlete and strived to achieve good grades.  
These things were important to him.
He learned to have a balance between his friends, sports and the academic goals he wanted to meet.
I feel lot of parents and schools have come to focus on awards, grades and test scores. Our society focuses on monetary and material success. But will these things define our kids in the end?
One of the many qualities I love about Brandon is his attitude towards life. Attitude means everything.  I've heard parents say this to their children over and over again (we are one of them).  Everyone says this because it really does!  The kind of attitude your child carries will be reflected in the course they take in life, and in whom they will attract, both personally and professionally.
Brandon and his grandparents
Another quality I adore about Brandon is his sense of humor. The world can easily see it! There is no question that many of his teachers would have preferred to see less of it, but he has always managed to balance the “class clown” act carefully enough to not cross the invisible line into serious annoyance.
Through out high school Brandon has been surrounded by a good group of friends.  They were trustworthy and loyal to one another.  It seems like they were always finding something fun and exciting to do.  Brandon was typically the center of attention and he has a strong level of confidence.  He was not afraid to laugh at himself.  
Congratulations to Brandon and to the Class of 2015 on all the tremendous accomplishments. 
You should be extremely proud of yourselves for your hard work and dedication over these past four years.


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Graduation Party {Brandon}

 My friend has her own cake business. 
She made a graduation cake and cupcake tower and O.M.G. they were delicious!!
 I made a board covered with photos of Brandon over the years.
  I was happy that Mommom R was able to join the party. 
(My grandmother and Brandon's great grandmother)
I attached photos of Brandon from infancy until his senior year of high school.   
They hung in our living room for our guests to see.  
Towards the end of the party, some of the balloons sank to the floor. 
This picture reminds me of the Disney movie "Up".

The jousting bounce was well worth every penny to rent!
 As you can tell, the boys had a lot of fun smacking each other around!
  It was a hot day but it didn't rain like it was predicted.  
We had 75 guests who all said the food was awesome! (I was smart and had it catered).  
A huge thank you to all our family and friends who were able to join us to celebrate Brandon's graduation!