Friday, March 25, 2011

One Enchanted Evening

Last evening was special!

It was Chelsea's Senior Banquet
at the Eden Resort.  
Warren and I went along with 
Grandma Ruth and Grandma Georgia.

We sat at a table with the folks from
Creekside Cottage, The Rabes,
and Grandpa Bob and Grandma Phyllis.
Emily is their graduate.
If you click on the link above you'll
go to Mrs. Rabe's post about the evening.
She has better photos.

Emily and her Dad, Tim

It was a delightful evening.

The food was amazing!
Just look at the presentation.
Looking at that beef I thought
there must be filling in it...nope!
 All beef!!

And it was so tender.

The decor was so sweet.
 The committee used the class colors
of teal and silver.

I am convinced that we had the best
server in the room.
He was excellent!
Warren and I were responsible for the 
sound system and the running of it.
What that means is that Warren did 
all of the work and I arranged mics
for the performers. 
However, we nearly 
had a disaster when the 
head of the banquet committee
came over and asked if we had remembered the
dinner music.  
She had told me that we should bring
that music while I was at Co-op and 
it had totally been forgotten.  
You know Co-op/Banquet
two different things....
My brain is getting smaller,
I swear!
Now we were in trouble.  
Poor Tracey's eyes got big!
We began searching Warren's iPod for something
suitable....she wanted instrumental only.

He had nothing!

So Tim, Chelsea and Emma ran out to Grandma
Ruth's car to search all of her cd's to see if there 
might be something we could use.  
They returned with 
not one,
but three, 
wonderful disks!!

We were relieved and then quite amused later when
Tracey returned to tell us that someone had actually 
come over to her table to compliment her on the 
dinner music!!  
Who does that?  
Listens to the music
in the background????
We got a huge laugh out of that and were so thankful
that Mom keeps a large music library in her car.
 While this is blurry 
I just love this picture of the girls.

The talent was offered up by graduates.
It was fabulous!!!!
This is one very, very talented class.

It is beginning to sink in.
Caps, Gowns and Invitations were
handed out on Monday evening.
With the banquet last evening....
Graduation is creeping up on us.

But one thing I know for sure...
this is not the end....
It is a huge beginning!!
Of a new style of learning.
And it will be exciting!!


Mrs.Rabe said...

It was lovely! I forgot to mention the talent portion of the evening. It was so good.

Two more months...Emily can't wait. We are graduating too, me to only 3 more students to teach and you to being finished! Finito! Well, done!

whysweetpea said...

Hey, don't forget us. We were there too!
That was Grandma Ruth's music?!? Had Carl only known....why was there no "truckin down the road" music? Oh well...too late.

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Vee said...

Now that was a God breeze...the music waiting in Grandma Ruth's car all along. What a sweet story. Looks like a wonderful evening for all.

Elena said...

The banquet looked so lovely and the girls are so very pretty. It's amazing how fast kids grow up! My niece is graduating this year too and it seems like just yesterday she was a little girl just like Mary!

Carol said...

Senior events leading up to graduation are so memorable. Enjoy this time!


Miss Paula said...

Looks like a great time. The girlies are so sweet!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

A senior banquet is held here too; however, it is held near to graduation. I think I like having the banquet held earlier. Everything seemed so much of a rush held all at the same time.

Tracy said...

Isn't that why it's called Commencement?

It sounds like a wonderful evening! I'm glad Grandma was there to save the evening with her music. I'm sure she was glad to be there for more reasons than that!

Ronda said...

Becky congratulations on your lovely graduate. How beautiful she is, and happy she looks. Lovely smile on such a lovely face. are you doing with the thought of your little girl taking the next towards her adulthood? You will be in my!

Congratulations to you all!

Love & Prayers, Ronda

Buttercup said...

What a wonderful evening and how exciting. Emily and Chelsea look beautiful.